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Upper right abdominal pain under ribs, back pain in same area, burning between shoulder blades, lose bowel pancreatic cancer? Stressed

Upper right abdominal pain under ribs, back pain in same area, burning between shoulder blades, lose bowel pancreatic cancer? Stressed

Pancreatic CA: The sx your list can be related to pancreatic cancer. Pts who have pain in RUQ can also have gallstones...which at your age would be very likely while the pancreatic ca would be uncommon, esp if you don't smoke. Stress can cause lots of sx. You should see your local doc for check up. They can help even if its stress related. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back ?

Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back
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Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. They can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?

Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?

Biliary colic: You may have gall bladder disease, i.e. Stones. A frequent symptom is being awakened at night with RUQ pain and radiation around o the back, caused by a stone rolling into the neck of the gall bladder and obstructing the cystic duct. An ultrasound of the gall bladder should be done to diagnose this. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain right side under ribs, spreading to back, hip and leg. Lab shows ALT high, gallbladder was removed last year. Should I be concerned?

Abdominal pain right side under ribs, spreading to back, hip and leg. Lab shows ALT high, gallbladder was removed last year. Should I be concerned?

See your doctor.: We don't have enough detail here to guess as to what's wrong with you, but knowing that you're having pain and that your ALT is high indicates that you need more work up. I would go back to your doctor for that. You may need a referral to a gastroenterologist for a liver evaluation. Do not ignore it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have upper right abdominal pain, below ribs with a lump for about 4 days. The pain gets worse at night,neusa,right shoulder pain. What could it be?

I have upper right abdominal pain, below ribs with a lump for about 4 days. The pain gets worse at night,neusa,right shoulder pain. What could it be?

R/o gall bladder dz: Pain beneath rt lower ribs, CR
Rt upper abdomen and reference to rt shoulder , usually arise in conditions related to Gall bladder. need to r/o GB inflammation, a stone obstructing the GB duct and causing distended gall bladde asyou have nausea. Isthere any fever/chills. Please see your PCP when you have this obvious lump as an Ultrasound ewill help to r/o GB dz and also helps to r/o other condns ...Read more

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I have been having upper right abdominal pain. My bilirubin has been elevated. My ultrasound, Ct and chest X-ray came back with nothing abnormal. ?

I have been having upper right abdominal pain. My bilirubin has been elevated. My ultrasound, Ct and chest X-ray came back with nothing abnormal. ?

Bilirubin high: US, CT normal bili high.

Ask you team if you might have Gilbert's Syndrome. This is family and of no health consequence. Ask first degree relatives if they have hd same high bili with all else normal. ...Read more

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Right abdominal pain that goes to right side of back and chest causing diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness. What is it? Er or wait for doc

Right abdominal pain that goes to right side of back and chest causing diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness. What is it? Er or wait for doc

Gallbladder?: If you have not had your gallbladder removed you could have a gallbladder infection. With nausea, vomiting, headache & dizziness I think you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms. Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms.  Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Get it evaluated: Then you need to have the issue evaluated. These evaluation will likely include a ct scan. See a doctor. You will not find a definitive answer on the internet. ...Read more

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What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

Left abdominal pain: Your left side under the rib has stomach, spleen, pancreas, lungs, kidney, intestine and muscles. Any problem with one of them can cause pain. Please see your doctor for complete history and thorough examination with lab.Tests and us/ctscan of abdomen. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Severe left abdominal pain under ribs & back, radiates down left side. Able to eat little- pain and nause gets worse and feel full quickly MRI normal?

Severe left abdominal pain under ribs & back, radiates down left side. Able to eat little- pain and nause gets worse and feel full quickly  MRI normal?

Stomach ulcer?: Gastritis? MRI may not show an ulcer or gastritis. See a GI specialist. I hope this helps. If you still have questions or concerns about this issue contact me at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Severe. Abdominal pain under ribs on both sides, radiating to back.Also rectal bleeding. Day 5 progressively getting worse?

Severe. Abdominal pain under ribs on both sides, radiating to back.Also rectal bleeding. Day 5 progressively getting worse?

ULCER: You could be having a stomach ulcer that will explain the pain and some of the bleeding
if it is getting worse you need to see your pcp that will referred you to a surgeon or GI specialist depends on the size of the town that you lives in
you might need endoscopy and medical treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause top left shoulder pain and left side abdominal pain under ribs that's a shooting pain in both areas when breathing in deeply?

Diaphragmatic irrit.: The shoulder pain described is a referred pain from a left diaphragmatic irritation. Therefore any thoracic or abdominal pathology that might irritate the left diaphragm will lead to such pain. I advise you get a ct of chest and abdomen and get checked by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pain right under my rib cage that alternates on both right, left, center, and back. Scope came back normal. What can it be?

I have abdominal pain right under my rib cage that alternates on both right, left, center, and back. Scope came back normal. What can it be?

Abdominal pain: Pain under the rib cage is usually do to something in the epigastric area of the stomach which woudl include the area under your diaphragm, lower esphagus, stomach, dudodenum, gallbladder, liver and pancrease (pancrelipase). Some type of problem with the upper poles of your kidneys is possible. Also, ovarian cyst or infection can cause pain in that area. A 'scope' can help, but does not rule out a problem. ...Read more

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I am tired all the time, major heart burn, flutter feeling in chest, pain in upper right abdomen, pain in chest, elevated liver enzymes. negative hepa?

I am tired all the time, major heart burn, flutter feeling in chest, pain in upper right abdomen, pain in chest, elevated liver enzymes. negative hepa?

Need more testing...: "Hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Doctor can evaluate: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). An infection with H. pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains (an acid blocker can help). One needs more evaluation by her primary care doctor. Heart disease, rib and cartilage problems, pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Im sixteen years old and I have had upper abdominal pain and chest pain for the last three or more weeks. I am very scared.

Im 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

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Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back ?

Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back ?

Seek md: Could be anything from pancreatitis to gas. Since it has continued i would go to an er and seek help and a diagnosis. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?

Yes: All of the above listed symptoms may occur. Including tenderness with palpation of the rib. Depending on he area involved pain usually occurs due to irritation and impingement of the intercostal nerve above the affected rib or pressure on the costochondral joint itself. ...Read more

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What can be done for ovarian cyst causing upper abdominal pain near ribs?

Not sure: That an ovarian cyst would be the cause of an upper abdominal pain issue. See your family doctor for an evaluation, as further testing may be needed to look for a differnt reason for your pains, other than from an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain between my belly button and chest. Been going on 3 days along with diarrhea. What could this be?

Upper abdominal pain between my belly button and chest. Been going on 3 days along with diarrhea.  What could this be?

Be evaluated...: More info on the detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + findings of timely physical exam + testing like imaging studies & blood tests should be obtained before possibly deducing right diagnosis for right treatment. How? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Then you know how to work well with the doctors. So, go to see doc ...Read more

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Experiencing waves of debilitating upper abdominal pain. Severely painful spasms that hurt my ribs & back just below my breasts and shoulder blades?

Experiencing waves of debilitating upper abdominal pain. Severely painful spasms that hurt my ribs & back just below my breasts and shoulder blades?

Get this checked: There are several possible causes ranging for gallstones to pancreatitis both need to be looked into and treated. Sudden onset of pain the=at is debilitation =g radiating through the blades is often pancreatitis. I would get evaluated and next time it occurs go straight to the ER , some simple blood tests can help id the problem ...Read more

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Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain? I'm constipated and have dull-sharp pains up near my ribs around the stomach, I also haven't eaten well

Be seen: You might want to get a check up just to be evaluated for your abdominal pain, poor appetite. And constipation. But to answer your question, constipation could potentially cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I have right upper abdominal pain, right below my ribs. No gallbladder. It has been an ache for about 4 or 5 days. Palpating it, I feel a pulse there.

I have right upper abdominal pain, right below my ribs.  No gallbladder.  It has been an ache for about 4 or 5 days.  Palpating it, I feel a pulse there.

Some of us can feel: ...a pulse anywhere in the abdomen if we push hard; that could be normal. But the liver and hepatic & pancreatic ducts that transport bile to your intestine are also in that area. Your large bowel takes a sharp bend at both the left & right upper abdomen. Abnormality or dysfunction of any of these structures, or a gall stone left behind after surgery, can cause pain. See your doctor! Please! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lerft upper abdominal pain patialy in my ribs the rest under it i'm also extremly tired and not hungry?

You should see: a doctor, because it could be mononucleosis with enlarged spleen. Or it could be something else even more serious. Better to know for sure rather than worrying about it. ...Read more

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