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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)

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

I've 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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I woke with severe pain in my right shoulder blade that moved to my right lower chest and then upper abdomen. 2nd time in 3 months this has happened.

I woke with severe pain in my right shoulder blade that moved to my right lower chest and then upper abdomen. 2nd time in 3 months this has happened.

Get checked stat!: The pain, though seeming to come from your shoulder first and then spreading to your chest and belly, may actually be coming from your chest or belly first. Though this is not typical, you don't want to miss a serious problem in either place. See a doc and find out what is going on very soon (like this week). I once saw a guy with pain in his lower abdomen, and it was due to a heart attack.! ...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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I'm 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?

I'm 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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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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Could intermittent flank and lower chest pain that has been occurring for the past week be a collapsed lung? Could the symptoms only be mild?

Could intermittent flank and lower chest pain that has been occurring for the past week be a collapsed lung? Could the symptoms only be mild?

Potentially these: Symptoms could be from a pulmonary problem but it is more likely to be musculoskeletal or urogenital in etiology. If it persists you should get it checked out by a health care provider. ...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

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Regular doctor visit or urgent care? I am experiencing pain in my diaphragm area when I in hale enabling me to fully inhale. The pain slightly spreads to my lower chest area, it feels like there is a blockage of some sort. I have had this for about 2 day

By: By the date of this post about a week has passed. Have you seen a medical professional? If so what was the outcome? I will take this opportunity to comment on your question. Pain associated with breathing along with chest pain definitely warrants a doctor's visit. If shortness of breath is present and/or the chest pain is persistent that's when I would say visit an urgent care or er.
I hope you are well. ...Read more

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When I drink something cold I can feel it run down my chest, why? Sometimes even in upper abdomen and lower. But just like a cool splash then it's gon

When I drink something cold I can feel it run down my chest, why? Sometimes even in upper abdomen and lower. But just like a cool splash then it's gon

Visceral sensitivity: Some patients, such as yourself, are sensitive to the sensory signals that the nerve endings in your gut continuously transmit to your brain. This is known as visceral hypersensitivity, and it is not abnormal. The signal can be medically diminished, if you find it distressing or just minimize drinking cold liquids. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the lower right side of abdomen? I recently been having pain in my lower right side of abdomen and now I feel the pain in my whole entire stomach abdomen area. And experiencing chest pains and occasional weakness in the left arm mos

What can cause pain in the lower right side of abdomen? I recently been having pain in my lower right side of abdomen and now I feel the pain in my whole entire stomach abdomen area. And experiencing chest pains and occasional weakness in the left arm mos

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...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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Extremely nauseous really tired hot just not feeling good at all occasional chest pain severe lower abdomen pain and stomach pain what could be wrong?

Not feeling well: Many possibilities of what could be wrong. You need to call your doctor for an appointment for a complete examination. ...Read more

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Having severe pain in my upper abdomen, starts at the lower sternum and spreads to both sides when I lean forward, left greater than right, relieved?

Having severe pain in my upper abdomen, starts at the lower sternum and spreads to both sides when I lean forward, left greater than right, relieved?

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Cough? Fevers? ...Read more

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What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

Nonspecific: That constellation of symptoms does not specific anything in particular, so it is best to see a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, especially if the symptoms are severe or getting worse. Hope his helps! ...Read more

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I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. What could this be?

I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. What could this be?

Need an exam: Would like to give you advice but your question is too complicated for this Q & A box. There are various pelvic conditions that could cause pain with intercourse. Giving you a long list of causes won't be helpful. You need to have an abdominal and pelvic exam and if needed a pelvic ultrasound. Please see your physician. ...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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While eating food I feeling pain in upper abdomen below chest. No other problems. Why?

While eating food I feeling pain in upper abdomen below chest. No other problems. Why?

Consider these...: If you're indicating your epigastrium (just below the ribs in the midline), then you may have peptic disease (e.g. ulcer, gerd, reflux) or contractions or delayed emptying of the gut in that location (stomach, mid-colon). Less likely (& appropriate to symptom duration, intensity, timing, risks) your gallbladder or pancreas may be sick. Best to get checked. ...Read more

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I keep getting sharp pains in my chest and upper abdomen. What to do?

I keep getting sharp pains in my chest and upper abdomen. What to do?

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