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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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What can cause rib cage and stomach pain?

What can cause rib cage and stomach pain?

Unanswerable here: This forum is inadequate to appropriately tackle this question. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Iv'e been having stomach pain for 3 days the pain is between my rib cage what could it be?

Iv'e been having stomach pain for 3 days the pain is between my rib cage what could it be?

Need more info.: A physician has to be like a detective when trying to determine the cause of abdominal pain. Where exactly is the pain? How long does it last? What brings on the pain and what relieves it? Any other symptoms like nausea, bloating.Are you on any meds? Have you had prior surgery? Beyond these questions, doing a physical exam can also help. I recommend you make an appt with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Slight stomach pain on the bottom left of my rib cage. What is the reason? Thanks

Slight stomach pain on the bottom left of my rib cage. What is the reason? Thanks

More info needed: It is very difficult to answer this question without more information about type of pain, location, duration etc. ...Read more

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Stomach pain/spasm that comes and goes in the same spot, right side between bottom of rib cage and waist.

Stomach pain/spasm that comes and goes in the same spot, right side between bottom of rib cage and waist.

Visit your doctor: If this pain persists another 1 or 2 days, you need to have your doctor examine you. This pain can be due to gall bladder, kidney problems or something going on in your intestines. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and worry cause skunk smelling poo, diarrhoea, chronic stomach pain, rib cage pain?

Can anxiety and worry cause skunk smelling poo, diarrhoea, chronic stomach pain, rib cage pain?

Check with your MD: Yes, anxiety can cause a variety of physical symptoms, including vague aches and pains, and occasional diarrhea. But symptoms you describe could also be signs of a serious physical illness. You could have GI illness like spastic colon or Crohn's disease, or pancreatitis, or a tumor. Please see your physician soon for a physical workup and lab tests. If everything checks out OK, treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more

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I am experiecing left side rib cage and stomach pain currently on synthroid (thyroxine).metformin.victoza. It is not acute but it isnt going away?

L sided pains: It is tough to say what it might be, without examining you and getting a good History with the examination. Diabetes can sometimes dull pain, so best to be seen by the Doctor and get an exam maybe even with an EKG, to assure it is not your heart, etc., and to get the most likely and proper diagnosis so the best treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Stomach pain 2 inches below right rib cage and 2 inches to the right of my belly button. I also have bloating and gas. There are two hard lumps underneath the skin which are painful.

Gallbladder or ulcer: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease) especially if you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids like Motrin or ibuprofen). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. If you have fever/severe pain, go to er. ...Read more

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I'm 19,female.Have had bloating,back to where I can't move,weakness,stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage,rash,dry mouth. What can be wrong?

I'm 19,female.Have had bloating,back to where I can't move,weakness,stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage,rash,dry mouth. What can be wrong?

Check with dr: It is possible that you have gas pains however your symptoms sound more severe so I would check with doctor to make sure there is nothing else serious going on. ...Read more

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I have been having sever stomach pains all under my rib cage. It goes on and off but when it comes it hurts so much i can't move when i say it comes off and on i mean it is there for about an hour and i can't move and the pain is so sever i start crying a

The : The location suggests a few possible sources of your pain. It could be gastroesophageal reflux (usually burning in character and worse when lying down), an ulcer (burning or gnawing pain, not really positional but perhaps worse on an empty stomach), gallstones (crampy pain that gets worse after you eat), or pancreatitis (deep gnawing pain). Whether or not these things would be picked up by a blood test depends on the tests that were done. If all your doctor did was a test called CBC (complete blood count), then they could all have been missed. The timeline of your doctor visit is also important: if you saw him or her three days ago, got a clean bill of health, but now still have pain, then you should go back and see the doctor again. Ask him or here whether you need to be tested for the conditions listed above. ...Read more

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I have been having sever stomach pains all under my rib cage. It goes on and off but when it comes it hurts so much i can't move when i say it comes off and on i mean it is there for about an hour and i can't move and the pain is so sever i start crying a

The : The location suggests a few possible sources of your pain. It could be gastroesophageal reflux (usually burning in character and worse when lying down), an ulcer (burning or gnawing pain, not really positional but perhaps worse on an empty stomach), gallstones (crampy pain that gets worse after you eat), or pancreatitis (deep gnawing pain). Whether or not these things would be picked up by a blood test depends on the tests that were done. If all your doctor did was a test called CBC (complete blood count), then they could all have been missed. The timeline of your doctor visit is also important: if you saw him or her three days ago, got a clean bill of health, but now still have pain, then you should go back and see the doctor again. Ask him or here whether you need to be tested for the conditions listed above. ...Read more

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I have stomach pains above my belly button and between my rib cage and my lower back hurts but i had my period already?

I have stomach pains above my belly button and between my rib cage and my lower back hurts but i had my period already?

Abdominal pain: Sounds like you have epigastric pain, which is usually due to some problem with your gastrointestinal tract and not your pelvic organs. Would need to know what other symptoms you have to help pinpoint what the likely cause is. You may want to try an anti-gas product first to see if it is gas pain. Your back pain may be unrelated. ...Read more

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Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Too young for cancer: You should consult your doctor if the pain does not go away in 2 weeks. Pancreatic Cancer is not the likely cause in your case as it is extremely rare under the age of 40 years. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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