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Dull ache in Upper abdomen (right)that come n go n last for a few sec. Started yesterday, have period today (still have ache)Doesn't hurt when press.

Dull ache in Upper abdomen (right)that come n go n last for a few sec. Started yesterday, have period today (still have ache)Doesn't hurt when press.

Abdominal pain: Even though it's reassuring to know that it doesn't hurt when you press, it is important to see your doctor to get evaluated for causes that could include but not limited to liver, gall bladder, acid reflux etc. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?

I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?

Well, you had a good: Look at the upper and lower gastrointestinal system back in February, but it doesn't sound like you really have a diagnosis yet. This is the highest priority. It's not clear whether your symptoms are coming from the GI tract, the lungs/pleural cavity, or even your heart. Continue working with your doctor to make the diagnosis and implement effective treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Nipples sore, dull ache in abdomen, headaches and neckaches. Gassy, stomach making noises. Had unprotected sex. What can this be?

Nipples sore, dull ache in abdomen, headaches and neckaches. Gassy, stomach making noises. Had unprotected sex. What can this be?

Pregnancy Test: First step is to check a pregnancy test. Depending on when your last cycle was, this can affect test result and date of ovulation. Unprotected sex increases risk of STD/STI. Consider visiting your doctor or urgent care for both pregnancy and testing for above. If a patient has severe pain or bleeding, go to the ER. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been having an aching pain in upper abdomen plus bloating all day?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any diagnostic and/or treatment plans. ...Read more

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My upper abdomen has been aching past 2 days, before that u had fever for 2 days. Is it anythung serious?

My upper abdomen has been aching past 2 days, before that u had fever for 2 days. Is it anythung serious?

Abdominal pain: You should be seen by a gastroenterologist. They will perform some testing including blood and an abdominal ultrasound. You may have a gallstone and it should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have pains in upper abdomen right at top of rib cage, also back ache?

I have pains in upper abdomen right at top of rib cage, also back ache?

Epigastric pain: This area can be the result of stomach issues like ulcer disease, possibly gallbladder issues or other upper abdomen diagnoses. See your primary doctor. He/she will want to know if the pain is related to eating (better or worse), if you significant amounts of alcohol or what the pain is. Is it burning, sharp, does it migrate, how long has the discomfort been going on, etc. See your doctor! ...Read more

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My gallbladder hurts all the time now and my upper abdomen is sore. Is this the natural progression of gallbladder disease?

My gallbladder hurts all the time now and my upper abdomen is sore. Is this the natural progression of gallbladder disease?

Probably: Repeat obstruction of the gallbladder leads to more symptoms and eventually complete blockage of one of the ducts, leading to an emergency. Seek surgical care soon. The source of pain may be different. ...Read more

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What could pain in upper abdomen especially when inhaling and touching be caused by? It's under both ribs and middle abdomen. Very sore.

One possible cause: From your description, the pain may be related to a stomach ache. You may be experiencing a symptom of GERD. If it persists please see your PCP. ...Read more

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I have a cold and have been coughing a lot, sneezing, blowing my nose and my upper abdomen has been sore, tender to the touch how long can this last?

I have a cold and have been coughing a lot, sneezing, blowing my nose and my upper abdomen has been sore, tender to the touch how long can this last?

Up to a week: Go see your doctor if going on for more than a week. Sooner if symptoms worsen. Most colds resolve in a few days to a week. I'm assuming the abd pain is from coughing, but have that checked out if it worsens or doesn't get immediately worse with cough for a second (as the abd muscles contract with cough or sneeze). ...Read more

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I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Male, 25. Symptoms (from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension, gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Male, 25. Symptoms (from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension, gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Unfortunately: The constellation of symptoms you describe can be accounted for by many different things from malabsorption of certain macronutrients to some intestinal infections to irritable bowel syndrome. It's easy to guide you in these 400 character or less responses. Your best bet is to consider a formal consultation through HealthTap Prime or just review this with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with dull ache in upper middle stomach which I've had on and off for months fear of cancer?

Woke up with dull ache in upper middle stomach which I've had on and off for months fear of cancer?

Cancer: Is very very low on the list in someone your age. More than l8ikely you have a stomach irritation. Have you tried an over the counter medication like Prevacid (lansoprazole) prior to eating in the morning? An not eating a lot of spicy foods and limiting alcohol and caffeine? If that does not work seek care. Hope it does! ...Read more

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Dull ache on right side of upper stomach?

Dull ache on right side of upper stomach?

Liver or gallbladder: Pains on the right upper side of the abdomen are usually associated with conditions related to the liver or gallbladder. I would recommend that you see your medical provider for a full evaluation if this is persistent or bothersome. ...Read more

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Can acid in the stomach cause a dull ache and pain?

Can acid in the stomach cause a dull ache and pain?

Acid dull pain?: 34 F from UK asks: Can acid in the stomach cause a dull ache and pain? ANS: Hmmm. Where? In head, chest, belly, leg, ovary or foot. We cannot read your mind here. Or at least I cannot. But get 2nd opinion with me and we will figure out. ...Read more

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Dull ache in stomach that is worse when sitting. What could it be?

Dull ache in stomach that is worse when sitting. What could it be?

Stomach ache: Could be gastritis, reflux gallbladder Would also check thyroid level as sometimes thyroid conditions can cause stomach aches. if you have diabetes you may have gastroparesis -slow transit which may cause problems ...Read more

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I've had a constant dull ache in my stomach for nearly two weeks now. What could this be?

I've had a constant dull ache in my stomach for nearly two weeks now. What could this be?

Nonspecific: More description of your discomfort is needed in order to make a diagnosis. You should be examined by a physician in view of the persistent abdominal discomfort. He/she will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include ulceration, inflamed pancreas, gall bladder, liver, neoplasm, etc. ...Read more

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I have a constant dull ache in my stomach but it seems to be coming from the left lower side. What could this be?

I have a constant dull ache in my stomach but it seems to be coming from the left lower side. What could this be?

Lot of options: Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons to seek medical attention. It is also one of the trickiest things to diagnose based on history alone. Since there are so many options and the symptom is so common, I recommend speaking to a physician about it. Some options: reflux, ulcer disease, gastroparesis, heart related pain, constipation, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Dull ache in left side of stomach. Not constant. Lasts less than a minute, comes at irregular intervals. Felt it 2 days ago, ystrday nthing again 2day?

Left stomach ache: Could be gastritis, or constipation or gas in the splenic flexure of the colon. Make sure you have a good diet with fiber and plenty of fluid and regular bowel movements. If pain recurs /persists seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a constant dull stomach ache?

What are the causes of a constant dull stomach ache?

Stomach ache: 34 F asks: What are the causes of a constant dull stomach ache? ANS: Many. Some not so bad and some deadly: such as ulcer, cancer, tabdominal aortic aneurysm to mention a few. But you need to talk to a Dr who can get more information, they examine you and then order the correct to find out your problem. ...Read more

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Can stomach acid give you a constant dull ache?

Can stomach acid give you a constant dull ache?

Abdominal pain: Yes stomach acid leading to either an ulcer or gastric erosion can cause a dull constant ache but many things could cause those symptoms as well. I recommend being evaluated by a physician for further work up. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hurting for about 48 hours. It is a dull ache and not exactly nauseating. Eating, drinking, and waste seem to be normal.

My stomach has been hurting for about 48 hours. It is a dull ache and not exactly nauseating. Eating, drinking, and waste seem to be normal.

Stomach ache: It could be indigestion (some food didn't agree with your stomach and is sitting there and irritating it), or it could be gastritis (stomach lining inflammation) or ulcer (although, usually it's more symptomatic than just pain). Blend food (avoidance of caffeine, fried, fatty foods) is recommended. Fluids (water) should be pushed. Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid may help. If worse, see doc. ...Read more

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I have like a dull aching pain the right side of my stomach at the bottom, it's been hurting a few days but doesn't hurt when I urine or anything else?

I have like a dull aching pain the right side of my stomach at the bottom, it's been hurting a few days but doesn't hurt when I urine or anything else?

Abdominal pain: In a young woman abdominal pain can come from the GI tract - such as constipation - or from the genital tract -, ovarian cysts, pelvic infection are some of the more common ones. If your pain does not improve, recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could the dull ache in my stomach be cancer? What other symptoms would there be?

Could the dull ache in my stomach be cancer? What other symptoms would there be?

Need eval: Other symptoms of stomach, intestine cancer are fatigue, anemia, unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite. Please see a GI for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of a constant dull stomach ache?

What are the main causes of a constant dull stomach ache?

GERD: Reflux / GERD/ stomach ulcer/ H pylori infection or chronic pancreatitis. Easiest thing is to start taking Omepeazole OTC empty stomach for 2 weeks if it helps its reflux if it doesn't you may need blood work up and /or EGD. Talk to you PCP. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache down the center of my stomach, which worsens after I eat or drink.

Probably not serious: A dull ache not associated with other symptoms, such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and is not severe is probably not serious. I suggest you eat slowly, chew your food well, and limit the size of the meals; you may want to try an antacid. If problem persists, pain becomes more severe or other symptoms like those above occur, see primary care physician. ...Read more

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Having weird dull ache on upper left quadrent of stomach and chest. What should I do?

Having weird dull ache on upper left quadrent of stomach and chest. What should I do?

See physician: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondritis, strained muscles, trauma to spleen, stomach ulcer or tumor, pancreatitis, problem with left lobe of liver, left kidney infection or stone, left lower lung infection, splenic flexure distention with air from irritable bowel syndrome, to name few ...Read more

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