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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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What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes nagging shooting pain in upper abdomen with bloating?

What causes nagging shooting pain in upper abdomen with bloating?

Possible ulcer: Could be an ulcer, gastritis, ibs, gallbladder issue. See you doctor to see what tests need to be done. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains in right side in lower pain back and buttocks?

Having sharp pains in right side in lower pain back and buttocks?

A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bursas, tendons and ligaments. Any of these alone or together can cause symptoms. Your evaluation will clarify this. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp stabbing pain in upper right abdomen under ribs?

What can cause sharp stabbing pain in upper right abdomen under ribs?

Could be gallbladder: While there are many things that could cause the symptoms you describe, possible gallstones or gallbladder problems certainly rise to the top of the list. You should see your doctor who may do some blood tests and perhaps an ultrasound to check things out. If you notice similar pains after fatty food intake, you just might have gallbladder problems with potential surgery in your future. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower abdominal and dull and achy pain in upper stomach after eating. Any ideas?

Sharp pain in lower abdominal and dull and achy pain in upper stomach after eating. Any ideas?

See details: There are several possible causes for your symptoms and without a thorough history and exam, it is impossible to be specific. You should have the issue evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes my upper right quadrant abdomen have sharp pain or feeling bruised?

Gallbladder/ liver: Would see a doctor and have tests to see if you have either a liver or gallbladder issue. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in upper left abdomen?

I have severe pain in upper left abdomen?

Please see a doctor: for a history and physical exam. Severe pain means something is wrong. It could be a simple issue like rib out of place, it could be as serious as a heart attack, or esophageal tear. ...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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Can a herina in rt side groin cause pain in lower rt abdomen? Twinges of pain and constant dull ache?

Can a herina in rt side groin cause pain in lower rt abdomen? Twinges of pain and constant dull ache?

Maybe: Usually, pain or discomfort from a groin hernia is in the groin. I have seen many patients with and without hernias however that have pain in the right lower abdomen. Best way to find out is to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pain in legs in waves. fever. dull ache in lower back. abdominal pain mainly to right. sometimes dull then occasional sharp pain. I have also vomited ?

Pain in legs in waves. fever. dull ache in lower back. abdominal pain mainly to right. sometimes dull then occasional sharp pain. I have also vomited ?

See a doctor: It is impossible to give specific advice without doing a complete history and exam and appropriate tests. See a doctor. The internet will not be able to provide an answer. ...Read more

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Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

See a physician : You should see a physician . This could be a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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What could the sharp stabbing pain in right lower abdomen indicate?

Options: Appendix, gall bladder, colon, kidneys, bladder, hips, ovaries, testes, intestines..... Many things. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in right upper leg?

Stabbing pain in right upper leg?

Get it evaluated: There are several causes for this symptom. Major leg pain requires evaluation by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

Nonspecific: That constellation of symptoms does not specific anything in particular, so it is best to see a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, especially if the symptoms are severe or getting worse. Hope his helps! ...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

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