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What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

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

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 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 cause upper abdominal pain that only subsides during and immediately following meals?

Acid: Because food will relieve the pain from stomach acid, food will help both pain from reflux of acid into the esophagus as well as pain from ulcer. The pain will reoccur however, usually 15 - 20 minutes after eating. You should report your symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain. Slight cringe feeling with pretty bad pain. On and off for a few days now. What's the cause of this and what is it?

I'm having upper abdominal pain. Slight cringe feeling with pretty bad pain. On and off for a few days now. What's the cause of this and what is it?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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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Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Possible: HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system so the majority of the major problems arise from susceptibility to other infections. In line with this, a number of gastrointestinal infections are more common in HIV/AIDS patients. You need evaluation for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

It is unlikely.: Idiopathic scoliosis tends to be a painless condition. Large curves may cause back pain.
It is very unusual for scoliosis to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain if you're really constipated?

Yes: Constipation can be surprisingly painful and difficult to treat. However, any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure nothing else is going on. ...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 can cause right side upper abdominal pain? My appendix was removed years ago.

What can cause right side upper abdominal pain? My appendix was removed years ago.

RUQ pain: Gallbladder, liver, stomach, colon, lung and small intestine are all possible involved organs. To get a better idea of the cause I suggest you give your doctor all the details about the pain and allow them to examine and draw appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?

What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?

Nonspecific: There could be many things and it is a complex problem that cannot be effectively solved in this forum. If it only happened once, it may be appropriate to wait and see if it ever happens again. Could have been related to something you ate. If you're worried, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...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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Can ic cause upper abdominal pain too? Can it also be aggravated when slightly constipated? I have ic & have had this for years.

Can ic cause upper abdominal pain too? Can it also be aggravated when slightly constipated? I have ic & have had this for years.

Interstitialcystitis: Pain from ic should not normally be in the upper abdomen - that does suggest some other cause. But ic can be aggravate when you are constipated - or the constipation could be related to what is causing the upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain. Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?

Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain. Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?

Many causes: Acute onset of pain in middle upper abdomen can be caused by Peptic Ulcer Disease. Pancreatitis, Gall stones, Gastrtis, Esopagitis and ulcer. Stomach and Pancreatic Cancer. The only way you can find out is by consulting your doctor. Detailed History, Physical Exam and if indicated Endoscopy, Ultrasoung/Cat Scan etc. ...Read more

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I am26 yrs old. Ttc. Nulliparous. Cycle length avg 34 days. LMP 19th oct. Off late I am experiencing mild to severe upper abdominal pain. Cause? Thank u

Uncertain: It sounds like your next period is not due for some time. This is not necessarily a gynecological issue. If you are experiencing severe abdominal pain would recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain and bile reflux?

What can cause upper abdominal pain and bile reflux?

Many things: There are too many things to list, but could be as simple as "gas pains", or as complex and rare as a poorly functioning stomach (gastroparesis), with many, many possibilities in between. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain, unintended weight loss, and difficulty staying awake?

What can cause upper abdominal pain, unintended weight loss, and difficulty staying awake?

Many possibilities: This will take a sequential process of examination and tests to arrive at the cause. It could be anything from a benign, self-limited cause to a severe cause that will require extensive treatment. See your doctor to start the process. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing upper right abdominal pain with swelling in my stomach. Not over weight?

I have been experiencing upper right abdominal pain with swelling in my stomach. Not over weight?

Gallblladder?: Could be a gallbladder issue. Other possibilities include colon problem or a stomach disorder. Its a good idea to get a physician to give you a physical exam and order radiographic studies such as a gallbladder ultrasound or abdominal CT. Certainly worth looking into...sometimes important illnesses begin in a subtle fashion. ...Read more

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What causes symptoms of consipation, cramps, nausea, random but reacurring upper abdominal pain on left?

Many possibilities: This sounds like a case for a GI doctor. One of the common overlooked causes for symptoms like this is giardiasis, but before anything else you need to be examined and tested. ...Read more

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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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more