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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?

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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Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...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 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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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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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

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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