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Postprandial Epigastric Pain
Location: Epigastrium refers to an anatomic area - the epigastric region of the abdominal region that is the upper part and central in location, above the umbilical (belly button) region and between the two edges of the rib cage. The type of pain there can be varied, e.g. Constant, cramps, sharp, radiating, burning, dull, etc. The nature of the disease will present with varying descriptions. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Undigested food: Undigested food can become putrid causing pain. Take bromelain will heal ulcers and use digestive enzymes with food to improve digestion. ...Read more
I had epigastric pain that sometimes propagate to the back. Recurrent eructation following food ingestion. Few recurrent attacks of painfull swalloing?
Possibly: A heating pad may be used provided its not too hot, that the user is not under the influence, and that the pad actually helps. If symptoms worsen, call your doctor. ...Read more
My mom is suffering from epigastric pain from time to time clinically diagnosed to have hametemus I need advises and right medications.
Can you tell me in a poor pt with epigastric pain of 4 days, if you had to order just one test, which would you choose- amylase or lipase?
My epigastric pain is worse at night. Is it true that (gastric) acid production increases when you stay up late/ all night? How is that so?
Lifestyle changes!: Many people with reflux find that it is worse at night or when they first wake up. When you are lying flat gastric acid may reflux proximally causing increased symptoms. This can be worse with eating right before bed, eating large meals late, eating spicy food, significant alcohol, caffeine, antiinflammatory intake. If this is you, consider some lifestyle changes and/or see family doc! ...Read more
Suffering from stress n epigastric pain with numbness. Superficial sensation over small epigastric area is absent since 3-4years. OGDSCOPY is normal.
Stress: Stress can be causing the epigastric pain, sometimes meds for stomach acid or stress can help. The numbness can have many causes. Unlikely serious if you've had it 4yrs and it isn't spreading or changing. Have you had surgery in this area? Sometimes numbness if the skin near incision can be residual effect of surgery. Your doctor can help you sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more
What causes a temporary acute midline epigastric pain, which onsets always when I make a sudden profound inspiration, especially when my trunk is bent?
Herniation Vs chi: Herniation of intestines through diaphragm can cause this feeling to relieve you can jump with both hands raised above head which will aid gravity to bring intestines into stomach. The other cause to consider is "reversal of running piglet chi" this is a energy flow than can get stuck during extreme frustration you can look this up online or listen @http://drbrown. Tv re: irregular heart rate talk. ...Read more
Several: Several things could be culprits, many of which are potentially dangerous. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
What if no gallbladder appendix hysterectomy caused by endometreosis what's left to cause epigastric pain?
Ulcer, hernia, more.: You have touched on an enduring concept of better health. The desire for additional health problems to stop or go away. As we live longer and better, the next health issue will arise. Could be you have an ulcer, a hernia of other possible causes of your pain. Get in to see your doc on a regular appointment. Be well. ...Read more
What is a possible cause of severe epigastric pain radiating to the rear, almost like a cramp, lasting 1-2 hrs?
Visceral pain: Epigastric pain may have many etiologies. Diagnosis requires a good history and physical exam with a surgeon, and may lead to further testing such as ultrasound, upper gi, or perhaps egd (endoscopic evaluation of the stomach). Some possibilities include disorders of the stomach (gastritis, h. Pylori, peptic ulcer), gallbladder (gallstones), or pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read more
My 10 yr old son started complaining of having epigastric pain while eating. What's a good remedy to relieve the pain?
Pain with eating: 10 year olds don't often complain of pain with eating, which they usually love to do. Ask some questions: is it just once or regularly? Does the child have any history of constipation? Does anyone in the family have irritable bowel syndrome; kids can get it to and have pain and bloating with meals, relieved by a bowel movement. Generally safe & helpful treatments include antacids or alka seltzer. ...Read more
I don't have a gallbladder anymore and I've been having epigastric pain now my stools have become white? Should I be concerned?
Yes: May be commen duct stones. See gastroenterologist f ERCP OR HIDALGO scan. ...Read more
Still epigastric pain & constipated, having colonoscopy soon & a gastrc emptying test, is this the rt direction to go? What else to do?
I would: Consider generic Omeprazole while you are waiting to ensure reflux is not contributing. I am sure you have gotten a good workup. My concern is that the epigrams trip pain is cardiac and the constipation coincidental. It is not high probability but if the epigrastric pain worsens with ambulation, tell your doc. Gdluc. ...Read more