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Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, (fluoxetine) concerta, and a stool softener. Help?

Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, (fluoxetine) concerta, and a stool softener. Help?

Adverse reaction?: If these symptoms started soon after starting this combination of medicines, it could be an adverse reaction from the med combo itself. But talk to your prescriber before stopping anything. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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I am experiencing diarrhea, abdominal pain (generalized) (worsened by: after meal) (severity: moderate) and vomiting. The following also describe me: Nausea, Upper abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?

I am experiencing diarrhea, abdominal pain (generalized) (worsened by: after meal) (severity: moderate) and vomiting. The following also describe me: Nausea, Upper abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?

Let your parents: Know. If this is a chronic problem than it warrants evaluation. If this is acute -recommend sipping clear (non-caffeinated) beverages. Consider ginger to reduce stomach upset. ...Read more

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What could be a reason for upper abdominal pain?

What could be a reason for upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities: Without further information, it is nearly impossible to guess the varieties of causes of upper abdominal pain. Muscle pain or injury, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, gallstones, liver conditions, biliary dyskinesia, food borne illness, etc. Would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

Peptic disease: Pyloprospasm (spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum), peptic ulcer disease or pancreatic issues. Try mylanta or Prilosec and if not better, then see your physician. ...Read more

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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

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Why do I eat popcorn every time I get upper abdominal pain?

Why do I eat popcorn every time I get upper abdominal pain?

Gerd: Gerd is likely the problem. Popcorn is difficult to digest and fatty with butter. This makes for a combination that can sit in ypur stomach longer than it should. ...Read more

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What can be causing upper abdominal pain radiating to back spine?

Abdominal pan & back: You have upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back. Classically one could consider pancreatitis as a cause of this pain. Drug induced pancreatitis from Lasix (furosemide) among other drugs. You may also consider an ulcer, gastritis, cholocystitis, and colitis. These are what comes to mind. Your doctor will perform a thorough history and physical exam and may order tests to help you. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

Many possibilities: If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting over 4 hours, get to your doctor. If not, watch your diet. If you feel better with a low fat diet, it could be gallstones. Also hydrate and get your bowels moving. If your symptoms persist, an ultrasound, ekg and/or a scope of your upper GI tract should be considered. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain that is swollen and hard. What should I do.

I have upper abdominal pain that is swollen and hard. What should I do.

See your doctor: The simple answer is to see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. That should help narrow down the potential causes. Your doctor may then order other tests such as blood work, cat scan, ultrasound or endoscopic examinations like colonoscopy or upper endoscopy to confirm any suspected diagnoses. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting upper abdominal pain and upset stomachs?

Check digestion: Constant pain is a sign of indigestion - undigested food can become putrid causing pain due to Lactic Acid which burns. Take bio-hpf 2 pills with bromelain 2 pills every 4 hours if no relief in 72 hours see medical doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp upper abdominal pain with severe emisis what are these symtons leading up to?

Sharp upper abdominal pain with severe emisis what are these symtons leading up to?

Maybe an ulcer: Your symptoms suggest a number of conditions, but an ulcer of either the stomach or duodenum is of greatest concern. Ulcers can be caused by h.Pylori bacteria, but may also result from using too many nsaid's like aleve, (naproxen) advil, motrin, ibuprofen. Smoking and alcohol intake may hasten ulcer development and worsen symptoms. Untreated ulcers can bleed, obstruct, and perforate. Seek medical care. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain that only subsides during and immediately following meals?

Acid: Because food will relieve the pain from stomach acid, food will help both pain from reflux of acid into the esophagus as well as pain from ulcer. The pain will reoccur however, usually 15 - 20 minutes after eating. You should report your symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, and there is pressure when crouching down?

Hard to say: Many things can cause upper abdo pain. Your description is not enough; you should have a complete history, physical, and perhaps some blood tests, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain and trouble using the bathroom. Started very recently. What could it be???

Severe upper abdominal pain and trouble using the bathroom. Started very recently. What could it be???

Constipation?: 20 y male seems to relate symptoms of recent-onset constipation. Opiate pills, dehydration, lack of roughage & Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation type, might be explanatory; perhaps has recent dietary changes. Fluids, fiber, prunes & a touch of OTC laxative might resolve. If problem is persistent, see doctor. If have constant/severe abdominal pain &/or fever/vomiting obtain urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain when I lay down, wake up in the morning or I'm very hungry. This has been happening for a couple of years.

I'm having upper abdominal pain when I lay down, wake up in the morning or I'm very hungry. This has been happening for a couple of years.

Very likely you are: Experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease. This problem will definitely cause the symptoms you describe. You should avoid alcohol, coffee and tea (including decaf), and highly seasoned foods. Lists of foods to avoid are available in the internet. Then you should be taking one off the many medicines that decrease stomach acid, ranitidine (Zantac), famotidine (Pepcid), pantoprazole (Protonix) ...Read more

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Left Upper abdominal pain that hurts when I touch it. It also hurts when I breath deeply. I feel it some in my back as well. What could it be?

Left Upper abdominal pain that hurts when I touch it. It also hurts when I breath deeply. I feel it some in my back as well. What could it be?

Plenty: In that area, your lung, spleen, stomach, ribs, muscles, skin and kidney could be involved. Without any history or physical exam we will not be able to identify the exact cause. It will therefore be best to have you see your doctor or if you are in severe pain to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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For three days now I've had upper abdominal pain, which is causing my breathing to be constricted while the pain lasts, breathing makes pain worse.

For three days now I've had upper abdominal pain, which is causing my breathing to be constricted while the pain lasts, breathing makes pain worse.

Any kind of: Breathing problem is an important symptom, so please consult your doctor. You should get in to see your doctor before weekend comes around. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain. Slight cringe feeling with pretty bad pain. On and off for a few days now. What's the cause of this and what is it?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right) when I apply some pressure. The pain comes and go and has lasted for 2 days. What can this be?

I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right) when I apply some pressure. The pain comes and go and has lasted for 2 days. What can this be?

Many causes: Pain in the right upper quadrant (RUQ) can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. Liver disease is usually only painful if it stretches the capsule of the liver e.g. hepatitis. Gallstones. Bowel lesions eg constipation, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome. Other causes: pneumonia, kidney, skin or musculoskeletal conditions. Consult your local practitioner for assessment and advice ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain on the left side and sometimes on the right. Lipase numbers have been high for 2 mnths. Ctscan normal, any thoughts?

I am having upper abdominal pain on the left side and sometimes on the right. Lipase numbers have been high for 2 mnths. Ctscan normal, any thoughts?

Abdominal pain/ panc: This could be related to your gallbladder, pancreatitis or even gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues.
You should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have and us to rule out pancr divisum or other causes and or see a GI physician or surgeon and have repeat labs after alcohol abstinence and low fat low chol diet. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain that leads to my back. Also I'm having pain on the back right side of my head, that's followed by a on fire sensation?

Head and stomach: Upper abdominal pain could be anything including something in the gall bladder, the pancreas the GI tract. Pain in the head that is not related to headache is interesting. These symptoms require a call to your provider who knows you best especially if the symptoms continue or get worse. I would also be worried about pregnancy and urinary infection. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Doctor can evaluate: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). An infection with H. pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains (an acid blocker can help). One needs more evaluation by her primary care doctor. Heart disease, rib and cartilage problems, pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Ever since last friday, I have been having upper abdominal pain on and off. It feels like that feeling you get when you're hungry and you haven't eate?

Possible gastritis: Could be gastritis - the irritation from something that you have taken, medications, alcohol, excess acid, bile reflux or virus can lead to "hunger pains" without actually being hungry. Similar symptoms can occur with patients with peptic ulcer disease. Treatment is to remove the inciting cause, e.g. Alcohol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, treating with antacids. If persistent, see md. ...Read more

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So I've been feeling upper abdominal pain for the past month it comes out at random times but usually before I go to bed or right when I wake up. It finally started feeling a little better recently but than I went out to the bar and had a decent amount

Abdominal pain: This could be related to your gallbladder, gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues.
You should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have and us and or see a GI physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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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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