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Why does the top of my stomach feel hard

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Spasm of stom wall: Firmness, spasm, pain of any part of the gut/ gastrointestinal tract is caused by the muscular part of the gut going into spasm, either due to irrita... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Diff possibilities : A swelling of top of the stomach may be due to stomach ulcer, severe reflux, pancreatitis, colitis, or gall bladder disease. If not promptly better wi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: If the described hardness has been there as long as what you could remember, of no change in its "size", and you have felt no pain, no fever, and ener... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipation: Hard stools are due to needing more water and fiber in your diet. They could be due to hypothyroidism but that is usually not found. Change your diet ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Likely gravity...: ...Seriously, unless i'm missing something in your question, it's the same thing that happens with your breasts (try it--stand up then lay down). Of c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Need to see : I'm really sorry i can't give you more info on a forum like this. Please understand that there are countless things that can give similar symptoms. Th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Gastritis,ulcer,gall: It may be gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder sones or inflammatin or pancreatitis.You should seek medical help asap, see your doctor or go to er.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 51 years experience
Need evaluation.: See a doctor and review your history, get a careful evaluation. You will likley need further disgnostic studies such as blood work, perhaps x-rays or ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It sounds like.....: ...You may be pushing on your ribs, based on your description that its "where my lungs are." if you are certain you are not, and it's really hard "li... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The baby is well protected and not harmed by pressure during sex. However, since pleasure is why you are having sex and your discomfort can interfere ... Read More

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