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What causes a hunger kind of pain in the middle of the upper abdomen. Sometimes eating relieves the pain & other times no. Can it be my gallstones?!

What causes a hunger kind of pain in the middle of the upper abdomen. Sometimes eating relieves the pain & other times no. Can it be my gallstones?!

PROBABLY NOT: Epigastric pain that is relieved by eating is typical of ulcer or gastritis. Gallstones, when symptomatic, usually cause pain after eating, especially after fatty or greasy foods. Some other entities can also cause this type of pain, including pancreas issues. I recommend you seek a direct medical opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Having pain in upper abdomen. Negative for gallstones and normal hida scan. What else could it be?

Having pain in upper abdomen. Negative for gallstones and normal hida scan. What else could it be?

GI: Next step in workup would be to see a gastroenterologist for further workup. They will need to rule out stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, etc... ...Read more

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Gas n tightness in the Upper abdomen especially the upper left part... Almost similar to the gallstone gas problem I once had except there is no pain.

Gas n tightness in the Upper abdomen especially the upper left part... Almost similar to the gallstone gas problem I once had except there is no pain.

Gas: Gas entrapment in the colon where it takes a turn can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup in the stomach. If you can't pinpoint offending foods or continue to have frequent abdominal discomfort, see your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Cramping squeezing in right upper abdomen with rumbling sound and vomiting after every meal. Us has ruled out gallstones. What could this be?

Cramping squeezing in right upper abdomen with rumbling sound and vomiting after every meal. Us has ruled out gallstones. What could this be?

Gallbladder : You can have abnormal function of the gallbladder without stones. A nuclear scan can help assess the function of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Everytime after eating, i get tingling/discomfort sensation in stomach/upper abdomen. I had parasite test done, was -, no gallstones. What is it?.

Everytime after eating, i get tingling/discomfort sensation in stomach/upper abdomen. I had parasite test done, was -, no gallstones. What is it?.

Chronic Gastritis: May be you have chronic gastritis or h pylori infection.You need to see a gastroenterologist and may need endoscopic exam of your stomach to find out if the problem us in stomach and they can do a test for h pylori at the same time meanwhile if you want to, you can try acid suppresion with over the counter meds like ranitidine or omperazole etc, see if it will help. ...Read more

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What can swell up in right upper abdomen !? Kindey , gallbladder stones where ruled out , pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too

What can swell up in right upper abdomen !? Kindey , gallbladder stones where ruled out , pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. An exam is appropriate. ...Read more

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I think I have gallstones, pain in upper abdomen, bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea, intolerance of fatty foods.It feels like a gamble on what I can eat now.?

I think I have gallstones, pain in upper abdomen, bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea, intolerance of fatty foods.It feels like a gamble on what I can eat now.?

I agree: Most of your symptoms are consistent with gb attack however they can be reproduced by other causes such as gastric reflux irritable bowel syndrome. You probably require further evaluation. You can initially try to reduce fat intake. ...Read more

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Occured a sudden epigastric pain causing pain in region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs, Also i suffered immediate loose motion with foul smell and vomitting . It also caused me nausea?

Occured a sudden epigastric pain causing pain in  region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs, Also i suffered immediate loose motion with foul smell and vomitting .
It also caused me nausea?

Food poisoning: It could have been food poisoning. The symptoms are compatible staphylococcal toxin. However that is only one of many possibilities. Staphylococcal toxic poisoning is usually over in 24 hours. If the symptoms persist more than a day, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains in my upper abdomen through my rib cage and I mostly feel it at the region of my lungs and the middle section of my rib cage(i.

I'm having sharp pains in my upper abdomen through my rib cage and I mostly feel it at the region of my lungs and the middle section of my rib cage(i.

Need further eval: Hi I recommend that you seek further eval as soon as possible in person with a local physician if your symptoms are severe or book a quick inbox consult with a HealthTap physician. With the limited information we get on the public forum of HealthTap, it is hard for us to provide a proper solution to your problems. Hope you can get treated soon, best wishes ...Read more

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Had 2 gallbldr attacks in 5yrs have been having epigastric pain nausea off and on for months. Ab u/s only shows gallstones. Stones could be cause?

Had 2 gallbldr attacks in 5yrs have been having epigastric pain nausea off and on for months. Ab u/s only shows gallstones. Stones could be cause?

Gallstones: Can commonly be a cause of gallbladder irritation or inflammation (cholecystitis) resulting in upper abdominal bloating or pressure discomfort, nausea ; sometimes vomiting. Often gets worse after eating fatty foods. See a general surgeon for evaluation as you may benefit from gallbladder surgery. If this is an OB ultrasound during a pregnancy, then ask your OB doctor for instructions first. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right upper abdomen even the pain radiates to mid back region.Before pasing stole or going to urine it wil pain to much after tat it wil be relived

I have pain in my right upper abdomen even the pain radiates to mid back region.Before pasing stole or going to urine it wil pain to much after tat it wil be relived

Need further workup: Abdominal pain when straining may have multiple etiologies. A physician's physical exam and detailed history is required here. Additional information could lead to ultrasound examination of your abdomen, or even colonoscopy. Sometimes, simply constipation can cause these symptoms, but they should not be ignored, and a doctor visit is warranted for further evaluation. ...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

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the 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's the cause of a burning feeling in my upper abdomen?

Heartburn: It could be heartburn. A quick and easy way to find out is to try tums (calcium carbonate). If the pain goes away, you've nailed it. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a burning and cooling feeling on the left upper abdomen?

Depends: left upper abdomin incases the spleen , clears old blood cells and has a role in infection prevention, but it could be as easy as cool fluids drank just prior since the stomach is partly there too, if no other symptoms like bloating or pain or change in stool pattern not much concern yet. ...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