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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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Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage ?

Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage ?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia may cause pain there, however heart disease, gallbladder disease and stomach may also cause issues. You should seek the help of a primary care physician to see if you need a gastroenterologist or cardiologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen and  back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause the feeling of food being stuck in upper abdomen?

What could cause the feeling of food being stuck in upper abdomen?

Dysphagia: Fullness, chest discomfort, "somethinng stuck in the chest" are a few of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in right center and upper abdomen please help?

Feeling lots of pain in right center and upper abdomen please help?

Many things: It could be related to the food you eat. It may be gallstones. It could be your liver or pancreas. Kidney stones on the right will cause pain. Also it could be due to your appendix. Get checked out by your primary care and they can help steer you in the right direction/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could cause pain in upper abdomen from coughing?

Can you tell me what could cause pain in upper abdomen from coughing?

Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing can cause pain in the upper abdomen usually from usage of the chest and diaphragm muscles that are used during cough. If the area hurts when you twist your chest or abdomen, its likely to be muscular. If however, the pain is worse after eating or associated with nausea if might be due to a gastrointestinal cause. If in the right upper quadrant it could be a gallbladder or liver issue ...Read more

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My upper abdomen feels very heavy post eating and i feel very uneasy. Waht may be the cause?

My upper abdomen feels very heavy post eating and i feel very uneasy. Waht may be the cause?

Many different: Possibilities, but more common causes are gallstones or gerd. You might want to try ppi class of medication, such as Prevacid or protonix, (pantoprazole) but if your symptoms persist or worsen, see a doctor so he can figure it out for you. ...Read more

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I have been having severe but painless spasms in my right upper abdomen for a few hours, what could be the cause and shold i be concerned?

I have been having severe but painless spasms in my right upper abdomen for a few hours, what could be the cause and shold i be concerned?

Many causes : Abdominal pain in young women is common and can be a serious condition. If this is persistant you should seek medical attention for examination, blood tests and likely ct scanning pending those results. ...Read more