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

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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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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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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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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What could cause upper abdominal pain and mid back pain? I've been on a picc line for antibiotics to cure a staph infection for the past 5 weeks.

What could cause upper abdominal pain and mid back pain?  I've been on a picc line for antibiotics to cure a staph infection for the past 5 weeks.

Many possibilities: The recent staph infection may or may not be related to your current abdominal symptoms. Ask for an ultrasound of your gallbladder, to look for gallstones when you get in with your primary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is this a problem with my pancreas?Upper abdominal pain,upper back pain,nausea,vomiting,worse after eating,fatty stools,no fever. Help?

Is this a problem with my pancreas?Upper abdominal pain,upper back pain,nausea,vomiting,worse after eating,fatty stools,no fever. Help?

It sounds: more like your gall bladder than your pancreas. Either way, you need to see your doctor to get an exam and testing in order to pin down the right diagnosis so you can get proper treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Fatigue, chronic hives, sharp upper abdominal pain-spreads to back, throat pain-adam's apple area, weightgain, &caffeine causes racing heart. What is this?

Fatigue, chronic hives, sharp upper abdominal pain-spreads to back, throat pain-adam's apple area, weightgain, &caffeine causes racing heart. What is this?

Pancreas: Upper abdominal pain that's radiates to the back is usually pancreatic in origin. You need a face to face meeting with a doctor to figure this out. I would start with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

It could be: 100 different things, such as ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, hernia, zoster, muscle strain. Get your doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things. : Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Possible causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder disease, ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal cancer, etc. I advise you to see your doctor for further evaluation including a thorough medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and possible ultrasound, ct scan, or even upper endoscopy, depending on the above information. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

Watch your diet: Abdominal pain upper right or left could indicate gallbladder disease it depend on if the pain is associated with food it can be caused by constipation as well watch your bowel movement it can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome that can cause bloating and pain secondary to spasm in the intestine triggered by food or stress. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder.. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain. Cause? Can u explain.?

Many things: Your description is insufficient to make a diagnostic decision, but includes acid reflux, esophageal spasm, gastritis, gastric or peptic ulcer, pancreatic disease, biliary tract disease, colitis or colon tumor. More details and diagnostic tests are necessary to give you a more detailed answer. All of these possibilities should be ruled out by your physician as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

Nausea: Several possibilities. A bad gallbladder should be considered, particularly if eating brings on the pain/nausea. Okay to get evaluated by your doc, ask for Ultrasound of gallbladder or nuclear TECH HIDA scan. If these test are negative then EGD. Be well. ...Read more

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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 causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Belly Pain (Definition)

Pain between the ...Read more