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My upper abdomen feels very heavy post eating and i feel very uneasy. Waht may be the cause?

My upper abdomen feels very heavy post eating and i feel very uneasy. Waht may be the cause?

Many different: Possibilities, but more common causes are gallstones or gerd. You might want to try ppi class of medication, such as Prevacid or protonix, (pantoprazole) but if your symptoms persist or worsen, see a doctor so he can figure it out for you. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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While eating food i am feeling heaviness in upper abdomen as i continue to eat, After sometime it is fine.

While eating food i am feeling heaviness in upper abdomen as i continue to eat, After sometime it is fine.

GERD: You may be describing gastroesophageal reflux aka GERD aka acid reflux. See if calcium supplements like Tums (calcium carbonate) & Rolaids are enough to control acid. Failing that, ask your pharmacist for over-the-counter H2 blockers, then proton pump inhibitors. If your heaviness is only after you eat fatty foods, you may have gallbladder stones. Abdominal ultrasound can check for stones & other conditions. ...Read more

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Heaviness in middle upper abdomen when doing exercise, associated with fast heartbeatsthat continue after rest, sometimes causing acidity & chest pain?

Heaviness in middle upper abdomen when doing exercise, associated with fast heartbeatsthat continue after rest, sometimes causing acidity & chest pain?

Go to hospital now: You might be describing atypical angina that may be due to heart disease. While you're youngish to have such severe heart disease, it's not impossible. So time to go to hospital now for evaluation. Have someone take you (don't drive yourself). And take 325mg Aspirin (regular, not enteric coated or delayed release) while you're waiting for ride. ...Read more

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Pain on left upper abdomen. hurts,when I breathe in and when I do heavy lifting ?

Pain on left upper abdomen. hurts,when I breathe in and when I do heavy lifting ?

Costochondritis: Sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage in your left lower chest. Usually follows mild trauma , frequent cough, lifting or strenous exercise. Icing the site and OTC meds may help. But if not improved after 1-2 days, please schedule a doctors appointment or a video consult through Healthtap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when i lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am i ok? -b

I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when i lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am i ok? -b

Hard to say: Although heart burn from stomach issues can cause your symptoms, its wise to rule out other life threatening causes first. I would suggest an emergency room visit to determine your exact cause. Good luck ...Read more

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I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

Have them examined: Any spots or lesions changing in size, shape, color, irritability (itching, stinging, etc) may indicate the site is becoming active. Should be examined by you doctor or dermatologist to get recommendation. Removal and testing may be indicated to find out what the changes might be. ...Read more

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I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage, and upper abdomen area. I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage,  and upper abdomen area.  I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

Suggest evaluation: This can be evaluated by physical exam, however, you may be describing the xiphoid process. It is a bony prominence below the sternum. ...Read more

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A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage.  Slightly tender to the touch.  Weight lose of 20lbs?

Xiphoid: there is a structure of cartilage there, and hernias can develop there.
Suspect weight loss has allowed you to feel the xiphoid bone better.
Easy for your pcp to determine. ...Read more

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I'm having swelling and a heavy feeling in my abdomen .and I have a light/dark brown line from the top of my stomach to the bottom of my abdomen?

I'm having swelling and a heavy feeling in my abdomen .and I have a light/dark brown line from the top of my stomach to the bottom of my abdomen?

Visit an OB/GYN asap: There is a possibility you are pregnant. The line you are referring to is the linea nigra which appears during pregnancy. Stay calm and contact your OB/GYN, you may need prenatal care that you have been missing. Good luck. ...Read more

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2 mnths after myomectomy & have sensitivity in area where removed, heavy lifting hurt stomach muscles then had acidity & pain in abdomen is it related?

Recovery: The healing process after surgery can be slow and varies for everyone.I think the sensitivity and the heavy lifting affecting abdominal muscles sounds appropriate for 2 months post-op. Even if you had the myomectomy done laparoscopically, there can be residual tenderness afterwards for several months. The acidity and upper abd pain, not likely due to surgery-but poss related to too much NSAID meds. ...Read more

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Im suffering with back pain , hips pain , heavy burning in stomach, abdomen pain in lower , headache. What could this be?

Infection: Sounds like something you ate. Do you have diarrhea? Blood in stools? Burning when you urinate? Fever? Would advise you seek medical help before this gets out of hand. ...Read more

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My husband has fluid build up in his abdomen and pressure and bloating he will have a procedure done to take the fluid from his belly,his blood work is normal had a ultrasound done on his gall bladder it was normal what could cause this ? He isn't a heavy

My husband has fluid build up in his abdomen and pressure and bloating he will have a procedure done to take the fluid from his belly,his blood work is normal had a ultrasound done on his gall bladder it was normal what could cause this ? He isn't a heavy

Ascites: Fluid buildup in the abdomen, known as ascites, is often from liver disease, but can have many other causes. Since some of those illnesses can be serious, it is important to follow through with the work up to determine the cause. Removing some fluid is often helpful in making a diagnosis and may allow him to be more comfortable and breathe easier. Don't delay his medical care! Good luck. ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen feels lump and heavy no pain. Had stomach X-rays told me to take Miralax (polyethylene glycol). This has been weeks should au be concerned?

Lower left abdomen feels lump and heavy no pain. Had stomach X-rays told me to take Miralax (polyethylene glycol). This has been weeks should au be concerned?

CT scan?: If lump is large, pub should have a ct scan to look inside rather than plain xrays. If it is smaller, and can be pushed in, it is likely a hernia. Ask your primary care provider about these at your next appointment. Within the next week or two to find if this is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cramping up per abdomen ONLY when walking (suffered for 4 years) I have a hiatal hernia could this be it? Also have heavy and irregular periods

Cramping up per abdomen ONLY when walking (suffered for 4 years) I have a hiatal hernia could this be it? Also have heavy and irregular periods

Combination: It can be combination of factors ,hiatal hernia can give you nausea and vomiting but heavy periods and painful periods is a separate symptom ,you should see your obgyn for that reason ...Read more

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Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Needs to be checked: You probably have a viral gastroenteritis causing your symptoms .Consilt your doctor to confirm if you have it . Meanwhile make sure you drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration . But if also vomiting and not able to retain fluids go to ER with your parents as you are a minor ...Read more

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Pain in abdominal / stomach area feels like a heavy full up feeling ive been feeling it for 4 days what is it?

Pain in abdominal / stomach area feels like a heavy full up feeling ive been feeling it for 4 days what is it?

Abdominal Pain: Are your symptoms increasing in frequency, duration, or severity? If not, you may continue to watch before seeking medical attention. However, if it is associated with diminished appetite, nausea/vomiting, change in bowel habits, fever, weakness, you should seek medical advice. Otherwise, you can try taking some OTC Pepcid (famotidine) Complete for a couple of days and see if it goes away. ...Read more

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When i wake up in the morning my stomach/abdominal area feels heavy and i get a uncomfortable stomach most of the day what could this be?

When i wake up in the morning my stomach/abdominal area feels heavy and i get a uncomfortable stomach most of the day what could this be?

Elimination Diet: Probably food allergy! The answer is eliminating one group at a time.Start eliminating dairy products,except yogurt for 3-4 weeks.Maintain a diary.
If no relief,avoid wheat & see.
Log on to drhoffman.com for good tips & is free. ...Read more

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Sir, Due to my food control my weight is bit reduced but my fat on stomach/abdomen is not reduced.Pls help.

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Due to my food control my weight is bit reduced but my fat on stomach/abdomen is not reduced.Pls help.

Diet and Exercise: One can't target weight loss from a specific part of the body, but losing weight in general will help. One must burn more calories than he consumes. Watch your diet - eat healthily, cut out junk food, and exercise several times a week. If your stomach is what you're unhappy with, you can tone up the muscles. Sit-ups are a good way to start. Anything that works the abdominal muscles will add tone. ...Read more

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I got punched in the stomach and im bleeding out of my vagina. Am i having a miscarrige? Abdominal pains, bleeding heavily

Well, : Well, first things first - are you pregnant? If you are, you could be miscarrying and need to call your OB doctor right away or go to the emergency room. Even if you are not pregnant, if you are having heavy bleeding and pain after a trauma and you need to seek care immediately. There could be severe organ damage that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. Either give your doctor a call or go to the emergency room. ...Read more