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Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is unlikely that fatty liver by itself cause stomach bloating. I don't know of an actual link between the two problems. Are you taking any pain medications that may slow down the stomach? Rarely fatty liver can be large enough to compress on the stomach and cause it to slow down. ...Read more
Many possibilities!: A person with tummy pain between the belly button and the bottom of the rib cage can have a variety of problems. A doctor's examination is needed, unless the person is young & healthy, and the pain is mild & resolves quickly. Possible causes include: stomach acid problems, reflux symptoms, pancreatitis, gall stone related problems, abdominal muscle strains, some sort of hernia, shingles rash, etc. ...Read more
Existing hiatal & naval hernia. Recent exercise produces a wide long uncomfortable protrusion beneath ribcage down abdomen toward naval. What is this?
Colon cancer in 17 year old ? Symptoms: change in bowel habit tight stomach not bloated constipated soft abdominal lump below ribcage gurgling stomach
Unlikely...: The average age of a colon cancer diagnosis is around age 70. Highly unlikely in a 17 year old. Symptoms described are most likely functional and related to food intolerance and/or gas. Alarm symptoms for a more serious diagnosis might include rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, or night sweats. See you physician if symptoms don't improve. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: Especially if it gurgles or makes a squishy sound if you try to push it in. ...Read more
Nope.: The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity; a hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this hole. It cannot be seen nor touched on physical examination. In contrast, a ventral hernia may cause the abdomen to protrude, as can a separation of the rectus muscles very common in men who are "round"in the midsection: this is called diastasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?
Could be: Not E-nuff information to guide you. If pain is severe enough to make taking a deep breath hard or impossible, go seek help at the Emergency location closest to you. If pain is not that bad, seek an appointment with your PCP as soon as you can. A few blood tests and a ultrasound exam of the abdomen will get things sorted out quickly. ...Read more
Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: The number of potential illnesses is large and cannot be solved on the internet. See a GI doctor and have this fully investigated unless your primary care doctor can work this out. Best ...Read more
Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?
Not OK!: You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor. Much of your complaints can be carefully controlled. ...Read more