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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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I have pain in left ribcage are through to my back and my shoulder and stomach is bloated and distended?

Left sided pain: Diaphragm irritation can be causes by problems with stomach, spleen or colon in that area. Commonly would refer pain to ribs and shoulder. Should have this examined for cause. ...Read more

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Suffering from severe pain on left side of heart near ribcage and breastbone, stomach bloated, short of breath, dysapnea and more painful when sitting?

Suffering from severe pain on left side of heart near ribcage and breastbone, stomach bloated, short of breath, dysapnea and more painful when sitting?

Likely not ur heart: Given the description of your symptoms this is unlikely to be heart related pain. If it hurts more with sitting try pressing on the area while laying down and see if it is tender. If the bone is tender and it hurts to breathe, you most likely are suffering from costochondritis, which is a benign inflammation of the ribs. You can treat it by taking Ibuprofen with meals. ...Read more

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Stomach upset. Vommitting. Feel bloated. Hard to hold down water. Feel kinda shaky.

Stomach upset. Vommitting. Feel bloated. Hard to hold down water. Feel kinda shaky.

Medication: There are good medications to control vomiting and nausea. You should see a physician if you are unable to keep fluids down. They can then investigate what is causing the vomiting and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Hie I have pain in my abdomen every time I press it down and there is a hard thing that hurts if I press it down it moves around the abdomen n bloated?

Hie I have pain in my abdomen every time I press it down and there is a hard thing that hurts if I press it down it moves around the abdomen n bloated?

Need to be checked: You seem to have a hard mass which moves around and you have pain and bloated feeling, we can not tell you what it may be but I will suggest you get it checked by your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Laying down on my stomach, it feels swollen and hard just below my sternum. I also have what feels like a knot underneath my left ribcage. Any ideas?

Laying down on my stomach, it feels swollen and hard just below my sternum. I also have what feels like a knot underneath my left ribcage. Any ideas?

Xyphoid process: There is a nub of a bone just below the sternum (breastbone) called the xyphoid process that most people don't know they have. It sticks out a bit and you may only notice it when you are laying on your stomach. The knot under your left rib cage may be the end of your 11th rib. Another possiblity is something called a lipoma which is really just a hardend peice of fat. No worries. ...Read more

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The bottom of my stomach where my pelvic area is, is bloated. At first I thought that but it hasn't gone down since april 3rd my sides are firm, and I had a horrible lower back and stomach pain yesterday?

The bottom of my stomach where my pelvic area is, is bloated. At first I thought that but it hasn't gone down since april 3rd my sides are firm, and I had a horrible lower back and stomach pain yesterday?

Abdominal pain: Hi Lisa913
I am assuming there are no urinary symptoms, and assuming the "stomach" pain refers to the lower abdominal pelvic pain. This could be 2 things.Constipation. Please use stool softener or bulking agent (Metamucil) or pelvic congestion mid cycle (Advil (ibuprofen) helps) Chronic abdominal pain = RT doctor visit thanks ...Read more

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Low abdomen has been bloated&hard for almost a week. Today pain shooting down my left leg. Tender/painful right breast. No energy.

Low abdomen has been bloated&hard for almost a week. Today pain shooting down my left leg. Tender/painful right breast. No energy.

Go to your MD: This could be something serious for your abdomen to be tender balloted and hard. There is a host of causes to large for a 400 character site so please see you doctor asap if you don't have one go to an ER ...Read more

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I have stomach pain after eating & sometimes it gets so bad I vomit the food and stomach feels hard and bloated what could be wrong?

I have stomach pain after eating & sometimes it gets so bad I vomit the food and stomach feels hard and bloated what could be wrong?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com TX:PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Bloated, stomach feels hard, gained 6 lbs since yesterday?

Bloated, stomach feels hard, gained 6 lbs since yesterday?

Good and bad: List of possiblitlies is very long: if liver disease would consider ascites as serious condidtion needed semi-urgent medical evaluation. If you have nausea and vomiting obstruction is most likely and ED is advisable. However most likley related to normal cycle of eating and GI losses and conservative measures with over the counter treatments for constipation. ...Read more

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Stomach always feels bloated and hard even if I eat very little, but have no problem going to bathroom?

Stomach always feels bloated and hard even if I eat very little, but have no problem going to bathroom?

Your symptoms are: Very nonspecific. It will not be possible to "diagnose" you over the internet. It would be appropriate to make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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How do u know u r bloated what does it feel like? Will ur stomach be hard

How do u know u r bloated what does it feel like? Will ur stomach be hard

Please resubmit?: Here is a better suggestion. It is not going to get you very far for us to teach you how to feel or what you 'should be' experiencing. When asking doctor's questions you will get much further if you share your specific situation or feelings or symptoms. Let the doctor then put this together for you with something valid. Asking for generalities will only get you generalities back. ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of my back, specifically the right side. Also my stomach is bloated and feels hard. What is wrong with me?

I have pain in the middle of my back, specifically the right side. Also my stomach is bloated and feels hard. What is wrong with me?

Gall bladder: Right sided back discomfort and abdominal bloating may be due to gall bladder pathology. Even though you don't have abdominal pain, it could still be a gall bladder problem. I recommend that you have an evaluation by your physician who will order the appropriate tests if he/she deems them advisable. In the meantime avoid fried and fatty foods. Heat to abdomen helps bloating. Kidney stone a possibi ...Read more

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I am bloated and have a hard stomach, nausea and when I don't eat I feel like something scratching my stomach?

I am bloated and have a hard stomach, nausea and when I don't eat I feel like something scratching my stomach?

Symptoms vs. Reality: Symptoms are interpretations by the person who perceives them (within their brain↔mind) & only possible clues as to what is happening. Better diagnoses (just labels, not necessarily accurate or useful for solutions) also require signs (exam, lab findings, etc.) in order to offer reasonable guesses as to what might be happening. Medicine is not magical; physicians are only detectives, at best. ...Read more

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My lower stomach is so hard and bloated and I don't know why. It feels so uncomfortable. I am not ovulating. What can this be?

My lower stomach is so hard and bloated and I don't know why. It feels so uncomfortable. I am not ovulating. What can this be?

Most likely: Lower abdominal bloating and discomfort are most often due to either gastrointestinal causes (often foods we eat can cause bloating and discomfort), or could be due to female organs, especially if there is an ovarian cyst present. ...Read more

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Hi my stomach is always hard and feels bloated I empty bowel regular! Sometimes I need empty bowels 3/4 time day Main worry hard stomach?

Hi my stomach is always hard and feels bloated I empty bowel regular! Sometimes I need empty bowels 3/4 time day Main worry hard stomach?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline EGD/COLO. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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