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Hello doc I have a difficulty breathing no matter what I eat or drink my stomach bloats up the size of a basketball also my kidney hurts?

Hello doc I have a difficulty breathing no matter what I eat or drink my stomach bloats up the size of a basketball also my kidney hurts?

Complex answer: You have shortness of breath (SOB), which in itself needs to be looked at carefully. The kidneys are in your back, near the rib cage? Is that where you have pain? I suggest seeing your MD. The SOB needs to be worked up soon. Please contact your MD and make an appt to see them. Causes depend on your medical history and conditions. Test are needed. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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What can cause upper stomach to swell twice it's size, round and hard like a basketball? Not preg., CT scan showed no free fluid/air, enlarged ovary 4 x 4.5 - urinalysis w/ blood, protein and lg leuk

What can cause upper stomach to swell twice it's size, round and hard like a basketball? Not preg., CT scan showed no free fluid/air, enlarged ovary 4 x 4.5 - urinalysis w/ blood, protein and lg leuk

Bowel gas: Once you have confirmed that the ovary is not a concern you have ruled out most of the more serious causes. A bladder infection should not cause those symptoms. A bacterial overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract with or without problems digesting carbohydrates can be a set up for fermentation and gas production which can produce significant bloating. Start with a good probiotic and follow up. ...Read more

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What's the best way to start stretching my stomach back to its normal size as far as how much I need to eat or when to eat? Cause it hurts to eat?

What's the best way to start stretching my stomach back to its normal size as far as how much I need to eat or when to eat? Cause it hurts to eat?

Hurts when eat? C MD: Pain during eating can be due to lots of things, including inflammation of esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, ulcers, masses, bowel problems like crohn's disease, etc. See your doc first, then figure out dietary stuff. Don't assume your stomach shrunk. ...Read more

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My friend's stomach hurts a lot and she barely eats anymore. What types of food can she eat to make it less painful?

My friend's stomach hurts a lot and she barely eats anymore. What types of food can she eat to make it less painful?

Definitely needs to: See doctor to find cause of pain & loss of appetite. Could be gastric ulcer, gallbladder problems, bowel problems, tumor. She should be seen asap. If she can't eat, no food is likely to help, but can try rice, applesauce, ginger ale, jello, bananas, plain white toast until she can be seen. Ensure, if she can tolerate, would be the best choice-blemded w ice for a milkshake is yummy. ...Read more

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My stomach always hurts and I always feel nauseous. I barely feel like eating bc my stobut when I do I can only eat a few bites and then I feel sick.?

My stomach always hurts and I always feel nauseous. I barely feel like eating bc my stobut when I do I can only eat a few bites and then I feel sick.?

Needs to see Doctor: With your symptoms of pain in stomach associated with nausea and not able to eat your food needs to be checked by your doctor asap. You are only 17.You should tell your parents and ask them to take you to the Pediatrician or your family doctor to get checked asap ...Read more

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26 yr old, grandson has a nickle size hard, sensetive protrusion on his abdomen, 3"-4" up and to the right of his belly button. He says he's had it for a couple of years, hurts lots when hit or pushed in, ("like a pin in there") has become more sensitive

26 yr old, grandson has a nickle size hard, sensetive protrusion on his abdomen, 3"-4" up and to the right of his belly button. He says he's had it for a couple of years, hurts lots when hit or pushed in, ("like a pin in there") has become more sensitive

This: This needs to be medically evaluated. There are several possibilities that it could be, but any abdominal mass needs to be evaluated, especially if it is painful. If he develops vomiting, increased pain, or fever then he needs emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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My abdomen hurts on the left side, it is very sensitive to the touch =[ like when I just barely rub it there isn't really any b/g info that will help besides past possible pelivic inflammatory disease

My abdomen hurts on the left side, it is very sensitive to the touch =[ like when I just barely rub it there isn't really any b/g info that will help besides past possible pelivic inflammatory disease

Abdominal: Abdominal pain is very serious, and should be treated as such. Therfore I will start by stating that you need a work/evaluation by your primary care provider. You could be dealing with a wide range of problems including muscle pain, ulcers, female issues, spleen enlargement etc. The list could go on and on, but without more history, a physical, and diagnostic testing it is very difficult to even guess.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriends stomach has been burning, he feels as if he can barely eat or not eat at all and of you tap on his stomach it hurt. Ulcer?

My boyfriends stomach has been burning, he feels as if he can barely eat or not eat at all and of you tap on his stomach it hurt. Ulcer?

Possibly yes: It definitely could be an ulcer or at least irritation (gastritis). He should get evaluated asap to make sure it's not bleeding or about to do so. ...Read more

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Bruise on stomach with hard pea sized lump hurts when I touch it?

Bruise on stomach with hard pea sized lump hurts when I touch it?

Sounds like a...: ...doctor should have a look at it. Please get examined. ...Read more

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I have a lump size of a dime in lower left abdomen causing some pain and a lot of tightness when bent over? Felt it mad only hurts at slight touch

I have a lump size of a dime in lower left abdomen causing some pain and a lot of tightness when bent over? Felt it mad only hurts at slight touch

Cyst or benign growt: This could be a sebaceous cyst, a fibroma, or a benign tumor like a lipoma; or if red and tender, an infected deep "pimple" or cyst (called a furuncle). It does not sound dangerous in any case, but have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My dad said he have a hazelnut size bump on the right side of the bottom of his stomach. I am really worried what could it be? It hurts him sometimes

My dad said he have a hazelnut size bump on the right side of the bottom of his stomach. I am really worried what could it be? It hurts him sometimes

Mass or hernia: Depending on the exact location, and the quality of the mass, it may signify a hernia in the abdominal wall, or may be a benign growth, such as lipoma.
Malignant or cancerous tumors are very rare in this circumstance, but would need to be examined. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts every day I wake up and after I eat? I'm barely use the bathroom and always bloated too.

My stomach hurts every day I wake up and after I eat? I'm barely use the bathroom and always bloated too.

Many reasons: Could be as simple as indigestion, constipation, pregnancy, an allergy to food, or just something your body does not like. Follow up with the doctor's is encouraged. ...Read more

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I've spent the last 12 days drinking a pint of whiskey almost daily now my stomach hurts I can barely eat when will this go away?

I've spent the last 12 days drinking a pint of whiskey almost daily now my stomach hurts I can barely eat when will this go away?

That depends: On the amount of damage you have done to your GI tract. You are only 18 years old - please get help. Please treat yourself better. ...Read more

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Painful golf ball sized lump when I push on my right abdomen right above my hip. Are there any special organs right there? It hurts

Painful golf ball sized lump when I push on my right abdomen right above my hip. Are there any special organs right there? It hurts

No special organs: Externally at the level of the skin, there are no special organs. However, if this protrudes as a lump, you have to consider a hernia or a mass in the wall of the abdomen. A hernia would be a defect in the wall of the abdomen that bowel can protrude through. This is often soft and compressible. A firm mass in the wall of the abdomen could be a tumor of some type. It is best to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a round spot about the size of a 50¢ coin on my left side of my stomach and it is red, irritated, and hurts when touched. What should I do?

I have a round spot about the size of a 50¢ coin on my left side of my stomach and it is red, irritated, and hurts when touched. What should I do?

Hard to tell but: An insect bite particularly a spider bite comes to mind. Spider bite often gets infected and pustule will likely form within days requiring an antibiotic. If there is an enlarging red ring around a lesion, I would consider a tick bite which could lead to Lyme Disease- prompt treatment will usually eliminate complications. Consult your doctor if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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How can I deal with this constipation? I haven't pooped in 3 weeks. My stomach is bloated to 3 times its normal size & it hurts to stand.

How can I deal with this constipation? I haven't pooped in 3 weeks. My stomach is bloated to 3 times its normal size & it hurts to stand.

Enema/ Doctor: The most successful way to combat severe constipation is enemas. These may be repeated until bowels run clear. No harm will come from repeated tapwater enemas. Glycerine suppositories may help. Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) by mouth may be tried. Overall excercise, drinking plenty of water and eating ruffage should prevent constipation, but I suspect you may have a problem that needs a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Hard pea size lump in top right area of abdomen (under ribs), doesn't hurt but when I jog, I can feel what seems like a side stich...Chance of cancer?

Not likely...: ...But there is no way to know for sure with an online consultation. If you are worried about this please see your doctor so you can have a full examination. Don't let anxiety about this get you. ...Read more

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Stomach feel full all the time, barely eat, hurts, pain in back right side, pelvic area feels full n uncomfortable. Colonoscopy ok. 3cm ovrn cysts.?

Need more workup: With your additional medical problems, you need to have your doctor work this up completely. There are many possible reasons to have your symptoms, which will take probably many tests to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have a fibroid tumor the size of a softball and a large cyst on my ovary. My stomach hurts so bad today. Surgery is Wed. Should I be concerned?

I have a fibroid tumor the size of a softball and a large cyst on my ovary. My stomach hurts so bad today. Surgery is Wed. Should I be concerned?

Relief is at "hand": Congratulations on your surgical choice for Wednesday which will resolve the abdominal pain from the cyst and fibroid. Your surgeon should by now already told you all the risks and complications of the proposed surgery. ...Read more

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After a hard digest hard poops & large. Stomach hurts from pushing it out. Anything I should do after? I barely exercise or eat fiber/vitamins

After a hard digest hard poops & large. Stomach hurts from pushing it out. Anything I should do after? I barely exercise or eat fiber/vitamins

Do that - and more..: Exercising regularly, eating a diet high in vegetables and fruits, along with adequate hydration with water, can go a long way to improving regulation and consistency of bowel movements. However, if this is a chronic problem, please see your doctor for a complete evaluation and recommendations. Also get clearance from doctor before starting an exercise regimen. Hope this helps. Best! ...Read more