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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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While eating food I am feeling heaviness in upper abdomen as I continue to eat, After sometime it is fine.

While eating food I am feeling heaviness in upper abdomen as I continue to eat, After sometime it is fine.

GERD: You may be describing gastroesophageal reflux aka GERD aka acid reflux. See if calcium supplements like Tums (calcium carbonate) & Rolaids are enough to control acid. Failing that, ask your pharmacist for over-the-counter H2 blockers, then proton pump inhibitors. If your heaviness is only after you eat fatty foods, you may have gallbladder stones. Abdominal ultrasound can check for stones & other conditions. ...Read more

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I'm having swelling and a heavy feeling in my abdomen. And I have a light/dark brown line from the top of my stomach to the bottom of my abdomen?

I'm having swelling and a heavy feeling in my abdomen. And I have a light/dark brown line from the top of my stomach to the bottom of my abdomen?

Visit an OB/GYN asap: There is a possibility you are pregnant. The line you are referring to is the linea nigra which appears during pregnancy. Stay calm and contact your OB/GYN, you may need prenatal care that you have been missing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Needs to be checked: You probably have a viral gastroenteritis causing your symptoms. Consilt your doctor to confirm if you have it. Meanwhile make sure you drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration. But if also vomiting and not able to retain fluids go to ER with your parents as you are a minor ...Read more

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Pain in abdominal / stomach area feels like a heavy full up feeling ive been feeling it for 4 days what is it?

Pain in abdominal / stomach area feels like a heavy full up feeling ive been feeling it for 4 days what is it?

Abdominal Pain: Are your symptoms increasing in frequency, duration, or severity? If not, you may continue to watch before seeking medical attention. However, if it is associated with diminished appetite, nausea/vomiting, change in bowel habits, fever, weakness, you should seek medical advice. Otherwise, you can try taking some OTC Pepcid (famotidine) Complete for a couple of days and see if it goes away. ...Read more

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I have lower left side abdominal pains and I get nauseated easily, unexplained weight loss, feeling of fullness quickly, loud noises from stomach.?

Consult physician: As you can imagine there are several causes for your symptoms, some severe and some not severe. But a physician needs to see you to question you about them and perform a physical examination. Test may/may not be ordered according to the physician's impression, but most of the time he/she will do. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took a plan b pill 5 days ago. I've been experiencing abdominal cramps and a heavy feeling stomach and frequent peeing. Could I be pregnant?

I took a plan b pill 5 days ago. I've been experiencing abdominal cramps and a heavy feeling stomach and frequent peeing. Could I be pregnant?

Yes: You could be pregnant or you could have a urinary tract infection. Check a pregnancy test and if negative see your doctor. If you are pregnant and cramping persists or you develop pelvic pain go to emergency right away. ...Read more

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On and off butterfly feeling in upper Abdomen and chest for days but have just been relaxing at home. Would that be anything serious?

On and off butterfly feeling in upper Abdomen and chest for days but have just been relaxing at home. Would that be anything serious?

Could be: There's a chance it could be an arrhythmia- abnormally rapid heart rate. Sometimes these are benign, especially if there's no other symptoms or they don't get worse with exercise. Anxiety can be another cause. But you should get it checked out by a primary care provider or cardiologist ...Read more

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An empty/hollow feeling in upper abdomen with what feels like something is flip flopping. When I point to where the feeling is its right below my xiphoid process. I feel this even when I'm not hungry but food does suppress this for a few hours.

An empty/hollow feeling in upper abdomen with what feels like something is flip flopping. When I point to where the feeling is its right below my xiphoid process. I feel this even when I'm not hungry but food does suppress this for a few hours.

Stomach discomfort: Is this new? May be just hunger pangs or may be gastritis /reflux (though usually food may makes it worse). with or without H pylori a bacteria. or esophagitis or gallbladder, though usually food does make that worse. Antacids like Maalox, ranitidine Prevacid may help. For H pylori you need antibiotics. For gallbladder need ultrasound to diagnose. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Woke to a 30 sec. Burning squeezing pain between breasts. Now same feeling in upper abdomen and ribs below bra line. PCP says heart ok. What causes this?

Woke to a 30 sec. Burning squeezing pain between breasts. Now same feeling in upper abdomen and ribs below bra line. PCP says heart ok. What causes this?

Atypical chest pain: A heart attack is rare in a pre-menopause without underlying heart condition, extreme obesity, familial elevated cholesterol or triglycerides, spasm, Marfan's, use of cocaine, amphetamines.

Causes of atypical chest pain are reflux, H pylori, elevated thyroid level, mitral valve prolapse, esophageal spasm, anxiety, food intolerances, gallbladder. Talk with a doctor, consider antacid/omeprazole ...Read more

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What could cause the feeling of food being stuck in upper abdomen?

What could cause the feeling of food being stuck in upper abdomen?

Dysphagia: Fullness, chest discomfort, "somethinng stuck in the chest" are a few of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in right center and upper abdomen please help?

Feeling lots of pain in right center and upper abdomen please help?

Many things: It could be related to the food you eat. It may be gallstones. It could be your liver or pancreas. Kidney stones on the right will cause pain. Also it could be due to your appendix. Get checked out by your primary care and they can help steer you in the right direction/. ...Read more

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While eating food I am feeling upper abdomen pain. Why?

While eating food I am feeling upper abdomen pain. Why?

Please see answer: There can be a number of reasons for upper abdominal pain. For specific advice you would need an online consultation with a Health Tap doctor > http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI For general information on the causes for abdominal pain see> http://bit. Ly/10RdXop http://bit. Ly/ZquHBK ...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

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I m feeling pain in right upper abdomen, I hv been also diagnosed wid liver haemongioma, kindly suggest what to do...

See a surgeon: Hemangioma are usually painless; it is something else like gallbladder disease etc. Needs full evaluation and work up. Thank you. ...Read more

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I'm feeling a very sharp pain in my upper abdomen on the left side. It started yesterday. It comes and goes but right now it isn't going anywhere help?

See doctor: The location of abdominal pain may help in identifying the problem; however, it is the onset, associated symptoms like nausea, vomiting, character of the pain, and what relieves it, along with the physical exam that all help with making the diagnosis. If pain persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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While eating food I feeling pain in upper abdomen below chest. No other problems. Why?

While eating food I feeling pain in upper abdomen below chest. No other problems. Why?

Consider these...: If you're indicating your epigastrium (just below the ribs in the midline), then you may have peptic disease (e.g. ulcer, gerd, reflux) or contractions or delayed emptying of the gut in that location (stomach, mid-colon). Less likely (& appropriate to symptom duration, intensity, timing, risks) your gallbladder or pancreas may be sick. Best to get checked. ...Read more

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What seems to be the problem if you have a feeling of burning sensation on the left upper abdomen?

See a doctor: The symptom you describe could fit into multiple different diagnoses. You need to provide a full detailed history and undergo an exam by a concerned pcp who may then want to refer you to a GI doctor. Hope you feel better quickly. ...Read more

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Feeling a sharp pain in my upper abdomen. I've been getting it a few times a day and every night. Ideas?

Feeling a sharp pain in my upper abdomen. I've been getting it a few times a day and every night. Ideas?

Need to be checked: Multiple possible reasons.
Better to check with your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a cramping/pulsing feeling that hurts in upper abdomen?

I have a cramping/pulsing feeling that hurts in upper abdomen?

Need evaluation: Anatomically, the upper abdomen includes: spleen, pancreas, stomach, descending duodenum, mid colon & flexures, associated vessels & aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, & lower chest are pretty close by. Many of these organs & areas "refer" pain to the back. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis & treatment--please see your doctor next. ...Read more

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For the last 4 days I've had constant heartburn feeling in my upper abdomen. I have never had heartburn before. When should I see my dr?

For the last 4 days I've had constant heartburn feeling in my upper abdomen. I have never had heartburn before. When should I see my dr?

How about now?: Heartburn can be symptom of heart attack as well as acid reflux. Sometimes even doctors can't tell without special tests, so I wouldn't expect you to be able to tell the difference. ...Read more