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A 43-year-old member asked:

I have a cramping/pulsing feeling that hurts in upper abdomen?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Need evaluation: Anatomically, the upper abdomen includes: spleen, pancreas, stomach, descending duodenum, mid colon & flexures, associated vessels & aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, & lower chest are pretty close by. Many of these organs & areas "refer" pain to the back. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis & treatment--please see your doctor next.
Last updated Jun 20, 2012

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