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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

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...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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Sternum and upper abdominal pain for 3 days. Worse when sitting. Very uncomfortable. What is this and what can I do?

Sternal abdomidal: Without an exam we can only estimate what it might be. Xiphosternitis? Ulcer disease? Pancreatic disease, gall bladder with referred pain? Go over this with your doc. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

See below: If you were not evaluated at a trauma center after the accident. It would be best to seek medical advice from an individual skilled in the assessment of the injured patient population. There are certain entities associated with blunt abdominal trauma that should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I am having belching, upper abdominal pain that is tender if pushed on, burning, nausea that is getting worse and more persistent. What could it be?

I am having belching, upper abdominal pain that is tender if pushed on, burning, nausea that is getting worse and more persistent. What could it be?

GERD / H. pylori: Your symptoms are consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The pain and nausea is caused from acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus. The stomach acid causes irritation to the esophagus which can lead to serious problems. H. pylori is a bacteria that can live in the stomach and can cause GERD. H. pylori can be cured. Consider having a blood test for H.pylori. ...Read more

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I am having severe upper abdominal pain and nausea which gets worse when I eat or drink and is accompanied by dyspnea. What could be causing this?

Possible biliary colic: Pain and discomfort described may suggest gerd, peptic ulcer disease, or a gallbladder condition. You should seek evaluation by your primary care physician or possibly a gastroenterologist. They may suggest an abdominal ultrasound and possibly a esophagogastroduodenoscopies (egd). ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Hard to say: Sorry but this is tough to answer "online"
do you have fever? is there blood in the diarrhea? Have you had any stomach/intestinal issues in the past? Does anyone else @home have same symptoms?
if the answers to above are No....Try eating "lightly"over next 24hrs. I. no dairy spicy foods etc...be sure to drink water/teas etc so you don't get dehydrated....if no improvement, see your Dr.
Good luc ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain that's sudden. Woke me up at night. Nausea, vomiting, pain is getting worse, hurts to move. Trble passing gas. Help? What is this?

Well...: A specific diagnosis is impossible on-line, what I am sure is that with these symptoms you should be going to the ER now!
Do not wait. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain. Began beside bellybutton & has shifted below ribcage. Worse after meal. Back pain. Chest pain. Right shoulder pain. Help?

Severe upper abdominal pain. Began beside bellybutton & has shifted below ribcage. Worse after meal. Back pain. Chest pain. Right shoulder pain. Help?

Get in.: If you are having severe abdominal pain, you need to get in to be seen right away - it could be something serious. You could be dealing with a bad gallbladder, a bad appendix, or something else. Please get in right away. ...Read more

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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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Upper abdominal pain, back pain between spine and shoulder blade on right side. Swollen lymph nodes. The pain is getting worse and more consistent?

Upper abdominal pain, back pain between spine and shoulder blade on right side. Swollen lymph nodes. The pain is getting worse and more consistent?

Requires Physical ex: You need to visit a doctor and have a complete examination. It is only if you have a doctor take your medical history, physical exam and some simple blood tests and a Chest X-ray that we can find a reliable answer for you. This pain can be muscular in case you did some heavy lifting. In that case it will go away in 2 weeks. Other wsie visit your MD. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain, tenderness, and loss of appetite. I took ibuprofen for 3 days prior to this. Pain is about a 5 and worse whenpressed?

I am having upper abdominal pain, tenderness, and loss of appetite. I took ibuprofen for 3 days prior to this. Pain is about a 5 and worse whenpressed?

Symptoms: If you already have a Primary doctor please call as soon as possible.
If you are forced to wait for a while, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.

Things should turn out OK. ...Read more

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R flank pain, sometimes trouble breathng. Lwr R abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased weight and appetite, trouble walking + sleeping. Help?

Any abdominal pain: 4 hours, especially accompanied by the symptoms you're having and the medication that you are on requires a visit to the emergency room for appropriate diagnostic workup and treatment. ...Read more

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One week of upper abdominal pain (worse when standing + moving about, almost none when sitting), flatulence and belching, normal stools (No diarrhea/constipation/blood, but more frequent). No fever, nor headache. Been taking pantoprazole for 9 days?

One week of upper abdominal pain (worse when standing + moving about, almost none when sitting), flatulence and belching, normal stools (No diarrhea/constipation/blood, but more frequent). No fever, nor headache. Been taking pantoprazole for 9 days?

Side Effect?: The most common side-effects (unwanted symptoms) related to pantoprazole include include:
headache, diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting,
gas, dizziness, joint pain. The symptoms of stomach pain, frequent stools, and gas suggest possibility of side-effects. Doctor should be consulted. ...Read more

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Is this a problem with my pancreas? Upper abdominal pain, upper back pain, nausea, vomiting, worse after eating, fatty stools, no fever. Help?

Is this a problem with my pancreas? Upper abdominal pain, upper back pain, nausea, vomiting, worse after eating, fatty stools, no fever. Help?

It sounds: More like your gall bladder than your pancreas. Either way, you need to see your doctor to get an exam and testing in order to pin down the right diagnosis so you can get proper treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Late period, negative pregnancy test, UTI, upper abdominal pain+upper left pain, nausea, vomiting, pain worse after eating. Right flank pain. Help?!

Late period, negative pregnancy test, UTI, upper abdominal pain+upper left pain, nausea, vomiting, pain worse after eating. Right flank pain. Help?!

Gallbladder: You are very young and I don't have the benefit of seeing and examining you in person. Based on the whole constellation of symptoms though, I would think that you are having problems with you gallbladder. The symptom of the pain getting worse after eating, is what tips me to thinking it is your gallbladder, Especially if you are eating greasy and / or spicy food frequently.
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I'm having feeling of bloatednes, upper right abdomen pain sometimes difficulty breathing, or feeling of about to faint?

I'm having feeling of bloatednes, upper right abdomen pain sometimes difficulty breathing, or feeling of about to faint?

Get Checked for: Gallbladder problem, stomach irritation, airway narrowing etc hope u feel better! Mabuhay! ...Read more

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I have pounding headaches, high fevers. Trouble breathing when laying down, vomiting, nausea, shakes, and lower upper right abdomen pain?

Emergency: Sounds an emergency that you should not sit on it I wuld discuss with my physician on call person now or go to emergency room/urgent care. ...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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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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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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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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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 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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