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Episodes of upper back and upper abdominal pain right side. Crying from pain. Go to er? Or is it just my ibs? Nausea also

Episodes of upper back and upper abdominal pain right side. Crying from pain. Go to er? Or is it just my ibs? Nausea also

Go to ER if so painf: If you have severe pain which is persistent, then you must hurry and go to the er for medical evaluation. You can not assume that it is due to ibs. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

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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It's been at least 5 yrs. since I've had my gallbladder taken out and I am constantly bloating no matter what I eat and upper abdominal pain. I've had an endoscopy done a few years ago and found nothing. I've been told it could be ibs, gluten, or lactose

It's been at least 5 yrs. since I've had my gallbladder taken out and I am constantly bloating no matter what I eat and upper abdominal pain. I've had an endoscopy done a few years ago and found nothing. I've been told it could be ibs, gluten, or lactose

IBS: Most likely it is IBS . In one hand your digestive system telling you there is food I do not like and that why I am acting this way . You jerk ignoring the message and keep going from doctor to doctor for medicine to force your body to accept what you like. Listen to your body and avoid eating the food that it does not like even if you like it. Listen to your body ...Read more

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Doc said ibs, but not sure if right diagnosis. Often upper abdominal pain sometimes lower, extreme nausea, big loss of appetite, change in bowel habit?

Doc said ibs, but not sure if right diagnosis. Often upper abdominal pain sometimes lower, extreme nausea, big loss of appetite, change in bowel habit?

This sounds like IBS: While the history suggests ibs other conditions such as celiac disease should be ruled out. Nausea can be part any parcel of functional dyspepsia which we see commonly in adolescents especially in the morning. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing alteration of bowel habits, a lot of bloating and flatulence, along with (upper) abdominal pain for 3-4 months. Is this IBS?

I have been experiencing alteration of bowel habits, a lot of bloating and flatulence, along with (upper) abdominal pain for 3-4 months. Is this IBS?

Can be. Consult UR: doctor for definitive diagnosis that depends on a complete history, physical exam and syptomatology. We can't diagnose on this forum, since we are not given the full patient information. However, your PCP can help you best! ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

Gastritis? Ulcer Ds?: Ruq pain is possible from an irritated, inflamed stomach such as ulcer disease can cause or gastritis from something like h pylori infection. To get a true answer, see your doctor, fill in the full details about the pain and determine the best tests to work out the details. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Depends: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What to do for upper abdominal pain!?

Abdominal pain: There are numerous causes of abdominal pain. Best bet is to see your doctor to help sort it out. ...Read more

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What could be causing upper abdominal pain?

What could be causing upper abdominal pain?

Many: Need more history and information. Possibilities would be heartburn from reflux, stomach inflammation (gastritis), stomach ulcer, gallbladder, pancreatitis, and other possibilities. Would need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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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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I'm having upper abdominal pain.Need help, 911?

Can't help: Unless more detail. If pain is severe go to the emergency department for work-up. If not so severe, see your pcp and in either case provide more details. How long have you had this. Is it made worse or better by anything. Is there any associated symptoms etc. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...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