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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Stomach pain after a meal, also known as a postprandial pain, refers to pain in the mid abdomen after eating. It can have many causes, related to the stomach, esophagus, gallbladder, pancreas, and intestines, among other organs. If it persists, ...Read more


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Is this serious? Do I need to seek medical attention? Central upper abdominal pain appearing about an hour after eating. Between rib cage and belly button...Waves of pain has been lasting several hours...Sometimes severe. Cramplike. Male 54 years old

Other: Other things to consider if this happens routinely after you eat are gallstones and inadequate blood supply to the bowel. Gallstone pain is classically brought on by eating fatty foods and is most easily tested for with ultrasound. The problem of inadequate blood supply to the bowel (called mesenteric ischemia) is much less common than gallstones. It can also be tested for with ultrasound, though the tech needs to know that he or she should be looking at blood vessels. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

Tear or acid: Could be your esophagus, a tear (Wallory Wies) or acid aka GERD. Get evaluated by your doc, ask for scope aka EGD. This procedure will make the diagnosis and get you started on treatment. Okay for TUMS (calcium carbonate) in the meantime. Be well. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have severe upper abdominal pain in the morning usually. I usually can make it go away by drinking a full glass of milk.

Sometimes I have severe upper abdominal pain in the morning usually. I usually can make it go away by drinking a full glass of milk.

Morning pain: A peptic ulcer is suggested as the discomfort appears to occur when you've gone hours without eating and the distress is improved after drinking milk. Duodenal ulcers are a common occurrence. I recommend that you consult a physician or a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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I am26 yrs old. Ttc. Nulliparous. Cycle length avg 34 days. LMP 19th oct. Off late I am experiencing mild to severe upper abdominal pain. Cause? Thank u

Uncertain: It sounds like your next period is not due for some time. This is not necessarily a gynecological issue. If you are experiencing severe abdominal pain would recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

It could be: 100 different things, such as ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, hernia, zoster, muscle strain. Get your doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks I have severe upper abdominal pain. What could it be?

For the past 2 weeks I have severe upper abdominal pain. What could it be?

See your doctor: A couple things come to mind - stomach ulcers, gallbladder problems, large hiatal hernia, inflammation of the pancreas. These are just a few of the many possibilities. See your doctor for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having severe upper abdominal pain every time I try to eat solid food.?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, I am having severe upper abdominal pain every time I try to eat solid food.?

Can you give me suggestions, I am having severe upper abdominal pain every time I try to eat solid food.?

Needs workup: Try to make an appointment with your primary care doctor or GI doctor but in the meantime, write down if there are particular drinks, foods, or medications that bother your stomach. Also keep a list of every medication and supplement that you take for your visit. It sounds like you need either a scope or a scan. ...Read more

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I had a LAVH a week ago and am now having severe upper abdominal pain on my right side that is radiating to my back.

I had a LAVH a week ago and am now having severe upper abdominal pain on my right side that is radiating to my back.

Severe pain: If having severe pain after having had major surgery last week, you need in person evaluation. If you can't be seen in your doctors office today, head to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain for 6 hours, slight numbness on upper left side. Very painful. No problems going to bathroom.?

See dr: Severe pain has many diagnosis and they need to be checked as it may avoid future problems. See the dr. ...Read more

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I have lost 20 lbs in 2 mos. Blood work and x-rays/scans were norma. L severe upper abdominal pain. What could this be?

I have lost 20 lbs in 2 mos. Blood work and x-rays/scans were norma. L severe upper abdominal pain. What could this be?

Many possibilities.: Please keep working with your doctor to find a cause and treat the problem.

Any list of possible diagnoses would be guesswork, however a very detailed history of when the symptoms occur and the events surrounding them may provide clues for your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having severe upper abdominal pain and severe upper abdominal pain at the same time, it feels like I have to throw up what could it be?

Gallbladder: The first that comes to kind is gallbladder, but it could also be ulcers. You should see a doctor as soon as possible. This could be easily solved bit waitron could complicate things. ...Read more

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What can I take for severe upper abdominal pain which radiates to my back?

Abdominal pain: Have to determine what is pain related to first. For example is pain worse after eating? If ted maybe related to gallstones. If pain is better after eating maybe related to ulcer disease. If pain radiates to shoulders the heart related so best thing is to talk to private doctor. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain and trouble using the bathroom. Started very recently. What could it be???

Severe upper abdominal pain and trouble using the bathroom. Started very recently. What could it be???

Constipation?: 20 y male seems to relate symptoms of recent-onset constipation. Opiate pills, dehydration, lack of roughage & Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation type, might be explanatory; perhaps has recent dietary changes. Fluids, fiber, prunes & a touch of OTC laxative might resolve. If problem is persistent, see doctor. If have constant/severe abdominal pain &/or fever/vomiting obtain urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Had my period for 2 days, I now have severe upper abdominal pain and have very minimal bleeding. What could this be?

Seek Help: You will likely be best off seeking urgent medical attention, given the description of “severe” abdominal pain. This pain may or may not be related to your menstrual cycle, mentioned in your question. In other words, the differential diagnosis of the pain that you describe is quite broad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After a 15mg increase of Abilify (aripiprazole) I have severe upper abdominal pain and nausea, is this a side effect and what should I do?

After a 15mg increase of Abilify (aripiprazole) I have severe upper abdominal pain and nausea, is this a side effect and what should I do?

See Your Doctor: Nausea is a common side effect of Abilify (aripiprazole). Severe abdominal pain is not. If the pain is more than just momentary, you should definitely see your doctor or go to the Emergency Department if unable to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have severe, stabbing upper abdominal pain after sex? It lasts 20-30 minutes with occasional radiation to the edge of left quadrants.

Why do I have severe, stabbing upper abdominal pain after sex? It lasts 20-30 minutes with occasional radiation to the edge of left quadrants.

Most likely PID: Painful intercourse, also called dyspareunia, is often related to pelvic inflammatory disease. That said you have lost weight. Was that unintended? There are many possibilities that come to mind and in this instance I suggest a visit to both your primary MD (family or internal medicine) ANDa visit to GYN. They will need to work together to diagnose and treat this problem, ASAP. Delay is unwise. ...Read more

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I have severe upper abdominal pain with onset of cramping and slight nausea. Changing positions in bed mildly helps. Pain has become unbearable...

I have severe upper abdominal pain with onset of cramping and slight nausea. Changing positions in bed mildly helps. Pain has become unbearable...

Go to ER: Your pain sounds very much like PANCREATITIS the change in position is the clue! Other upper abdominal conditions include stomach ulcer (s) and Gallbladder inflammation...

Hope this helps and good luck!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain.?

Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain.?

Severe upper abd pai: There are a number of things that can be causing this. Without knowing your past medical history and surgical history and keeping able to examine you myself, I highly recommend you see your doctor ASAP to be sure you don't have an expanding aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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I have lost 20 lbs in 2 mos. Blood work, egd and x-rays/scans were normal. Severe upper abdominal pain. What could this be?

I have lost 20 lbs in 2 mos. Blood work, egd and x-rays/scans were normal. Severe upper abdominal pain. What could this be?

More info?: Was the weight-loss intentional? If not, have u been eating? Does food affect the pain? How long does it last? How often? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Does activity affect it? Occult hernias, dyskinetic gallbladders, etc may give u pain w normal studies. Process of elimin. ...Read more

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Having severe upper abdominal pain before having a bowel movement. Before today I haven't gone in a week. Is this something severe?

Having severe upper abdominal pain before having a bowel movement. Before today I haven't gone in a week. Is this something severe?

Need more info...: It is definitely not normal to have severe pain at any time. If it is related to a bowel movement, I would think about intestinal blockage. Your doctor will want to know if you are at least passing gas, as this will indicate partial versus full blockage (which must be ruled out). Some people can go for several weeks without bowel movement, but pain is not normal. See your doctor for eval ASAP. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, gas, hot flashes when pain comes. Some nausea, some bowels sometimes loose sometimes normal.

Severe upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, gas, hot flashes when pain comes. Some nausea, some bowels sometimes loose sometimes normal.

GASTROENTERITIS?: Your symptoms suggest that you have a gastrointestinal infection called Gastroenteritis.You need to drink fluids to keep hydrated. But if the pain persists and you start vomiting or not able to drink fluids due to nausea. Then you need to consult your doctor or if can not get appt go to the ER. Most of the times these are self limiting as these are caused by viruses. But it can also be due to bacteria ...Read more

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I am having severe upper abdominal pain and nausea which gets worse when I eat or drink and is accompanied by dyspnea. What could be causing this?

Possible biliary colic: Pain and discomfort described may suggest gerd, peptic ulcer disease, or a gallbladder condition. You should seek evaluation by your primary care physician or possibly a gastroenterologist. They may suggest an abdominal ultrasound and possibly a esophagogastroduodenoscopies (egd). ...Read more

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I have had sulfur burps, vomiting, diahhrea, gas, and severe upper abdominal pain for about 2 1/2 days now.?

Go to ER: If you have had severe pain plus the other symptoms for 2 1/2 days without relief, it may be a serious situation which requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I have had severe upper abdominal pain for the past 4 hours. Stays in one spot in the middle, almost to my chest. Shortness of breath and nausea?

Pain: There are numerous possibilities including gall bladder, ulcer, pancreatitis ; with your shortness of breath, heart or lung issues as well. A thorough evaluation is needed to sort this out, including physical exam, cardiogram, blood tests ; scans. You'd best contact your doctor or go to nearest er, asap or sooner esp if symptoms are severe;some (not all) of the possibilities require urgent care. ...Read more

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This morning I had a bowel movement that was white with severe upper abdominal pain that went straight through to my back. ER or Dr on Monday?

This morning I had a bowel movement that was white with severe upper abdominal pain that went straight through to my back. ER or Dr on Monday?

To ER is Human: ER. White stool isn't exactly clean stool, it indicates a blockage in your bile duct that could get real serious. There are other causes of a light colored stool but this one can get out of hand. You already have severe pain so don't wait for it to get better. It probably won't.The ER will be more efficient in deciding what you have, You probably have a great private doctor and they will contact him ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has had severe upper abdominal pain for 7 days, ultrasound was fine. He rbc, hgb, lymph#, and mono# are all high. His mvp is low.

My 3 yr old son has had severe upper abdominal pain for 7 days, ultrasound was fine. He rbc, hgb, lymph#, and mono# are all high. His mvp is low.

Lab data: The question is not clear because you cannot take lab values out of the context of clinical findings, and we do not have the option of examining him. Trust your pediatrician and if not, get a second opinion. Hope he is better soon. ...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


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