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Abdominal Pain Radiating To The Shoulder Area
Horrid lwr r abdominal pain that made me dizzy and trip dwn stairs. Now I have some horrible neck pain, r shouldr pain. What to do? Help? What can it be?
Burning pain in left shoulder and abdomen. Has happened before and usually lasts 1hr-3hrs. Abdomen pain still prodominate.
They're the same: The left shoulder pain is "referred pain" from the abdomen. The nerve supply to part of the shoulder originates from the same location as the nerve supply to some abdominal structures. Could be stomach, pancreas, gallbladder etc. (NOT kidneys.) Get it checked out. It may be something that's not serious now but could get serious later. ...Read more
Right abdomen pain some time crampy on and off pain and burning sensationpain in my back between shoulder plates I did my ultra that was clear
Can your gallbladder cause you to have pain in the rt side of your back near your shoulder blade and severe indigestion but no abdomen pain?
Should I be alarmed by rib and abdomen pain? I have relatively recurrent pain in lower left, upper left (near clavicle) plus gas and indigestion.
I have constant pain behind lower left rib. Sometimes the whole rib area. And left shoulder blade.. Its not muscle or nerve. Also epigastric pain.?
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?
Post op gallbladder: Diarrhea is an extremely rare side effect of gallbladder surgery. This is due to inadequate amount of bile to digest food. Medical supplementation of bile salts is always the answer but you need to see you doctor and rule out any other source of you pain such as a surgical complication. ...Read more
I have been going through severe lower and upper abdominal pain with mild to severe cramping in the rib cage under the chest plate area any possibilit?
See below: Severe pain in the chest or abdomen could be serious. See your doctor as soon as possible ...Read more
I have had a pain starting in my mid right abdominal area (like a stomach ache) that crawls up the spine and spreads to my chest. Lasting 15-90 min.
If: Pain went away, not to worry, if persist see a gastroenterologist for gallbladder or have your thoracic spine evaluated. ...Read more
I get a severe, upper abdominal pain along with cramping around my belly button area. I feel nausea then vomit and good to go for another month. Y?
Upper abdominal pain, took gall bladder out, now different pain in same area, doppler scan shows 60-90 percent block in superior mesenteric artery, ?
Many possible causes: There are many possibilities but severe blockage of abdominal arteries certainly can cause pain and other symptoms. You need more workup and possible treatment. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?
Upper abdominal pain & discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, jaw/ear pain, burping, diarrhea, nausea, ER said it was a virus. What could be wrong?
Probably a combo: These symptoms could easily be the result of a virus that effects the stomach and GI tract or heartburn. However it is important to evaluate any patient who has chest pain and nausea for serious conditions like heart attacks. If the ER checked you for those conditions then it is very unlikely anything dangerous. Try to stay hydrated and return to ER if your condition worsens. ...Read more
Fatigue, chronic hives, sharp upper abdominal pain-spreads to back, throat pain-adam's apple area, weightgain, &caffeine causes racing heart. What is this?
Upper abdominal pain, yellow skin (hands, feet, face, eyes are white), yellow loose stools. Bilirubin normal, hida, abdominal ct, stool tests clean. This done by gi. What areas to investigate further?
Liver tests, enzymes: It's important to do liver function tests to check for hepatic injury or involvement as this can help discern the cause of the pain and yellow skin. Enzymes, especially pancreatic enzymes are also useful to help rule out pancreatitis, etc. There are other important markers, like hepatitis antigen/antibody (s), and anti-mitochondrial antibodies for primary biliary cirrhosis. Liver biopsy also. ...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
Consultation advised: If this is a new problem you should you need to see a physician as soon as possible to examen you and diagnose and treat you. If this is a chronic problem see your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment; you can also have a consultation here at Health Tap which may be helpful. A video, voice only or INBOX text consultation is best. A text chat is not advised for this problem. Best wishes. ...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
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
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