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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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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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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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What would cause upper abdominal pain when deep breathing or bending over?

Abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by several problems (including liver, gallbladder, stomach, and pancreas) and deep breathing or bending over increases the pressure on your abdominal organs increasing pain. As always would see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain in center, worsens with breathing, laying, eating, and pressure on it. Nausea, vomiting, lost of appetite. Help?

Upper abd pain: Please see a physician for a physical exam. You may be suffering from peptic ulcer disease. You may try prevacid (lansoprazole) or an antacid to see if you obtain some relief while making your appointment. ...Read more

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Having severe headache, middle back pain and neck pain, upper abdominal pain (can't lay on side) diarrhea. Just diagnosed with strep yesterday. 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

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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 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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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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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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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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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I have upper right abdominal pain when applying light pressure when standing and sitting, but nothing when laying down. What could this be?

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

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I sneeze, whilst sitting and laying down.?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I sneeze, whilst sitting and laying down.?

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

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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: 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

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I have lower abdominal pain that feels like a lower cramp. It is only relieved by laying down. What should I do?

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

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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.

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

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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)?

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

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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

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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.

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

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Possible cause of right side dull abdomen pain in a 40 yr old woman? No pain when laying down.

Possible cause of right side dull abdomen pain in a 40 yr old woman? No pain when laying down.

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

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Pain between the ...Read more