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Dr. Martin Tyson
313 Doctors shared insights

Upper Abdominal Pain (Overview)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause pain in this area.


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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Tyson
313 Doctors shared insights

Upper Abdominal Pain (Overview)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause pain in this area.


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What can cause this upper abdominal pain and a hole in the bladder with painful urination?

What can cause this upper abdominal pain and a hole in the bladder with painful urination?

Not Sure of Your??: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by many illnesses of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (small intestine), liver, gallbladder, & pancreas. Only a doctor can investigate the cause and will ask what brings it on, makes it better/worse, how long it lasts, and any other associated symptoms. I don't know what "a hole in the bladder" means; but painful urination could =infection. Please get checked! ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What leads to upper abdominal pain?

What leads to upper abdominal pain?

Many things: Could ne ulcer or gastritis which is inflamed stomach could be reflux or gallbladder problem
diet and anti acid different test including upper endoscopy could clear the confusion. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Lots: Literally-- esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, diaphragm. Occasionally even lung/ cardiac issues can masquerade as abdominal pain. Need more specifics I'm afraid. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things.: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Depends: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What to do for upper abdominal pain!?

Abdominal pain: There are numerous causes of abdominal pain. Best bet is to see your doctor to help sort it out. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Possible causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder disease, ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal cancer, etc. I advise you to see your doctor for further evaluation including a thorough medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and possible ultrasound, ct scan, or even upper endoscopy, depending on the above information. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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What could be causing upper abdominal pain?

What could be causing upper abdominal pain?

Many: Need more history and information. Possibilities would be heartburn from reflux, stomach inflammation (gastritis), stomach ulcer, gallbladder, pancreatitis, and other possibilities. Would need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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What should I take for upper abdominal pain?

Find cause 1st-C MD: Many different diseases can cause abdominal pain, some mild, others serious. It is impossible to make even an educated guess without better-understanding the type, duration, and frequency of your pain; what brings it on, what relieves it; your age, sex, past history; physical examination findings; results of supportive tests which may include blood tests +/- x-rays. We can only do this in-person. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

Watch your diet: Abdominal pain upper right or left could indicate gallbladder disease it depend on if the pain is associated with food
it can be caused by constipation as well watch your bowel movement
it can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome that can cause bloating and pain secondary to spasm in the intestine triggered by food or stress. ...Read more

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Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

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! ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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I'm having upper abdominal pain. Need help, 911?

Can't help: Unless more detail. If pain is severe go to the emergency department for work-up. If not so severe, see your pcp and in either case provide more details. How long have you had this. Is it made worse or better by anything. Is there any associated symptoms etc. ...Read more

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Any advice on dealing with upper abdominal pain?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? Constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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Can I die from upper abdominal pain if I ignore it?

Yes: Depends on cause. Some things like perforated ulcer and pancreatitis can present this way. Other things like gallbladder attacks or heartburn are common. Can also be unusual sign of heart ischemia -angina- if worse with activity. Need full story and exam to narrow down. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

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. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain. Cause? Can u explain.?

Many things: Your description is insufficient to make a diagnostic decision, but includes acid reflux, esophageal spasm, gastritis, gastric or peptic ulcer, pancreatic disease, biliary tract disease, colitis or colon tumor. More details and diagnostic tests are necessary to give you a more detailed answer. All of these possibilities should be ruled out by your physician as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I've had upper abdominal pain for about 6 days. What can this be?

I've had upper abdominal pain for about 6 days. What can this be?

Could be ucer: Epigastric pain which is the tip of your stomach could mean either ulcer or gastritis
negative ct scan does not mean you do not have a problem
stay on liquid or light diet take either Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) from over the counter with some anti acid make sure your bowels moving ok no constipation
if your symptoms does not improve your doctor should referred you for upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

Nausea: Several possibilities. A bad gallbladder should be considered, particularly if eating brings on the pain/nausea. Okay to get evaluated by your doc, ask for Ultrasound of gallbladder or nuclear TECH HIDA scan. If these test are negative then EGD. Be well. ...Read more

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I wake up at 3 every morning w/ upper abdominal pain this week. How come?

I wake up at 3 every morning w/ upper abdominal pain this week. How come?

See Your Doctor: That sounds like a terrible week! You should get in to see your doctor asap. Common causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder attacks, ulcer disease, and gastroesophageal reflux (gerd), however the list of possibilities is much longer. To get to the bottom of this, a doctor will ask more specific questions, examine you, and may need blood-and/or radiologic tests. Make an appt. To see pcp. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks I have severe upper abdominal pain. What could it be?

See your doctor: A couple things come to mind - stomach ulcers, gallbladder problems, large hiatal hernia, inflammation of the pancreas. These are just a few of the many possibilities. See your doctor for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I take for severe upper abdominal pain which radiates to my back?

Abdominal pain: Have to determine what is pain related to first. For example is pain worse after eating? If ted maybe related to gallstones. If pain is better after eating maybe related to ulcer disease. If pain radiates to shoulders the heart related so best thing is to talk to private doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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Dr. Robert Cloud
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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

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