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Discomfort In Upper Middle Abdomen
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
For 7 days Bloating and continous discomfort upper abdomen. Middle left, Sometimes heartburn. Also at night, light meals When should consult dc?
Abdominal pain: The time is now to consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Im 33 weeks pregnant and having discomfort after eating. Dizziness, upper middle abdomen pain, feeling bloated a gas trapped in my chest, breathless.
Abdominal pain: Can be a medical emergency. If you have fevers and vomiting associated with this, you should have already gone to your local er. If you have issues with constipation or gas, it can make it more difficult to discern what is happening but if things are progressive, please get evaluated. ...Read more
I've had discomfort in my lower left abdomen. It hurts more when I put weight onto that side or push when using the restroom. Isn't extremely painful?
I am a 42 year old woman who has been experiencing some discomfort in chest area and abdomen the whole week. It travels around, sometime it's above br?
Time to see doctor: Chest pain means she should talk with her doctor, or go to an ER if pain is moderate or worse. In young adults aged 20-35 years, chest pain is less likely a heart attack, but many people in their 40's have a surprise heart attack. If it turns out to be anginal heart pain, costochondritis, myocarditis, anxiety attack symptoms, collapsed lung, or stomach reflux, the ER can help determine the cause. ...Read more
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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More on mid-abd pain: I agree with dr. Hicks that the stomach is the likeliest source of your "upper central abdominal" discomfort. Acid-related disease is common. Slow emptying due to a variety of reasons may be another problem attributable to the stomach. Don't ignore the possibility however of pancreas and biliary (gallbladder, bile ducts) disease, vascular pathology, or even disorders of the transverse colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Focal discomfort left side of abdomen about level of last rib that feels better if i apply pressure to it. What is this?
Duration is key here: The area you describe is the location of the splenic flexure, the spot where your colon makes a right turn and heads down toward the rectum. It can often be a place where feces gets hung up briefly and causes pain. But it should pass within 12-24 hours. Something that lasts longer could be trauma (which you would know about) to the spleen area; less likely stomach issues. OK to watch a few days. ...Read more
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