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

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?

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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I had a colonoscopy am in pain right below my breasts in the center. Passing gas ok no bm or relief. What can i do to relieve the upper belly pain?

I had a colonoscopy am in  pain right below my breasts in the center.  Passing gas ok no bm or relief. What can i do to relieve the upper belly pain?

S/p colonoscopy pain: Were polyps removed? may be irritation, rarely perforation or microperforation .Call your gastorenterologist and f/u w/ them today . ...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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Waves of upper abdominal pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Waves of upper abdominal  pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Consultation advised: If this is a new problem you should you need to see a physician as soon as possible to examen you and diagnose and treat you. If this is a chronic problem see your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment; you can also have a consultation here at Health Tap which may be helpful. A video, voice only or INBOX text consultation is best. A text chat is not advised for this problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain. That is releved if i drink hot water or put a warm cloth on my abdomen..which then causes me to burp which then releves the pain..several years ago i did have two big gallbladder attacks .

I am experiencing  upper abdominal pain. That is releved if i drink hot water or put a warm cloth on my abdomen..which then causes me to burp which then releves the pain..several years ago i did have two big gallbladder attacks .

Here are some...: Your well described symptoms seem centering on gastrointestinal tract, for which you should be evaluated by GI-specialist timely. How to put all the related things together correctly for good care? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Thereby you can work better with doctor so to reach most reasonable diagnosis / care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right) , abdominal mass, bloating or abdominal fullness, swollen abdomen and side pain. I have a round mass on left low or mid side when coughing. I cant really bend my abdomen is in the way and painful?

I am experiencing  upper abdominal pain (side: right) , abdominal mass, bloating or abdominal fullness, swollen abdomen and side pain. I have a round mass on left low or mid side when coughing. I cant really bend my abdomen is in the way and painful?

Need Medical checkup: If you suspect any mass in your abdomen which is causing pain, you should have a medical check up. Go see your doctor immediately and have a medical examination. A CT scan of the abdomen is a good test to check for any suspected abdominal mass or lumps in the abdomen. If there is a lump, it will require further testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain,burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated.Is that common with a hernia?

I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain,burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated.Is that common with a hernia?

Not likely HHrelated: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...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