Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Tender in the Right Upper Abdomen Anatomy

To better understand right upper abdominal tenderness, it helps to understand the anatomy of the abdomen.

The internal organs are protected by a muscular abdominal wall:

  • Superficial abdominal muscles
  • Deep abdominal muscles

Organs in the abdomen include:
  • Intestines
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Uterus and ovaries in females (lower abdomen)
  • Genitourinary system in males

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