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What does epigastric pain feel like?

What does epigastric pain feel like?

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

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What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

Peptic disease: Pyloprospasm (spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum), peptic ulcer disease or pancreatic issues. Try mylanta or Prilosec and if not better, then see your physician. ...Read more

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Why do I have epigastric pain like exhaustion like after running?

Why do I have epigastric pain like exhaustion like after running?

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

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What home remedies for mild epigastric pain? Is it ok to take antibiotic or mefenamic?

What home remedies for mild epigastric pain? Is it ok to take antibiotic or mefenamic?

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

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I had epigastric pain that sometimes propagate to the back. Recurrent eructation following food ingestion. Few recurrent attacks of painfull swalloing?

I had epigastric pain that sometimes propagate to the back. Recurrent eructation following food ingestion. Few recurrent attacks of painfull swalloing?

Esophageal reflux: The symptoms you describe suggest you have esophageal reflux. You avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, eating for 3 hours before going to bed, and take omeprazole or ranitidine. If these changes do not help your symptoms you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Causes of epigastric pain?

Causes of epigastric pain?

Many: Stomach, gb, esophagus, cardiac, musculoskeletal for starters. ...Read more

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What causes epigastric pain?

What causes epigastric pain?

Dyspepsia.: We may generally term this "dyspepsia". Some possibilities for you specifically may include reflux, gastritis, stomach ulcer, duodenitis, duodenal ulcer or an issue with your gallbladder or pancreas. ...Read more

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I don't gave gallblader and I suffer from epigastric pain, why?

Many possibilities: Common causes of epigastric pain include: gastritis, ulcer disease, gerd, and pancreatitis. You need to see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Home remedy for epigastric pain?

Depends on cause: Of pain. Commonly, it can be caused by esophagitis, gastritis, ulcer, gallstones, gastroesophageal reflux, or pancreatitis. Try otc Omeprazole or equivalent. If it doesn't work, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can cysts on kidney cause epigastric pain?

Can cysts on kidney cause epigastric pain?

Not likely: So you should look for another cause for your symptoms. Many things can cause epigastric pain, so discuss with your doctor which tests you would need. ...Read more

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What causes epigastric pain to radiate to my mid back?

Maybe...: Gallbladder condition, gastritis, pancreatitis. Would need to see a doctor for evaluation & maybe blood tests & ultrasound of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to use heating pad for epigastric pain?

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

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What's the difference between epigastric pain and chest pain?

What's the difference between epigastric pain and chest pain?

Anatomical sites: There is no real difference except for the anatomical site- chest pain can be due to several causes including heart/ lungs, but epigastric pain usually implies pain coming from stomach or esophagus. ...Read more

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I had epigastric pain for a week day and night even when I breathed in and out but it just went away. Should I be concerned?

Epigastric pain: Hello ~ no I don't think so Tammy. If it returns cut out all spicy food, alcohol, cigarette smoking, and take antacid (Mylanta) 20ml 3 - 4 x a days in between meals and if that does not help then see your doc. But I think you're gonna make it! :-)) ...Read more

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My mom is suffering from epigastric pain from time to time clinically diagnosed to have hametemus I need advises and right medications.

Endoscopy: Sounds like she needs an upper endoscopy to secure the most likely diagnosis to guide the most appropriate treatment. A GI doctor usually does these. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends: If the suspicion was for pancreatitis, I would choose lipase. But the choice would depend on your history, physical findings and any other data that may be available. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Suffering from stress n epigastric pain with numbness. Superficial sensation over small epigastric area is absent since 3-4years. OGDSCOPY is normal.

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

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What causes a temporary acute midline epigastric pain, which onsets always when I make a sudden profound inspiration, especially when my trunk is bent?

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

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58 year old man with epigastric pain relieved by vomiting what is diagnosis?

Could be lots: Of things. Ulcers, gerd, gallstones, gastric stasis, angina, and gastric cancer are some possibilities, but there are 100's of others. Consult with a doctor or gi specialist. ...Read more

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Epigastric pain for a 16 year old? Stomache growling and a little of back pain? What is it?

Variable issue: This could be as simple as heartburn or a significant gi, chest wall, heart or other issue. If minimal symptoms it can be watched, if interfering with activities I would have her see her pcp during regular office hours. ...Read more

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I'm having epigastric pain and I fainted once with blurred vision. What could be causing this?

I'm having epigastric pain and I fainted once with blurred vision. What could be causing this?

Several: Several things could be culprits, many of which are potentially dangerous. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What if no gallbladder appendix hysterectomy caused by endometreosis what's left to cause epigastric pain?

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

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What is a possible cause of severe epigastric pain radiating to the rear, almost like a cramp, lasting 1-2 hrs?

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

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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

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Still epigastric pain & constipated, having colonoscopy soon & a gastrc emptying test, is this the rt direction to go? What else to do?

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

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