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Epigastric Pain During Pregnancy
Severe epigastric pain and bloating accompanied with night chills during first trimester of pregnancy pain is constant and gradually worsening.
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.
Hernia: Not sure what the question is, but the only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. You would like to avoid this if possible, but may need to operate for unrelenting, severe pain or problems with the intestines related to the hernia. See a gernal surgeon, your ob, and sages. Org guidelines for laparoscopic surgery during pregnancy for more info. ...Read more
Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.
You shouldn't.: See an obstetrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uterine fibroids causing an enlarged uterus (18 weeks pregnancy), reaches above my belly. Swollen upper abdomen for 2.5 months. Could this be reason?
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Undigested food: Undigested food can become putrid causing pain. Take bromelain will heal ulcers and use digestive enzymes with food to improve digestion. ...Read more
I had epigastric pain that sometimes propagate to the back. Recurrent eructation following food ingestion. Few recurrent attacks of painfull swalloing?
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