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What can cause severe pain both in upper part of stomach accompanied with severe back pain?

What can cause severe pain both in upper part of stomach accompanied with severe back pain?

Gallbladder, gastrit: Severe abdominal pain can refer to the back, so any cause for abdominal pain: gallstones and indigestion are common causes. Avoiding alcohol, stimulants, caffeine, fatty foods and acidic foods could help both these conditions. The gallbladder commonly hurts in the right shoulder/upper back. It occurs after a meal. Indigestion sometimes happens getting into bed, or after a heavy meal. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe pain and pain in my shoulders and upper arms?

What are the causes of severe pain and pain in my shoulders and upper arms?

Causes of Pain: At your age, overexertion from something you did today should be relieved by some topical analgesic cream or oral analgesic but if it is recurrent or persistent, it could be your gallbladder or something in your cervical spine. Patients with impending heart attack can have some pain in those areas too but this depends on your health status and family history. Better see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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Could the quadratus lumborum cause burning/prickling pain in the upper and lower legs ?

Could the quadratus lumborum cause burning/prickling pain in the upper and lower legs ?

Sciatica: You are describing sciatic nerve pain or sciatica, due to compression of the nerve somewhere as it runs from the spinal cord down the leg. Spasm or contraction of the piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks, can cause sciatica. Piriformis syndrome may be causing your symptoms. See your doctor for specific exercises that can help. ...Read more

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What causes small throbbing pain in upper thigh?

What causes small throbbing pain in upper thigh?

Hernia: In the upper thigh, there is an area called the femoral triangle. If there is a weakness in the tissue in that area, there can be a hernia of tissue causing throbbing pain in that location. ...Read more

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What could cause severe achy pain in the upper front of my thigh?

What could cause severe achy pain in the upper front of my thigh?

Muscle strain: or inflammation- often related to overuse or exercise. If you are a runner or avid gymnast this can be a cause. If you have associated redness and swelling- see a physician. If not allergic I suggest Advil or Aleve plus BioFreeze liniment. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain of right inside upper arm?

What causes severe pain of right inside upper arm?

Many causes : There are many causes to what you are describing and more information is needed. Consider a telehealth consult as it may be a good starting point in determining if this is something to be concerned about. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What causes burning pain in upper left quadrent of the stomach?

Many causes: Question is was this a one time issue or is this ongoing and for longer than just a few days. If it is ongoing then have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause severe pain both in upper part of stomach accompanied with severe back pain?

Is there anything that can cause severe pain both in upper part of stomach accompanied with severe back pain?

This may be a sign: Of an ulcer, acid reflux, gallbladder problem, pancreas issue or other GI issue that may be referring pain to the back or two separate issues especially if you are taking anti inflammatory medication for your back pain which could be a source of your stomach symptoms as well. See your doctor. A vascular problem could also be an issue like an abdominal aortic aneurysm ...Read more

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What causes numbness or tingling in the upper abdomen ?

What causes numbness or tingling in the upper abdomen ?

Neuropathy: Numbness and tingling is a symptom of neuropathy (nerve damage). That can have numerous causes from benign and self limiting to serious conditions. If it is a recent observation, wait and it may resolve spntaneously. If it persists, increases or recurs then do see your pcp for a thorough history and examination. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

It could be: 100 different things, such as ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, hernia, zoster, muscle strain. Get your doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper quadrant of abdomen?

What causes pain in upper quadrant of abdomen?

Many possibilities: Causes of upper abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: gallstones, hepatitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammation of the bile duct or gallbladder, obstructed intestines, and problems of the chest such as angina, heart attack, pericarditis, pneumonia and pleurisy. If you are experiencing chronic upper abdominal pain get it checked. Severe pain = er. ...Read more

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Possible causes of constant pain and severe pains between the shoulder blades that radiates into the chest?

Possible causes of constant pain and severe pains between the shoulder blades that radiates into the chest?

See a physician ASAP: Any severe pain in the chest needs immediate evaluation by a physician. Go to the ed. ...Read more

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Horrible pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, mild upper chest pain. Also short of breath. What is it?

Horrible pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, mild upper chest pain. Also short of breath. What is it?

See your Doctor: Must have complete evaluation. If sudden you may need emergency medical intervention or you may not. You must see your phisician asap and obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What might cause severe back pain in the upper left quadrant of my back?

What might cause severe back pain in the upper left quadrant of my back?

Back pain: Inflammation of the rib head as it inserts into the spine. Upper back pain is in the thoracic spine. In general, most pain is muscular or tendinous in origin. Herniated discs in the upper spine are uncommon.An MRI of the thoracic spine can help make the diagnosis. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause mild, continuous pain in upper chest and arms?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What can cause severe abdominal pain in the center and lower parts of my abdomen?

GI or GYN or bladder: Many possible causes of lower abdominal pain exist but it is usually related to either the bowel, the uterus/ovaries, or the bladder. See a doctor and they can guide you to the likely cause of the pain through a physical exam and appropriate labs or x-ray tests. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe lower left abdominal pain?

What are the causes of severe lower left abdominal pain?

Colon? kidney? gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe pain and pain in my shoulders and upper arms?

Causes of Pain: At your age, overexertion from something you did today should be relieved by some topical analgesic cream or oral analgesic but if it is recurrent or persistent, it could be your gallbladder or something in your cervical spine. Patients with impending heart attack can have some pain in those areas too but this depends on your health status and family history. Better see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain of right inside upper arm?

Many causes : There are many causes to what you are describing and more information is needed. Consider a telehealth consult as it may be a good starting point in determining if this is something to be concerned about. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers.Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers.Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Please keep: looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I missed first step of the stairs coming down backwards landed on my shoulder.It didn't hurt until two days passed.now severe pain in upper arm.broke?

Maybe (not) . . .: It's impossible for me to tell whether you/that person broke his/her arm or not. It's less likely if pain didn't start until 2d later but perhaps it took that long for adrenaline from fall to wear off, so to speak. Regardless, given onset of severe pain now, it's best for you/him/her to see GP ASAP. Go to nearest A&E if GP not available. I'd also worry about bleeding in brain (head injury) etc. ...Read more

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Had blood drawn two days ago, today my upper arm has severe pain that comes in waves, Is this normal? Please help!!

Pain post blood draw: Doesn't sound normal. Please see your doctor for follow up care ASAP. Try ice to the area alternating with heat for pain relief and increased blood flow to the area. ...Read more

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Im suffering from severe pain in my upper arm. I’m unable most days to put my arm behind my back or even lift to to get dressed. What could it be?

Best to see MD: It seems like the muscle to perform those functions are inflamed or even torn as in rotator cuff tear or labral tear. On the other hand, capsulitis or diffuse tendonitis can do the same. It is best to be evaluated and if needed to have an MRI (only if necessary) for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I had a short arm cast on for 10 wks for an upper arm break. Had it removed 2 wks ago. I now have severe pain & throbbing in my wrist? Why?

Stiff wrist?: I'm assuming you had a forearm ( most probable-- distal radius fx) ; though I'm unsure w/out looking @ the X-rays. " Upper arm"? is confusing . Most likely , however , you may be having wrist pain now because your wrist was immobilized for a considerable time.This can be normal as u regain motion and strength in your wrist joint.If it is not improving w/time see your orthopedic surgeon. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Slap repair/bicep release in shoulder.good 1st 2 wks.then much worse.all upper arm muscles severe pain, even under arm. symptoms 4wks ago. Docs unsure. Help?

Slap repair/bicep release in shoulder.good 1st 2 wks.then much worse.all upper arm muscles severe pain, even under arm. symptoms 4wks ago. Docs unsure. Help?

A number of possibi-: lities, including the suture used has become undone or the screw/anchor used has pulled out. In both cases you would benefit from another surgery, to put it right. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have extremely severe pain in my left shoulder and upper arm from bursitis. I've tried heat, cold, physical therapy and meloxicam with no success. ?

I have extremely severe pain in my left shoulder and upper arm from bursitis.  I've tried heat, cold, physical therapy and meloxicam with no success. ?

Get MRI: If you have 'bursitis' diagnosed by history and physical exam/ X-rays only and have had the treatment you discussed w/out improvement then a good quality MRI scan is indicated. If you've had an MRI scan which confirms above then see a qualified ORS for possible subacromial injection or arthroscopic decompression/rotator cuff repair. Best if Luck! ...Read more

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My brother's is experiencing severe pain at his back radiating to his arms his sugar level is 220. Is this pain cause by his high sugar level?

My brother's is experiencing severe pain at his back radiating to his arms his sugar level is 220.  Is this pain cause by his high sugar level?

Need to give us more: info before answering this question. Back pain and sugar levels usually don't go hand in hand, but without the full picture of your giving us his past medical, family, surgical, social, sexual, meds he's on, allergies, supplements, it's tough to say anything based on this alone. Please provide as much info as possible. ...Read more

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What can cause severe pain in the arm pit?

Multiple things: Good question. This is complicated and can be multifactorial. Varies things can cause armpit pain or refer pain to this area. The most bothersome in some ways is a condition known as hydroadenitis supportive. This condition essentially results in the boils in the armpit or groin. Definitely touch base with your doctor. ...Read more

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Random severe forearm pain, arm goes rock hard, and swells noticeably & causes severe pain, happened twice in 3 days? Should i be worried.

Depends: Hard to say what this is, depends some on what you were doing before the onset of the pain and swelling, how quickly it arose and how long it lasted. One possibility can be exertional compartment syndrome, but never have seen this in the forearm before. If this continues you should go in to be seen. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe pain from left breast around under the arm. Feels like I'm in a vice.what could cause this?

I am experiencing severe pain from left breast around under the arm. Feels like I'm in a vice.what could cause this?

Could be serious: You don't give any information about yourself, but this could be a heart attack. At any rate, severe pain deserves an explanation. You should be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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What would cause severe pain starting in the right side of neck down thru the shoulder and radiate down the arm to the elbow and forearm?

What would cause severe pain starting in the right side of neck down thru the shoulder and radiate down the arm to the elbow and forearm?

Pinched nerve: The nerves to the arm come out from the spinal cord from the neck vertebrae .A pinched nerve, at this level, could cause these symptoms.See your doctor if this persists, epically if there is numbness and/or weakness. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain upper foream & elbow. Tingling down entire arm to hand. Could a slip 3 years ago be the cause?

Ulnar entrapment: Is one possible diagnosis, but this requires a history and physical. I'm available to consult i ...Read more

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Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Need medical exam: Many people fear a heart attack if pain radiates down arm, but that is extremely unlikely in a 19-year-old woman. More likely is pinched nerve in the neck, but impossible to know without a medical exam. ...Read more

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What causes right arm to hurt when moved certain ways, pain around the right shoulderblade, last week had severe pain, vomitting in the upper stomach, what could cause this?

Various things: The pain in your right shoulder blade along with the vomiting could be related to your gallbladder. Consider a visit to your physician if this doesn't resolve soon. ...Read more