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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.

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

Dr. Robert Cloud
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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

Epigastric pain is a clinical finding in which a person experiences pain near their stomach, which is located in the upper left ...Read more


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4.3cm simple cyst in my left kidney upper & has slowly grown 1.5cm over the past 5 years seen on ct. Can this cause epigastric pain?

Unlikely : If this is truly a simple cyst, they are virtually always benign, and a cyst of this size should never cause symptoms. Small increase in size over 5 years should not be a cause of concern at your age. The important thing is to have your physician ask the radiologist to be sure that it is a benign cyst. Usually they are discovered on an ultrasound or a ct scan, and each modality has its criteria. ...Read more

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Im getting painful epigastric pain that radiates with nausea. Feels like upper tummy chest freeze. Kids were sick last week but this is gone on 3 days?

Im getting painful epigastric pain that radiates with nausea. Feels like upper tummy chest freeze. Kids were sick last week but this is gone on 3 days?

When 2 get evaluated: If you are not better, like the kids in the next few days go in to see your doc. Go sooner if you have fever, vomiting or worsening pain. Many possibilities, gallbladder, ulcer, flu, hernia are some. Stay on a low fat diet, increase your oral hydration, drink tea. Be well. ...Read more

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Occured a sudden epigastric pain causing pain in region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs, Also i suffered immediate loose motion with foul smell and vomitting . It also caused me nausea?

Occured a sudden epigastric pain causing pain in  region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs, Also i suffered immediate loose motion with foul smell and vomitting .
It also caused me nausea?

Food poisoning: It could have been food poisoning. The symptoms are compatible staphylococcal toxin. However that is only one of many possibilities. Staphylococcal toxic poisoning is usually over in 24 hours. If the symptoms persist more than a day, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I do not drink alcohol but i still have upper epigastric pain. Ct scan reported ascites. How can that be? I also have fluid on/in the liver. Is this why i still have the pain?

I do not drink alcohol but i still have upper epigastric pain. Ct scan reported ascites. How can that be? I also have fluid on/in the liver. Is this why i still have the pain?

There are many : Causes of ascites, not just alcohol abuse. Please see your doctor for additional workup, likely to include a number of blood tests as well as taking a same of the ascites and analyzing its composition. You need to keep on this until you have a reason. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Wake up to epigastric pain 2-4am every night w/ nausea, cold sweats. Neither bentyl nor antacids relieves the pain. All blood tests normal.Advice pls?

Wake up to epigastric pain 2-4am every night w/ nausea, cold sweats. Neither bentyl nor antacids relieves the pain. All blood tests normal.Advice pls?

Possible diagnosis: With localized pain and a repeating pattern of pain a hernia, versus several other problems are possible. As long as you are not febrile or vomiting, okay to mark the tender spot with ink pen and ask your doc to order abdominal ultrasound with attention to right upper quadrant and the abdominal wall at the spot. It may take additional diagnostic tests to reach diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Epigastric pain, can I take pan 40??

Epigastric pain, can I take pan 40??

U mean Pantoprazole?: Pantoprazole (generic protonix) is a member of the class of agents known as "proton pump inhibitors" (ppi's). Others in the class include: Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), aciphex, nexium, dexilant, zegerid. All will block acid production in the stomach. Protonix works if your gastritis is peptic (e.g. Acid-mediated) and not related to bile injury, caustic ingestion, infection. ...Read more

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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

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


Dr. Martin Tyson
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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more