Upper-right abdomen pain after eating can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose upper-right abdomen pain after eating, we could:
UPPER-RIGHT abdomen: Do you experience discomfort or pain behind the right rib cage that only occurs after eating?
Possible responses:→ No / I have it even when I don't eat
→ Occasional mild discomfort
→ Frequent mild and/or occasional moderate pain
→ Frequent moderate and/or occasional severe pain
→ Severe pain after most/all meals
The pain usually occurs 2-3 hours after a meal and is relieved by antacids or by eating more food.