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My upper abdomen feels very heavy post eating and I feel very uneasy. Waht may be the cause?

My upper abdomen feels very heavy post eating and I feel very uneasy. Waht may be the cause?

Many different: Possibilities, but more common causes are gallstones or gerd. You might want to try ppi class of medication, such as Prevacid or protonix, (pantoprazole) but if your symptoms persist or worsen, see a doctor so he can figure it out for you.

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While eating food I am feeling heaviness in upper abdomen as I continue to eat, After sometime it is fine.

While eating food I am feeling heaviness in upper abdomen as I continue to eat, After sometime it is fine.

GERD: You may be describing gastroesophageal reflux aka GERD aka acid reflux. See if calcium supplements like Tums (calcium carbonate) & Rolaids are enough to control acid. Failing that, ask your pharmacist for over-the-counter H2 blockers, then proton pump inhibitors. If your heaviness is only after you eat fatty foods, you may have gallbladder stones. Abdominal ultrasound can check for stones & other conditions.

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Heaviness in middle upper abdomen when doing exercise, associated with fast heartbeatsthat continue after rest, sometimes causing acidity & chest pain?

Heaviness in middle upper abdomen when doing exercise, associated with fast heartbeatsthat continue after rest, sometimes causing acidity & chest pain?

Go to hospital now: You might be describing atypical angina that may be due to heart disease. While you're youngish to have such severe heart disease, it's not impossible. So time to go to hospital now for evaluation. Have someone take you (don't drive yourself). And take 325mg Aspirin (regular, not enteric coated or delayed release) while you're waiting for ride.

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Pain on left upper abdomen. Hurts, when I breathe in and when I do heavy lifting?

Pain on left upper abdomen. Hurts, when I breathe in and when I do heavy lifting?

Costochondritis: Sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage in your left lower chest. Usually follows mild trauma, frequent cough, lifting or strenous exercise. Icing the site and OTC meds may help. But if not improved after 1-2 days, please schedule a doctors appointment or a video consult through Healthtap. Best wishes.

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I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when I lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am I ok? -b

I have pain in my upper abdomen and heartburn. The pain worsens when I lay down amd feels like a heavy lump. Am I ok? -b

Hard to say: Although heart burn from stomach issues can cause your symptoms, its wise to rule out other life threatening causes first. I would suggest an emergency room visit to determine your exact cause. Good luck

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I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

Have them examined: Any spots or lesions changing in size, shape, color, irritability (itching, stinging, etc) may indicate the site is becoming active. Should be examined by you doctor or dermatologist to get recommendation. Removal and testing may be indicated to find out what the changes might be.

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I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage, and upper abdomen area. I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

I have a lump below my breast bone, between lower rib cage, and upper abdomen area. I've had weight lose over the past two months as well.

Suggest evaluation: This can be evaluated by physical exam, however, you may be describing the xiphoid process. It is a bony prominence below the sternum.

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A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

Xiphoid: There is a structure of cartilage there, and hernias can develop there. Suspect weight loss has allowed you to feel the xiphoid bone better. Easy for your pcp to determine.

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I'm having swelling and a heavy feeling in my abdomen. And I have a light/dark brown line from the top of my stomach to the bottom of my abdomen?

I'm having swelling and a heavy feeling in my abdomen. And I have a light/dark brown line from the top of my stomach to the bottom of my abdomen?

Visit an OB/GYN asap: There is a possibility you are pregnant. The line you are referring to is the linea nigra which appears during pregnancy. Stay calm and contact your OB/GYN, you may need prenatal care that you have been missing. Good luck.

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2 mnths after myomectomy & have sensitivity in area where removed, heavy lifting hurt stomach muscles then had acidity & pain in abdomen is it related?

Recovery: The healing process after surgery can be slow and varies for everyone. I think the sensitivity and the heavy lifting affecting abdominal muscles sounds appropriate for 2 months post-op. Even if you had the myomectomy done laparoscopically, there can be residual tenderness afterwards for several months. The acidity and upper abd pain, not likely due to surgery-but poss related to too much NSAID meds.