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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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My stomach is full of stretch marks, and if I touch them with a little pressure I can feel lots of tiny bumps, no pain. What are these?

My stomach is full of stretch marks, and if I touch them with a little pressure I can feel lots of tiny bumps, no pain. What are these?

Tears in collagen: Stretch marks are damaged collagen amd in very wide thin stretch marks it can feel like little bumps. Treatment options include 1540 laser from palomar or carboxytgerapy, injections of medical heated carbon dioxide gas. ...Read more

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Whats wrong with me when my stomach has pressure feeling & hungry fast then full quickly & i feel like im going to throw up. I'm 16. I've had it for 6w?

Whats wrong with me when my stomach has pressure feeling & hungry fast then full quickly & i feel like im going to throw up. I'm 16. I've had it for 6w?

See a GI doctor: You need to be seen and evaluated. This is not at all normal and you need a full detained evaluation. Discuss with your parents and go and get examined by a gastroenterologist. Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Since yesterday i've been feeling weak, very nauseous, kinda dizzy and feeling a fullness or pressure in my stomach (middle) can it be a virus?

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Since yesterday i've been feeling weak, very nauseous, kinda dizzy and feeling a fullness or pressure in my stomach (middle)  can it be a virus?

Ileus: Though difficult to give specific advice, what you're describing may be what is called an "ileus, " often related to a viral gastrointestinal infection. Feelings of fullness and abdominal pressure with nausea are typical when the gut's natural digestive movements (motility) are temporarily altered until the virus clears. My general recs: 1) see your md if worse, 2) keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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I laid on my stomach for a long time sleeping and when i stood up my forehead was full of pressure. I have sinitus, will laying on tummy make it worse?

I laid on my stomach for a long time sleeping and when i stood up my forehead was full of pressure. I have sinitus, will laying on tummy make it worse?

Sinus drainage: Lying down may increase sinus congestion. Promote sinus drainage using warm salt water nasal irrigation, inhaling steam and/or applying heat to the forehead and cheeks. ...Read more

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Can a hit us hernia cause nausea and a full stomach or chest pressure or trapped air?

Can a hit us hernia cause nausea and a full stomach or chest pressure or trapped air?

Yes: I presume you mean hiatal hernia. This typically means that your stomach is partially in your chest cavity. This causes the spincter or valve not to function properly, letting stomach acid get into your esophagus. It can cause all those symptoms your asked about. ...Read more

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What might cause intense stomach pain/ pressure. Feels like I've eaten beyond total fullness-hurts to cough & sneeze. Stomach feels hard &pushed out"?

What might cause intense stomach pain/ pressure. Feels like I've eaten beyond total fullness-hurts to cough & sneeze. Stomach feels hard &pushed out"?

Get Examined Now: This could be so many possibilities I recommend you see a healthcare provider as soon as possible. A hard, tender abdomen could mean a ruptured appendix, a tear in the bowel, an obstruction, pancreatitis, or many other dangerous problems. Although bloating, gas and hernia are possible as well, I advise that you seek help now. ...Read more

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2 month late period for first time.No stress or STD. Had stomach flu like symptoms. Neg. urine test. Full boobs adom. Pressure.What could be wrong?

2 month late period for first time.No stress or STD. Had stomach flu like symptoms. Neg. urine test. Full boobs adom. Pressure.What could be wrong?

Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have abdomen pain when i put pressure on my stomach. Any thoughts?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. ...Read more

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I have abdomen pain when i put pressure on my stomach. Thoughts on what to do?

I have abdomen pain when i put pressure on my stomach. Thoughts on what to do?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and abdomen include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart, appendicitis, colitis, uti. ...Read more

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Sir how can i cure my blood preasure? I m male 36 years..my preasure always at 150/100.from last month i stoped takng my preasure pills.. i m also havng acute gastic problem.there is always a pain on my upper abdomen. I hv done saveral test like L.F.T.al

Sir how can i cure my blood preasure? I m male 36 years..my preasure always at 150/100.from last month i stoped takng my preasure pills.. i m also havng acute gastic  problem.there is always a pain on my upper abdomen. I hv done saveral test like L.F.T.al

Lifestyle change!: Losing weight, through better diet and increasing exercise is one of the best ways to lower your blood pressure without medication. You can also look up and follow the low sodium DASH diet, which has been proven to reduce blood pressure. You may still need some blood pressure medication, especially while you are making lifestyle changes, to keep you well in the meantime. ...Read more

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I have been having contractions and pressure in my stomach and abdomen the past week. Shooting pains go through my right side of my back ?

I have been having contractions and pressure in my stomach and abdomen  the past week. Shooting pains go through my right side of my back ?

Needs evaluation: There are many possible explanations for what you described and it would need history, physical examination, lab tests and imaging to come to a definitive opinion. What you described could be due to kidney stone. Please see your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in lower abdomen and lower back. Also hurts whenever i put pressure on my stomach?

I have been having pain in lower abdomen and lower back. Also hurts whenever i put pressure on my stomach?

Common Stomache Pain: The most common causes of stomach pain in otherwise healthy adults are not usually serious. You should see your doctor for further testing if you have any of the following symptoms: severe or extre pain, vomiting that will not stop, vomiting blood, if you are losing weight or have no appetite, if you have dark-colored stool or blood in your stool or if you have pain or difficulty with swallowing ...Read more

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I have a pulse in my abdomen/stomach and is even more prominent when I put pressure with my hand. What could this mean? I am quite thin by the way.

I have a pulse in my abdomen/stomach and is even more prominent when I put pressure with my hand. What could this mean? I am quite thin by the way.

Aorta: Aorta, main artery runs down abdomen, has a pulse. Very unlikely you have an abnormal dilation of it. Thin people can feel the aorta more easily. ...Read more

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Why is there so much vomiting with someone with end stage cirrhosis? Is it due to fluid pressure in abdomen, causing pressure on stomach? Or something worse?

Why is there so much vomiting with someone with end stage cirrhosis? Is it due to fluid pressure in abdomen, causing pressure on stomach? Or something worse?

Worrisome: Cirrhosis leads to major changes in the ability of the body to handle any stress. Repeated vomiting is not a sign of cirrhosis in of itself. Seek attention urgently as real trouble may ensue quickly. ...Read more

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I just noticed that my lower stomach and lower abdomen feel swollen and tight (pressure). Is this serious and what could it possibly be?

I just noticed that my lower stomach and lower abdomen feel swollen and tight (pressure). Is this serious and what could it possibly be?

Unsure: Hi, sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Without more information, it is difficult to narrow down what it could be. If you are in severe pain, please consider being seen in person at an urgent care facility or ER. Hope you feel better soon :) ...Read more

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Do you think a 16yr old that has bloating and feeling pressure in abdomen for 4 weeks have stomach cancer?

Do you think a 16yr old that has bloating and feeling pressure in abdomen for 4 weeks have stomach cancer?

No.: You're more likely to be hit my a meteorite than to have stomach cancer. It's something else, and probably nothing bad. Relax. If it gets worse, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Perfect BMI for my age and height yet I have PCOS. Can having PCOS cause a pressure in the abdomen? Experiencing pressure. Flat stomach.

Perfect BMI for my age and height yet I have PCOS. Can having PCOS cause a pressure in the abdomen? Experiencing pressure. Flat stomach.

Yes indeed.: Obesity only occurs in about 60% of women with PCOS but the pelvic pain and bloating can occur in most. Use local heat or non steroidals like naprosyn (naproxen) for the discomfort. If the discomfort persists see your physician for evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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The last 3 days my stomach has been extremely bloated (entire abdomen most pressure in upper area). Very uncomfortable, shortness of breath. Any idea?

The last 3 days my stomach has been extremely bloated (entire abdomen most pressure in upper area). Very uncomfortable, shortness of breath. Any idea?

Depends: it could be too many things .. Benign like IBS or more serious like patial bowel obstruction or fluids in the abdomen.. Be seen by your doctor for exam to determine the appropriate work up ...Read more

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My husband has fluid build up in his abdomen and pressure and bloating he will have a procedure done to take the fluid from his belly,his blood work is normal had a ultrasound done on his gall bladder it was normal what could cause this ? He isn't a heavy

My husband has fluid build up in his abdomen and pressure and bloating he will have a procedure done to take the fluid from his belly,his blood work is normal had a ultrasound done on his gall bladder it was normal what could cause this ? He isn't a heavy

Ascites: Fluid buildup in the abdomen, known as ascites, is often from liver disease, but can have many other causes. Since some of those illnesses can be serious, it is important to follow through with the work up to determine the cause. Removing some fluid is often helpful in making a diagnosis and may allow him to be more comfortable and breathe easier. Don't delay his medical care! Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi a week ago I was experiencing extreme lower abdomen pain and pelvic pressure the pain in my lower stomach ease up and stopped the week of my cycle?

Hi a week ago I was experiencing extreme lower abdomen pain and pelvic pressure the pain in my lower stomach ease up and stopped the week of my cycle?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more