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Abdominal pain when lying down. Have had heart burn recently.pain goes away within 45 when I get up. No previous stomach illnesses that cause pain. ?

Abdominal pain when lying down. Have had heart burn recently.pain  goes away within 45 when I get up. No previous stomach illnesses that cause pain.  ?

Abdominal pain: You may have acid reflux. Try OTC omeprazole 40 mg one hour before breakfast. Don't lie down immediately after eating. Avoid caffeine, smoking and citrus fruits. If you don't get better see a doctor. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Husband is 36. Has moderatly sharp upper left abdominal pain. Occurs when lying down. Had severe GI upset 3 days last week. Related? What could it be?

Husband is 36. Has moderatly sharp upper left abdominal pain. Occurs when lying down. Had severe GI upset 3 days last week. Related? What could it be?

Probable reflux: Several possibilities. It sounds like it has not been long term. No mention of injury so probably not spleen, onset with lying down indicates a high probability of esophageal reflux, possibly gastritis. Since it seems to be recent onset (3 days) in a 36 year old man and the pain is now severe, he may have helicobacter pylori gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. .H. Pylori is felt to cause ulcers. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pain right under my sternum. It does not radiate to my back, but is very painful if I press on it or if I'm lying down. Help!

I have abdominal pain right under my sternum. It does not radiate to my back, but is very painful if I press on it or if I'm lying down. Help!

Check it out: First - Im sorry you're going through this. Second - It doesn't sound dangerous. 3rd - sounds like it needs a proper evaluation and exam. If it is due to a recent trauma, should be on to try some naprosyn (naproxen) or ibuprofen and see how it goes. If its random, get it checked out. Hope this helps! ...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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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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Upper left quadrant abdominal pain. Sharp. Intermittent and accompanied by fluttering sensation. Not caused by inhaling, lying down, or eating. Advise.

Could be any: Of 100's of reasons and causes of abdominal pain. Some of these can be serious or require immediate operation. Also could be pain radiating from chest or even shingles. Go to a doctor so he can find out for you and treat you properly. ...Read more

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25F, sudden, severe lower left abdominal pain, no chance of preg, pain subsides when lying down. Meds:Latuda,Abilify,Suboxone,Klonopin,ibuprofen 800mg?

25F, sudden, severe lower left abdominal pain, no chance of preg, pain subsides when lying down. Meds:Latuda,Abilify,Suboxone,Klonopin,ibuprofen 800mg?

Time to see a doctor: A person with severe abdominal pain needs to see the doctor now. It doesn't matter what age or gender the person is, nor what medications he or she is taking. Severe abdominal pain means a trip to the doctor now. ...Read more

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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