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I am having trouble going pee only a little comes out at a time pain & spasms in upper abdomen right side pain is an 8/10. What could be causing this

I am having trouble going pee only a little comes out at a time pain & spasms in upper abdomen right side pain is an 8/10. What could be causing this

Need to see Dr asap: This type of complaint is too complicated for this Q & A box to give you any meaningful reply...Other than that your symptoms are worrisome and I would seek medical care as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. Don't waste time trying to self diagnose yourself with this type of complaint>>You won't be able to. ...Read more

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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Charlie horse spasm in upper abdomen. It knocks the breathe out of me. I have to lay on the floor and massage it until the muscles loosen. What is it?

Charlie horse spasm in upper abdomen. It knocks the breathe out of me. I have to lay on the floor and massage it until the muscles loosen. What is it?

Deficiencies: Anxiety, back pain, difficulty breathing and muscle spasm can all be due to magnesium deficiency which is often present in winter with a need for vit d3 as well. Topical magnesium oil or a magnesium supplement like calms might help with 1, 000 to 10, 000 units of vit d3. Listen to your body and take what works. Avoid refined foods and sugar and improve over all health with good choices. ...Read more

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Was in ER for terrible back spasms into upper abdomen. Like being squeezed. I felt debilitated : (prescription for questran & bentyl (dicyclomine). Does this seem right?

Was in ER for terrible back spasms into upper abdomen. Like being squeezed. I felt debilitated : (prescription for questran & bentyl (dicyclomine). Does this seem right?

Hopeful: You had to go to the ed for back spasms. You were given medications and hopefully these will work. Talk to your local pharmacist. Strong narcotics don't block muscle spasm so the ed physician gave you muscle relaxant. Rest your back well or it may recur. You can walk. Let your primary care doctor know of your visit so he/she can anticipate how best to treat you before returning to ed. ...Read more

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Can a diastasis recti cause painful spasms in the upper abdomen?

Can a diastasis recti cause painful spasms in the upper abdomen?

Not usually: Diastasis recti is a condition where the abdominal midline is widened between the two bellies of the rectus abdominis muscle. It is not a hernia but often confused with one. It shoudl not cause crampy pain in the upper abdomen, and this could be related to some other condition. ...Read more

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I have been having severe but painless spasms in my right upper abdomen for a few hours, what could be the cause and shold I be concerned?

I have been having severe but painless spasms in my right upper abdomen for a few hours, what could be the cause and shold I be concerned?

Many causes: Abdominal pain in young women is common and can be a serious condition. If this is persistant you should seek medical attention for examination, blood tests and likely ct scanning pending those results. ...Read more

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Why am I having spasms in upper left abdomen?

Why am I having spasms in upper left abdomen?

Don't know: 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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Muscle or smtg spasm in upper right abdomen behind rib. No pain, comes and goes. Good blood test. What can it be?

Muscle or smtg spasm in upper right abdomen behind rib. No pain, comes and goes. Good blood test. What can it be?

Gallbladder?: Don't know what smtg means-the only structure capable of a spasm in that location is the gallbladder. Gallbladders contract typically 1-1/2 to 2 hours after eating anything that contains fat because that's when your stomach delivers digested food to the duodenum. The presence of fat signals the GB to contract to add bile to break down fats. If blocked by a stone pain into back and vomiting occur. ...Read more

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I was told long ago my stomach has spasms and given dicyclomine. Once 10 mg...Once 20 mg...My stomach is spasming again. Is there a higher dose? ..

I was told long ago my stomach has spasms and given dicyclomine. Once 10 mg...Once 20 mg...My stomach is spasming again. Is there a higher dose? ..

See a physician: Reading between the lines it would appear to me that you need more than just a dose increase. You gastroenterologist should re-evaluate your diagnosis and whether your current treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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I been having nausea and spasm like pains in upper abdomen. Ultrasound normal, scope normal only inflammation, hida scan showed 89%. what's this?

I been having nausea and spasm like pains in upper abdomen. Ultrasound normal, scope normal only inflammation, hida scan showed 89%. what's this?

Measures function: HIDA scan measures how much of your gall bladder empties when stimulated to do so. 85% means it empties very well. However if your symptoms were experienced much worse during the test then this might still be gallbladder pain called biliary dyskinesia. The scope of your stomach was not normal if it showed inflammation. That is called gastritis (has many causes) gives pain like yours. G-d healt ...Read more

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Upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What could this be?

Upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What could this be?

Gas: Could be many things, but functional pain in the setting gas is common. But if there are any other alarm symptoms or if it progresses further work-up is necessary so see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdomen discomfort, spasm and tapping from inside my gut. What can this be?

May be stomach issue: Upper abdominal discomfort can come from many sources including the gallbladder, stomach, pancreas and liver. Tapping from inside is an unusual complaint, but any movement in the upper abdomen is likely related to the stomach or duodenum. So, regarding the stomach, reflux and ulcers can both cause pain and spasm and may slow digestion. Gallbladder disease and pancreatitis can have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain & spasams mostly on rt side lower to upper abdomen. Worse when fully extended or deep breaths. Pain and spasms radiates back sholder & neck.

Pain & spasams mostly on rt side lower to upper abdomen. Worse when fully extended or deep breaths. Pain and spasms radiates back sholder & neck.

Get evaluated: It is very possible that you may have gallbladder stones that are causing the symptoms you are describing however without a complete evaluation in person by physician it is difficult to say. Additional lab work as well as imaging of that area is likely to occur, best of luck. ...Read more

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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose fat in the upper abdomen?

How can I lose fat in the upper abdomen?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I have bad discomfort in upper abdomen?

Could be many things: Pain in the upper abdomen could signify peptic ulcer disease or gallbladder problems. See a doctor so that the appropriate tests can be ordered to be ascertain what is ailing you. ...Read more

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How come I have pains in my upper abdomen?

How come I have pains in my upper abdomen?

I don't know: Causes of upper abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: gallstones, hepatitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammation of the bile duct or gallbladder, obstructed intestines, and problems of the chest such as angina, heart attack, pericarditis, pneumonia and pleurisy. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more