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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain if you're really constipated?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Debashish Bose
General Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Constipation can be surprisingly painful and difficult to treat. However, any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure nothing else is going on.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have upper abdominal pain when you're constipated?

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Dr. Ali Yazdy
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No: Not usually. Upper abdominal pain may be secondary to gastric or duodenal ulcer, gall stones or gall bladder disease, or pancreatic problems.
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Can constipation lead to upper abdominal pain?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Yes: Constipation can lead to pain throughout the abdomen. It can also lead to other symptoms.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 15 years experience
See a doctor: There are many potential causes: gallbladder, pancreatitis, reflux, gastritis, ulcers ... if you are having severe pain you should see a doctor urgently or go to the ER if you cannot wait. Delaying medical attention might lead to complications. Good luck!
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
It could be: 100 different things, such as ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, hernia, zoster, muscle strain. Get your doctor to help you figure it out.

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