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Could it be something bad if I have upper belly pain for a few days?

Could it be something bad if I have upper belly pain for a few days?

It sure could: This question depends heavily on your personal and medical history. It could be something simple like a "stomach flu" or it could be something serious like an ulcer or even cancer. You need to see your doc for this. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Im 15 weeks and im having really bad upper belly pain and also bleeding alot. Am I going to deliver preterm?

Not necessarily, but: You may not deliver early, but that's not the most important immediate issue, which is why your are experiencing these symptoms. See TUR gynecologist or primary physician asap. Also see my prior answers related to abdominal pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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Body pain & at times middle upper belly pain for months Dr. thinks gallbladder. Sono & HIDA neg. ALB 3.14 AST 58 ESR 44 CPK 356 Platelets 430 CRP 15. ?

Body pain & at times middle upper belly pain for months Dr. thinks gallbladder. Sono & HIDA neg. ALB 3.14 AST 58 ESR 44 CPK 356 Platelets 430 CRP 15. ?

Diagnosis: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. You need to allow a continued evaluation by your doctor. If this is not due to problems with the gallbladder then perhaps further imaging studies or endoscopy are needed. If you are not seeing a GI doctor you might ask for a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: upper belly pain?

Epigastric pain: I assume you are referring to the epigastric region, the area between your breast bone and navel. There are many causes to pain in this area, and not all from organs in your "belly". It includes: lower lobe lung problems (pneumonia, tumors), heart disease, diaphragm irritation, and abdominal organs such as the liver, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, duodenum, pancreas, and kidneys. ...Read more

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Why am i having upper belly pain after eating sugar?

Why am i having upper belly pain after eating sugar?

Not enough data: Upper abdominal pain may come from the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and other organs. Sometimes sugar could exacerbate gastritis or ulcers. Your description is not enough to draw conclusions. Any persistent abdominal pain of moderate to severe intensity should be evaluated in person by a physician. Concerning symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, weight loss. ...Read more

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Can liver lesion with fatty liver be infection ?blood work normal upper belly pain an weakness .......

Can liver lesion with fatty liver   be infection   ?blood work normal upper belly pain an weakness    .......

Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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Went to drs for upper belly pain & itching. No answers. Now have pain in belly and right shoulder. Feeling very full. Did ct and said everything fine?

Went to drs for upper belly pain & itching. No answers. Now have pain in belly and right shoulder. Feeling very full. Did ct and said everything fine?

See a Gastroenterolo: Although you have been adequately investigated for your complaint, but still a diagnosis was not made. Abdominal pain has very many causes and at times it is not easy to diagnose. At your age i am not suspecting anything really bad, but still you need to see a gastroenterologist to diagnose it in relatively quick fashion. Hope that eberything turns out to be good. ...Read more

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Had my lipase checked Saturday.it was down to 747 from 1691 last weds.I'm currently having upper belly pain,nausea,fever,chills and puking bile.do i call GI now?or wait?will GI send to erorgetmein2day

Had my lipase checked Saturday.it was down to 747 from 1691 last weds.I'm currently having upper belly pain,nausea,fever,chills and puking bile.do i call GI now?or wait?will GI send to erorgetmein2day

Seek medical care: Lipase levels are not very helpful once they are solidly in the abnormal range. The level doesn't necessarily predict severity of illness. Regardless of the level, if you are vomiting frequently and having severe pain, you need medical attention. ...Read more

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Upper Belly Pain (Definition)

I assume you are referring to the epigastric region, the area between your breast bone and navel. There are many causes to pain in this area, and not all from organs in your "belly". It includes: lower lobe lung problems (pneumonia, tumors), heart disease, diaphragm irritation, and abdominal organs such as the liver, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, ...Read more


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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more