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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 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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Pea sized, hard, tender, lumps (5 or 6 of them) in upper abdomen.Some are slightly bigger than others, none of them are movable. What could they be?

Pea sized, hard, tender, lumps (5 or 6 of them) in upper abdomen.Some are slightly bigger than others, none of them are movable. What could they be?

Can't tell: If these have been present for more than a few weeks without changing or getting worse, you should see your doctor about it. The description gave us no clue on what they could be. ...Read more

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Pain on right side ov my upper abdomen just below my rib radiating to the back and tender to touch also on the side is tender?Mainly the back hurts

Pain on right side ov my upper abdomen  just below my rib radiating to the back and tender to touch also on the side is tender?Mainly the back hurts

Get it evaluated: Several issues could cause this pain including gall bladder disease. You need to see a doctor and have appropriate testing to discover the cause. ...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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I have point tenderness in my upper abdomen almost between my ribs. I have naseau and have lost appetite, is this something I need to be seen for?

I have point tenderness in my upper abdomen almost between my ribs. I have naseau and have lost appetite, is this something I need to be seen for?

Yes, see the Doctor : 24y/o Female says has tenderness in her upper abdomen almost between her ribs. Has nausea and has lost appetite, asks, is this something I need to be seen for? Yes, is the simple answer. Could be a number of significant conditions and the Doctor is in the best position to make the diagnosis and treat. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen swelling /tender.Took 1 zoton , relieved it .I took 1 ponstan last nite.Also lot of pain lst wk .Doc. Said ulcer?

Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen  swelling /tender.Took 1  zoton , relieved it .I took 1 ponstan last nite.Also lot of  pain lst wk .Doc. Said ulcer?

May be ulcer, or not: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). Sometimes there is an ulcer in the first part of the small intestine. An infection with h. Pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains. An acid blocker like zoton can help. Needs more evaluation by the doctor. Pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can also occur. ...Read more

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I have a cold and have been coughing a lot, sneezing, blowing my nose and my upper abdomen has been sore, tender to the touch how long can this last?

I have a cold and have been coughing a lot, sneezing, blowing my nose and my upper abdomen has been sore, tender to the touch how long can this last?

Up to a week: Go see your doctor if going on for more than a week. Sooner if symptoms worsen. Most colds resolve in a few days to a week. I'm assuming the abd pain is from coughing, but have that checked out if it worsens or doesn't get immediately worse with cough for a second (as the abd muscles contract with cough or sneeze). ...Read more

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My gallbladder hurts all the time now and my upper abdomen is sore. Is this the natural progression of gallbladder disease?

My gallbladder hurts all the time now and my upper abdomen is sore. Is this the natural progression of gallbladder disease?

Probably: Repeat obstruction of the gallbladder leads to more symptoms and eventually complete blockage of one of the ducts, leading to an emergency. Seek surgical care soon. The source of pain may be different. ...Read more

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What causes the center of my stomach to hurt badly after i lay off my stomach and while i sit up? What causes my breast to be so tender ?

What causes the center of my stomach to hurt badly after i lay off my stomach and while i sit up?  What causes my breast to be so tender ?

Tender breasts: Breast pain and swelling can be caused by many things. Changes in estrogen and Progesterone levels can cause the breasts to feel more painful and/or swollen. This can occur in the second half of the menstrual cycle, early in pregnancy, and with fibrocystic breasts, which can be exaccerbated by high caffeine intake. If you continue to be uncomfortable, call your primary provider for an exam. ...Read more