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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.)?
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
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?
If I was leaving on vacation and couldn't get in to see my pcp. What route should I go in order to obtain a prescription for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). I have metal screws in my ankle and am constantly in pain.?
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) refill: I am sorry to hear this. We are unable to help with this type of medication. By law, one must be seen by a physician ...Read more
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
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
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
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
LUQ pain yesterday, radiating to epigastric area, like a ripping hot feeling, worse with eating. Total relief when lying flat. Today not as bad, why?
Ans: You need to see your doctor for exam? See if the foods you eat make a difference ...Read more
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
Vein: It is not possible to strengthen a vein with exercise. You can strengthen the surrounding muscular area by doing core exercises. ...Read more
Probably normal.: If you mean you see your pulse in your abdomen this can be normal in a thin individual. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ever since I got a cold a week ago, I've had some movement in my epigastric region. I can see and feel it, it doesn't hurt, but it's concerning.
It could just be gas: But get checked for any concern.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have been experiencing an upper epigastric continuingpain. I have been on topomax since 2005 and also had nissen fundoplication in november 2010. One of the lastdoctors I saw suggested medicines being the problem for the pain. But it seems strange for I
No: It may not bother you as much, but will not go away without surgical repair. ...Read more
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