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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 hear lub-swish-dub ONLY when laying on my stomach. The clinical nurse doesn't listen in this position and she told me to get tested for health anxiety. Is it possible to hear a heart murmur only in certain positions?

I hear lub-swish-dub ONLY when laying on my stomach. The clinical nurse doesn't listen in this position and she told me to get tested for health anxiety. Is it possible to hear a heart murmur only in certain positions?

Yes,: Several cardiac auscultation maneuvers make quiet murmurs louder or bring out intermittent ones. One is kneeling on hands & knees (pts think you are kidding or nuts...Until you find the murmur.) I forget which valve sound that enhances, but someone here will tag on that I am sure. Prone is same basic position, just harder to get stethescope under. (rn=2-4yrs, cardiology=4+3+2or3yrs). See cardiol. ...Read more

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It hurts to lay on my stomach is that normal?

It hurts to lay on my stomach is that normal?

Back strain: Lying face down without support under the hips can strain the back. ...Read more

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I'm 15 months is it bad for me to lay on my stomach?

I'm 15 months is it bad for me to lay on my stomach?

Not sure of question: If you mean a 15 month old child- it is ok for them to lay on their stomachs. Adults can have more issues if they have bad backs, as stomach sleeping puts more strain on the back due to the hyper extension of the position. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it hurts to lay on your stomach?

What does it mean when it hurts to lay on your stomach?

Too many maybes: The possibilities are not infinite, but huge. Some may be very simple and non-serious - others, not. If you are constipated - drink more water and eat more fruits/vegetables. If it's lower back pain, have causes evaluated and follow suggestions. Some breathing constrictions worsen in that position. See? Too broad a question. Try again maybe. ...Read more

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How come when I'm laying down my stomach grows to much?

How come when I'm laying down my stomach grows to much?

Borborygmi: Borborygmi. (that term comes from the greek, meaning rumbling around) it may sound like you have some type of disease, but is just the sounds your intestines make. From time to time the noised are louder and you can hear them from the outside. It is actually a normal part of digestion most of the time. Rarely, if accompanied by pain it may mean there is an obstruction in the bowel. ...Read more

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Stomach is hurting bad! Little relief when laying on tile floor! Please help?

Stomach is hurting bad! Little relief when laying on tile floor! Please help?

Go to ER: Sound like you are having a serious problem. Better to know what's going on, so go to ER. ...Read more

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For how long can a 2mnth old baby lay on their stomach? (in time eg minutes/hours)

For how long can a 2mnth old baby lay on their stomach? (in time eg minutes/hours)

For as long: As they are awake. Time is not important. It is good exercise and good for their development. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach make so much noise when I lay down [mainly when I'm on my back]?

Why does my stomach make so much noise when I lay down [mainly when I'm on my back]?

Borborygmi: Borborygmi. (that term comes from the greek, meaning rumbling around) it may sound like you have some type of disease, but is just the sounds your intestines make. From time to time the noises are louder and you can hear them from the outside. It is actually a normal part of digestion most of the time. Rarely, if accompanied by pain, it may mean there is an obstruction in the bowel. ...Read more

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Its been hurtying to lay on my stomach for a few days now and im not really sure why?

Its been hurtying to lay on my stomach for a few days now and im not really sure why?

Need more info: This is a vague symptom that has several causes and I would need more info. To give you the answer you request would take an exam by your family physician. Don't be afraid to see him/her as the great possibility is that it may be a simple problem but nevertheless it needs investigation. ...Read more

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What are the most common health issues associated with "upper central abdomen" discomfort? "

What are the most common health issues associated with "upper central abdomen" discomfort? "

More on mid-abd pain: I agree with dr. Hicks that the stomach is the likeliest source of your "upper central abdominal" discomfort. Acid-related disease is common. Slow emptying due to a variety of reasons may be another problem attributable to the stomach. Don't ignore the possibility however of pancreas and biliary (gallbladder, bile ducts) disease, vascular pathology, or even disorders of the transverse colon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I lay down and feel my stomach knot up for a minute and then go away?

What does it mean when I lay down and feel my stomach knot up for a minute and then go away?

Stomach knots: To answer this question it is important to distinguish whether the "knot" is in the stomach muscles (do a leg lift lying down to see if it makes it worse) or inside the abdomen, in which case it is mostly likely a cramp in the colon, which may be caused by gas, food, or constipation. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a knot in stomach come up when laying on my side that I can push. Comes and goes?

Why do I feel a knot in stomach come up when laying on my side that I can push. Comes and goes?

See your doctor: Could be a hernia. Safest bet is to see yor doctor for an exam. A ct might be helpful if there is any question on physical exam. ...Read more

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I have multiple, painful lipomas on my abdomen. It hurts even to lay down but not all the time. It hurts on and off during the day.

I have multiple, painful lipomas on my abdomen. It hurts even to lay down but not all the time. It hurts on and off during the day.

Removal: Hi
Lipomas that cause symptoms can be removed by a general surgeon. The method of removal is usually bedside but it depends on the size of the lipoma. Sometimes when the lipoma works its way into the muscle or connective tissue planes in your body, they need more invasive surgery rather than a simple bedside procedure. But it is still, generally a low risk surgery. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Every time I eat and lay down, my stomach constantly makes noises and won't stop... Why does that happen and what should I do about it?

Hyperperistalisis: Your stomach is trying to pass food again the pressure of lying flat on your stomach, causing "gas sounds". It is advisable to wait at least 30 minutes before lying flat down. Additionally, different people have different digestive patterns. This is worth checking if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I recently found out im anemic. I am 19. Lately at night while laying down I havee been getting sharp pains on my right abdomen. Wat could it be?

I recently found out im anemic. I am 19. Lately at night while laying down I havee been getting sharp pains on my right abdomen. Wat could it be?

The most common: Cause of anemia in a young woman is heavy menstrual periods. Upper abdominal pain is unlikely to be the same issue. Pain assessment will involve a complete history, exam and possible imaging or labs. Talk with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Three days I've had pain in my lower right side of abdomen, right around my hip. It hurts when I'm sittin, laying on rightside or when I bend down.

Three days I've had pain in my lower right side of abdomen, right around my hip. It hurts when I'm sittin, laying on rightside or when I bend down.

Femoral hernia: You may see a bulge in the upper thigh next to the groin.

Most femoral hernias cause no symptoms. There may be some groin discomfort that is worse when you stand, lift heavy objects, or strain.

Sometimes, the first symptoms are abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. This may mean that the intestine is blocked, which is an emergency. ...Read more

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Right after I lay down on my back or side, my stomach starts to make a lot of noise. It's not painful...Just really loud. Is there something wrong?

Right after I lay down on my back or side, my stomach starts to make a lot of noise. It's not painful...Just really loud. Is there something wrong?

Runmbling belly--ok: Some rumbling is quite common and it is typically more noticeable when you are relaxing/laying down chilling out. It is so because Adrenalin is low and environment at night is often more quiet and so you can feel and hear more. As long it is not causing pain or bothering you, I would not worry too much. Often, some meditation can help quiet things down a bit. If concerning, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Excellent health, not overweight, exercise 5 to 6 times a week. When I bend over, I sometimes feel discomfort (like a tear) in my lower left abdomen?

Excellent health, not overweight, exercise 5 to 6 times a week. When I bend over, I sometimes feel discomfort (like a tear) in my lower left abdomen?

Suspect strain: You could be experiencing pain from an abdominal muscle strain or tear. You also should be evaluated for a possible inguinal hernia. See you primary care doc first and maybe expect a referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Can having to deal with shouting be detrimental for your physical or over all health, ? I get some stomach symptoms but don't know if its just me?

Can having to deal with shouting be detrimental for your physical or over all health, ? I get some stomach symptoms but don't know if its just me?

Definitely: Dealing with shouting can be very stressful & stress can have a negative impact on every aspect of our health. One of the most common ways that stress manifests is with stomach symptoms. You don't say who is doing the shouting but co-counseling may help address the situation. You might also want to practice stress-reduction techniques such as meditation & exercise, but reduce the shouting first! ...Read more