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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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Could stress cause stomach problems?

Could stress cause stomach problems?

Yes: Significant stress levels can contribute to gastrointestinal issues (think ibs, loose stools, pud). Work to manage your stress. ...Read more

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What causes continuous stomach problems when dining out?

What causes continuous stomach problems when dining out?

Lots of things: Do a diet diary, with symptoms for several days. Include all beverages (including water, one, soda, etc), gum, etc. Bring it with you when you see your doc. History and physical may help to figure it out. Additional testing possible. ...Read more

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Can constant anxiety and feeling nervous all the time cause stomach problems?

Can constant anxiety and feeling nervous all the time cause stomach problems?

Yes: Some of the attributes of anxiety include physical complaints, which can include some nausea, bloating, a butterfly feeling, loose stool, etc. A primary doctor can help you figure out how to handle this stress and whether these other complaints are part of the anxiety. ...Read more

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When I was chewing dip I accidentally swallowed some can this cause stomach problems. Thank you.

When I was chewing dip I accidentally swallowed some can this cause stomach problems. Thank you.

Chewing tobacco: Chewing tobacco increases the risk of cancer of the lip, mouth, and throat. Swallowing it just once won't cause stomach problems but remember that it is a known carcinogen and over time the exposure can kill you. Be safe. ...Read more

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My boyfriend frequently gets stomach upsets and stomach problems & was told to check on his gallbladder;could this be the cause of his stomach issues?

My boyfriend frequently gets stomach upsets and stomach problems & was told to check on his gallbladder;could this be the cause of his stomach issues?

Medical eval needed: Many things can cause stomach issues, and I suppose gall bladder is only one. Referral to a gastroenterologist or internal medicine doctor would seem to be needed to beging a systematic approach to diagnosis rather than a shot in the dark. This is likely to help - best of luck! ...Read more

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Can whisky drinking cause stomach problems?

Can whisky drinking cause stomach problems?

Really? #%: Alcohol is very irritating to the stomach as anyone who have vomited from drinking too much. I know we are prudes across the pond but you Europeans have a misguided notion of what is acceptable drinking. ...Read more

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I think I might have osteoporosis I'm on naproxen but I read that it causes stomach problems what if I'm always having stomach pains as well?

I think I might have osteoporosis I'm on naproxen but I read that it causes stomach problems what if I'm always having stomach pains as well?

Possible Side Effect: Naproxen can definitely result in stomach pain if taken for a long period of time as it results in GI ulcers. Would discuss with your pcp or GI specialist to determine if there are other causes for stomach pain. Otherwise discontinue the Naproxen and you may require an endoscopic evaluation of the stomach to confirm ulcers. At the very least take a ppi or food with naproxen. ...Read more

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Can nasal drip cause stomach problems?

Can nasal drip cause stomach problems?

Yes: Post-nasal drip from viruses, allergies, and bacterial sinusitis can go down the back of the throat and cause frequent throat clearing, cough, bad breath, and nausea when it goes into the stomach. Sometimes acid-reducers can help but the best approach is to target the drip with saline rinses, steroid sprays, and antihistamines. With continued symptoms, evaluation by an allergist or ENT can help. ...Read more

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Does dipping tobacco cause stomach problems?

Does dipping tobacco cause stomach problems?

Dipping Tobacco Bad: Saliva leaches the nicotine out of the "dipping" tobacco & decreases blood flow to the oral, esphogeal & stomach mucous membranes. This mucosa becomes more permeable to the 200+ cancer producing chemicals in tobacco. If you drink alcohol, the alcohol it extracts the chemicals enhancing their penetration into the mucosa. Stop if you can, or get help to stop. ...Read more

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Sinus problems, can they cause stomach problems?

Sinus problems, can they cause stomach problems?

Sinus and stomach: Hello. You pose an interesting question. If there is excessive PND and this is being swallowed a gastritis could occur causing nausea and pain. The lymph nodes in the neck and abdomen are sometimes activated with an infection such as a sinusitis. This is called mesenteric adenitis. Finally gerd can trigger nasal and sinus inflammation thus linking the sinuses and stomach. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I know if my stomach problems are caused by gluten intolerance?

How can I know if my stomach problems are caused by gluten intolerance?

Start with testing: Simple blood tests can confirm or exclude gluten sensitivity. If the findings are negative, you can stop there and explore other possibilities. If positive, there is much variability in the problem and further tests may be needed to help management. Since other important disorders can be found in gluten sensitive patients, self diagnosis by avoiding gluten should not be considered safe. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics still cause stomach problems days after I have finished the 10 day supply?

Can antibiotics still cause stomach problems days after I have finished the 10 day supply?

Yes: Don't know what particular problems you may be referring to, but the answer is complicated and best left by saying "Yes". Be more specific in your followup question and perhaps can help more. ...Read more

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Can my stomach problems be caused by sucking a lot of sugarfree polo mints. Ingredient sorbitol?

Can my stomach problems be caused by sucking a lot of sugarfree polo mints. Ingredient sorbitol?

SORBITOL SIDE EFFECT: Yes it may be, sorbitol is notorious for causing frequent bowel moments and IBS like symptoms. If symptoms resolve after stopping that is a good thing. You should still followup with your doctor and get baseline colonoscopy. If you have symptoms above your navel an endoscopy may be warranted, especially if symptoms persist off sorbitol. ...Read more

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Is there any OCD medication that doesn't cause stomach problems? And for how long its generally needed please?, is it a recurrent problem?

Is there any OCD medication that doesn't cause stomach problems? And for how long its generally needed please?, is it a recurrent problem?

Yes: Yes, there are many treatment options for ocd, both medication that is well tolerated and therapy (cbt). There is no known cure so symptoms do recur if the medication is discontinued. ...Read more

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Can vp shunt cause stomach problems?

Can vp shunt cause stomach problems?

Doubtful: I am skeptical that a properly placed shunt which has been present for quite some time would cause any stomach issues. Check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can stomach problems cause minor seizures?

I think I just ans: If I'm not mistaken I think this is a duplicate question regarding stomach problems and seizures, correct?

Please define your stomach problems to begin with and then, fully describe your seizures AND THEN, describe the relationship between these 2 things in terms of their timing to one another. ...Read more

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Can stomach problems cause me to have mild seizures?

Can stomach problems cause me to have mild seizures?

More info please: You would have to be a bit more specific of exactly what type of "stomach" problems you have and how they coincide at least in time with "mild seizures." Also, I need a description of what you mean when you say "mild seizures." On the surface, I see no relationship between those 2 entities but again really depends on what you're referring to before making that a firm statement of fact. ...Read more

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What is considered "too long" for taking an NSAID that it would cause stomach problems?

What is considered "too long" for taking an NSAID that it would cause stomach problems?

No set time duration: NSAIDS can cause problems such as gastritis or stomach ulceration even after relatively brief periods of usage. NSAIDS have a black box warning indicating increased risk of stroke or heart attack. Cardiovascular risk may be increased in patients with other risk factors for CV disease, such as smoking or family history or Diabetes.

Don't take NSAIDS on a chronic basis unless your physician ok's it ...Read more

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Are my stomach problems caused by oxycodone or alcohol?

Are my stomach problems caused by oxycodone or alcohol?

Either: Could be caused by either drug'; eliminate one and see what develops; ...Read more

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After getting off of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR is stomach problems a cause from the withdrawal?

After getting off of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR is stomach problems a cause from the withdrawal?

Possible: Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal can be quite prolonged and consist of multiple symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, even vision problems. ...Read more

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Can constipation or eating a lot cause anxiety or worsen it? I've had stomach problems and anxiety all week. And im not even anxious about anything

Can constipation or eating a lot cause anxiety or worsen it? I've had stomach problems and anxiety all week. And im not even anxious about anything

Anxiety and GI: Symptoms are often related. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Anx and GI can be a cycle, like chicken and egg. You may also have a food sensitivity. Great Plains Laboratory has a good food sensitivity lab test. A gastroenterologist is the type of doc to see for GI issues and consulting w/a mental health professional can help. Please don't rely on medication alone. Peace. ...Read more

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4days ago, I went to a restaurant and there I had a spring roll. From the next day I am having stomach problems, nausea, acidity. What may be the cause?

4days ago, I went to a restaurant and there I had a spring roll. From the next day I am having stomach problems, nausea, acidity. What may be the cause?

Multiple causes: Drink plenty of filtered water
take 4 oz of kefir twice dailyx1 week
get some probiotics- the best one is dr. Ohira's
can be ordered online. ...Read more

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Will pepto bismal soothe stomach problems caused by nervousness and anxiety?

Will pepto bismal soothe stomach problems caused by nervousness and anxiety?

Unlikely: Pepto-bismol works better for diarrhea than your issues. You would be better off on Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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Can a tooth abscess cause stomach problems?

Can a tooth abscess cause stomach problems?

Definitely, yes: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. We have now entered an era where some bacterial species are resistant to the full range of antibiotics presently available. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...Read more