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Pain Above Stomach Below Chest
I have a sharp pain above my stomach but below my chest that hurts to touch and when breathe or move that's been going on for 2 days?
Epigastric pain: Not enough history to assess. Suggest you see a doctor ...Read more
Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more
Impossible to say: There are many causes. A full evaluation would consist of taking a detailed history, doing a physical exam, determining a short list of possible causes and then confirming the diagnosis while ruling out the alternatives with laboratory and imaging (xray, ultrasound and/or MRI) testing. ...Read more
Check on chest pain: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Maybe just GERD but get eval. ...Read more
Pain at chest /stm: May be reflux, gastritis cjust reflux or from bacteria h pylori. May also related to pericarditis, if recent infection, or heart though rare at your age unless using pseudoephrine or cocaine. If pain when you press could be costochondritis an inflammation of the cartliage which responds to motrin, though I have also found it in people w/ mycoplasma and give zithromax. F/U w/ doc /urgent care ...Read more
Hmmm: Difficult to answer. Many things can cause the symptoms you describe. I would strongly recommend that you see your doctor and discuss these symptoms so that the two of you can get to the bottom of this. ...Read more
Needs to be checked:
Pain in chest and abdomen needs to be checked by your doctor to find the cause
so consult your doctor. ...Read more
Get eval for pain: There are lots of reasons for abdominal ; chest discomfort--not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Since pain is on palpation, a physical exam is your best bet. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Sharp pain: Several things. Did you fall? How old are you? Does your back hurt too? See a doctor for a better exam because we can't answer this on line. ...Read more
Dory but you can't: Have chest pains in your abdomen. ..Please rephrase your question. ...Read more
Can't say...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more
Lots of things: Could be related to lungs, diaphragm, pancreas, spleen, stomach, kidneys, colon, referred pain from gyn organs; even heart issues. Can't tell here, need to get examined. See md. ...Read more
Skin: Generally only organ affected unless burns are extensive is the skin. ...Read more
Possibilities: Consider aerophagia (air swallowing), esophageal dysmotility, atypical gerd. If originating below the esophagus, maybe: 1) partial gastric outlet obstruction due to gastritis/ulcer; 2) pyloric narrowing from scar;3) gastroparesis due to delayed stomach emptying (as w/diabetic gut neuropathy); 4) bacterial overgrowth in gut; 5) any malabsorption; 6) pancreatic maldigestion; 7) ibs. Get checked. ...Read more
Make a symptom diary: For symptoms that don't obviously point to one particular disorder, a patient should write down symptoms on a big calendar. Include: the symptoms, the time of day, what makes it better, what makes it worse, how long it lasts, any relationship to any activity, relationship to meals, relationship to medications or certain foods, etc... Then, he can show the diary to his doctor during evaluation. ...Read more
? Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan), gastric pacer. ...Read more
I have a sharp random pain between my chest and stomach area. It only happens every once in awhile.
It's OK: Sharp random pains that are brief and rare, regardless of where they are located are almost never anything serious. If a pain becomes more severe, more repetitive or new symptoms appear, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more
M 25 yrs old and have got moderate black heads, on back, chest, abdomen, not much on face. What should I do, help me out...?
I am having pain in my right and left side from my stomach all the way to my back and there's pain in my chest too. What do I do?
You need to let your parent know about the problem.
The pain may be serious but is not clear that it is. At your age it is unlikely to be heart related. Are you taking too much caffeine or pop with caffeine? Are you taking too much advil (ibuprofen) or like meds? The doctor should be able to help dx
The best to you ...Read more
Sharp pain in upper middle abdomen and when I bend over feels like something is stabbing me in my chest! What in the world is wrong?
Pain in abdomen:
Your abdomen has many potential causes of pain. Something like what you are experiencing really needs to be evaluated by your physician
your physician will:
- get a more detailed description of the character of your pain
- find our what makes your pain better or worse
- physicaly examine your abdomen to further assess your pain
- obtain a much more detailed history (example-have you had surgery?). ...Read more
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