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Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?

Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?

To be seen soon: I am concerned about your symptoms. You may have a gallbladder problem, lung problem, both of which could be serious. Your symptoms could be due to other causes. Please be seen in the next day. Happy healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...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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Im sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.

Im sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.

Relax but evaluate: At your age this is more likely to be irritation of your swallowing tube than anything serious. It can/does hurt & many people immediately thing it is heart related.Avoid acidic foods/carbonated drinks & caffeine. Don't eat or drink within an hour of laying down.Go in and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back ?

Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back ?

Seek md: Could be anything from pancreatitis to gas. Since it has continued i would go to an er and seek help and a diagnosis. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What can be done for ovarian cyst causing upper abdominal pain near ribs?

What can be done for ovarian cyst causing upper abdominal pain near ribs?

Not sure: That an ovarian cyst would be the cause of an upper abdominal pain issue. See your family doctor for an evaluation, as further testing may be needed to look for a differnt reason for your pains, other than from an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Experiencing waves of debilitating upper abdominal pain. Severely painful spasms that hurt my ribs & back just below my breasts and shoulder blades?

Experiencing waves of debilitating upper abdominal pain. Severely painful spasms that hurt my ribs & back just below my breasts and shoulder blades?

Get this checked: There are several possible causes ranging for gallstones to pancreatitis both need to be looked into and treated. Sudden onset of pain the=at is debilitation =g radiating through the blades is often pancreatitis. I would get evaluated and next time it occurs go straight to the ER , some simple blood tests can help id the problem ...Read more

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Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain? I'm constipated and have dull-sharp pains up near my ribs around the stomach, I also haven't eaten well

Be seen: You might want to get a check up just to be evaluated for your abdominal pain, poor appetite. And constipation. But to answer your question, constipation could potentially cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I have right upper abdominal pain, right below my ribs. No gallbladder. It has been an ache for about 4 or 5 days. Palpating it, I feel a pulse there.

I have right upper abdominal pain, right below my ribs.  No gallbladder.  It has been an ache for about 4 or 5 days.  Palpating it, I feel a pulse there.

Some of us can feel: ...a pulse anywhere in the abdomen if we push hard; that could be normal. But the liver and hepatic & pancreatic ducts that transport bile to your intestine are also in that area. Your large bowel takes a sharp bend at both the left & right upper abdomen. Abnormality or dysfunction of any of these structures, or a gall stone left behind after surgery, can cause pain. See your doctor! Please! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lerft upper abdominal pain patialy in my ribs the rest under it i'm also extremly tired and not hungry?

You should see: a doctor, because it could be mononucleosis with enlarged spleen. Or it could be something else even more serious. Better to know for sure rather than worrying about it. ...Read more