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What can cause this upper abdominal pain and a hole in the bladder with painful urination?

What can cause this upper abdominal pain and a hole in the bladder with painful urination?

Not Sure of Your ??: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by many illnesses of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (small intestine), liver, gallbladder, & pancreas. Only a doctor can investigate the cause and will ask what brings it on, makes it better/worse, how long it lasts, and any other associated symptoms. I don't know what "a hole in the bladder" means; but painful urination could =infection. Please get checked! ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus blocl
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Lots: Literally-- esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, diaphragm. Occasionally even lung/ cardiac issues can masquerade as abdominal pain. Need more specifics i'm afraid. ...Read more

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What should I take for upper abdominal pain?

What should I take for upper abdominal pain?

Find cause 1st-C MD: Many different diseases can cause abdominal pain, some mild, others serious. It is impossible to make even an educated guess without better-understanding the type, duration, and frequency of your pain; what brings it on, what relieves it; your age, sex, past history; physical examination findings; results of supportive tests which may include blood tests +/- x-rays. We can only do this in-person. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Keep track of pain levels and use of pain medications
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Update your doctor
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Follow instructions and reevaluate
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What are causes of upper abdominal pain?

What are causes of upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Possible causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder disease, ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal cancer, etc. I advise you to see your doctor for further evaluation including a thorough medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and possible ultrasound, ct scan, or even upper endoscopy, depending on the above information. ...Read more

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Can I die from upper abdominal pain if I ignore it?

Yes: Depends on cause. Some things like perforated ulcer and pancreatitis can present this way. Other things like gallbladder attacks or heartburn are common. Can also be unusual sign of heart ischemia -angina- if worse with activity. Need full story and exam to narrow down. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Use visual imagery to help
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Be honest with people about your pain
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Use only the amount of pain medicine you need to relieve pain
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I wake up at 3 every morning w/ upper abdominal pain this week. How come?

See Your Doctor: That sounds like a terrible week! you should get in to see your doctor asap. Common causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder attacks, ulcer disease, and gastroesophageal reflux (gerd), however the list of possibilities is much longer. To get to the bottom of this, a doctor will ask more specific questions, examine you, and may need blood-and/or radiologic tests. Make an appt. To see pcp. ...Read more

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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

Epigastric pain is a clinical finding in which a person experiences pain near their stomach, which is located in the upper left ...Read more

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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more

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