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Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?

Upper stomach pain & bloating. Lower stomach gurgling. Very painful. Hard to take deep breath. Gallbladder?

Could be: Not E-nuff information to guide you. If pain is severe enough to make taking a deep breath hard or impossible, go seek help at the Emergency location closest to you. If pain is not that bad, seek an appointment with your PCP as soon as you can. A few blood tests and a ultrasound exam of the abdomen will get things sorted out quickly. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Tender abdomen after painful stomach flu?

Tender abdomen after painful stomach flu?

Diagnosis: The initial assumption that you have a "stomach flu" (whatever that means), may well be incorrect, but would need more info. A tender (meaning painful to the touch) abdomen is a disturbing symptom and one which should be described to a doctor who can then examine this themselves. Please see a professional soon. ...Read more

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Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Umbilical hernia: Especially if it gurgles or makes a squishy sound if you try to push it in. ...Read more

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Leftside upper stomach pain. Lower stomach tenderness. Some constipation. ?

Leftside upper stomach pain. Lower stomach tenderness.  Some constipation. ?

May be GI related...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Full after food easily, bloated uncomfortable stomach. Slight aching pain on left side of stomach occassionaly...

Full after food easily, bloated uncomfortable stomach.  Slight aching pain on left side of stomach occassionaly...

Possible...: Gastric delay due to inflammation or gastroparesis? Any possibility of diabetes, ulcers, excessive NSAID use, past stomach surgery, gallbladder/biliary/ or pancreatic disease? See prior healthtap answers on this topic please. ...Read more

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Distended stomach and discomfort. But no pain?

Distended stomach and discomfort. But no pain?

?gas: Bloating of the abdomen is usually due to gaseous accumulation although fluid build-up or enlarged organs or aortic aneurysm can cause abdominal distension. To relieve gaseous distension drink hot water and apply a hot water bottle to the abdomen which helps break down gas build-up and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone after meals prevents the gas build-up. See your Physician as needed. ...Read more

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Dull burning pain between navel and breast bone increases after I eat, sometimes moves lower. Feel bloated, hard stomach, nausea, burping, heartburn?

Dull burning pain between navel and breast bone increases after I eat, sometimes moves lower. Feel bloated, hard stomach, nausea, burping, heartburn?

Diet: Start with eliminating caffeine and any alcohol/tobacco/drug use. If symptoms continue, try eliminating fried/greasy food, fatty meats, acidic fruits. Antacids can be helpful but if symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Deep rumbling in lower abdomen. Diarrhea. Some pain. Bloating.. Hardness when I poke on my lower abdomen. Feeling full. IBS?

Deep rumbling in lower abdomen. Diarrhea. Some pain. Bloating.. Hardness when I poke on my lower abdomen. Feeling full. IBS?

Abdominal pain: Constipation can produce all of these things . The workup and recommendations is totally related to the patient's age. Under age 40, it is most certainly constipation or IBS. If over 40, then additional workup, such as colonoscopy would be recommended to make sure something else isnt going on. ...Read more

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25yo female with achy abdomen, gassy, constipated. No blood in stool, no vomiting. Stomach tender to touch and stomach muscles hurt. Serious?

25yo female with achy abdomen, gassy, constipated. No blood in stool, no vomiting. Stomach tender to touch and stomach muscles hurt. Serious?

Achy gassy stomach: May be gastroentritis ,short lived, or may be food intolerance,gluten sensitivity, gallbladder ,gastritis with or without h pylori or IBS. Can try probiotic and keep food diary and see what happens after eating milk or soy or gluten products the major culprits. F/U with gastroenterologist/ nutritionist and or allergist for food intolerances. ...Read more

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Tender abdomen after painfull stomach flu or something?

Tender abdomen after painfull stomach flu or something?

Healing process: There are many inflammatory substances that the body releases in the process of an infection control or a toxic elimination. The effects of this process are felt in differents ways: decreased appetite and intolerance to food that one might have tolerated well before, abdominal distention, tenderness, changes in stooling patterns, less energy, etc. It might take a few weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Colon cancer in 17 year old ? Symptoms: change in bowel habit tight stomach not bloated constipated soft abdominal lump below ribcage gurgling stomach

Colon cancer in 17 year old ? Symptoms: change in bowel habit tight stomach not bloated constipated soft abdominal lump below ribcage gurgling stomach

Unlikely...: The average age of a colon cancer diagnosis is around age 70. Highly unlikely in a 17 year old. Symptoms described are most likely functional and related to food intolerance and/or gas. Alarm symptoms for a more serious diagnosis might include rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, or night sweats. See you physician if symptoms don't improve. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is usually a well-tolerated medicine. However, any medicine can cause side effects in some people. If you suspect the side effects are due to Prevacid (lansoprazole), your options are either to switch medicines or to stop it temporarily, to see if the side effects go away, then restart it in a few weeks and observe if the symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Any number of: conditions can cause these symptoms. Most worrisome is chest pain and jaw/ear pain, which can mean angina or heart attack. More likely is gastroenteritis, but you need to make sure. Get to a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pains and stool changes can be from many different causes. Infection with "stomach flu" viruses is a common cause. Other causes include eating "bad" food, medication effects, gall bladder problems, appendicitis, irritable bowel symptoms, ulcerative colitis, etc... A primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist can evaluate and look for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cramping pain stomach under sternum ulcer, help please?

See details: Significant abdominal pain needs to be promptly evaluated. If the pain persists, see your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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What could cause my distended stomach, stomach pain, strange bm's, mouth ulcers, chronic fatigue, nausea, pulsating belly and anus?

What could cause my distended stomach, stomach pain,  strange bm's, mouth ulcers, chronic fatigue, nausea, pulsating belly  and anus?

Manny possibilities: Infections, erosion, inflammation and ulcers of stomach and duodenum. Also inflammatory and infectious process if the small intestine. And gallbladder disease. I recommend a better history and physical by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?

Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?

Explosive diarrea: hello ~ text book description of GIARDIASIS, intestinal infection by Giardia Lamblia. Go to GP and get request to go for stool Microscopy and culture. The G lamblia has a very characteristic appearance under microscope and is easily diagnosed and do Giardia EIA test to confirm diagnosis. Rx is FLAGYL 250mg tid x 5 days ...Read more

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Upset stomach and tenderness in abdomen between ribcage. What could it be?

Upset stomach and tenderness in abdomen between ribcage. What could it be?

Variable: There are unfortunately numerous causes of "upset stomach" and "abdominal pain". These may include, but not limited to gastritis, ulcer, gallbladder disease, intestinal gas, gastric reflux, etc... It is best that you have a thorough examination and review of your symptoms by a family physician. This can help identify the cause or diagnosis and direct treatment. Be well. ...Read more

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Experiencing constipation, abdominal discomfort, side pain, stomach upset & abdominal fullness. Middle back muscle super tight. What could cause this?

Experiencing constipation, abdominal discomfort, side pain, stomach upset & abdominal fullness. Middle back muscle super tight. What could cause this?

Abdominal pain : These little text boxes allow brief notes on general topics but aren't big enough for the detailed question/answer needed to sort out your symptoms. Consider a consultation with a doctor -- either in person or here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Bloating, constipation, stomach pain every where, naseau?

Bloating, constipation, stomach pain every where, naseau?

See Dr: Tough to DX you over a computer. You may have irritable bowll syndrome with constipation (ibs-c), but that is generally a DX of exclusion, ...So get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more