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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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Hurts in upper abdomen under right rib cage when bending. Skin itches and is sensitive to touch?

Hurts in upper abdomen under right rib cage when bending. Skin itches and is sensitive to touch?

Consider shingles: If you had chickenpox earlier in your life, you should think about shingles (Zoster infection). Check if a rash is starting and try to see if the painful/sensitive area of the skin is in a swath or rectangular area. If so, this is likely to be Zoster and you should consider visiting your doctor. If none of that applies, maybe provide more info like any lifting or recent injury... ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains in my upper abdomen through my rib cage and I mostly feel it at the region of my lungs and the middle section of my rib cage(i.

I'm having sharp pains in my upper abdomen through my rib cage and I mostly feel it at the region of my lungs and the middle section of my rib cage(i.

Need further eval: Hi I recommend that you seek further eval as soon as possible in person with a local physician if your symptoms are severe or book a quick inbox consult with a HealthTap physician. With the limited information we get on the public forum of HealthTap, it is hard for us to provide a proper solution to your problems. Hope you can get treated soon, best wishes ...Read more

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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I keep having pulsating feeling in my left upper abdomen area, right under my rib cage...can you help me?

I keep having pulsating feeling in my left upper abdomen area, right under my rib cage...can you help me?

?Heart: Well, I'm not positive, but you are describing the area where the heart overlies the left lobe of the liver . If you're thin, you may just be feeling your heart beat. If you continue to be concerned, get evaluated by your health care provider. good luck. ...Read more

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I have pains in upper abdomen right at top of rib cage, also back ache?

Epigastric pain: This area can be the result of stomach issues like ulcer disease, possibly gallbladder issues or other upper abdomen diagnoses. See your primary doctor. He/she will want to know if the pain is related to eating (better or worse), if you significant amounts of alcohol or what the pain is.. Is it burning, sharp, does it migrate, how long has the discomfort been going on, etc. See your doctor! ...Read more

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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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Hello doctor, I am feeling pain in my upper abdomen, mid of rib cage. Last month I was diagnosed for endoscopy, they find nothing only mild dyspepsia.

Hello doctor,
I am feeling pain in my upper abdomen, mid of rib cage. Last month I was diagnosed for endoscopy, they find nothing only mild dyspepsia.

More testing: Ultrasound of the gallbladder should be performed, if that is negative a CT scan of the abdomen would be helpful. There are additional tests that are rarely necessary, such as a pH probe, or manometry if all other studies are negative ...Read more

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Can there be a mass built up under your left rib cage/upper abdomen from poop? or lack of popping?

Can there be a mass built up under your left rib cage/upper abdomen from poop? or lack of popping?

Yes!: Yes this is very possible . How constipated are you? Consider talking to your doctor about a laxative such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can take 17-34 g a day. Ask your doctor before using to take more than that for 2 weeks. Side effects are diarrhea and possible dehydration. ...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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I have, it feels like my stomach wants to growl but it wont, pain in the middle of my abdomen right under the opening of the front of my rib cage.

Stomach pain: 19 F with aching stomach wants to growl but can't. .Suspect gas. Try drinking a coke and belching. It that does not work then try milk. If that does not help then try TUMS (calcium carbonate). If that does not help see your health care team. Review what you have eaten recently. Ask if anyone who ate with you has same problem. ...Read more

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Having severe pain in my abdomen right below middle of rib cage! i don't have a gall bladder it was removed in 2005 what could it be!

Having severe pain in my abdomen right below middle of rib cage! i don't have a gall bladder it was removed in 2005 what could it be!

What else is happeni: What did you just eat? Have you had anything like this before? What did you do before that time? Are your bowels or bladder having trouble? Any blood in urine? Do you feel nauseous? If you are having trouble, you cannot wait, go to the hospital. Rarely after gall bladder surgery, the pancreas can have problems. It does not sound like a kidney stone. ...Read more

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My spleen is enlarged and i just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?

My spleen is enlarged and i just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?

See below: You report having a cardiac catheterization but did not mention whether or not you have coronary disease. Since this is a new symptom, you may want to have checked out. You can also call/page your primary or whoevever is covering for him or her since they would have access to your entire medical history. ...Read more