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Dr. John Landi
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Persistent Upper Abdominal Pain (Overview)

Persistent upper abdominal pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is an ongoing medical problem. The upper abdomen is below the ribs and above the belly button.


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What can cause this upper abdominal pain and a hole in the bladder with painful urination?

What can cause this upper abdominal pain and a hole in the bladder with painful urination?

Not Sure of Your??: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by many illnesses of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (small intestine), liver, gallbladder, & pancreas. Only a doctor can investigate the cause and will ask what brings it on, makes it better/worse, how long it lasts, and any other associated symptoms. I don't know what "a hole in the bladder" means; but painful urination could =infection. Please get checked! ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Persistent Upper Abdominal Pain (Overview)

Persistent upper abdominal pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is an ongoing medical problem. The upper abdomen is below the ribs and above the belly button.


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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I am having belching, upper abdominal pain that is tender if pushed on, burning, nausea that is getting worse and more persistent. What could it be?

I am having belching, upper abdominal pain that is tender if pushed on, burning, nausea that is getting worse and more persistent. What could it be?

GERD / H. pylori: Your symptoms are consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The pain and nausea is caused from acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus. The stomach acid causes irritation to the esophagus which can lead to serious problems. H. pylori is a bacteria that can live in the stomach and can cause GERD. H. pylori can be cured. Consider having a blood test for H.pylori. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent), burping, passing gas, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, tender abdomen, upper abdominal pain (side: right), side pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, feeling of

My girlfriend is experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic, persistent), burping, passing gas, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, tender abdomen, upper abdominal pain (side: right), side pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, feeling of

Please be checked...: She should be checked out ASAP by following instructions described in How to Handle Sickness on https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby she gain insight on how to work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. Clinically, she migh have suffered from chronic irritable bowel disorders. So, be checked and do not try to wait out. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Should I ask for laparotomy? Gallbladder out, fatty liver; losing weight with persistent upper right / left abdominal pain can email labs / reports.

Should I ask for laparotomy? Gallbladder out, fatty liver; losing weight with persistent upper right / left abdominal pain can email labs / reports.

Need expert opinion: This question cannot be answered without a physical exam and knowing more about you. Please get to the gastroenterologist. If you don't have insurance you are a good candidate for obamacare. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things.: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

See a doctor: There are many potential causes: gallbladder, pancreatitis, reflux, gastritis, ulcers. .. if you are having severe pain you should see a doctor urgently or go to the ER if you cannot wait. Delaying medical attention might lead to complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any advice on dealing with upper abdominal pain?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? Constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What could be a reason for upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities: Without further information, it is nearly impossible to guess the varieties of causes of upper abdominal pain. Muscle pain or injury, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, gallstones, liver conditions, biliary dyskinesia, food borne illness, etc. Would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read more

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Why do I eat popcorn every time I get upper abdominal pain?

Why do I eat popcorn every time I get upper abdominal pain?

Gerd: Gerd is likely the problem. Popcorn is difficult to digest and fatty with butter. This makes for a combination that can sit in ypur stomach longer than it should. ...Read more

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What can be causing upper abdominal pain radiating to back spine?

Abdominal pan & back: You have upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back. Classically one could consider pancreatitis as a cause of this pain. Drug induced pancreatitis from Lasix (furosemide) among other drugs. You may also consider an ulcer, gastritis, cholocystitis, and colitis. These are what comes to mind. Your doctor will perform a thorough history and physical exam and may order tests to help you. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

Many possibilities: If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting over 4 hours, get to your doctor. If not, watch your diet. If you feel better with a low fat diet, it could be gallstones. Also hydrate and get your bowels moving. If your symptoms persist, an ultrasound, ekg and/or a scope of your upper GI tract should be considered. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain that is swollen and hard. What should I do.

See your doctor: The simple answer is to see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. That should help narrow down the potential causes. Your doctor may then order other tests such as blood work, cat scan, ultrasound or endoscopic examinations like colonoscopy or upper endoscopy to confirm any suspected diagnoses. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting upper abdominal pain and upset stomachs?

Check digestion: Constant pain is a sign of indigestion - undigested food can become putrid causing pain due to Lactic Acid which burns. Take bio-hpf 2 pills with bromelain 2 pills every 4 hours if no relief in 72 hours see medical doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp upper abdominal pain with severe emisis what are these symtons leading up to?

Sharp upper abdominal pain with severe emisis what are these symtons leading up to?

Maybe an ulcer: Your symptoms suggest a number of conditions, but an ulcer of either the stomach or duodenum is of greatest concern. Ulcers can be caused by h.Pylori bacteria, but may also result from using too many nsaid's like aleve, (naproxen) advil, motrin, ibuprofen. Smoking and alcohol intake may hasten ulcer development and worsen symptoms. Untreated ulcers can bleed, obstruct, and perforate. Seek medical care. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Tyson
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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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