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Could upper abdominal pain and weird flutters in the lower stomach be a possible pregnancy?

Could upper abdominal pain and weird flutters in the lower stomach be a possible pregnancy?

Stomach flutters: The most common reason for abdominal fluttering with a negative pregnancy test is spasms in the muscles surrounding the bowels. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy? Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain. Hurts after and a little bit after I defecate. Headache.

Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy? Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain. Hurts after and a little bit after I defecate. Headache.

Check a test: None of those are really pregnancy symptoms but there is a really easy way to find out if you are pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it true that upper abdominal pain indicative of stomach ulcer or gallbladder problems in pregnancy?

Is it true that upper abdominal pain indicative of stomach ulcer or gallbladder problems in pregnancy?

Many things: Can cause abdominal pains. Gas, constipation, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, gallbladder, kidney, etc. Just because someone has discomfort does not mean that there is always a physical description as to why the discomfort is there. Sometimes pain occurs with no medical reason. ...Read more

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Late period, negative pregnancy test, UTI, upper abdominal pain+upper left pain, nausea, vomiting, pain worse after eating. Right flank pain. Help?!

Late period, negative pregnancy test, UTI, upper abdominal pain+upper left pain, nausea, vomiting, pain worse after eating. Right flank pain. Help?!

Gallbladder: You are very young and I don't have the benefit of seeing and examining you in person. Based on the whole constellation of symptoms though, I would think that you are having problems with you gallbladder. The symptom of the pain getting worse after eating, is what tips me to thinking it is your gallbladder, Especially if you are eating greasy and / or spicy food frequently.
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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things.: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

See a doctor: There are many potential causes: gallbladder, pancreatitis, reflux, gastritis, ulcers. .. if you are having severe pain you should see a doctor urgently or go to the ER if you cannot wait. Delaying medical attention might lead to complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any advice on dealing with upper abdominal pain?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? Constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

Many possibilities: If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting over 4 hours, get to your doctor. If not, watch your diet. If you feel better with a low fat diet, it could be gallstones. Also hydrate and get your bowels moving. If your symptoms persist, an ultrasound, ekg and/or a scope of your upper GI tract should be considered. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain with nausea?

Upper abdominal pain with nausea?

Couple of things..: Gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer dieases, gastritis, severe reflux can cause your symptoms. Viral gastroenteritis (stomach-bug), irritable bowel can do same as well. If it is severe and rapid onset, it could be pancreatitis/gallbladder disease. If it is better better, then it is a good thing...If getting worse, consult/call doc for instructions...
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Night sweats and upper abdominal pain?

Night sweats and upper abdominal pain?

Hard to guess: The symptoms you describe are too general to guess a cause here. Viral connditions, flu, gastritis, stomach ulcers, gallbladder, kidney issues... Too many possibilities. Would need to see a doctor for a complete medical history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Drowsiness, sleepiness, upper abdominal pain, what to do?

Drowsiness, sleepiness, upper abdominal pain, what to do?

Many things: Could ne ulcer or gastritis which is inflamed stomach could be reflux or gallbladder problem
diet and anti acid different test including upper endoscopy could clear the confusion. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for upper abdominal pain?

Yes: There can be multiple reasons of abdominal pain.Need to visit your p.C.P to be checked out for underlying causes of this pain. ...Read more

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Stool is a light brown color sometimes upper abdominal pain occurs?

Stool is a light brown color sometimes upper abdominal pain occurs?

Light brown stool: Light brown or tan colored stool on the soft side can occur with more rapid transit of fecal matter through the intestinal tract. This can be due to irritable bowel syndrome, intolerance to certain foods, viral intestinal tract infections. Occasionally gall bladder or liver disorders are the problem. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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What can the symptoms of upper abdominal pain and trouble burping mean?

Not sure: There are too many possibilities. Most common could be ulcers, reflux, gastritis, gastroenteritis etc. It's best to call ur doctor to b seen in person and examined. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing upper abdominal pain above my belly button. What is it?

I'm experiencing upper abdominal pain above my belly button. What is it?

Probably upper GI: The most likely thing is pylorospasm spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum, but peptic ulcer disease, pancreatic disease and gallbladder issues are other likely culprits. Colon issues can a cause if old enough for colonic pathology. Constipation as well. Impossible to say much more without more history. If not constipated, then try either mylanta or prilosec. If not better, see your physicia. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain after eating chocolate and im not sure why this is?

I have upper abdominal pain after eating chocolate and im not sure why this is?

Abdominal Pain: Is the pain only with eating chocolate or with other types of food like spicy, fatty? Does increase with lying flat? If yes then most probably you have a problem with your gastroesophageal junction and/or increase stomach acid secretion. Try over the counter antacids they might help. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with upper abdominal pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with upper abdominal pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How bad is the pain?: In general, any pain that is interfering with your quality of life should be evaluated "sooner rather than later". The list of possible causes of upper abdominal pain is quite extensive; some of these diseases are self-limiting but others can get more serious if left untreated. When in doubt, it is best to deal with these things on the earlier side. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of liver disease: drugs/alcohol, obesity, viral infection, autoimmune disorders, injury to the liver, etc. The common cause is chronic inflammation of the liver leading to scarring. Most patients do not have any symptoms, except for possibly fatigue due to inflammation, until cirrhosis develops. Symptoms of cirrhosis include abdominal fullness, confusion, bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?

I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?

Get insurance: This is an important time for you to get insurance. In michigan the weather is very cold. If you have an accident while driving any hospital bill will be very expensive.
Abdominal pain can be from many causes. Any tests your doctor or emergency room orders will cost more if you pay out of pocket. Look for a health department or ask your employer for ways to get insurance soon. ...Read more

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What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?

What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?

Nonspecific: There could be many things and it is a complex problem that cannot be effectively solved in this forum. If it only happened once, it may be appropriate to wait and see if it ever happens again. Could have been related to something you ate. If you're worried, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a noisy stomach with upper abdominal pain. When I eat I feel better but I feel full very quickly.

I have a noisy stomach with upper abdominal pain. When I eat I feel better but I feel full very quickly.

You need: To have your upper GI tract evaluated! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral...a Gastroenterologist can determine if yout symptoms are from simple "hyperacidity" (GERD) or more complicated (stomach ulcer)
Hope this helps!
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?

Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?

Your age: Is not noted but what you are describing is pretty classical for acute pancreatitis. Get a "hands on" exam ASAP!
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

Tear or acid: Could be your esophagus, a tear (Wallory Wies) or acid aka GERD. Get evaluated by your doc, ask for scope aka EGD. This procedure will make the diagnosis and get you started on treatment. Okay for TUMS (calcium carbonate) in the meantime. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.

I'm sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.

Relax but evaluate: At your age this is more likely to be irritation of your swallowing tube than anything serious. It can/does hurt & many people immediately thing it is heart related. Avoid acidic foods/carbonated drinks & caffeine. Don't eat or drink within an hour of laying down. Go in and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Good morning I will like to know if the tarceva (erlotinib) 150mg is causing abdominal pains in lower and upper abdominal pain.

Yes: Tarceva (erlotinib) or epidermal growth factor monoclonal inhibitor has many side symptoms associated with its use After several months of use moderate to severe abdominal pain can be noted. One should consider lowering the dosage fom 150MG to 100MG. The accompanying rash, diarrhea, and pain because of the growth factor receptors in bowel may indicate that the medication should be discontinued ...Read more

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Can ic cause upper abdominal pain too? Can it also be aggravated when slightly constipated? I have ic & have had this for years.

Can ic cause upper abdominal pain too? Can it also be aggravated when slightly constipated? I have ic & have had this for years.

Interstitialcystitis: Pain from ic should not normally be in the upper abdomen - that does suggest some other cause. But ic can be aggravate when you are constipated - or the constipation could be related to what is causing the upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have severe upper abdominal pain in the morning usually. I usually can make it go away by drinking a full glass of milk.

Morning pain: A peptic ulcer is suggested as the discomfort appears to occur when you've gone hours without eating and the distress is improved after drinking milk. Duodenal ulcers are a common occurrence. I recommend that you consult a physician or a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Tyson
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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more