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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

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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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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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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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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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 have lower abdominal pain on my left side only that is worse when lying down. Other than a kidney stone, could it be something else? No other symp

Need ultrasound: Abdominal pain may suggest different causes, because the abdomen has many organs. You could have a left-sided ovarian cyst for example. Other causes also exist like diverticulitis or endometriosis or a fibroid. See your doc for an ultrasound or ct scan if needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain. On right side hurts more sitting forward leaning down and turning to my right. Dull aching pain?

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

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Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?

Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?

Your age: Is not noted but what you are describing is pretty classical for acute pancreatitis. Get a "hands on" exam ASAP!
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...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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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.?

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

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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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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?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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