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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?

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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What can cause urine test to have small amounts of bilirubin, ketones & blood? Upper left abdomen pain/tenderness with nausea

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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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. ?

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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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?

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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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?

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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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

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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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?

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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I have a little tenderness in my upper abdomen.... What.Could b d underlying cause....?

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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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.

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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Irritating pain and hard and tender to touch in stomach middle upper abdomen and breathlessness have alot of gas what could this be?

Irritating pain and hard and  tender to touch in stomach middle upper abdomen and breathlessness have alot of gas what could this be?

Hiatal Hernia: Your symptoms could be a sign of a large hiatal hernia with severe reflux esophagitis. Please consult your primary doc and if indicated, the doc will make a referral to a gastroenterologist. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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