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Pain in upper abdomen. Worried about pancreas. What type of pain is pancreatitis?

Pain in upper abdomen. Worried about pancreas. What type of pain is pancreatitis?

Achy into back: Can be dull, achy, penetrating/boring through into bsack; can be more sharp, acute. Can be associated with vomiting, sense of feeling full, feeling sick. Often associated with alcohol use and/or passing gallstone. Can be a very big deal. Any doubt? Call md, get examined. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Constant stabbing pain in upper left part of abdomen. What type of doctor should i see?

Constant stabbing pain in upper left part of abdomen. What type of doctor should i see?

Start w/ GP: Start w/ a GP, family doctor. They are trained to screen for the proper specialist referral if needed. They can order initial lab work or imagery that will inform their choice. Don't skip this step but do make it clear that you are looking for more than simply symptom relief - you'd like to find and correct any underlying problem. Best ...Read more

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Have large ab.hernia(s),also Ch.Gastritis. I've been in severe pain in my upper ab, pain is area of stomach and hernia.How do I know what pain is from?

Have large ab.hernia(s),also Ch.Gastritis. I've been in severe pain in my upper ab, pain is area of stomach and hernia.How do I know what pain is from?

Abd hernia pain: I would go to your Drs and show them what is going on. They will examine you and may want to do x-rays/ultra sound. to figure out what the pain is from. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal and back pain which moves around, intermittent and sharp. Terrified of pancreatic cancer. Please help. Would pain from cancer move?

Upper abdominal and back pain which moves around, intermittent and sharp. Terrified of pancreatic cancer. Please help. Would pain from cancer move?

Need for examination: Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose. There are many causes of abdominal pain and it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you and may be performing imaging study. Please see your doctor for a proper evaluation, . ...Read more

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What would cause a burning type of pain, in upper right abdominal area, just under the breastbone? Thanks!

What would cause a burning type of pain, in upper right abdominal area, just under the breastbone? Thanks!

Epigastric pain: Burning pain in the upper middle abdomen (epigastric pain) is often caused by gastritis or GERD. Can also be caused by a peptic ulcer, pancreatitis and other abdominal conditions. If it is more than mild or does not go away with a few days of antacid medication (eg, omeprazole, ranitidine) please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do about a sharp colic pain on the upper left quadrant side of the abdomen?

What should I do about a sharp colic pain on the upper left quadrant side of the abdomen?

See Dr 4 Colon exam: It is helpful to list your age. Are your stool patterns normal? What makes the pain better? What makes the pain worse. Your best advice is to see a doctor who can perform or arrange for a colonoscopy exam after performing a history and physical on you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing acute pain in the front right side above waist and below ribs. Is this a sign of pancreatitis?

I am experiencing acute pain in the front right side above waist and below ribs. Is this a sign of pancreatitis?

Possibly : Although gallstone problems and r kidney problem/ infection are more typical in that area. Either way needs urgent doctors assessment to exclude potentially serious conditions and will need an examination and or tests possibly to sort it out. All the best ...Read more

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I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where i think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where i think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

Possible: it is possible, if the liver is enlarged due to excess amount of fat, a person can get dull pain in the upper right abdomen. Other problems should be excluded, and an image of the liver is indicated ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have abdominal pain, and could the pancreas cause pain in upper abdomen, and the lower right quadrant of the abdomen?

What do you suggest if I have abdominal pain, and could the pancreas cause pain in upper abdomen, and the lower right quadrant of the abdomen?

See your doctor.: There are many potential causes of this type of pain (yes, the pancreas is one of them), and the only way to sort them out is to do a physical exam and a history and whatever tests are appropriate. You should see your doctor, who will be able to sort through that for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Too young for cancer: You should consult your doctor if the pain does not go away in 2 weeks. Pancreatic Cancer is not the likely cause in your case as it is extremely rare under the age of 40 years. ...Read more

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What could cause headaches,muscle and joint pain and dull pain in upper adomainal where gallbladder and liver but its not a constant pain ?

What could cause headaches,muscle and joint pain and dull pain in upper adomainal where gallbladder and liver but its not a constant pain ?

A virus: Viral infection are one of the most common causes for your symptoms. If this is a long term problem, see a doctor and have an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left lower abdomen below the stomach this has lasted for a week with symptoms like passing gas.

What causes pain in the left lower abdomen below the stomach this has lasted for a week with symptoms like passing gas.

Many: Your intestines are in that area, gall bladder pain sometimes radiates there, pancreas pain could cause this , infection such as diverticulitis and ovarian pain can cause similar pain. Gas pain can be very painful. If over a week other causes can be determined by your physician. Please get checked out! ...Read more

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What to do if I have abdominal pain, and could the pancreas cause pain in upper abdomen, and the lower right quadrant of the abdomen?

What to do if I have abdominal pain, and could the pancreas cause pain in upper abdomen, and the lower right quadrant of the abdomen?

Abdominal pain: I doubt the pancreas is not involved but one can't be sure. Please call your doctor and set up an early visit. If you can't be seen for a few days or weeks please go to the nearest Emergency room. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant  with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to. ...Read more

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When should I suspect that the abdominal pain is of pancreatic original? (pancreatitis)

When should I suspect that the abdominal pain is of pancreatic original? (pancreatitis)

Pancreatitis: Inflammation of pancreas is seen in people with alcohol , gallstones and due to medicine side effect presents with severe abdominal pai in the pit of stomach going to back nausea vomiting fever pain is generally constant. ...Read more

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What might cause pain in upper right quadrant of abdomen?

What might cause pain in upper right quadrant of abdomen?

Right quadrant of ab: Most likely gall bladder, but to be sure u needd to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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


Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the pancreas (the organ positioned behind the lower ...Read more