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Have extreme pain in upper stomach under rib cage, vomiting and diarrhea, has been 12 hs, still vomiting and pain and diarrhea, what can do to relieve?

Have extreme pain in upper stomach under rib cage, vomiting and diarrhea, has been 12 hs, still vomiting and pain and diarrhea, what can do to relieve?

Hard to say: With vomiting and diarrhea it's important to stay hydrated. Additionally the source needs to be identified. Viral gastroenteritis or some food poisoning treatment is supportive care. However if there is another cause such as infectious (bacterial or parasitic) or inflammatory then there are other treatment options. I would recommend a visit to ER or urgent care. ...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


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Have been having a pain with burning sensation on my left lower side of my stomach under rib cage. It comes and goes.

Have been having a pain with burning sensation on my left lower side of my stomach under rib cage. It comes and goes.

Abdominal pain: It always worth seeing a doc to differentiate your signs and symptoms it could be some intermittent gastritis or maybe intercostal neuralgia so probably worth making an appointment with your pcp to determine the cause ...Read more

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Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

GERD,ULCer & more.: These r a few common causes, also gastritis, esophageal diverticulum. U need 2 b cn buy a gastroenterologist . 2 avoid serious complications. Get in 4 an evaluation ...Read more

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Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Can a lipoma in your back cause pain that also feels like a fullness in your abdomen on the left under rib cage

Unlikely: Lipoma's are usually subcutaneous or in some cases intramuscular. However it would be very unlikely that an isolated lipoma on your back would be causing you these other symptoms. It's best to check it out with your primary. ...Read more

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For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

See doctor: Unfortunately there are several things that can cause this and so it is impossible to help with a question like this on these forums. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in stomach that come and go. Under rib cage on left side mostly but on really severe occasions pain radiates across to the right as well.

Sharp pains in stomach that come and go. Under rib cage on left side mostly but on really severe occasions pain radiates across to the right as well.

See doctor: Without knowing more of your history, it's hard to explain your symptoms, but some type of gastric irritation could be the cause. This would include things like gastritis, ulcers, irritable colon, etc. A thorough evaluation can probably offer you relief. Good luck! ...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 have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Im 30. No alcohol.Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?

Im 30. No alcohol.Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?

Get checked out: Right side of your abdomen under rib cage is where your liver and gall bladder live. A good doc can examine your liver to see if it's tender. A blood test can reveal irritation to the liver cells or gall bladder.
If organs are ok, Structurally, there can be dysfunction of the tissue/nerve/bone system in that area--an osteopath or PT or good yoga session might help. ...Read more

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Pain in right side just under rib cage. Sick to stomach. No fever. Any idea what it could be? No other health problems.

Gallbladder: Right sided pain worse after eating a fatty meal could be gb. Can cause nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Can radiate to back. I suggest seeing your primary for an eval and work up. ...Read more

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Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? Feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? What could this be?

Burning feeling under rib cage in my chest? Feels like it's at the beginning of my stomach or end of oesophagus? What could this be?

GERD: Sounds like gastro-esophageal reflux disease . Essentially the acidic gastric contents passing up into the distal esophagus due to an incompitent esophageal gastric junction. The distal esophagus has a different tissue lining than the stomach and can't tolerate the acidic reflux and this causes burning sensation. ...Read more

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Constant pain/burn upper left abdomen under rib cage for at least 6 months now with back/side pain and i will have cold sensation through my abdomen?

See a physician: The area you are mentioning and some of the things you are mentioning could be caused but an ulcer, especially with listing Ibuprofen as a common medication you take, which could cause an ulcer with chronic use. I recommend you see a physician to rule out any cardiac issues first, then rule out a gastric ulcer. Hold off on the Ibuprofen until after you see a physician. ...Read more

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Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Several causes: There could be several potential causes. It could be causes by a muscle strain, costochondritis, spleen, colon, kidney, stomach, or pulmonary. If you are feeling better, it may be more of a strain.If symptoms persist, see a MD. As you where on a long van ride, I would worry about a pulmonary embolism.If your symptoms are associated with any shortness of breath, I would consult your physician ASAP ...Read more

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Pain upper left side under rib cage, and lower back & stomach. Feels bloated like need to urinate but not much there.

Pain upper left side under rib cage, and lower back & stomach. Feels bloated like need to urinate but not much there.

Splenic flexure: syndrome: warm air ( abdominal gas) rises under the left upper abdominal area (splenic flexure) is common; however, since your spleen is also there-get examined. ...Read more

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11 months ago i had a baby and still feel my insides churning under rib cage; abdominal/ ovaries cramping, what could it be?

11 months ago i had a baby and still feel my insides churning under rib cage; abdominal/ ovaries cramping, what could it be?

Unclear: It's unclear to me what could still be causing you this churning feeling. If you had a cesarean, it could be scar tissue that's causing this feeling. Abdominal cramping could possibly be due to endometriosis or inflammation in the pelvis. Consider seeing a gynecologist and having a pelvic exam so as to try to ascertain the origin of this pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stomach knots, feeling hungry, feeling the urge to throw up but never throw up, some pain right under rib cage?

Stomach knots, feeling hungry, feeling the urge to throw up but never throw up, some pain right under rib cage?

Possibly gallbladder: Pain in the right upper abdomen associated with nausea may be due to gallstones. Try avoiding spicy, fatty, and fried foods, if the symptoms persist, you may need to be examined and evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello,i have a pain in left side of stomach and on the side under rib cage, pain starts after bowel movement,?

Hello,i have a pain in left side of stomach and on the side under rib cage, pain starts after bowel movement,?

Spasm: I am not sure of what all your symptoms are but most likely spasm. Of note this will happen more with stress or irritable bowel. It will also happen sometimes if there is days between bm or you are constipated.
See your doctor if possible. and drink much water to make sure you are well hydrated.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more

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Have very bad pain in stomach, chest under rib cage and in back just under shoulder blades pain coming in spasms of sharp stabbing pain.bloated and have only passed a very very small stool in the last 5 days is it possable that this is all down to constip

Possible but: If you are having all these symptoms for over 5 days, you need medical help even if it is simply from constipation (unlikely to resolve by itself). However there may be more serious issues involved and thus you need to seek medical attention now. If your doctor can't see you within the next 2 days, go to the ER ...Read more

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Lump under rib cage, had ct of abdomen, not hernia. Hurts to bend, stretch, laugh, and eat big meals, please help!

Lump under rib cage, had ct of abdomen, not hernia. Hurts to bend, stretch, laugh, and eat big meals, please help!

Costochondritis?: you could have a problem with the joint between ribs and 'floating ribs'. Sometimes physical manipulation can help with this. Extra fat can worsen. ...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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I have severe right side pain under rib cage (feel it in my stomach and back) and in pelvic area. Numbness/tingling in right leg and ongoing spotting. This has been going on for over a year. Last year they did blood work and my ALT/AST were extremely elev

Stoch pain: Hi there,
The symptoms you describe are interesting. Areas to rule out are
1) gallbladder, upper right sided pain
2) pancreas central abdominal pain, radiating to the back
3) Liver.

You need to get some lab tests to find out what is going on. : ast, alt, ggt, ldh etc. lipids, etc

What i would be worried about most is your pancreas, and your hormone levels. These are the first things 2 check ...Read more

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Having pains right side under rib cage?

Strain?: Did you lift or strain? This can cause rib/side pains. Are you coughing or short of breath? Think of bronchitis or pneumonia. Are you having nausea, stomach pain or upper back pain? Could be gallbladder. As you can see, there are many possible causes. Use moist heat on the area and take Advil or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) if no better in a couple of days or symptoms worsen, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in back on righgright side just under rib cage?

Costovertebral pain: Pain in the costobertebral angle area, which is the area you describe, may have various causes and is commonly associated with conditions involving the kidney. See your provider who should be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Just after my peiod I have pain on my right under rib cage?

Catamenial pneumotho: While the association between menstrual periods and chest pain is more usually coincidental , catamenial pneumothorax needs to be ruled out . Would recommend to talk to your doctor, and if necessary a pulmonologist . Catamenial pneumothorax is still a rare condition and in your case anxiety associated with menstruation might also be possible. ...Read more