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

Dr. Kenneth Lee
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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My stomache feels like its burnin and theres dull pain under my right rib cage and rt side but also on left abdomen hurts too and by belly button?

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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My stomache feels like its burnin and theres dull pain under my right rib cage and rt side but also on left abdomen hurts too and by belly button?

Its hard to read: this and give enough information, but with that combination of complaints and that you also list diarrhea and nausea amongst your conditions you should be seen in person by a medical provider. Quizzing you on scope, intensity duration and frequency of your symptoms and examining you in person is likely your next step. Again its hard to be complete in 400 characters, but go get seen ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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My spleen is enlarged and i just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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My spleen is enlarged and i just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?

See below: You report having a cardiac catheterization but did not mention whether or not you have coronary disease. Since this is a new symptom, you may want to have checked out. You can also call/page your primary or whoevever is covering for him or her since they would have access to your entire medical history. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Love
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I have a dull pain, symetrically, lateral of mid abdomen, directly beneath my rib cage. It started shortly after intercourse. I do not have painful urination, fever, vomiting, etc...after initially thinking it was a kidney infection. When I lay on my b

Dr. Aaron Love
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I have a dull pain, symetrically, lateral of mid abdomen, directly beneath my rib cage.  It started shortly after intercourse.  I do not have painful urination, fever, vomiting, etc...after initially thinking it was a kidney infection.  When I lay on my b

In the course of...: sexual activity many illnesses, diseases and injury can occur. This scenario, in the absence of other symptoms mentioned, seems most likely to me from strained skeletal muscles. I would agree infection is unlikely plus pain from the kidneys is typically in the flank/back lateral to midline. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
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I have a nawing pain on my left upper abdomen just under the rib cage and pain goes to my back and sometimes up to my shoulders and arms. ?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
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I have a nawing pain on my left upper abdomen just under the rib cage and pain goes to my back and sometimes up to my shoulders and arms.  ?

Serious symptoms: Could be ulcer, pancreatic disease. Sub diaphragmatic abscess. Colon problem. Enlarged spleen. Need to see physician soon m. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Fox
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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Dr. Laurence Fox
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Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura McMullen
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I have, sore in middle upper abdomen to the right side under my rib cage, always wake at night and sweat of pain. Been feeling this but worse before they took out my gall bladder in 2008, before the surgery all test came out normal and now 70 % of the sym

Dr. Laura McMullen
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Pain : Pain in this area is very tricky since there are many organ systems in the epigastric area and right upper quadrant of the abdomen. - stomach - problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, and stomach ulcers can cause pain in these areas - usually worse with eating and worse while laying down - pancreas - pancreatitis, pancreatic stones/blockages can cause epigastric pain, sometimes radiating to the back - liver/gallbladder - hepatitis, gall stones or gall bladder disease can cause pain in the right upper quadrant - intestinal - duodenal ulcers, infections and constipation can cause pain there because the colon loops up into that area - kidney - kidney stones or infections can cause pain in the right upper quadrant, though many people feel it in their backs. - gyne - ovarian pain from a cyst or even an infection from a sexually transmitted disease can cause pain in the right upper quadrant. And all those are just a few of the things that could be going on. So, your best option is to be seen by a doctor and examined to determine the cause of your pain. If your doctor is not sure what is causing your pain, you might benefit from speaking with a specialist. Reasons to go to the er are: - high fever - bloody stool - bright green or bloody vomit - severe or worsening pain - difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Miller
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Dr. Otto Placik
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Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.

Dr. Otto Placik
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Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.

See you MD: You need to get a complete history and physical, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to evaluate the source of your distress. Perhaps dietary restrictions may be at fault but other more serious causes should be excluded first such as pancreatitis, malabsorption, hepatitis, and/tumors. ...Read more

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