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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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What causes the pain on the right upper abdomen just some centimeters below rib cage?

What causes the pain on the right upper  abdomen just  some centimeters below rib cage?

Could be several....: Things, but gall bladder problems are the classic causes. If it continues, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I have a pain on my left upper abdomen below my rib cage. It is tender to the touch. It hurts when I move. This came on me suddenly. ?

A few things: In the absence of trauma, this could be an abdominal strain, or costochondritis. Have your physician evaluate you to be sure. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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Strong thumping sensation upper abdomen between parting in rib cage sometimes, really takes my breath away at times can this be caused by reflux?

Strong thumping sensation upper abdomen between parting in rib cage sometimes, really takes my breath away at times can this be caused by reflux?

Doesn't sound usual: That does not sound like a usual symptom of reflux, and it is worthwhile getting evaluated in clinic. For general info: Sometimes when there is an early heartbeat, the next beat is delayed and so heart has a chance to fill with more blood than usual, making the delayed beat stronger, sometimes experienced as a thump. Relevance of early beats depends on type of beat and underlying health issues. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

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