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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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I have crohns and gaatroparesis. Having hard time eating upper abdomen hurts and now constipated for 4 days. Hungry but eating hurts.

I have crohns and gaatroparesis. Having hard time eating upper abdomen hurts and now constipated for 4 days. Hungry but eating hurts.

See a gastroenterolo: Pronto! You have 2 serious conditions that can't be addressed in 400 spaces. You MUST see someone face to face to deal with your issues right away. ...Read more

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I have a couple of hard, nodular lumps in upper abdomen 3 years painful if pressed pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

I have  a couple of hard, nodular  lumps in upper abdomen   3 years painful if pressed  pain is sharp and goes through to back. Is it a lipoma?

Need 2 Be Seen: Lipomas are the most common cause of lumps under the skin (in the subq space), however they rarely cause shooting pain on palpation as you describe. I suggest that you make an appointment with your primary care doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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I think im pregnant but i just got over my period? Why is my upper abdomen hard?

I think im pregnant but i just got over my period? Why is my upper abdomen hard?

If : If you had a normal period then you are likely not pregnant, however if it was light then that's more common in early pregnancy. You can take a pregnancy test now and repeat in two weeks to be sure. On the other hand, your abdomen may be hard due to gas or possibly even a muscle spasm. All the best. ...Read more

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Hard lump on upper middle abdomen, burns and pains on middle, right and left sides of stomach aggravated by stress, frequent nausea and appetite loss.

Hard lump on upper middle abdomen, burns and pains on middle, right and left sides of stomach aggravated by stress, frequent nausea and appetite loss.

Abdominal pain: The symptoms you describe could very well be related to a gastric ulcer with spasm. It would be best to be evaluated by your family doctor and, if necessary, by a specialist (gastroenterologist). Postponing care can lead to significant intestinal and gastric problems, which could be avoided by early and appropriate care. ...Read more