U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old female asked:

is this serious? do i need to seek medical attention? central upper abdominal pain appearing about an hour after eating..between rib cage and belly button...waves of pain has been lasting several hours...sometimes severe..cramplike. male 54 years old

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 36 years experience
Other : Other things to consider if this happens routinely after you eat are gallstones and inadequate blood supply to the bowel. Gallstone pain is classically brought on by eating fatty foods and is most easily tested for with ultrasound. The problem of inadequate blood supply to the bowel (called mesenteric ischemia) is much less common than gallstones. It can also be tested for with ultrasound, though the tech needs to know that he or she should be looking at blood vessels.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
You : You could have gastroesophageal reflux, a petic ulcer or a hiatal hernia. All can probably be managed easily with medication. Go and see your primary care physician, if you can.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.