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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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I'm feeling a very sharp pain in my upper abdomen on the left side. It started yesterday. It comes and goes but right now it isnt going anywhere help?

I'm feeling a very sharp pain in my upper abdomen on the left side. It started yesterday. It comes and goes but right now it isnt going anywhere help?

See doctor: The location of abdominal pain may help in identifying the problem; however, it is the onset, associated symptoms like nausea, vomiting, character of the pain, and what relieves it, along with the physical exam that all help with making the diagnosis. If pain persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my upper abdomen when I cough?

I have a sharp pain in my upper abdomen when I cough?

Muscle strain: of the upper abdominal musculature is the most common reason; however, lung infection or pleuritis ( an inflammation of the protective sac around the lungs) can cause pain on deep inspiration. ...Read more

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Feeling a sharp pain in my upper abdomen. I've been getting it a few times a day and every night. Ideas?

Feeling a sharp pain in my upper abdomen. I've been getting it a few times a day and every night. Ideas?

Need to be checked: Multiple possible reasons. Better to check with your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I bend over sometimes I get sharp pain in upper abdomen?

When I bend over sometimes I get sharp pain in upper abdomen?

Probably muscular: Many people have spasm in the rectus abdomenus muscles when bending over to tie shoes or put on socks. The way to avoid this is to bring the foot up to the seat and do it. Breathe deep at the same time. If he pain is more internal, see a gastroenterologist and see if you have ge reflux. The treatment is usually medical. ...Read more

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Im having sharp pain in my right upper abdomen. What could be there?

RUQ ABD PAIN: First of all, it is important to distinguish pain that is emanating from the abdominal wall/muscles versus the intra-abdominal organs. If it is the latter, the gallbladder, liver, and colon are probably the top 3 organs responsible for pain in that area. Bottom line: as much as we would like to help, nothing can replace a face-to-face examination from a doctor to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having sharp pain in my right upper abdomen. What could this be?

Could be your: Gall bladder, your liver, your kidney, your colon. If the pain gets worse with eating fatty food, or fried food, likely your gall bladder. ...Read more

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Hi there ive a sharp pain in my right side upper abdomen. Mostly when I bend down. At times its excurating pain. Ive not been having reflux . I had ?

Hi there ive  a sharp pain in my right side upper abdomen. Mostly when I bend down.  At times its excurating pain. Ive not been having reflux . I had ?

Right upper: Right upper abdominal pain can be caused by gall bladder, liver or certain intestinal problems. However since your discomfort us quite positional it may be a muscular problem. I recommend that an abdominal surgeon examine you to check for hernia or other abnormalities. Appropriate tests will be ordered depending upon his/her assessment. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sharp pain my in upper abdomen. Still there. Should I go to ER now?

Maybe not ER: What you describe could be one of dozens of illnesses. This is a complicated issue and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my left upper abdomen for 2 weeks, now I lost my sense of taste. I can't taste sugar at all but could taste salt a little. what can it be?

Any numbness?: WIth the sharp pain, do you have numbness, tingling, or burning in the chest or legs? I would recommend an MRI of the spine and maybe of the brain to rule out inflammation. These 2 symptoms aren't usually caused by a problem in only one area. Probably best if you see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Im having an achy pain in my middle right abdomen and sharp pain in my left upper abdomen that radiates to my lower abdomen and burns.What could it be

Im having an achy pain in my middle right abdomen and sharp pain in my left upper abdomen that radiates to my lower abdomen and burns.What could it be

see details: It is impossible to begin to give an answer. Abdominal pain needs an evaluation which usually includes a ct scan of the abdomen. Speak with a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in both ovaries that led to lower back pain and upper abdomen pain. Lasted all night long and persisted throughout next day. What is this?

Sharp pain in both ovaries that led to lower back pain and upper abdomen pain. Lasted all night long and persisted throughout next day. What is this?

Need to see an MD: With persistent pain it would be very wise to see a doctor. These symptoms could be secondary to many issues. The doctor needs to sort out the etiology of your discomfort. ...Read more

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I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. what could this be?

I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. what could this be?

Need an exam: Would like to give you advice but your question is too complicated for this Q & A box. There are various pelvic conditions that could cause pain with intercourse. Giving you a long list of causes won't be helpful. You need to have an abdominal and pelvic exam and if needed a pelvic ultrasound. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain in my left side of my stomach. The pain comes and go's. I dont have any unusual symptoms besides the pains. ?

Left abdominal pain: There are a few possibilities: if female, could be ovulation or an ovarian cyst. Regularly recurring pain could be a kidney stone on that side. Drink lots of water to flush it through. If you develop fevers and diarrhoea, it might be infection in the large intestine called diverticulosis. You need to see a doctor for this. There are other possibilities too, so if it gets worse, see someone. ...Read more