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I've been have pain/ discomfort in right upper abdomen by ribs that radiate to the side. Burning sensation under my skin othrt times its cramp like. I also have intermittent discomfort in right shoulder blade. Dr thought it was gallbladder. Ultrasound sh

I've been have pain/ discomfort in right upper abdomen by ribs that radiate to the side. Burning sensation under my skin othrt times its cramp like. I also have intermittent discomfort in right shoulder blade. Dr thought it was gallbladder. Ultrasound sh

It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a constant discomfort in the upper abdomen right under ribcage in the middle that's there all day everyday?

Can anxiety cause a constant discomfort in the upper abdomen right under ribcage in the middle that's there all day everyday?

Yes: Stress can increase the acid production in the stomach and increase the chances of gastritis and ulcers. You can take antacids or acid reducers to help. Sounds like you need to see your doctor to help with your anxiety. ...Read more

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I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 2 weeks ago. I am still getting discomfort on back and upper right abdomen. I am afraid of bike leak or stone. Is it normal to still feel discomfort after 2 weeks? My liver enzymes retured to normal.

I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 2 weeks ago. I am still getting discomfort on back and upper right abdomen. I am afraid of bike leak or stone. Is it normal to still feel discomfort after 2 weeks? My liver enzymes retured to normal.

Yes: If there was inflammation or infection prompting an emergency gall bladder removal, then some level of discomfort for several weeks after the procedure is normal. Bile leak would cause significant abdominal pain, and a retained stone in the bile ducts would cause more intense and cramping pain. If any fever, see your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Yes: The stomach can refer pain to the upper right abdomen but also you need to consider the gallbladder and the liver. If increase pain see provider You can try OTC medications to see if it helps But see provider if increased pain nausea or other symptoms ...Read more

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Why always feel discomfort (pricking) upper right abdomen especially night. B4 my liver function test have higher, but already get back normal.?

Why always feel discomfort (pricking) upper right abdomen especially night. B4 my liver function test have higher, but already get back normal.?

Liver: Sounds like you have had some type of liver problem. Do you know why your liver enzymes have been elevated?
One thought I would have is you a stretching your liver capsule at night. ...Read more

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I have bad discomfort in upper abdomen?

I have bad discomfort in upper abdomen?

Could be many things: Pain in the upper abdomen could signify peptic ulcer disease or gallbladder problems. See a doctor so that the appropriate tests can be ordered to be ascertain what is ailing you. ...Read more

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Upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What could this be?

Upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What could this be?

Gas: Could be many things, but functional pain in the setting gas is common. But if there are any other alarm symptoms or if it progresses further work-up is necessary so see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does anxiety and stress cause indegestion/minor chest and upper abdomen discomfort?

It can: You need to see your provider to be examined. Ask for a referral to a therapist - just a prescription for anxiety medication will not be as effective as learning how to avoid, reduce and manage stress and anxiety. CBT can do that. If meds are needed you can have them too. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What can this be?

I'm having upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What can this be?

May be stomach issue: Upper abdominal discomfort can come from many sources including the gallbladder, stomach, pancreas and liver. Tapping from inside is an unusual complaint, but any movement in the upper abdomen is likely related to the stomach or duodenum. So, regarding the stomach, reflux and ulcers can both cause pain and spasm and may slow digestion. Gallbladder disease and pancreatitis can have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been feeling upper abdomen and throat discomfort. More on the throat. What could it be?

I've been feeling upper abdomen and throat discomfort. More on the throat. What could it be?

Reflux?: Hello Rene, you said you have upper abdomen and throat discomfort. This could possibly gastric reflux because in gastric reflux, the acid from the stomach could come up to the throat and irritates it. Could you provide more information? ...Read more

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Feeling up sensation like you are full after a meal mile discomfort. No pain. Located left side /upper abdomen under rip cage. Any other symptoms?

Feeling up sensation like you are full after a meal mile discomfort. No pain. Located left side /upper abdomen under rip cage. Any other symptoms?

Cardiac/GI: At your age if you have cardiac risk factor/heart disease, you should get checked. If not and your are in good health.....try laxative/peptobismol/ Antacid. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am having chest pain in left side when I am laying down in leftside. Iam also having discomfort in my upper abdomen.

Hello doctor, I am having chest pain in left side when I am laying down in leftside. Iam also having discomfort in my upper abdomen.

See a doctor: Chest pains 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 so they can help you. ...Read more

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What could be causing constant discomfort in my upper abdomen just below my sternum? The mild pain is felt in my upper back as well.

What could be causing constant discomfort in my upper abdomen just below my sternum? The mild pain is felt in my upper back as well.

Couple of things: This symptom could be related to esophagitis/gastritis/ulcer (is it worse after eating/swallowing or not?), or possibly pancreatitis (is it relieved by slouching forward, or made worse by drinking alcohol?). If it persists, you should consult dr and get upper GI and/or lab work for pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Er said I had a virus. I'm still having a lot of pain & discomfort in upper abdomen & a little in the chest area. How to relieve it & how long it lasts?

Er said I had a virus. I'm still having a lot of pain & discomfort in upper abdomen & a little in the chest area. How to relieve it & how long it lasts?

REST: I think that yout best move would be rest and take a medicine such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) which won;t hurt your stomach, and drink plenty of fluids. If the problem persistes its time ro see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having discomfort and slight pain in my mid and upper abdomen, when I pass gas, it smells more foul than usual, not like death or sewer, just a different more foul oder,?

I have been having discomfort and slight pain in my mid and upper abdomen, when I pass gas, it smells more foul than usual, not like death or sewer, just a different more foul oder,?

Need an exam: You need to see a physician to properly diagnose your problem. There are many possible causes for your symptoms and just giving you a list won't be helpful. You need to discuss your symptoms in person with your physician who will then examen you. Don't try to self diagnose this type of problem. ...Read more

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I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. What could this be?

I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. What could this be?

Need an exam: Would like to give you advice but your question is too complicated for this Q & A box. There are various pelvic conditions that could cause pain with intercourse. Giving you a long list of causes won't be helpful. You need to have an abdominal and pelvic exam and if needed a pelvic ultrasound. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent), burping, passing gas, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, tender abdomen, upper abdominal pain (side: right), side pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, feeling of

My girlfriend is experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent), burping, passing gas, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, tender abdomen, upper abdominal pain (side: right), side pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, feeling of

Please be checked...: She should be checked out ASAP by following instructions described in How to Handle Sickness on https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby she gain insight on how to work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. Clinically, she migh have suffered from chronic irritable bowel disorders. So, be checked and do not try to wait out. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Have disconfort in upper abdomen, light headedness, lot of gas. Blood test this friday for ulcer. Is this serious condition?

Have disconfort in upper abdomen, light headedness, lot of gas. Blood test this friday for ulcer. Is this serious condition?

It depends,,,,: It depends on if you've got an ulcer or not, but it doesn't seem likely you've got one as you've got discomfort and gas and an ulcer would likely be much more painful. But you'll not know unless you get your test so go get it and see what it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Iam having stomach problems, pain and discomfort in my abdomen?

Iam having stomach problems, pain and discomfort in my abdomen?

Get help for pain: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. Bleeding or tenderness suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. There is no substitute for a good medical evaluation--please seek yours. ...Read more

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What is it called when you feel 'discomfort' that is not pain, is a bit like nausea but only in the lower abdomen? The medical term nausea seems to be limited to the stomach?

What is it called when you feel 'discomfort' that is not pain, is a bit like nausea but only in the lower abdomen? The medical term nausea seems to be limited to the stomach?

Choosing words: To describe symptoms that are precise and meaningful to most people is challenging. I think the word you chose--discomfort--would apply here. You are correct--nausea really implies a sensation in the upper abdomen, an area we call the epigastrium. Queasiness might be a good word for that same feeling--on the verge of vomiting--when perceived elsewhere in the abdomen. Folks will know what you mean! ...Read more

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What can cause 7wks persistent stomach problems? I'm 20 and very worried. Usual symptoms ; burning/sting in left abdomen, discomfort, nausea & more

What can cause 7wks persistent stomach problems? I'm 20 and very worried. Usual symptoms ; burning/sting in left abdomen, discomfort, nausea & more

Left sided abd. Pain: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women--vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Other risk factors? ...Read more

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Slight discomfort in abdomen and stomach. No particular place just all over. Burping. Normal appetite. No naseua. Had normal period just last week?

Slight discomfort in abdomen and stomach. No particular place just all over. Burping. Normal appetite. No naseua. Had normal period just last week?

Not worrisome: May just be some acid or indigestion. Try some Tums (calcium carbonate) or other otc antacids. If progresses or changes, call your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a lingering bloating/discomfort in the upper middle abdomen, stomach area. After eating, stomach cramps, then whole abdomen hurts?

I have a lingering bloating/discomfort in the upper middle abdomen, stomach area. After eating, stomach cramps, then whole abdomen hurts?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. While waiting to see the doctor try reducing your intake of food at a one sitting. ...Read more