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What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

Lots to consider...: An ache +/- distension in the upper abdomen may originate from the stomach, duodenum, mid-colon, small bowel, liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder, spleen, abdominal muscles themselves, hernias, blood vessels that feed the organs. Sometimes the cause is inflammatory, ischemic, infectious, obstructive, or just muscle spasms. Checking with your doctor can identify what's the problem area. ...Read more

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Pain and discomfort in upper stomach and back. Unable to keep anything down. I abuse laxatives and suffer from anorexia should I seek pro. Help?

Pain and discomfort in upper stomach and back. Unable to keep anything down. I abuse laxatives and suffer from anorexia should I seek pro. Help?

Sooner the better: Always ask your health professional, your physician to intervene. This may need a multi specialty approach, and a team that will support you to make healthy choices for your life. It may involve also having a clinical nutritionist, a psychologist, and other supportive team members working with you on this. This can be a lifelong process, and be a very positive experience. You do not have to go alone. ...Read more

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Stomach discomfort in upper stomach just under breast very bad cramping too when eating it gets worst bowels movement ok no extra wind either?

Stomach discomfort  in upper stomach  just under breast very bad cramping too when eating it gets worst  bowels movement ok  no extra wind either?

Slow emptying: You might be experiencing gastroparesis, which is slow emptying of food by the stomach after meals (see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001342/). You might try smaller meals and eating slower. ...Read more

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Hi, im suffering from severe diarrhea plus having discomfort in upper stomach/chest with vomiting feeling, took immodium but no result, please advice?

Hi, im suffering from severe diarrhea plus having discomfort in upper stomach/chest with vomiting feeling, took immodium but no result, please advice?

See a doctor: Gastroenteritis has numerous causes and without being able to examine you and the stools it is impossible to diagnose accurately. Remain hydrated and if this continues past another day or two, go and see a professional. ...Read more

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Had discomfort in upper abdominal stomach & sometimes in upper chest plus diarrhea. I was wondering what could have caused that and how to prevent it?

Had discomfort in upper abdominal stomach & sometimes in upper chest plus diarrhea. I was wondering what could have caused that and how to prevent it?

Need referral to GI: Your symptoms may be related to excess acid or reflux of acid . you may need to see gastroenterologist and have endoscopy . Till that time you can try OTC acid reducing medications like tagamet (cimetidine) or antacids ...Read more

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Consistent discomfort in upper mid stomach, mostly when standing/walking, gas, flatulence main symps, did ultrasound and several bood test. All good?

Consistent discomfort in upper mid stomach, mostly when standing/walking, gas, flatulence main symps, did ultrasound and several bood test. All good?

Acid problem: It sounds like you may have stomach acid problems. Often these are easily treated with acid reducing medicines. If these end your symptoms after a several week trial that's good. You may need a gastric doctor to take a direct look into your actual stomach and swallowing tube, esophagus, in search of an ulcer. If you see black stool or vomit blood you should definitely have someone take a look. ...Read more

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What would cause dry mouth (main symp), bloating and discomfort in the upper mid stomach?

What would cause dry mouth (main symp), bloating and discomfort in the upper mid stomach?

Many causes.: There are so many reasons why someone has a dry mouth, not least of which are lack of liquid intake, drug use and diabetes. I strongly recommend that you you ask you doctor to evaluate your condition and see if there is some underlying medical condition or dietary issue that might be at cause dr. Neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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