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Postpartum Upper Abdominal Pain
Upper abdominal pain, 3 weeks postpartum, goes away when I sit down, painful to stand up and walk around. Painful to the touch and when I press in.?
See Doctor: It is not normal to have upper abdominal pain 3 weeks postpartum. Even if you have had a c-sec. The discomfort would be mid-lower abdomen. It is true that you could have an infection, which is very serious. Please go your OB asap, if you can't get an immed. Appt. Go to the er and make sure you tell them you are 3 wks postpartum; they should evaluate you stat-no waiting. Go now. ...Read more
I am experiencing stomach upset, upper abdominal pain, tender abdomen and passing gas. I am 3 weeks postpartum. It hurts also when I take deep breaths. Is this normal?
Exam needed: These symptoms warrant an abdominal examination by a physician urgently. They could be due to acute gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder or pancreatic inflammation. Irritation/inflammation of the diaphragm explains the discomfort with a deep breath. Examination in the emergency room is advised as prompt evaluation and testing is available. ...Read more
Depends: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more
Find cause 1st-C MD: Many different diseases can cause abdominal pain, some mild, others serious. It is impossible to make even an educated guess without better-understanding the type, duration, and frequency of your pain; what brings it on, what relieves it; your age, sex, past history; physical examination findings; results of supportive tests which may include blood tests +/- x-rays. We can only do this in-person. ...Read more
Can't help: Unless more detail. If pain is severe go to the emergency department for work-up. If not so severe, see your pcp and in either case provide more details. How long have you had this. Is it made worse or better by anything. Is there any associated symptoms etc. ...Read more
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
Light brown stool: Light brown or tan colored stool on the soft side can occur with more rapid transit of fecal matter through the intestinal tract. This can be due to irritable bowel syndrome, intolerance to certain foods, viral intestinal tract infections. Occasionally gall bladder or liver disorders are the problem. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Discomfort: Need that looked at. Make appointment with your pcp. ...Read more
Probably upper GI: The most likely thing is pylorospasm spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum, but peptic ulcer disease, pancreatic disease and gallbladder issues are other likely culprits. Colon issues can a cause if old enough for colonic pathology. Constipation as well. Impossible to say much more without more history. If not constipated, then try either mylanta or prilosec. If not better, see your physicia. ...Read more
Abdominal Pain: Is the pain only with eating chocolate or with other types of food like spicy, fatty? Does increase with lying flat? If yes then most probably you have a problem with your gastroesophageal junction and/or increase stomach acid secretion. Try over the counter antacids they might help. ...Read more
How bad is the pain?: In general, any pain that is interfering with your quality of life should be evaluated "sooner rather than later". The list of possible causes of upper abdominal pain is quite extensive; some of these diseases are self-limiting but others can get more serious if left untreated. When in doubt, it is best to deal with these things on the earlier side. ...Read more
Depends on cause: There are many causes of liver disease: drugs/alcohol, obesity, viral infection, autoimmune disorders, injury to the liver, etc. The common cause is chronic inflammation of the liver leading to scarring. Most patients do not have any symptoms, except for possibly fatigue due to inflammation, until cirrhosis develops. Symptoms of cirrhosis include abdominal fullness, confusion, bleeding. ...Read more
I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?
This is an important time for you to get insurance. In michigan the weather is very cold. If you have an accident while driving any hospital bill will be very expensive.
Abdominal pain can be from many causes. Any tests your doctor or emergency room orders will cost more if you pay out of pocket. Look for a health department or ask your employer for ways to get insurance soon. ...Read more
What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?
Nonspecific: There could be many things and it is a complex problem that cannot be effectively solved in this forum. If it only happened once, it may be appropriate to wait and see if it ever happens again. Could have been related to something you ate. If you're worried, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have a noisy stomach with upper abdominal pain. When I eat I feel better but I feel full very quickly.
Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?
What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?
I'm sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.
Relax but evaluate: At your age this is more likely to be irritation of your swallowing tube than anything serious. It can/does hurt & many people immediately thing it is heart related. Avoid acidic foods/carbonated drinks & caffeine. Don't eat or drink within an hour of laying down. Go in and be evaluated. ...Read more
Good morning I will like to know if the tarceva (erlotinib) 150mg is causing abdominal pains in lower and upper abdominal pain.
Yes: Tarceva (erlotinib) or epidermal growth factor monoclonal inhibitor has many side symptoms associated with its use After several months of use moderate to severe abdominal pain can be noted. One should consider lowering the dosage fom 150MG to 100MG. The accompanying rash, diarrhea, and pain because of the growth factor receptors in bowel may indicate that the medication should be discontinued ...Read more
Can ic cause upper abdominal pain too? Can it also be aggravated when slightly constipated? I have ic & have had this for years.
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