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Sharp pain in right upper stomach

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Muscle cramp: The most likely reason is a cramp in his abdominal muscles. This can be due to chemistry abnormalities in the blood - often due to medicines. But, i ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If you are healthy and without toxic habits such as excessive alcohol or tobacco use, these brief episodes of sharp, burning pain likely represent gas ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Gastric irriation: Can vary from mild irriation or upset stomach to GERD, gastritis, liver, pancreas or gallbladder disease: the fact that this is so transient suggests ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Cannot say for sure: without an exam, I can only give general information. Hiatal hernia/reflux disease can irritate the esophagus and diaphram and this can feel like in t ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
26 years experience Family Medicine
ingrown toenail?: Sorry for the humor. But it was meant to highlight that there are a lot of potential causes of such pain and one of us will likely need more info to t ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
42 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
See you doctor : Please see your doctor and get checked up.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Many causes: Cause depends on location and type of pain. The causes of right sided abdominal pain are many. In upper abdomen, gall bladder, liver, stomach, small b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be gas pain: but if it keeps up again and again or just stays and you have any other symptoms, should have an exam of that area. Good luck!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Lots of things: There are a lot of things that can cause pain in the abdomen. If this is persistent then you should be seen by a doctor immediately.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Lotsof possibilities: Depends on location, duration, associated symptoms, etc. Could be gas, gallstone, kidney or ureteral sone, ulcer, pancreatic pain, colon polyp or tumo ... Read More

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