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What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Severe upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, gas, hot flashes when pain comes. Some nausea, some bowels sometimes loose sometimes normal.

Severe upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, gas, hot flashes when pain comes. Some nausea, some bowels sometimes loose sometimes normal.

GASTROENTERITIS?: Your symptoms suggest that you have a gastrointestinal infection called Gastroenteritis.You need to drink fluids to keep hydrated. But if the pain persists and you start vomiting or not able to drink fluids due to nausea. Then you need to consult your doctor or if can not get appt go to the ER. Most of the times these are self limiting as these are caused by viruses. But it can also be due to bacteria ...Read more

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I have had sulfur burps, vomiting, diahhrea, gas, and severe upper abdominal pain for about 2 1/2 days now.?

I have had sulfur burps, vomiting, diahhrea, gas, and severe upper abdominal pain for about 2 1/2 days now.?

Go to ER: If you have had severe pain plus the other symptoms for 2 1/2 days without relief, it may be a serious situation which requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Low grade pains in stomach for 6 days (almost upper abdominal pain) like the pain is moving from a part to another place. Too much gas in sleep. Ideas?

Low grade pains in stomach for 6 days (almost upper abdominal pain) like the pain is moving from a part to another place. Too much gas in sleep. Ideas?

You list IBS, but...: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Risk factors? Excruciating pain needs immediate eval ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain that's sudden. Woke me up at night. Nausea, vomiting, pain is getting worse, hurts to move. Trble passing gas. Help? What is this?

Well...: A specific diagnosis is impossible on-line, what I am sure is that with these symptoms you should be going to the ER now!
Do not wait. ...Read more

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I've had chole in 07. Stenting for sod in 2010. Continue with severe upper abdominal pain and trapped gas. Pain occasionally radiates back oily stool?

Complex problem: Sod, or spintor of oddi dysfunction is a complex issue causes frequent pains, and attacks of pancreatitis you should discuss with your physician (s), also find out you did not have pancreatic divisam where minor pancreatic duct enters duodenum separately causing localized pancreatitis, good luck. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing upper abdominal pain and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: severe) (quality: throbbing sensation). X-ray results: Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel noted, mostly in the left upper?

My Daughter is experiencing upper abdominal pain and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: severe) (quality: throbbing sensation). X-ray results: Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel noted, mostly in the left upper?

Please ask the doc: Please work with the attending doctors and ask them this question now since they should know more about your daughter's clinical profile than anyone online; further online wondering will surely prove to be more baffling and annoying than helping. To do there correctly, follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Clinically, she may suffer from? ileus... ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain outta no where a lot of belching passing gas and bowl movements with a strange taste in mouth?

Upper abdominal pain outta no where a lot of belching passing gas and bowl movements with a strange taste in mouth?

Likely reflux: You should speak with your doctor this sounds like reflux but other things need to be considered like gallbladder. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach upset, upper abdominal pain, tender abdomen and passing gas. I am 3 weeks postpartum. It hurts also when I take deep breaths. Is this normal?

I am experiencing stomach upset, upper abdominal pain, tender abdomen and passing gas. I am 3 weeks postpartum. It hurts also when I take deep breaths. Is this normal?

Exam needed: These symptoms warrant an abdominal examination by a physician urgently. They could be due to acute gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder or pancreatic inflammation. Irritation/inflammation of the diaphragm explains the discomfort with a deep breath. Examination in the emergency room is advised as prompt evaluation and testing is available. ...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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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?

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 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 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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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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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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Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain? I'm constipated and have dull-sharp pains up near my ribs around the stomach, I also haven't eaten well

Be seen: You might want to get a check up just to be evaluated for your abdominal pain, poor appetite. And constipation. But to answer your question, constipation could potentially cause abdominal pain. ...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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What can cause upper abdominal pain with nausea, trouble sleeping and walking, vomiting, decreased appetite, and lower right abdominal pain?

Dysautonomia: This is a relatively common condition and by far the commonest cause is poor diet. The lower part of the brain controls the organs of the body in performing their functions. Lousy diet affects these control mechanisms, particularly all the sweet stuff. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain+ r lowr abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, no fever, trouble sleeping, intense pain, trouble walking?

What can cause upper abdominal pain+ r lowr abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, no fever, trouble sleeping, intense pain, trouble walking?

Lots of things: Anything from a GI flu to trouble with anxiety. Nobody will be able to make the diagnosis on you accurately unless you get in to see a doctor and are examined. You may need bloodwork as well. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Tyson
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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


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