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I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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I am having lower abdominal pain, and pain on my side, and pain on the left/mid abdomen, I also have had pain in my lower/mid back, and cloudy urine?

I am having lower abdominal pain, and pain on my side, and pain on the left/mid abdomen, I also have had pain in my lower/mid back, and cloudy urine?

Get seen: It's hard to say what is going on, you might have a kidney infection or something else. If the pain is constant, or getting worse, or you have fever, vomiting, etc., go to an ER. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago I had abdominal pain in my mid abdomen that would come and go every 20 min and last for a few sec, for 3 days. Fine since what could it be?

Difficult to say: As your symptoms were 2 years ago, it would be difficult to evaluate your condition if you are feeling symptom free at this time. The differential diagnoses for abdominal pain are numerous. If you are feeling better for the past 2 years, just rejoice in your good health! ...Read more

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I'm having pain on both sides of mid abdomen and lower back pain had u a done had 2000 or More on protein and bilirubin was detected?

Exam: GI exam, CT scan and abdominal ultrasound, upper endoscopy and pancreatic scanning with comprehensive bloodwork. Pain radiating from front to back is always considered worrisome. Consult a GI expert ASAP. ...Read more

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Pain in up/mid abdomen just below sternum. No naseau. Strted jog'n 3 weeks ago. Gradual onset of pain 1 wk ago. Getting worse. Like a punch.?

Get evaluated: This could be serious as it is getting worse. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in mid abdomen, right side, no bulge. Better when relaxing. Noticed the day after I split and moved firewood?

Muscle pain in mid abdomen, right side, no bulge. Better when relaxing. Noticed the day after I split and moved firewood?

Muscle Pain: Sounds like you strained it may have even torn your abdominal muscle. Heat, ibuprofen and tincture of time are the appropriate therapies. ...Read more

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My daughter is in color guard-during practice she was attempting a head stand and felt a sharp pain in her mid abdomen on the right side...Hip flexor?

My daughter is in color guard-during practice she was attempting a head stand and felt a sharp pain in her mid abdomen on the right side...Hip flexor?

Unlikely: If you say mid abdomen on the right side, you have to have think of muscle along this region. But this will not give your daughter a sharp pain. It would be ideal to rule out any problems along the low thoracic spine as she may be having radicular symptoms as a result of her intense physical activity. X-rays of the spine and detailed imaging of the spine could be considered. ...Read more

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Few days ago had small rash on mid stomach. Today woke with terrible raised itchy burning ash across full mid abdomen?

Few days ago had small rash on mid stomach. Today woke with terrible raised itchy burning ash across full mid abdomen?

What was the trigger: Assuming that you have no systemic symptoms like fever, headache etc, you apparently have an allergic reaction to something that you applied recently to your skin in the affected area. Trace back your recent events to determine the trigger and get rid of it. In the meantime time use some antihistamine pills but if things don't improve check with a dr ...Read more

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, sharp pain in mid abdomen near navel. Gas somewhat help but then comes back. Still is sharp. Does not hurt when I touch. Biles are mix of hard /soft stools. Is it only gas?

, sharp pain in mid abdomen near navel. Gas somewhat help but then comes back. Still is sharp. Does not hurt when I touch. Biles are mix of hard /soft stools. Is it only gas?

Abdominal pain: Is a complex problem and requires detailed history and examination. Does the pain radiate to other locations, do you have nausea with it, any weight loss, or urinary symptoms. What brings up the pain or makes it worse, any fever or recent travel etc ...Read more

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I got sudden mild cramping in mid abdomen then I vomited some bile. What could this be?

I got sudden mild cramping in mid abdomen then I vomited some bile. What could this be?

SBO: Have you passed any gas or stools at all? If not, it could be small bowel obstruction, for which you need a tube that goes down your nose to decompress your intestines and if it doesn't get decompressed, you may have to get surgery. To rule out serious causes of bilious vomiting, go to the er asap. If you ate something dark colored, it could also be that, but if not, definitely head toward the er. ...Read more

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I have a burning in my mid abdomen. I can't sleep at night and have had really bad gas. What should I do?

I have a burning in my mid abdomen. I can't sleep at night and have had really bad gas. What should I do?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance, if female gb disease, acidity relate.....H pylori infection, diverticulosis/ colitis may be in play. See pmd for correlation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is this cramping two days after cycle and now to add to cramps I have random twitching in lower mid abdomen?

What is this cramping two days after cycle and now to add to cramps I have random twitching in lower mid abdomen?

Could be intestines: It might be your intestines talking to you. Sometimes when they are irritated they can cause what feels like cramping. Gas moving around in the intestines can also feel somewhat like random twitching with the gas bubbles moving around at random times and creating that kind of feeling. Are you having loose stools or diarrhea as well? Have you changed your diet recently? Are you stressed? ...Read more

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I have two small blisters on mid abdomen. They are very sore since I popped them considering how small they are. What could they be?

I have two small blisters on mid abdomen. They are very sore since I popped them considering how small they are. What could they be?

Dermatitis: Blisters on the skin can happen from inflammation or infection. You have to be careful in popping or messing with it, make sure you keep them clean. You do not want to introduce more bugs in to open skin area, keep it clean, it may heal on its own, If you see more redness, swelling or pain around it, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have very sensitive skin. Days ago I started with a small rash on my mid abdomen. Today I woke with my whole mid abdomen raised & fiery itchey.

I have very sensitive skin. Days ago I started with a small rash on my mid abdomen. Today I woke with my whole mid abdomen raised & fiery itchey.

Needs to be checked: The rash needs to be checked. It may be some kind of Contact Dermatitis or an allergic rash.
But we can not say with certainty what it may be. You can try using over the counter Hydrocortisone cream and over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching and consult your Doctor or a Dermatologist asap to confirm the diagnosis and treatment with local cream and if indicated short course of oral steroids ...Read more

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Losing weight. On steroid for asthma. Hurt myself lifting boxes. Mild mid-abdomen rt side pain on exam. Dr said steroid will help it too. What's it?

Losing weight. On steroid for asthma. Hurt myself lifting boxes. Mild mid-abdomen rt side pain on exam. Dr said steroid will help it too. What's it?

Muscle strain: The usual tx for a muscle strain (oral meds) is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (nsaid). Prednisone is a steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. This would be the logic of it working in your injury. Of course wet warm soaks, etc wouldn't be out of the question either. ...Read more

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Have had off & on again pain in the mid abdomen (below rib cage, above lower region) that feels the same in back. Same location. Gassy. Ovrwght. Cancer?

Have had off & on again pain in the mid abdomen (below rib cage, above lower region) that feels the same in back. Same location. Gassy. Ovrwght. Cancer?

Gallstones?: The pain you describe suggests gastrointestinal origin such as inflammation of stomach (gastritis) or gastric ulcer or gallstone disease. Check with a gstroenterologist for appropriate testing ...Read more

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Pain from bear hug with pain when breathing anything breathing yawning an simuliar. Pain is in mid abdomen in sternum breast and armpits mostly left?

Pain from bear hug with pain when breathing anything breathing yawning an simuliar. Pain is in mid abdomen in sternum breast and armpits mostly left?

Rib injury: If the pain began after a vigorous hug your ribs or the cartilage connecting your ribs to your sternum may have been injured. This may take a couple of weeks to heal. If your breathing is getting worse or you need better pain control than over the counter medications, it would be best to be seen uh your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong?

I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong?

Referred pain: The type of pain could be local abdominal problems, but pain shooting to L back sounds more like referred pain from pancreatitis. I suggest you go see a gastroenterologist and find out what exactly is the reason for the pain, with bloodwork and imaging ...Read more

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Lower abdominal tightness, right of navel. Symptoms have become isolaged over two weeks, prior, ranging across lower and mid abdomen.?

Lower abdominal tightness, right of navel. Symptoms have become isolaged over two weeks, prior, ranging across lower and mid abdomen.?

Depends: You should see your primary care provider for evaluation. This could range from a rectus sheath muscle sprain to more ominous diagnoses. ...Read more

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For 4 days, I've been having pain on the left side of lower/mid abdomen, and feeling bloated and nausea. Pain started with coughing. Can be a hernia?

For 4 days, I've been having pain on the left side of lower/mid abdomen, and feeling bloated and nausea. Pain started with coughing. Can be a hernia?

It's possible: Sounds like it might be a bit high for a hernia. If there's a lump under the skin however, it is more likely to be a hernia. In any case, best to get an exam by your primary care doc if it persists or gets worse in order to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had laparoscopy for cyst 9 days ago. About 3 days ago, pain started in lower mid abdomen.1 incision is now hard and has lumpy tissue. Is it infected?

Had laparoscopy for cyst 9 days ago. About 3 days ago, pain started in lower mid abdomen.1 incision is now hard and has lumpy tissue. Is it infected?

Possible: If it has increasing redness, swelling and tenderness then it is possible you are developing an infection. Also if there is any drainage from the incision this increases the likelyhood it's infected. If these symptoms persist or increase you should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could an internal hernia, in the mid-abdomen, be missed on CT scan? Is MRI more accurate? Thank you.

Could an internal hernia, in the mid-abdomen, be missed on CT scan? Is MRI more accurate? Thank you.

No: An internal hernia can only be suspected post surgery when signs of partial bowel obstruction develops due to a loop entering a defect in mesentery or equivalent and bowel dilatation develops which can be defined by both CAT and MRI ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel vena cava? I can feel something hard when I press deeply. Hurts a lot. Mid abdomen

Is it possible to feel vena cava? I can feel something hard when I press deeply. Hurts a lot. Mid abdomen

Not the cava: Like any other vessel your cava should be soft and compressible. I am not sure otherwise what else you can feel, but a distended bowel loop may feel hard sometimes. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...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