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Abdominal Pain And Stomach Growling
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
See your doctor: Find the cause and get it treated ...Read more
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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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
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
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
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
I have had chronic intermittent upper abdominal pain, hidradenitis supporativa, for eight years. The only thing to ever come of many tests was
Please complete ur Q: For correct answer. Past the Question again by competing the test name. Tx ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I've been getting at least one or two stomach aches a day for the past four months. The pain is in every different part of my abdomen. What is wrong?
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
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
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