The health care provider will ask questions about your symptoms and medical history.
A physical exam will be done. This will include feeling your abdomen (belly area). The health care provider will tap (percuss) along the left upper part of your abdomen and feel (palpate) in that same area, especially just under the rib cage.
Tests that may be done include:
- Abdominal x-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan
- Blood tests such as a CBC and tests of your liver function
This list is not all-inclusive.