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I have just recovered from bronchitis and sinusitis, however I’ve developed pain in the bottom of my right rib. Coughing, touching or if a move a certain way causes extreme pain. (General standing and sitting I am in no pain.)?

I have just recovered from bronchitis and sinusitis, however I’ve developed pain in the bottom of my right rib. Coughing, touching or if a move a certain way causes extreme pain. (General standing and sitting I am in no pain.)?

Rib pain: You most likely were having coughing spells while sick and have now strained your intercostal muscles.
They will get better in the next few days. You could take aspirin or such for a few days. If it continues longer or gets worse then you should be seen either by your physician or the emergency department depending on how bad the symptoms are.
Right now give it a few days, but keep taking deep b ...Read more

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My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the organs in the epigastric region?

What are the organs in the epigastric region?

The epigastric. ..: Region is the upper half of the abdomen from the bellybutton to the ribcage. Organs in that area include the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, stomach, duodenum, proximal jejunum, transverse colon, upper parts of the kidneys, and adrenal glands. ...Read more

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What causes epigastric tendeness?

What causes epigastric tendeness?

Epigastrictenderness: Epigastric tenderness can be caused by any of the organs that are in the general vicinity, including esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, abdominal wall, The pancreas, and rarely by other organs. If you have persistent epigastric tenderness, you should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What human body organs are located in the epigastric region?

Lots: Lower esophagus, stomach, duodenum, gallbladder (just to the right), liver (left lobe), colon comes across, lymph nodes, occasionally pancreas symptoms, spleen (to the left; epigastrium if enlarged), aorta. Heart symptoms can present there too. ...Read more

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Where is the epigastric region and what organs associated with digestion are located in that area?

Where is the epigastric region and what organs associated with digestion are located in that area?

The epigastric. ..: Region is the upper abdomen between the bottom of the chest/ribcage and the bellybutton. The main gastrointestinal organs associated with digestion there are the stomach and first part of the small bowel (duodenum). The transverse colon also runs across the epigastric region. The liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas are also located there and assist in digestion. ...Read more

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What is epigastric distress? And its symptoms?

Epigastric Distsress: Epigastrium is the middle part of the abdomen between the rib cages. The upper adomen. Usually translates pain from the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas or colon or even gallbladder. Is very common to have discomfort there with gastroesophageal reflux, with gastritis or ulcers, or pancreatitis. Associated symptoms could be nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to strengthen my epigastric vein with exercise?

Is it possible for me to strengthen my epigastric vein with exercise?

Vein: It is not possible to strengthen a vein with exercise. You can strengthen the surrounding muscular area by doing core exercises. ...Read more

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I see a epigastric pulse. I don't smoke nor drink, nor anyone in family.

Probably normal.: If you mean you see your pulse in your abdomen this can be normal in a thin individual. ...Read more

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What is epigastric ulcer?

What is epigastric ulcer?

Food-pipe irritation: Gastric ulcers are "sores" inside the stomach because of the stomach's job of digesting food. If the stomach's digestive juices slosh up out of the stomach into the food-pipe long enough, it causes irritation, pain ("heartburn") and even scarring (like a callus). It's likely that "reflux" (GER, gastro-esophageal reflux) is going on. There are eating habit changes as well as medicine to treat it. ...Read more

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Causes of epigastric pain?

Causes of epigastric pain?

Many: Stomach, gb, esophagus, cardiac, musculoskeletal for starters. ...Read more

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What causes epigastric pain?

What causes epigastric pain?

Dyspepsia.: We may generally term this "dyspepsia". Some possibilities for you specifically may include reflux, gastritis, stomach ulcer, duodenitis, duodenal ulcer or an issue with your gallbladder or pancreas. ...Read more

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What is an epigastric hernia?

What is an epigastric hernia?

A hole: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall muscle layer. When this occurs in the area between the belly button and breast bone, its referred to an epigastric hernia. They are commonly associated with hernias at the belly button as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Epigastric pain, can I take pan 40??

Epigastric pain, can I take pan 40??

U mean Pantoprazole?: Pantoprazole (generic protonix) is a member of the class of agents known as "proton pump inhibitors" (ppi's). Others in the class include: Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), aciphex, nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) zegerid. All will block acid production in the stomach. Protonix works if your gastritis is peptic (e.g. Acid-mediated) and not related to bile injury, caustic ingestion, infection. ...Read more

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What does epigastric pain feel like?

Location: Epigastrium refers to an anatomic area - the epigastric region of the abdominal region that is the upper part and central in location, above the umbilical (belly button) region and between the two edges of the rib cage. The type of pain there can be varied, e.g. Constant, cramps, sharp, radiating, burning, dull, etc. The nature of the disease will present with varying descriptions. ...Read more

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What herbs can I take for epigastric pain?

First find out: What is causing your epigastric pain, before taking any herbs, may be due to simple reason, or serious problem by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it good to get an epigastric hernia repaired?

Is it good to get an epigastric hernia repaired?

Yes: Epigastric hernia is a defect in the linea alba - midline fascia. There is usually herniation of preperitoneal fat. Usually asymptomatic but sometimes can be associated with pain due to incarceration/strangulation of the fat or wall of intestine. Therefore, recommend surgical repair. ...Read more

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Can I do exercise while I'm waiting to have a epigastric hernia fixed?

It depends.: Aerobic activity and light weights should be no problem prior to hernia repair, assuming that the exercise does not cause pain related to the hernia. I suggest to my patients that they try and determine what exercises cause the most stress to this area prior to surgery; those are the ones I want them to avoid for 2-3 weeks after surgery. Of course, it's always best to check w/your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain in my epigastric any thoughts what it could be?

I have a burning pain in my epigastric any thoughts what it could be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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What illness would cause slight weight loss despite a good appetite, and constant epigastric discomfort?

What illness would cause slight weight loss despite a good appetite, and constant epigastric discomfort?

Many things;some bad: This is a question that really demands you see your dr.
One thing that causes weight loss and epigastric discomfort is disease in the pancreas-and that can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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15 year son, can see and feelepigastric pulse, he is thin BMI 20.2, bf 17%. No pain in epigastric area. He always exercise's. Need to worry?

Probably not: If he is an otherwise healthy teen, the pulsation is likely coming from his aorta, the large blood vessel that takes blood from the heart to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. The aorta is often palpable in thin patients.
P.S. You're 23 y/o and have a 15 y/o son? ...Read more

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M 37ek preg. I've a constant lft epigastric localized to one point only, burning sensation. M worried abt the constant nature of the pain. Can it b serious?

M 37ek preg. I've a constant lft epigastric localized to one point only, burning sensation. M worried abt the constant nature of the pain. Can it b serious?

Potentially: One problem that can occur in late pregnancy is gallbladder disease due to gallstones. Another is liver dysfunction due to pregnancy and especially if you have risk factors for preeclampsia. If the pain is severe, or accompanied by nausea or vomiting, if you have a fever or any other issues such as elevated blood pressure, frothy cloudy urine, during pregnancy you should be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Will my epigastric hernia go away if I lose weight?

Will my epigastric hernia go away if I lose weight?

No: It may not bother you as much, but will not go away without surgical repair. ...Read more

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