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5 wks of my c-section n having upper abdomen pain can internal stitches open????

5 wks of my c-section n having upper abdomen pain can internal stitches open????

Pain after c/section: Surgical stitches take about 10-14 days to heal well enough where they shouldn't open as you described. Your pain could be gas, or ulcers if you've taken a lot of NSAID like Motrin, or it could be from complications that can occur after any surgery. See your surgeon to make sure. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bad discomfort in upper abdomen?

I have bad discomfort  in upper abdomen?

Could be many things: Pain in the upper abdomen could signify peptic ulcer disease or gallbladder problems. See a doctor so that the appropriate tests can be ordered to be ascertain what is ailing you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: upper abdomen?

What is the definition or description of: upper abdomen?

Above the umbilicus: Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ribs on either side. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my upper abdomen in right side what is it?

I have a pain in my upper abdomen in right side what is it?

Gall Bladder?: Pain in upper right abdomen can be due to gall bladder disease most of the time.Have it checked by your doctor to see if that's what it or not. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen, how to figure out what's wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen, how to figure out what's wrong?

Eval: Causes of upper abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: gallstones, hepatitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammation of the bile duct or gallbladder, obstructed intestines, & problems of the chest such as angina, heart attack, pericarditis, pneumonia and pleurisy. The best way to find out the cause of pain is medical eval. Be seen asap if severe! ...Read more

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Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Right sided pain: Gallbladder would be more likely - particularly if the pain begins after eating. Unless there is underlying liver disease or injury, liver as a source is less likely. See your physician. Ultrasound may determine if gallstones are present. ...Read more

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What is wrong if upper abdomen hurts?

What is wrong if upper abdomen hurts?

Upper abdomen hurts: Anatomically, the upper abdomen includes: spleen, pancreas, stomach, descending duodenum, mid colon & flexures, associated vessels & aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, & lower chest are pretty close by. Hernias, abdominal musculature, ribs, & skin can all contribute as well to upper abdominal pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Aorta upper abdomen enlargement, should I be concerned?

Aorta upper abdomen enlargement, should I be concerned?

Yes.: This implies an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. An aneurysm is an enlargement of a blood vessel because of weakness in the vessel wall. Like a balloon, if it becomes large enough, it has the potential to burst and lead to a high risk of death. Have it evaluated by a board-certified vascular surgeon who can better advise you on the best course of management. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more