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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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Stabbing pain in upper region of stomach below sternum. Pain radiates to the left and then to my back. Happens even when I don't eat?

Stabbing pain in upper region of stomach below sternum. Pain radiates to the left and then to my back. Happens even when I don't eat?

Stomach pain: Please get your self checked for a gastric (stomach) ulcer. It is usually due to a bacterial infection called h. Pylori and sometimes drug induced (asprin and Motrin like drugs). ...Read more

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I have severe stomach pain below my sternum down both sides when I inhale. What should I do? Hantee

I have severe stomach pain below my sternum down both sides when I inhale. What should I do? Hantee

Doctor can evaluate: Anyone with "severe stomach pain" should be evaluated by her doctor. The emergency room can evaluate severe stomach pain, if the primary care or regular doctor is not able to help right away. ...Read more

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I didn't know I was prego with my first child and the same symptoms I had with my first child I'm having them all over again. Chest pain abdominal pain?

I didn't know I was prego with my first child and the same symptoms I had with my first child I'm having them all over again. Chest pain abdominal pain?

Talk to Primary MD: Pains R common w pregnancy, especially as fetus gets larger (No info given for #weeks). However while pains R common, you still need be diligent &tell you Prim MD & have an ECG, & also reasonable to have blood studies related to pancreas etc & abdom Echo & Phys exam to be satisfied all is well. U R Mommy & it is your fetus. Make sure. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in stomach within first couple of minutes eating every time I eat. Lasts about 30 mins. Radiates into chest. What could it be?

Sharp pain in stomach within first couple of minutes eating every time I eat. Lasts about 30 mins. Radiates into chest. What could it be?

? GERD or gallbladder: Gallbladder "attacks" are usually related to gallstones that block the expulsion of bile from the gallbladder. The pain is usually shortly after meals, worse with fatty foods, and lasts about an hour or so, right upper abdomen sometimes radiating to back. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux, is heartburn, worse after eating spicy foods, worse when lying down after big meals at night. Antacids help. ...Read more

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Can abdominal pain cause you to feel tightness in your chest?

Can abdominal pain cause you to feel tightness in your chest?

Sure: Acid from stomach can commonly be misunderstood by the body if it flows backwards into lower esophagus. Consider antacids, not reclining after eating, cold water to dilute the acid, and a visit to a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Can spenic flexure syndrome cause random chest pains along with abdominal pain?

YES: Gas trapping in the left upper abdominal area can cause referred pain to the chest and left shoulder. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Doctor can evaluate: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). An infection with H. pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains (an acid blocker can help). One needs more evaluation by her primary care doctor. Heart disease, rib and cartilage problems, pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Having abdominal pain & pain in back & sides Now having a shooting pain up left side of chest?

See a doctor: Differential diagnosis is too broad for anyone to be able to help you online. Abdominal pain radiating to the back and sides could be anything from appendicitis, kidney stones to cholelithiasis (gallbladder stones). Pain radiating to the left side of your chest could be musculoskeletal, gastric, or cardiac. No way to know. Please go and see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I have chest pain over this situation. My two yr old has had mult colonoscopys for ongoing abdominal pain., what to do?

2nd opinion: I often see abdominal pain as a recurrent problem in kids. In a kid with poor communication skills, (2yo) I would seek answers to his problem from other sources, not just his lower bowel.A visit with a developmental pediatrician may be the best way to unravel this problem. ...Read more

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I have constipation, chest pain, abdominal pain after sex, any recommendations?

I have constipation, chest pain, abdominal pain after sex, any recommendations?

See your PCP: At your you can have serious health issues please see your pcp regarding the symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause chest pain. Abdominal pain epigastric and urq, and in between the shoulder blades?

See your Doctor: Most likely cause is gallbladder disease and gallstones especially if the pain occurs after a fatty meal. Any chest pain that is persistent however should be evaluated immediately since other more serious conditions like blood clots in the lung, heart attacks, hepatitis etc. Can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.

I'm sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.

Relax but evaluate: At your age this is more likely to be irritation of your swallowing tube than anything serious. It can/does hurt & many people immediately thing it is heart related. Avoid acidic foods/carbonated drinks & caffeine. Don't eat or drink within an hour of laying down. Go in and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back?

Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back?

Seek md: Could be anything from pancreatitis to gas. Since it has continued I would go to an er and seek help and a diagnosis. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant I m having lower abdominal pain sore ears mucus on my chest also a headache I ve had these aymptoms all night any idea as to what s?

18 weeks pregnant I m having lower abdominal pain sore ears mucus on my chest also a headache I ve had these aymptoms all night any idea as to what s?

Did you call your: Ob doctor, do not be shy, your OB doctor is on call or has someone on call this weekend, if you were my pt I would expect you to call me first! You should not be having lower abdominal pain, that is why u need to call your OB and if for some reason your OB does not respond you need to go to the er at the hospital where you will be delivering, you prob also have an ear and or bronhitis infection. ...Read more

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Small hiatal hernia. I've had bad heartburn and chest pain. Uper abdominal pain adds well. I'm misserable. What could be going on? I'm in a lot of pain.

Small hiatal hernia. I've had bad heartburn and chest pain. Uper abdominal pain adds well. I'm misserable. What could be going on? I'm in a lot of pain.

Pain: If the pain is really bad go immediately to the nearest emergency room. If it not too bad call your doctor for advice. Don't be surprised or mad if you are referred to the ER. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more