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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I took a mucinex for nasal congestion and have had pain, bloating, and fullness in my upper abdomen.?

I took a mucinex for nasal congestion and have had pain, bloating, and fullness in my upper abdomen.?

Probably: NOT related to the Mucinex HOWEVER STOP IT!
If your GI symptoms continue after stopping the medication consult with your PCP (Primary Care Physician)

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have lost 20 lbs in a couple months unexpectedly. When I eat I can barely eat and then feel very full and my upper abdomen will be distended.?

I have lost 20 lbs in a couple months unexpectedly. When I eat I can barely eat and then feel very full and my upper abdomen will be distended.?

Please see a doctor!: Your symptoms are very concerning. What you describe could be caused by many health problems, the most concerning being cancer. You're young so cancer is less likely, but early satiety (feeling full after eating very little) is a symptom of an enlarged spleen or a mass in the abdomen pressing on the stomach. It's also a symptom of ovarian cancer. I don't want to alarm you, but please see a doc! ...Read more

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Feeling up sensation like you are full after a meal mile discomfort. No pain. Located left side /upper abdomen under rip cage. Any other symptoms?

Feeling up sensation like you are full after a meal mile discomfort. No pain. Located left side /upper abdomen under rip cage. Any other symptoms?

Cardiac/GI: At your age if you have cardiac risk factor/heart disease, you should get checked. If not and your are in good health.....try laxative/peptobismol/ Antacid. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage?

Can a hiatal hernia cause pain and fullness under your sternum or breastbone right where your upper abdomen begins center of your ribcage?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia may cause pain there, however heart disease, gallbladder disease and stomach may also cause issues. You should seek the help of a primary care physician to see if you need a gastroenterologist or cardiologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Been having sharp & dull upper abdomen pain & passing gas more frequently than usual. Experiencing the feeling of very full even with loss of appetite?

Been having sharp & dull upper abdomen pain & passing gas more frequently than usual. Experiencing the feeling of very full even with loss of appetite?

Need to see doctor: There are a number of problems that can cause those symptoms. The treatment depends on the cause. You need to see your physician to find out what that cause is. ...Read more

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Male, 25. Symptoms (from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension, gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Male, 25. Symptoms (from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension, gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?

Unfortunately: The constellation of symptoms you describe can be accounted for by many different things from malabsorption of certain macronutrients to some intestinal infections to irritable bowel syndrome. It's easy to guide you in these 400 character or less responses. Your best bet is to consider a formal consultation through HealthTap Prime or just review this with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent), burping, passing gas, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, tender abdomen, upper abdominal pain (side: right), side pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, feeling of

My girlfriend is experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent), burping, passing gas, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, tender abdomen, upper abdominal pain (side: right), side pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, feeling of

Please be checked...: She should be checked out ASAP by following instructions described in How to Handle Sickness on https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby she gain insight on how to work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. Clinically, she migh have suffered from chronic irritable bowel disorders. So, be checked and do not try to wait out. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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I have stomach problems since 15 days. Now taking an anti-biotic course as per my physician advise. Full stomach & abdomen sonography reports are ok?

I have stomach problems since 15 days. Now taking an anti-biotic course as per my physician advise. Full stomach & abdomen sonography reports are ok?

"Stomach Problems"?: On the surface of this it seems there may need to be a definitive diagnosis. Heartburn, gerd or reflux of stomach acid, viral gastroenteritis, infectious or travelers diarrhea? Only one of these conditions is really treated with antibiotics unless you have h. Pylori (a bacteria in some people's stomach that needs to be treated if you have ulcers or resistant gastritis). Need more info to answer. ...Read more

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Few days ago had small rash on mid stomach. Today woke with terrible raised itchy burning ash across full mid abdomen?

Few days ago had small rash on mid stomach. Today woke with terrible raised itchy burning ash across full mid abdomen?

What was the trigger: Assuming that you have no systemic symptoms like fever, headache etc, you apparently have an allergic reaction to something that you applied recently to your skin in the affected area. Trace back your recent events to determine the trigger and get rid of it. In the meantime time use some antihistamine pills but if things don't improve check with a dr ...Read more

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Stabbing continuous pain left side of abdomen just below ridcage. Occurs with full or empty stomach. Burping more frequently. Slight nausea after movin?

Stabbing continuous pain left side of abdomen just below ridcage. Occurs with full or empty stomach. Burping more frequently. Slight nausea after movin?

Gas build up: If you know it's a gas build up, drinking warm water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals helps to prevent the gas build up. Gas, in some people, can build up even without eating, . ...Read more

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I had protected sex november 10 and had a full period. Since then I have been bloated, constipated, stomach is hard, lower right abdomen & chest pain?

I had protected sex november 10 and had a full period. Since then I have been bloated, constipated, stomach is hard, lower right abdomen & chest pain?

Had a period since?: Have you had a period since November??? If not, you may be pregnant! If periods normal, bloating has many causes. Depends on location in abdomen, timing with food, if localized or all over, what makes it better and worse, if it's associated with pain, any change in stools, nausea, vomiting, fever, etc. Associated chest pain would suggest gallbladder problems. See a doctor for full exam. ...Read more

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Tender abdomen with distention. Bile regurgitation, spontaneous nausea, burping, full quickly for 5m X-ray shows nothing abnormal to ER dr? Thoughts?

Tender abdomen with distention. Bile regurgitation, spontaneous nausea, burping, full quickly for 5m X-ray shows nothing abnormal to ER dr? Thoughts?

Stomach/Gallbladder: If your symptoms are after eating food mainly (fatty, cheesy or greasy); you may have gall stones. Abdominal ultra sound would be helpful.
Blood test to check for h. Pylori gastritis and celiac disease may be the next step. Meanwhile you can try eating gluten free food while avoiding fatty foods. Also
try Pepcid (famotidine) like drug.
Ovarian cyst is a remote possibility.
Assuming you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?

Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?

Ibs: Possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome aggravated by certain foods (see fodmap dietary advice), lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. Try to identify whether certain foods cause abdominal distress or irregular bowel activities. To relieve gaseous distension, drink hot water, apply heat to the abdomen, take mylanta or simethicone after meals to prevent gas buildup. See gastroenterolog ...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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Soreness, tenderness, fullness in right side of abdomen, continual stomach upset made worse by ibuprofen, burning sensation subsided, severe fatigue.?

Soreness, tenderness, fullness in right side of abdomen, continual stomach upset made worse by ibuprofen, burning sensation subsided, severe fatigue.?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. What you described suggests gastritis which may be due Helicobacter pylori infection. You need to be tested for it as it is eminently treatable with antibiotics.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Constant nausea fatigue abdomen feels full loss of appetite stomach pain after eating and light headed. Do I go to urgent care or wait? Symp 3 days

Nassau, Fatigue: Could you be pregnant? Do a home pregnancy test, if negative, try OTC ranitidine 150 mg 2 x a day, avoid alcohol, ibuprofen Aleve (naproxen) and caffeine. See your doc on Monday if not better. Go to urgent care if you start vomiting or, have severe pain ...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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I'm 1 week post op. Full abdominal. Hysterectomy, I slept on my stomach last night on accident. Will I be ok, I took a pain pill?

I'm 1 week post op. Full abdominal. Hysterectomy, I slept on my stomach last night on accident. Will I be ok, I took a pain pill?

Post op TAH: A total hysterectomy is a "major" surgical procedure. There are multiple layers of tissue which have stitches to close each layer, and aside from some discomfort in "sleeping on (your) stomach", there is little chance harm will occur. If you do not see bleeding or discharge at the incision site, things should be OK. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain or discomforts, incomplete invacuation, , stomach fullness and sleep disturbance.

Constipation: Sounds like at least some your problem is constipation which can cause a lot of symptoms and discomfort. Speak to your doctor about laxative medications. Also increase the amount of fluid and fiber in your diet. ...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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Hey Hey I'm not constipated but I can't go...I feel that my stomach is full I have pain Lower back and abdominal pain.

Hey Hey I'm not constipated but I can't go...I feel that my stomach is full I have pain Lower back and abdominal pain.

Many possibilities: Many people assume they're constipated because they feel full and feel like it would feel better if they stooled. However many times an x-ray will show that there is actually little stool inside, and the bloating is from gas or fluid. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, sometimes just annoying, other times deadly. If pain is persistent or severe, get a medical exam right away. ...Read more

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Pulse in my stomach. I was told I was too young for aaa, any ideas? I have had full abdominal ultrasounds but nothing that looks at aorta directly.

Pulse in my stomach. I was told I was too young for aaa, any ideas? I have had full abdominal ultrasounds but nothing that looks at aorta directly.

AAA: Rare at your age especially healthy. Yes ultrasound can visualize the abdominal aorta but it depends on body habitus or abdominal girth. Good screening for aaa. Yes many times it's possible to palpate the abdominal aorta and it does not mean you have an aneurysm. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness. The following also describes him: Diarrhea. What should he do? Water sounds in stomach

My boyfriend is experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness. The following also describes him: Diarrhea. What should he do? Water sounds in stomach

Simple carb diet: And fluids. Rice, potatoes, toast, ginger ale, tea. Needs. Ore fluids than normal but only eat when hungry. Can use Imodium for bad diarrhea, if needed. Follow instructions. If not better in 3-4 d, see doc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloating or abdominal fullness.

I am experiencing diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloating or abdominal fullness.

Is this an acute...: Presentation (like with Norovirus exposure) or are your symptoms chronic and unabating please? Did you eat any unusual foods recently, take antibiotics, or have you been exposed to ill individuals recently? ...Read more