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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pain In Middle Upper Abdomen

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Might it be possible that a a non-functioning gallbladder cause pain in only upper middle abdomen?

Might it be possible that a a non-functioning gallbladder cause pain in only upper middle abdomen?

Maybe: Upper abdominal painful pressure discomfort occuring a few hours after eating could be gallbladder symptoms. If your gallbladder has already been shown to have poor function, and the test also recreated the same symptoms, then some patients feel improvement with gallbladder surgery. ...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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Can acid reflux cause pain in the upper middle abdomen? I have inflammation at the GE junction. Could this cause pain in the upper middle abdomen?

Can acid reflux cause pain in the upper middle abdomen? I have inflammation at the GE junction. Could this cause pain in the upper middle abdomen?

Yes: it's very common for reflux to cause pain in the epigastrium. If you get discomfort in that region that you suspect is from reflux, it is appropriate to try an antacid to see if it helps. It is important to try to follow anti-reflux precautions and to take your reflux medication on a regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in upper middle abdomen? CBC nml, cmp nml, lipase amylase, and abdominal u/s nml.. Scared of cancer or lymphoma. 31 years old.

What could cause pain in upper middle abdomen? CBC nml, cmp nml, lipase amylase, and abdominal u/s nml.. Scared of cancer or lymphoma. 31 years old.

Many possibilities: You could have ulcer disease, acid reflux, hernia, gallbladder inflammation or stones, gastritis, or gastroenteritis, and so on. Is your pain acute or chronic, any triggers, etc? Lipase neg makes pancreatitis unlikely. US neg makes gall stones less likely. CMP nl means normal liver function and bilirubin. See your doctor or GI. Cancers usually not common in your age group. ...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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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