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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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What can cause dull with intermittent stabbing pains with maybe a little bloating in lower left abdomen sometimes accompanied by nausea in a male?

What can cause dull with intermittent stabbing pains with maybe a little bloating in lower left abdomen sometimes accompanied by nausea in a male?

Diverticulosis and .: This is most commonly associated with diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Diverticula are out pouches of the lower bowel on the left side. Given diet and stool consistency these pouches can become inflamed/infected. Usually associated with bloating, diarrhea, blood in the stool, tenderness and fever. This can be treated with antibiotics; some cases, a flexible sigmoidoscopy is may be required. ...Read more

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What could cause bloating, nausea, dizziness, lower left abdominal pain?

What could cause bloating, nausea, dizziness, lower left abdominal pain?

Could be: Simple constipation, diverticular disease, or tumor or inflammatory bowel disease, left ureteral/kidney stone or if female ovarian pathology. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes bloating and gas that is hard to pass, and hangs around for hours after meals, in the lower left abdominal area, but also mid-back area?

What causes bloating and gas that is hard to pass, and hangs around for hours after meals, in the lower left  abdominal area, but also mid-back area?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause upper back pain? Have pain in my left side, nausea, and bloating, which is my usual gastritis. Back pain level to the stomach pain

Can gastritis cause upper back pain? Have pain in my left side, nausea, and bloating, which is my usual gastritis. Back pain level to the stomach pain

Comorbidity: It means that two or more conditions happening in the same person. They can occur at the same time or one after the other. When you have more than one health problem, you have different health care needs and should address each separately. Start with the worst one. ...Read more

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I have bloating, lower left quadrant pain, belching, and off and on stomach pain after eating. What can the cause be? Is it aortic aneurysm?

I have bloating, lower left quadrant pain, belching, and off and on stomach pain after eating. What can the cause be? Is it aortic aneurysm?

GI cause: Symptoms are not very specific for a single cause but are related to your GI tract, possibly a food intolerance such as lactose. These are not symptoms you would see with an aneurysm and you are much to young to be at risk for this. ...Read more

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Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more

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Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Can hashimotos cause abdominal bloating?

Unlikely: Severe untreated low thyroid levels may cause this but if you are properly treated, the abdominal symptoms would be unrelated. ...Read more

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What is cause of chronic and painfull stomach bloating!

What is cause of chronic and painfull stomach bloating!

Could be several: Watch your diet. Avoid foods which make your symptoms worse. Eat small portions and avoid eating large meals at a time. Try over the counter probiotics. You need a GI evaliation if symptoms have been going on for some time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in upper left abdomen + bloating?

What should I do about pain in upper left abdomen + bloating?

Abdominal pain: A.Change in bowel habits to include left upper abdominal pain may be nothing more than constipation. However, at age 41, it should be evaluated by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my abdominal bloating in my upper GI area?

IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems. Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdominal bloating after very little eating/drinking?

Irritible bowels: Irritable bowel sysndrome causes all your anxiety to play out in your gut. If you are unaware that you are not coping well with your troubles or good fortune either way your abdomen will let you know. Meditation is quite helpful as well as insight and a routine exercise schedule. Avoid drugs that slow the gut such as valium, pain pills or smoking.Carbonated drinks contribute to bloating also. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left side accompanied by bloating in the stomach, should I be worried?

Pain in lower left side accompanied by bloating in the stomach, should I be worried?

See your MD: It can be as simp;e a case of constipation or some thing as inflamtion of colon etc. so better consult your Doctor ...Read more

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Stomach distended more on one side than the other. What could cause this uneven bloating?

Stomach distended more on one side than the other. What could cause this uneven bloating?

Location of gas: Aerophagia (swallowed air) distends stomach & may result in burping. Also, gassiness/ stomach distension after meals can reflect: 1) partial gastric outlet obstruction due to gastritis/ulcer; 2) pyloric narrowing from scar; 3) gastroparesis due to delayed emptying of stomach (as w/diabetic gut neuropathy); 4) bacterial overgrowth in gut; 5) any malabsorption; 6) pancreatic maldigestion 7) lots more. ...Read more

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Suddenly today I have low left back pain also bloating and pain under by my abdomen. What could be happening ?

Inadequate info: Your question is too non specific. Broadly low back and lower abdominal pain can be a symptom of urinary tract infection. A good history, exam and urine exam is recommended. ...Read more