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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant  with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to. ...Read more

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Upper Right Abdomen (Definition)

The anatomy of the abdomen and its contents can be considered in four quadrants. The right upper quadrant contains liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, the distal stomach, c-loop of the duodenum, and hepatic ...Read more


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I keep getting sharp pains in my chest and upper abdomen. What to do?

I keep getting sharp pains in my chest and upper abdomen. What to do?

Hmmm: Difficult to answer. Many things can cause the symptoms you describe. I would strongly recommend that you see your doctor and discuss these symptoms so that the two of you can get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pains in upper abdomen going through back and under my ribs?

What could cause sharp pains in upper abdomen going through back and under my ribs?

Could be gall bladde: It could be gall bladder or the hear problem. You better see a doctor to get check. ...Read more

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I used to get sharp pains in my upper abdomen, i had my appendix removed after and for awhile it stopped. now it comes and goes, what could it be?

I used to get sharp pains in my upper abdomen, i had my appendix removed after and for awhile it stopped. now it comes and goes, what could it be?

Gall bladder : curious what your appendix pathology was? Was it necrotic? Classically right upper quadrant pain is more typically gall bladder etiology. However, this is somewhat unusual for a young gal as yourself. Go for an eval with your physician to go through this history and have a physical exam. Have your doc look up the path report. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gastritis on Thursday, I am currently taking trustan but there are sharp pains in my upper abdomen thats been waking me up at night and the only thing that makes it go away for a little while is yogurt. Please help. ?

I was diagnosed with gastritis on Thursday, I am currently taking trustan but there are sharp pains in my upper abdomen thats been waking me up at night and the only thing that makes it go away for a little while is yogurt. Please help. ?

Gastritis: Gastritis is an irritation of the stomach lining and is associated with abdominal pain and often nausea and vomiting. Symptoms can last a week. You are on PPI medication which reduces acid. However does not decrease reflux. This why symptoms at night. Bismuth or antacid at night may help. Reglan is an ant emetic, but reduces reflux and that may help too. ...Read more

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My daughter had her gallbladder removed years ago but she is still having pains like before it was removed ...Sharp pains in upper abdomen..Why?

My daughter had her gallbladder removed years ago but she is still having pains like before it was removed ...Sharp pains in upper abdomen..Why?

Why the pain?: Usually, when the problem is the gallbladder, removing the gallbladder removes the pain. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain. Some are related to the bile tract and some are not, but a new workup is in order. While the pain may be the same, the cause may be from the same area or it may be a new problem. Hopefully, further testing can sort it out. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains in my upper abdomen through my rib cage and I mostly feel it at the region of my lungs and the middle section of my rib cage(i.

I'm having sharp pains in my upper abdomen through my rib cage and I mostly feel it at the region of my lungs and the middle section of my rib cage(i.

Need further eval: Hi I recommend that you seek further eval as soon as possible in person with a local physician if your symptoms are severe or book a quick inbox consult with a HealthTap physician. With the limited information we get on the public forum of HealthTap, it is hard for us to provide a proper solution to your problems. Hope you can get treated soon, best wishes ...Read more

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I'm on Medrol (methylprednisolone) and am having sharp pains in my left upper abdomen. Can this med cause pancreatitis?

I'm on Medrol (methylprednisolone) and am having sharp pains in my left upper abdomen. Can this med cause pancreatitis?

Gastritis/ulcer: High doses of steroid like Medrol (methylprednisolone) can cause gastritis and even stomach ulcer. Sometimes this can be prevented by taking a PPI type of drug (Prilosec etc) along with the steroid However you do need to contact your doctor immediately re. this problem. I am not aware of Medrol (methylprednisolone) causing pancreatitis . ...Read more

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I have IBS and Crohn's disease. Today I'm experiencing sharp pains in my left upper abdomen, under ribs on left side and my back. Related to Crohns?

Could be: Unfortunately it can be hard to tell as many things can cause those symptoms. Have you had a crohn's flair in the past? If so, does it feel similar. I would watch for red flags (prolonged or worse pain, blood in the stool, fevers, chills, etc). If so I would get seen immediately. ...Read more

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My wife has a sharp pain in her upper abdomen?

My wife has a sharp pain in her upper abdomen?

More info needed: That symptom is nonspecific. However persistent upper abdominal pain can be due to gas entrapment,acute gastritis(inflammation of the stomach lining),pylorospasm, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis,acute gastric distension or gall bladder pathology. If pain persists or if there is associated vomiting and or abdominal tenderness, she should go to the hospital emergency room for prompt evaluation and testin ...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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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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Why is it every time I breathe there is a sharp pain in my left upper abdomen ?

Why is it every time I breathe there is a sharp pain in my left upper abdomen ?

See a doctor: if the pain continues, it may be more than a muscle strain. If local heat and ibuprofen don't help or if you have labored or difficulty breathing or develop a fever or prolonged cough, you should be examined by your doctor to be sure it is not something more serious, such as an infection or other lung problem. ...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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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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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 causes sharp pains in the lower abdomen?

What causes sharp pains in the lower abdomen?

See your doctor: Many things can cause pain in the lower abdomen. Some of them are dangerous. See you doctor. ...Read more

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