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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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I have mono. It has caused my abdomen on the left side to be sore to the touch. It is not my spleen. What is it?

I have mono. It has caused my abdomen on the left side to be sore to the touch. It is not my spleen. What is it?

Tender Abdoman: How do you know it's not your spleen? The spleen is on the left side and can become enlarged and tender with mono. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a little tenderness in my upper abdomen.... What.Could b d underlying cause....?

I have a little tenderness in my upper abdomen.... What.Could b d underlying cause....?

How long? many: Don't know details. Could be gas, muscular pain, hiatal hernia (knuckle of stomach above diaphragm ), heartburn from reflux of stomach contents, but...Could be ulcer, gallbladder, colon issues, pancreas issues, abdominal wall hernia, even start of appendicitis. Ongoing? Nausea? Vomiting? Bowel complaints? Fever? Weight loss? See md if doesn't resolve shortly, any above complaints, or questions. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

If your doctor: has ordered a HIDA scan, he/she strongly suspects gallbladder disease. US is highly sensitive for detection of gallstones, but no diagnostic test is always 100%. If CCK injection re-produces your symptoms, it is highly likely that cholecystectomy would be advised. ...Read more

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What could pain in upper abdomen especially when inhaling and touching be caused by? It's under both ribs and middle abdomen. Very sore.

What could pain in upper abdomen especially when inhaling and touching be caused by? It's under both ribs and middle abdomen. Very sore.

One possible cause: From your description, the pain may be related to a stomach ache. You may be experiencing a symptom of GERD. If it persists please see your PCP. ...Read more

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Galbladder surgery a month ago, now feeling bruised on left side. Extremely tender to touch. I do have an enlarged liver and spleen. What could it be?

Galbladder surgery a month ago, now feeling bruised on left side. Extremely tender to touch. I do have an enlarged liver and spleen. What could it be?

Post surgery care: Your surgeon will want to see you, and you should check in. Liver and gallbladder are on the right side, however some patients feel the pain/pressure on the left. There are several possibilities, fluid collection and bile leak need to be ruled out. Okay to ask about ultrasound or nuclear tech hida to check this out. ...Read more

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Side pain that shift to where the spleen is hurts most at night when I lay down no fever no vomiting should I go to the ER my stomach feels tender?

Side pain that shift to where the spleen is hurts most at night when I lay down no fever no vomiting should I go to the ER my stomach feels tender?

Need an exam: You should see a physician to evaluate your problem. Use your own judgement as to wether you need to go to the ER. If the discomfort is only at night and has been present for over a week without worsening you may not need to go to ER. But if discomfort is severe or increasing going to ER is best choice. ...Read more

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Can sinuses or allergies impact spleen? Visual bulge in this area and tenderness at bottom of sternum. Lost 7 lbs in 4 days. Also sore throat & cough

Can sinuses or allergies impact spleen? Visual bulge in this area and tenderness at bottom of sternum.  Lost 7 lbs in 4 days. Also sore throat & cough

No, allergies do not: affect spleen. Conditions that cause enlarged spleen include mononucleosis, hereditary blood disorders, and sometimes blood malignancies such as lymphoma. If you think your spleen is enlarged, you should see a doctor for confirmation and further studies. ...Read more

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Hematologist did exam to feel for spleen 3 days ago (felt nothing) have sore feeling, and hurts when I stretch since then. Is this from pressing?

Hematologist did exam to feel for spleen 3 days ago (felt nothing) have sore feeling, and hurts when I stretch since then. Is this from pressing?

Likely: Three days a bit long for the effect of examination for spleen to last. If it is not well by a week from the day of the examination, it would be prudent to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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My left top rib under my breast sticks out further than the right rib is this normal? Its sore too(been touching it) , is this my spleen enlarged?

My left top rib under my breast sticks out further than the right rib is this normal? Its sore too(been touching it) , is this my spleen enlarged?

Likely normal: Since no person is entirely symmetrical , it may just be your body's configuration. You need to stop pushing it since it will just irritates the rib . It is also highly unlikely to be your spleen. If you are still concerned or the pain fails to subside in another week, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Clot traveled to spleen and its oversized and have viral infection symptoms. Sore spleen and chest, kidney.How long do I have to live?

Clot traveled to spleen and its oversized and have viral infection symptoms. Sore spleen and chest, kidney.How long do I have to live?

Splenic infarct: If appropriately managed this will probably not influence your life expectancy. You may have infective endocarditis with emboli to the spleen or there are other areas from which this may occur, most of them amenable to treatment. Relax and follow your doctor's guidance. Good luck ...Read more

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Pushed a lot every day to feel spleen, since have sore & sharp feeling under ribs and left side.How long will that take to go away? Had bad anxiety over 13cm spleen 1 mo ago, now I think I hurt myself. Feel fine otherwise. Labs nml, no weight loss.

Pushed a lot every day to feel spleen, since have sore & sharp feeling under ribs and left side.How long will that take to go away? Had bad anxiety over 13cm spleen 1 mo ago, now I think I hurt myself. Feel fine otherwise. Labs nml, no weight loss.

Muscular: A muscular cause of your discomfort is suspected caused by your continual poking for the spleen. I assume your lab work excluded mononucleosis or hematalogic disorders as a cause of your splenomegaly. If the discomfort persists or worsens, get examined by your physician again. ...Read more

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Have had a sore throat and cold symptoms for about a month. Didn't do mono test because he wouldn't do anything anyways. Should I worry about spleen?

Have had a sore throat and cold symptoms for about a month. Didn't do mono test because he wouldn't do anything anyways. Should I worry about spleen?

Splenomegaly: If you are truly concerned that you have mononucleosis, enlargement of the spleen should be a concern. Not everyone develops splenomegaly, but when it occurs it usually start about two weeks after symptoms of infection develop. An enlarged spleen is usually easy to palpate (feel) by an experienced examiner. ...Read more

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Can you bruise ribs by pushing to feel spleen? Was doing last night and now sore to touch. don't feel spleen. 13cm spleen on ct 1 mo ago- no symptoms

Can you bruise ribs by pushing to feel spleen? Was doing last night and now sore to touch. don't feel spleen. 13cm spleen on ct 1 mo ago- no symptoms

No: You are sore because of digital manipulation, will go away. Spleen of 13 cm is normal size, no body will ever feel it manually, even in skinny persons, it needs to triple its size to be felt under the rib cage. Your spleen is fine, stop worrying about it, take care ...Read more