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Abdominal Pain Increases When Laying Down
Upper abdominal pain, under rib (left side), had egd, ultra sound, labs. All come back good. Mostly pain when laying down. Can this be a hernia?
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
Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?
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?
Pain on lower left side abdomen. Pain increases when laying down. Had a ct-adb/pel w/d con, showed unremarkable. Do you have any idea?
4 severe episodes of upper abdominal pain? The pain was so bad I had to lay on floor until the pain subsided, this has happened 4 times?
Could be anything!: This really could be anything. Stomach, gallbladder. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain in center, worsens with breathing, laying, eating, and pressure on it. Nausea, vomiting, lost of appetite. Help?
Having severe headache, middle back pain and neck pain, upper abdominal pain (can't lay on side) diarrhea. Just diagnosed with strep yesterday. Help!
Strep: Common symptoms include headache fever and sore throat. Other symptoms include: nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or rash. The diarrhea could be related to the anabiotic and if it is persistent could actually be an anabiotic associated infection called c diff colitis. If the diarrhea persists a stool sample will be necessary. Otherwise alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen plenty of rest and fluids is the treatment. ...Read more
Always have bad abdominal pain that comes & goes but I noticed/felt when laying down something is sticking out on left side of abdomin. Can't go to dr?
Get checked: It may not be anything significant that you sense sticking out from the left side of your abdomen when lying down. Still your abdominal pain for two months is worth investigating initially by a good clinical examination to make sure that your organs and their functions are fine. ...Read more
I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I go from laying down too sitting up and when when I try too move to get comfortable while laying down. Doesn't seem to bother me any other time.?
You need a good...: ...physical exam please--something we can't provide you through this vehicle. What you describe is nonspecific for any one particular disease but nevertheless concerning. ...Read more
Side-effect of what?????
Please re-word and re-submit ...Read more
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
I have upper right abdominal pain when applying light pressure when standing and sitting, but nothing when laying down. What could this be?
Hard 2 say no exam: Classically right upper quadrant pain is suspected to come from the gall bladder, but it is hard to give a clear diagnosis without more history and an actual exam and maybe some lab tests or an ultrasound exam to look at the gall bladder. This may well be the case where a exam by a doctor can provide better info then an internet based forum. ...Read more
I am experiencing upper abdominal pain. On right side hurts more sitting forward leaning down and turning to my right. Dull aching pain?
Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the upper abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Pain in the right upper abdomen, especially with symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. A doctor can evaluate for gall bladder or other problems. ...Read more
Varies: Multiple possibilities, consider being seen for accurate diagnosis. When you sneeze, that increases your abdominal pressure, which can make many abdominal conditions more symptomatic, so it is kind of a non specific complaint. A hernia is just one example of many conditions that can become more symptomatic when intra abdominal pressure is increased. ...Read more
Sometimes I get cramps, abdominal pain, gassy and a little bit of diareah, and its only when I'm laying down, what could cause this, ?
Many thinks may be the reason such as celiac, crohn and so on. It also may be "nothing".
You want to check with your doc.
Most likely nothing but it is better to be safe. ...Read more
I have lower abdominal pain that feels like a lower cramp. It is only relieved by laying down. What should I do?
Need context please: You haven't shared your age, co-morbidities, current medications, test results, if pregnant, nor the severity, timing, & precipitating factors regarding your "cramping" as described. The short answer is get evaluated, but more information may help better target an answer for you. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain, 3 weeks postpartum, goes away when I sit down, painful to stand up and walk around. Painful to the touch and when I press in.?
See Doctor: It is not normal to have upper abdominal pain 3 weeks postpartum. Even if you have had a c-sec. The discomfort would be mid-lower abdomen. It is true that you could have an infection, which is very serious. Please go your OB asap, if you can't get an immed. Appt. Go to the er and make sure you tell them you are 3 wks postpartum; they should evaluate you stat-no waiting. Go now. ...Read more
I am 12 weeks pregnant. I have been having sharp on and off abdominal pain for 3 days now while sitting, laying down, sleeping. I tried to walk around, but it did not relieve it. Should I go to the ER? I'm worried.
Call your OB now: Call your OB now and discuss your symptoms with your OB. If you are not able to talk to your OB now, then go to ER for more evaluation. Don't wait anymore. ...Read more
31 weeks pregnant with bad upper abdominal pain that starts on left side below ribs and works its way down entire abdomen. Pain comes and goes.
I am experiencing abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal only sometimes) sometimes random onset. Side: upper, lower, left lower) (severity: moderate). Begins in upper abdomen- radiates towards lower abdomen after eating/ laying down (esp left side)?
IBS: You may have irritable bowel syndrome but other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. If your symptoms persist I recommend an evaluation by a gastroenterologist who will order any appropriate tests and, depending upon the diagnosis, can instruct you on a proper diet. ...Read more
Should I get colonoscopy? I've left abdominal pain, worse laying down, bit of fat in stool but hasn't seen blood, no history of colon cancer, 36 yo, male
See doctor first: Would need more information to advise about need for colonoscopy: for example, change in bowel habits? Unintended weight loss? Duration of symptoms? Your doctor will want this information and will perform a physical exam, then be able to advise you on need for colonoscopy. ...Read more
What causes sharp stabbing upper left abdominal pain that comes and goes. Worse when laying down. Throat feels tight too. Normal cardiac workup.
The er dr just told me may have colitis. Is it contagious. Symptoms were lower abdominal pain cramps when standing fever and loose watery stool. When laying down very little pain.
Colitis: Colitis is a nonspecific term that denotes inflammation/irritation of the colon. It can be from a viral, bacterial, parasitic infection. It can be due to irritable bowel, food intolerance (gluten, lactose, excess roughage), medications or autoimmune disease. Avoid harsh roughage, take kaopectate and Tylenol, (acetaminophen)drink fluids and see your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?
5 days of Constipation, black stool, lower back pain, upper abdominal pain in centre which eases when I lie upside down. What could be the cause?
Nonspecific: These symptoms don't point towards a single problem that can be diagnosed in this forum. Sounds like it would be appropriate to visit the doctor. Ask about whether or not there could be blood in the stool. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more
27weeks getting really bad lower abdomen pain when standing or walking. Happens after sitting or laying down (on sides)?
Abdo pain: Could be nothing major but you should. See you doctor for full evaluation. Hope it is something mild and easily corrected. ...Read more
Upper abdomen pain. Bloating and pressure - especially when sitting. Laying down feels better. Can now feel a little cramping in lower abdomen.?
I have pounding headaches, high fevers. Trouble breathing when laying down, vomiting, nausea, shakes, and lower upper right abdomen pain?
I keep having abdominal pain that forces me to lay down...what could be the cause? It lasts about an hour
Many possible causes:
There are many possible causes: acid reflux, ulcer, gallstones, pancreatic inflammation, liver disease, appendix pain, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, pregnancy, infection etc.
You should see your primary care doctor for evaluation: physical exam, bloodwork, and possibly an abdominal/pelvic ultrasound. You may also need to see your GYN too.
Ibuprofen and alcohol might be the source of your pain. ...Read more
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
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
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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