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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 (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more


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What can I take for severe upper abdominal pain which radiates to my back?

What can I take for severe upper abdominal pain which radiates to my back?

Abdominal pain: Have to determine what is pain related to first. For example is pain worse after eating? If ted maybe related to gallstones. If pain is better after eating maybe related to ulcer disease. If pain radiates to shoulders the heart related so best thing is to talk to private doctor. ...Read more

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What can be causing upper abdominal pain radiating to back spine?

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

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Left Upper abdominal pain that hurts when I touch it. It also hurts when I breath deeply. I feel it some in my back as well. What could it be?

Left Upper abdominal pain that hurts when I touch it. It also hurts when I breath deeply. I feel it some in my back as well. What could it be?

Plenty: In that area, your lung, spleen, stomach, ribs, muscles, skin and kidney could be involved. Without any history or physical exam we will not be able to identify the exact cause. It will therefore be best to have you see your doctor or if you are in severe pain to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain that leads to my back. Also I'm having pain on the back right side of my head, that's followed by a on fire sensation?

Head and stomach: Upper abdominal pain could be anything including something in the gall bladder, the pancreas the GI tract. Pain in the head that is not related to headache is interesting. These symptoms require a call to your provider who knows you best especially if the symptoms continue or get worse. I would also be worried about pregnancy and urinary infection. ...Read more

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I had a LAVH a week ago and am now having severe upper abdominal pain on my right side that is radiating to my back.

I had a LAVH a week ago and am now having severe upper abdominal pain on my right side that is radiating to my back.

Severe pain: If having severe pain after having had major surgery last week, you need in person evaluation. If you can't be seen in your doctors office today, head to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting upper abdominal pain, I have had several tests done that come back negative. The only thing I have is an 8mm polyp in my gb. Help?

Why do I keep getting upper abdominal pain, I have had several tests done that come back negative. The only thing I have is an 8mm polyp in my gb. Help?

What Tests?: What tests have you had so far? Sometimes real pain can be related to stress. Is tr pain associated with any specific stressors? Or times of the day? Does it go away on the weekend? How often does it occur? ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

Tear or acid: Could be your esophagus, a tear (Wallory Wies) or acid aka GERD. Get evaluated by your doc, ask for scope aka EGD. This procedure will make the diagnosis and get you started on treatment. Okay for TUMS (calcium carbonate) in the meantime. Be well. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain.?

Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain.?

Severe upper abd pai: There are a number of things that can be causing this. Without knowing your past medical history and surgical history and keeping able to examine you myself, I highly recommend you see your doctor ASAP to be sure you don't have an expanding aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back?

Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back?

Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. They can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Further to my answer from Dr Rhoads, my temperature underarm is 99.4. upper abdominal pain going through to back. Diagnosed myself with pancreatic c?

Get evaluation: Upper abd pain with radiation to your back has a number of possibilities, and pancreatic cancer would not be on the top of the list.

Gall bladder problems can give this pain radiation with both the L and R upper abd.

Also gastric problems can also give this picture.

You will need to be seen, get further history, exam, and prob some radiology studies done to make the Dx. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?

Yes: All of the above listed symptoms may occur. Including tenderness with palpation of the rib. Depending on he area involved pain usually occurs due to irritation and impingement of the intercostal nerve above the affected rib or pressure on the costochondral joint itself. ...Read more

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Mid back is killing me. Feels like thousands of pins shooting thru pain. Upper abdominal pain. Hurts when I breathe. Don't know what to do?

Doctor today: This could be many things including pneumonia or a gallbladder attack. Either way, based on the description, you should be seen by a doctor today. Could be a primary care, urgent care, or emergency department, but today is in our best interest. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am experiencing burning sensation, back pain (side: both) and abdominal discomfort. The following also describes me: Upper abdominal pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing burning sensation, back pain (side: both) and abdominal discomfort. The following also describes me: Upper abdominal pain. What should I do?

Need more info...: The reported info is not enough to deduce right diagnosis. To verify what may cause your symptoms, it is not that hard by following suggestion described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby you gain much insight on how to work well with doc so to reach right Dx for right care. Clinically, the issues concerning back or GI-disorders or unknown inside abdomen has to be considered. ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause upper back pain which then causes upper abdominal pain?

Yes: Please see your physician to determine the cause of your back pain and abdominal pain. Can be many reasons. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Experiencing waves of debilitating upper abdominal pain. Severely painful spasms that hurt my ribs & back just below my breasts and shoulder blades?

Experiencing waves of debilitating upper abdominal pain. Severely painful spasms that hurt my ribs & back just below my breasts and shoulder blades?

Get this checked: There are several possible causes ranging for gallstones to pancreatitis both need to be looked into and treated. Sudden onset of pain the=at is debilitation =g radiating through the blades is often pancreatitis. I would get evaluated and next time it occurs go straight to the ER, some simple blood tests can help id the problem ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?

Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?

Biliary colic: You may have gall bladder disease, i.e. Stones. A frequent symptom is being awakened at night with RUQ pain and radiation around o the back, caused by a stone rolling into the neck of the gall bladder and obstructing the cystic duct. An ultrasound of the gall bladder should be done to diagnose this. ...Read more

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Causes of sharp left quad upper abdominal pain. Radiates to the back, but passes. Location is about a handwidth above the belly button and to the left?

Causes of sharp left quad upper abdominal pain. Radiates to the back, but passes. Location is about a handwidth above the belly button and to the left?

Stomach: The most likely source in the left upper abdomen is your stomach especially with the transient nature of the pain. Your colon is a possibility as well. If you are consistently having these symptoms talk to your physician about testing and treatments. Over the counter heartburn medications like omeprazole may be a good place to start with a trial of therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Female vomiting bile with upper abdominal pain and back pain on the left side?

Female vomiting bile with upper abdominal pain and back pain on the left side?

R/o ulcer disease!: See a gastroenterologist, who will do tests on you including endoscopy to r/o problems in your upper abdomen: stomach. Duodenum, gall bladder, pancreas!

do not delay! ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with weird upper abdominal pain pain when I sleep flat on my back? Can it be my hiatal hernia, or reflux? Should I be worried?

Why do I wake up with weird upper abdominal pain pain when I sleep flat on my back? Can it be my hiatal hernia, or reflux? Should I be worried?

Could be a hiatal: It could be a hiatal hernia or heartburn from reflux or gastritis. Try taking an antacid med and see if it improves. Then consider seeing a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning mid/upper abdominal pain. And sometimes back. Vomiting and diarrhea for few hrs this morn have subsided but pain remains. What could this be?

Burning mid/upper abdominal pain. And sometimes back. Vomiting and diarrhea for few hrs this morn have subsided but pain remains. What could this be?

Gallbladder: Could be what is called biliary colic, especially if it awakens you from sleep or radiates to your back as you suggest. Also consider a stomach problem - gastritis, ulcers. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I occasionally get really bad upper abdominal pain and bloating. Sometimes so bad I have to go to the ER. They test for certain things and come back a?

Upper abdominal pain: Pain referred to the upper abdomen may come from multiple sites.
Acute MI, pericarditis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, gastro – duodenal disease, gallbladder, pancreas, aorta, internal or abdominal wall hernia, intermittent volvulus,
etc.
you require a good physical examination, and a contrast follow-up G.I. study, preferable one as control, and during an acute event to rule out some of the abov ...Read more

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