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Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Pulsating swelling: The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it bifurcates into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries). The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation. Aortic enlargement causing any swelling will be pulsating swelling. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Aorta upper abdomen enlargement, should I be concerned?

Aorta upper abdomen enlargement, should I be concerned?

Yes.: This implies an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. An aneurysm is an enlargement of a blood vessel because of weakness in the vessel wall. Like a balloon, if it becomes large enough, it has the potential to burst and lead to a high risk of death. Have it evaluated by a board-certified vascular surgeon who can better advise you on the best course of management. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an enlarge spleen and where would the mass be upper abdomen or lower?

What are symptoms of an enlarge spleen and where would the mass be upper abdomen or lower?

See details: You may have no symptoms or the abnormalities may just be noted on lab tests. The enlargement would be in the upper part of the left side of the abdomen but unless the spleen is significantly enlarged you may not be able to feel it. ...Read more

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I had an upper abdomen scan and have to go for MRI as shadows showed up and fatty liver and slightly enlarged gall bladder. I am worried tho my gp noy?

I had an upper abdomen scan and have to go for MRI as shadows showed up and fatty liver and slightly enlarged gall bladder. I am worried tho my gp noy?

It is normal: to be concerned. There is not enough information for me to speculate about the 'shadows' on the liver, if you have a fatty liver it is not unusual for small areas of non-fatty liver to look abnormal on ultrasound, so hopefully that is all it is. ...Read more

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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose fat in the upper abdomen?

How can I lose fat in the upper abdomen?

Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I have bad discomfort in upper abdomen?

I have bad discomfort  in upper abdomen?

Could be many things: Pain in the upper abdomen could signify peptic ulcer disease or gallbladder problems. See a doctor so that the appropriate tests can be ordered to be ascertain what is ailing you. ...Read more

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How come I have pains in my upper abdomen?

I don't know: Causes of upper abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: gallstones, hepatitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammation of the bile duct or gallbladder, obstructed intestines, and problems of the chest such as angina, heart attack, pericarditis, pneumonia and pleurisy. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen and  back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more