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I have severe chest pain in lower chest/upper abdomen. I went to ER on Friday / Sunday. The couldn't find anything wrong. Still in bad pain.

I have severe chest pain in lower chest/upper abdomen. I went to ER on Friday / Sunday. The couldn't find anything wrong. Still in bad pain.

Head back to ER: It appears you were evaluated for heart problems and lung issues (pneumonia, collapsed lung, mass, etc). There are other causes for your symptoms that are too numerous to mention, all of which require a more detailed evaluation - with possible consultation by a general surgeon. I would encourage you to go back to the ER and request further testing, stating your symptoms have persisted . ...Read more

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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Ive been woken up (1am) with pain spread through my lower chest/upper abdomen And severe nausea. There is loud growling/gurgling and "hunger pains"?

Ive been woken up (1am) with pain spread through my lower chest/upper abdomen And severe nausea. There is loud growling/gurgling and "hunger pains"?

Acute dyspepsia.: This acute finding could be one of a few things, and management will really depend on how today goes. This could simply be heartburn from something you ate last night - perhaps too large a meal or too late eating. Could be a gastroenteritis beginning, and if so vomiting and diarrhea may follow. If you start vomiting a lot or have bad diarrhea, see a local doctor right away. ...Read more

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Pain across upper abdomen and lower chest. What can I do for this pain?

Pain across upper abdomen and lower chest. What can I do for this pain?

Eval.: You need to be medically evaluated to determine cause before treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in the upper abdomen and lower chest area on right?

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

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I have this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could this be?

I have this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could this be?

Many things: Anytime you have unexplained chest pain, whether or not it's associated with abdominal pain, you should see your family doctor or thwe er as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've had this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could it be?

Many things: Anytime you have unexplained chest pain, whether or not it's associated with abdominal pain, you should see your family doctor or thwe er as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Son is 15 he started workin on abdominal exercises i found like a bump on his lower chest N when I touch it he feels no pain . Hiatal hernia ? Worry ?

Son is 15 he started workin on abdominal exercises i found like a bump on his lower chest N when I touch it he feels no pain . Hiatal hernia ? Worry ?

Not a hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia would be located deep within the upper abdominal cavity, behind the lower end of the sternum or breastbone. The hole or defect that the stomach herniates through is in the diaphragm not the abdominal wall muscles. What you describe maybe something in the skin, like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, a benign fatty growth. Enlargement or pain should prompt a visit to your family doctor. ...Read more

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About 2 nights ago after I drank 5 beers and ate really spicy fatty foods, I started getting intense sharp pain in my stomach and lower chest any idea?

About 2 nights ago after I drank 5 beers and ate really spicy fatty foods, I started getting intense sharp pain in my stomach and lower chest any idea?

Dyspepsia: We would generally consider this "dyspepsia". In your specific instance, causes could include alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic gastritis, alcoholic pancreatitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (heartburn), gastric ulcer, biliary colic, acute cholecystitis. If you're not better two days out, you should really get to a doctor, preferably an ED for some blood testing and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hi, I have anxiety, wen i exercise and heart rte go up i get a vibrtion feeling in stomach/lower chest , when breatng, it thn goes, no pain, will see dr?

Hi, I have anxiety, wen i exercise and heart rte go up i get a vibrtion feeling in stomach/lower chest , when breatng, it thn goes, no pain, will see dr?

YES: See your doctor, because anxiety has multiple presentations, and people can have different physical triggers for their panic. The good news is anxiety is treatable and regulatable, see your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Extreme upper abdo/lower chest tightness on empty stomach. Slightly eased by eating. Upper GI series Jan14 showed slight reflux. Nissen Fundo May13.

Extreme upper abdo/lower chest tightness on empty stomach. Slightly eased by eating. Upper GI series Jan14 showed slight reflux. Nissen Fundo May13.

Might be an ulcer: your symptoms suggest that you might having an ulcer or gastritis it could a side effect to the surgery that you had some of the side effect of the reflux surgery of course are bloating delayed gastric emptying that could lead to ulcer or gastritis i am assuming you had your motility study and esophageal pH and gastric emptying study before your surgery you need to see your GI doctor ...Read more

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Im having horrible lower chest, upper stomach pain kinda like a non stop heartburn this is the second night ive woken up by this pain. what do i do?

Im having horrible lower chest, upper stomach pain kinda like a non stop heartburn this is the second night ive  woken up by this pain. what do i do?

Try Ranitidine: If you are having hear Burn, please avoid eating Spicy, fatty and Rich food. Avoid eating 3 hours before sleep. And may take Antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Zantac/Pepcid for 2 weeks hopefully you will get better. However if you have other medical condition and you are older person do not hesitate to see your doctor as there are many other conditions including heart problems can be a possibility. ...Read more

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My upper chest hurts when i breathe, i get a sharp pain in my upper stomach lower chest when i try to swallow food. It hurts to bad to eat. Any ideas?

Esophagus?: Pain with swallowing may indicate a problem with your esophagus, such as an infection or muscle problem. Best to get checked by your doctor for this. ...Read more

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Can endoscopy and a CT scan with IV contrast and swallow miss a hiatal hernia? I have tightness in my stomach / lower chest. Worse when standing

Can endoscopy and a CT scan with IV contrast and  swallow miss a hiatal hernia? I have tightness in my stomach / lower chest. Worse when standing

No: The possibility that all 3 of those studies missed a hiatal hernia is about that of winning the lottery. Your problem could be from a functional problem with the esophagus, generally referred to as esophageal motility disorders. These are best diagnosed with high resolution esophageal manometry in a center that does a high volume if these to get the best results. ...Read more

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I am masturbating sine 8 years now i have a lump in left testicle and swollen veins in left testicle moreover i also feel pain in the veins of left testicle and left abdomen and in lower chest.low sex drive also.what is wrong with me?

I am masturbating sine 8 years now i have a lump in left testicle and swollen veins in left testicle moreover i also feel pain in the veins of left testicle  and left abdomen and in lower chest.low sex drive also.what is wrong with me?

The symptoms you: report are not related to masturbation. You may have a varicocele or hydrocele, a swollen vein or collection of fluid. Your doctor can easily diagnose this and treat you. Not to worry. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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40 yr old f, norm heart workup in july. Having burning ache in upper abdomen and lower chest. Slight nausea and tired. Had some throat virus 2 days now and moments of hot/cold flush and dizziness. ?

40 yr old f, norm heart workup in july. Having burning ache in upper abdomen and lower chest. Slight nausea and tired. Had some throat virus 2 days now and moments of hot/cold flush and dizziness. ?

Viral Syndrome?: You seem to have symptoms which suggest these are all due to viral infection but still i will suggest you get yourself checked by your physician to make sure there is nothing else cooking. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal and lower chest pain, what to do?

Likely GI related: Suggest GI evaluation for hiatal hernia, reflux disease, even peptic ulcers. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm on a diet because I need to reduce cholesterol. after eating some fat food (Nutella) I started feeling pain in the lower chest and belly.

Hi, I'm on a diet because I need to reduce cholesterol. after eating some fat food (Nutella) I started feeling pain in the lower chest and belly.

Did the symptoms: go away? If not, please see you doc. Diet accounts for 15-20 % of cholesterol lab values. We make most if it ourselves. There are very effective natural approaches using red yeast rice and/or good quality marine fish oil. You would need to see a natural doc or a nutritionist for details. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Been with neck/shoulder pain 2 days. Within last 4 hours,pain spread to severe mid-abdomin pain -lower chest to pelvis. Should this become concerning?

Been with neck/shoulder pain 2 days. Within last 4 hours,pain spread to severe mid-abdomin pain -lower chest to pelvis. Should this become concerning?

Be seen: If among your symptoms, you are having severe abdominal pain, I would certainly be seen. There are a multitude of potential causes, much of which are quite benign; but there could also be something that is more urgent. An exam and appropriate tests will likely determine the cause. ...Read more