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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
40 years in practice
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Upper left abdomen tender to touch and movement, similar to pulled muscle. Started walking 1/2 mile today. What could it be?

Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Upper left abdomen tender to touch and movement, similar to pulled muscle. Started walking 1/2 mile today. What could it be?

Pulled muscle: If you are not used to walking regularly and specially if you are overweight, half mile walk can result in strain and spasm in the oblique muscle that start from the bottom ribs, so you can have some pain at the rib junction with the muscle hopefully it will resolve in a couple of days .Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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What can cause urine test to have small amounts of bilirubin, ketones & blood? Upper left abdomen pain/tenderness with nausea

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What can cause urine test to have small amounts of bilirubin, ketones & blood? Upper left abdomen pain/tenderness with nausea

Pain and tenderness: There are a number of organs in or near the upper left abdomen. You need immediate attention. If your doctor cannot see you today please go straight to the nearest Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Ayo Adu
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
9 years in practice
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I have a pain on my left upper abdomen below my rib cage. It is tender to the touch. It hurts when I move. This came on me suddenly. ?

Dr. Ayo Adu
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
9 years in practice
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I have a pain on my left upper abdomen below my rib cage.  It is tender to the touch.  It hurts when I move.  This came on me suddenly.  ?

A few things: In the absence of trauma, this could be an abdominal strain, or costochondritis. Have your physician evaluate you to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Lubetsky
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have been experiencing excessive belching even when I have an empty stomach and nausea. My upper abdomen is tender as well. What does this all mean?

Dr. Ronald Lubetsky
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have been experiencing excessive belching even when I have an empty stomach and nausea. My upper abdomen is tender as well. What does this all mean?

Belching: causes: Usually belching is a result of excess air in the stomach and small intestine. You may want to exclude other more serious causes of belching, including acid reflux and gall bladder disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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Pea sized, hard, tender, lumps (5 or 6 of them) in upper abdomen.Some are slightly bigger than others, none of them are movable. What could they be?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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Pea sized, hard, tender, lumps (5 or 6 of them) in upper abdomen.Some are slightly bigger than others, none of them are movable. What could they be?

Can't tell: If these have been present for more than a few weeks without changing or getting worse, you should see your doctor about it. The description gave us no clue on what they could be. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Pain on right side ov my upper abdomen just below my rib radiating to the back and tender to touch also on the side is tender?Mainly the back hurts

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Pain on right side ov my upper abdomen  just below my rib radiating to the back and tender to touch also on the side is tender?Mainly the back hurts

Get it evaluated: Several issues could cause this pain including gall bladder disease. You need to see a doctor and have appropriate testing to discover the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Errol Ozdalga
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
8 years in practice
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Abnormal lumps in upper abdomen and center of chest, somewhat tender if pressed in. It started out as just one, now their are several more?

Dr. Errol Ozdalga
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
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Abnormal lumps in upper abdomen and center of chest, somewhat tender if pressed in. It started out as just one, now their are several more?

Get checked...: Sound like could be some furuncles (which are small infections in skin). This could need antibiotics or draining (if large enough abscess). Get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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I have a little tenderness in my upper abdomen.... What.Could b d underlying cause....?

Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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I have a little tenderness in my upper abdomen.... What.Could b d underlying cause....?

How long? many: Don't know details. Could be gas, muscular pain, hiatal hernia (knuckle of stomach above diaphragm ), heartburn from reflux of stomach contents, but...Could be ulcer, gallbladder, colon issues, pancreas issues, abdominal wall hernia, even start of appendicitis. Ongoing? Nausea? Vomiting? Bowel complaints? Fever? Weight loss? See md if doesn't resolve shortly, any above complaints, or questions. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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My stomach is upset, tender and it hurt when I touch it. It's always in the evening. It has been for the past 3-4 days. It is upper abdomen and lower.

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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My stomach is upset, tender and it hurt when I touch it. It's always in the evening. It has been for the past 3-4 days. It is upper abdomen and lower.

Stomach upset pain: Could be gastritis, reflux , could try ranitidine or Prevecid and see if helps. Would also check lipase for pancreatitis,check for gallbladder , UTI rarely PID and appy. if associated with diarrhea may be gastroenteritis or inflammatory. Would go to urgent care or ER today. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

If your doctor: has ordered a HIDA scan, he/she strongly suspects gallbladder disease. US is highly sensitive for detection of gallstones, but no diagnostic test is always 100%. If CCK injection re-produces your symptoms, it is highly likely that cholecystectomy would be advised. ...Read more

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