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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 are the likely causes of abdominal discomfort and bloating accompanied by centralized back pain almost always?

What are the likely causes of abdominal discomfort and bloating accompanied by centralized back pain almost always?

Many possibilities: I would worry about pancreatitis. The most common cause (since you use no alcohol) is gall bladder disease. Other possibilities include a peptic ulcer (gastric or duodenal). ...Read more

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I got growling/hunger pain in stomach, somtimes, just a few hrs after eating, constant upper discomfort, and bloating when when full. What could cause?

I got growling/hunger pain in stomach, somtimes, just a few hrs after eating, constant upper discomfort, and bloating when when full. What could cause?

A few things: Including gastritis/ulcers (acid produced when food is ingested); a mass close to stomach (vs lower, in colon); gallstones; intermittent/partial or early intestinal obstruction; pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas, which secretes protein-eating enzymes). Try eating smaller more frequent meals, and see your doctor. May need a gastroenterologist for a scope (egd=esophagoduodenoscopy). ...Read more

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What would cause dry mouth (main symp), bloating and discomfort in the upper mid stomach?

What would cause dry mouth (main symp), bloating and discomfort in the upper mid stomach?

Many causes.: There are so many reasons why someone has a dry mouth, not least of which are lack of liquid intake, drug use and diabetes. I strongly recommend that you you ask you doctor to evaluate your condition and see if there is some underlying medical condition or dietary issue that might be at cause dr. Neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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I am 29 yr old female. I was recently put on Zoloft. It causes me extreme stomach discomfort and bloating but helps with anxiety. Can I take protonix (pantoprazole)?

I am 29 yr old female. I was recently put on Zoloft. It causes me extreme stomach discomfort and bloating but helps with anxiety. Can I take protonix (pantoprazole)?

Ask your doctor: Asking other physicians to give their blessings for you to take medication not prescribed by them is like a teacher asking your neighbor if they'd give permission to your son to go on a field trip. Do you think that's acceptable or would you take issue with the teacher who disrespected your authority as parent? Make sense? Give your doctor first dibs at correcting any problem caused by the Zoloft (sertraline) ...Read more

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I have bloating and upper abdomen discomfort that causes inner throat discomfort. My bowel movements are regular until a dau ago. What could this be?

Poor digestion: It could be a sign of reflux where the door that closes at the entrance to the stomach is lose. This would allow your stomach acid to get into the esophagus and that would cause bloating and inner throat to be uncomfortable. Betaine plus right before a meal can help this. I would recommend getting the ph level of the stomach done. ...Read more

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Ongoing3 months, EGD showed chronic gastritis (CG). now constant bloating after eating, gas and stomach discomfort but no cause.Could be Post IBS?

Ongoing3 months, EGD showed chronic gastritis (CG).  now  constant bloating after eating, gas and stomach discomfort but no cause.Could be Post IBS?

Gastritis: I assume that the gastroenterologist prescribed a regimen for healing of the gastritis, but since symptoms are ongoing has he/she recommended a follow-up egd for evaluation and to determine whether gastritis is still the cause of these persistent symptoms? If there is no longer signs of gastritis perhaps you have lactose or gluten intolerance or gall bladder dysfunction. Discuss this with your MD ...Read more

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Pain, discomfort and bloat in abdomen for 24 hours?

Pain, discomfort and bloat in abdomen for 24 hours?

Abdominal pain: Can be a medical emergency. If you have fevers and vomiting associated with this, you should have already gone to your local er. If you have issues with constipation or gas, it can make it more difficult to discern what is happening but if things are progressive, please get evaluated. ...Read more

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My stomach feel bloated .Am passing gass frequently .How do I find relief.?

See a doctor: You can try over the counter medications for gas such as gas-x. I recommend that you see a gastroenterologist and get tested for intestinal bacterial overgrowth (sibo) as the cause of your symptoms, if indicated get treated for this condition (sibo ). ...Read more

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Pcos bloated stomach, what to do for relief?

Pcos bloated stomach, what to do for relief?

Why bloated?: Painful stomach bloating is probably due to GI causes, not PCOS. Antacids, laxatives, dietary changes, etc...are the usual treatments. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I'm starting to experience a lot of general discomfort and bloating in my stomach, and it is making me very anxious. Please help.

I'm starting to experience a lot of general discomfort and bloating in my stomach, and it is making me very anxious. Please help.

IBS vs. inflammation: If your discomfort is of recent onset, it may be due to certain foods or a passing infection. Underlying conditions such as diabetes and hypothyroidism may contribute to the discomfort. Please consult your general practitioner for advice and specialist assessment ...Read more

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My stomach always bloated i suffer with gastrointuitus for a couple yrs but i've only just started having a lot of discomfort and being sick for a wk ?

My stomach always bloated i suffer with gastrointuitus for a couple yrs but i've only just started having a lot of discomfort and being sick for a wk ?

See your doctor: It could be a worsening of the gastroenteritis, but could also be something more serious, like an infection. The norovirus is increasing in numbers in your age group. Of course it could be both viral and your enteritis. Your primary care physician can help you sort this out or send you to a specialist in gastroenterology. You may need to be seen sooner if associated with fever or tenderness. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach, gurgling, general discomfort keeping me from sleeping?

Bloated stomach, gurgling, general discomfort keeping me from sleeping?

Make diet changes: Eating too close to bedtime? Eating very large meals? Eating gas-producing or reflux-producing foods? Correcting these issues would be a good place to start ...Read more

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Bloating and discomfort in my lower abdomen. How do I treat this?

Bloating and discomfort in my lower abdomen. How do I treat this?

See your doctor: This could be anything from gas to constipation, to a kidney stone. If you are on here asking about it, it must be bothering you and uncomfortable. Go to your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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I have abdominal discomfort right above my navel. It almost feels empty, but at the same time I feel bloated. What is causing this?

I have abdominal discomfort right above my navel. It almost feels empty, but at the same time I feel bloated. What is causing this?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed. Is the discomfort helped or worsened by eating, is there associated belching,nausea,tenderness to the touch? Inflammation of the stomach lining,gas entrapment,gall bladder dysfunction,peptic ulcer,dyspepsia are all possibilities. Try a low fat diet and take mylanta after meals. See your physician if no improvement. ...Read more

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Husband has been having pain in his stomach for 1 week. Feels bloated and has taken a laxative with relief, but the pain comes back. Right if naval?

Husband has been having pain in his stomach for 1 week. Feels bloated and has taken a laxative with relief, but the pain comes back. Right if naval?

Need more info...: In what position does he feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gasiness? Where in his abdomen (right, mid, left) does he experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Has he seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Constipation may be secondary to an underlying problem. ...Read more