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I have been having discomfort and slight pain in my mid and upper abdomen, when I pass gas, it smells more foul than usual, not like death or sewer, just a different more foul oder,?

I have been having discomfort and slight pain in my mid and upper abdomen, when I pass gas, it smells more foul than usual, not like death or sewer, just a different more foul oder,?

Need an exam: You need to see a physician to properly diagnose your problem. There are many possible causes for your symptoms and just giving you a list won't be helpful. You need to discuss your symptoms in person with your physician who will then examen you. Don't try to self diagnose this type of problem. ...Read more

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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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Sharp, pressure/pain (veries) my left mid to upper abdomen. Also tingling sensations going down my left shoulder to top of left hand & nausea sympt.

Sharp, pressure/pain (veries) my left mid to upper abdomen. Also tingling sensations going down my left shoulder to top of left hand & nausea sympt.

Complicated: I can't put all of that together in a single diagnosis. The left shouder to left hand tingling (paresthesia) is a typical nerve entrapment symptom and follows a dermatome. Check your neck for a ruptured disk or arthritic spur. The abdominal sx suggest gastritis, peptic ulcer ds or non-ulcer dyspepsia, esophageal disease or pancreatitis. Nausea would be common with any. You need to see your doc! ...Read more

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I have pain in my mid back that also seems to be happening in my upper abdomen. Last night it was slightly left of center. Today it's left of center. What should I do?

I have pain in my mid back that also seems to be happening in my upper abdomen. Last night it was slightly left of center. Today it's left of center. What should I do?

Stomach problem : You may have problems with the stomach or digestive system. It can also be related to a back problem with muscle spasms in the back and stomach wall. Nonetheless, you should see an internist of family dr. For evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of mid-back pain that radiates either through right ribs or into upper abdomen in a 39 yr old man?

What are the possible causes of mid-back pain that radiates either through right ribs or into upper abdomen in a 39 yr old man?

Many: Could be gall bladder disease but could also be musculo-skeletal such as a depressed or elevated rib or another rib injury(intercostal muscles). Have to think of emergent things such as heart attack, abd aortic aneurysm that is leaking or intestinal issue. Need more info. ...Read more

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Is cramping in your mid to upper abdomen normal with a UTI?

Abdominal pain: that pain is atypical of a UTI (I think you mean a cystitis rather than pyelonephritis)-- the former usually afflicts the suprapubic/lower abdomen area ...Read more

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I have pain in my right upper abdomen even the pain radiates to mid back region.Before pasing stole or going to urine it wil pain to much after tat it wil be relived

Need further workup: Abdominal pain when straining may have multiple etiologies. A physician's physical exam and detailed history is required here. Additional information could lead to ultrasound examination of your abdomen, or even colonoscopy. Sometimes, simply constipation can cause these symptoms, but they should not be ignored, and a doctor visit is warranted for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong ?

I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong ?

Referred pain: The type of pain could be local abdominal problems, but pain shooting to L back sounds more like referred pain from pancreatitis. I suggest you go see a gastroenterologist and find out what exactly is the reason for the pain, with bloodwork and imaging ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel vena cava? I can feel something hard when I press deeply. Hurts a lot. Mid abdomen

Is it possible to feel vena cava? I can feel something hard when I press deeply. Hurts a lot. Mid abdomen

Not the cava: Like any other vessel your cava should be soft and compressible. I am not sure otherwise what else you can feel, but a distended bowel loop may feel hard sometimes. ...Read more