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Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Depends: 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). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Tyson
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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more


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What to do for upper abdominal pain!?

What to do for upper abdominal pain!?

Abdominal pain: There are numerous causes of abdominal pain. Best bet is to see your doctor to help sort it out. ...Read more

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What could be causing upper abdominal pain?

What could be causing upper abdominal pain?

Many: Need more history and information. Possibilities would be heartburn from reflux, stomach inflammation (gastritis), stomach ulcer, gallbladder, pancreatitis, and other possibilities. Would need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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What should I take for upper abdominal pain?

Find cause 1st-C MD: Many diseases can cause abdominal pain, some mild, others serious. It is impossible to make even an educated guess without better-understanding the type, duration, and frequency of your pain; what brings it on, what relieves it; your age, sex, past history; physical examination findings; results of supportive tests which may include blood tests +/- x-rays. We can only do this in-person. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain. Need help, 911?

Can't help: Unless more detail. If pain is severe go to the emergency department for work-up. If not so severe, see your pcp and in either case provide more details. How long have you had this. Is it made worse or better by anything. Is there any associated symptoms etc. ...Read more

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Can I die from upper abdominal pain if I ignore it?

Yes: Depends on cause. Some things like perforated ulcer and pancreatitis can present this way. Other things like gallbladder attacks or heartburn are common. Can also be unusual sign of heart ischemia -angina- if worse with activity. Need full story and exam to narrow down. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

It could be: 100 different things, such as ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, hernia, zoster, muscle strain. Get your doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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What could be a reason for upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities: Without further information, it is nearly impossible to guess the varieties of causes of upper abdominal pain. Muscle pain or injury, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, gallstones, liver conditions, biliary dyskinesia, food borne illness, etc. Would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain with nausea?

Upper abdominal pain with nausea?

Couple of things..: Gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer dieases, gastritis, severe reflux can cause your symptoms. Viral gastroenteritis (stomach-bug), irritable bowel can do same as well. If it is severe and rapid onset, it could be pancreatitis/gallbladder disease. If it is better, then it is a good thing... If getting worse, consult/call doc for instructions...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Possible: HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system so the majority of the major problems arise from susceptibility to other infections. In line with this, a number of gastrointestinal infections are more common in HIV/AIDS patients. You need evaluation for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

It is unlikely.: Idiopathic scoliosis tends to be a painless condition. Large curves may cause back pain.
It is very unusual for scoliosis to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Can constipation lead to upper abdominal pain?

Can constipation lead to upper abdominal pain?

Yes: Actually, if the constipation is severe, abdominal pain can be generalized. A visit to your doctor is always helpful if you have missed your bms for several days. ...Read more

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How come I have upper abdominal pain after drinking milk?

You might have: Lactose intolerance or gallstone disease. Either way, try eliminating dairy products for a while. If it persists, time to see a doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have upper abdominal pain when you're constipated?

No: Not usually. Upper abdominal pain may be secondary to gastric or duodenal ulcer, gall stones or gall bladder disease, or pancreatic problems. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain after drinking tea everytine?

I am experiencing upper abdominal pain after drinking tea everytine?

Here are some...: Which part of abdomen, how long-lasting, what kind of tea... are some important questions to ask. Nonetheless, by your nicely described sequence of events, your personal incompatibility with what you drank is suspected. So, try, watch, and see if you can identify such suspicion. If yes, stop consuming what may be not agreeable with you. More? To article in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html ...Read more

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Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain if you're really constipated?

Yes: Constipation can be surprisingly painful and difficult to treat. However, any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What would cause upper abdominal pain when deep breathing or bending over?

Abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by several problems (including liver, gallbladder, stomach, and pancreas) and deep breathing or bending over increases the pressure on your abdominal organs increasing pain. As always would see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old I have swollen testical and lower and upper abdominal pain?

Go to ER: A swollen testicle and pain may be from orchitis (infection involving the testicle) or more concerning, from testicular torsion, a twisting of the testicle that will lead to testicular loss if not immediately corrected. Without knowing more about your symptoms, and given the urgency for the latter problem, you should go to an er to have this evaluated asap. ...Read more

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What can cause right side upper abdominal pain? My appendix was removed years ago.

What can cause right side upper abdominal pain? My appendix was removed years ago.

RUQ pain: Gallbladder, liver, stomach, colon, lung and small intestine are all possible involved organs. To get a better idea of the cause I suggest you give your doctor all the details about the pain and allow them to examine and draw appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Moderate upper abdominal pain today after taking weekly Fosamax (alendronate) med?

Call ur doctor: Alendronate can be irritative to the gastrointestinal tract and should call your doctor regarding continuing, or addition of stomach medications empirically. Red flags requiring urgent medical attention would include seeing any blood or change in stool color (esp blood or black tarry stool0, fever, weight loss, weakness/dizziness. Happy to consult if further questions ...Read more

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What if I had my gallbladder removed and still experiencing same upper abdominal pain?

What if I had my gallbladder removed and still experiencing same upper abdominal pain?

Other problem?: Retained stones in the duct can cause similar pain as prior to gallbladder removal. Stomach problems such as ulcers or gastritis can also be the cause. See your doctor/surgeon. You obviously need further evaluation if you still have the pain after surgery. You may need an upper endoscopy to evaluate the stomach for ulcers. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having severe upper abdominal pain every time I try to eat solid food.?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

Rarely: For liver pain to develop, the most common problem is expansion of the capsule due to an enlarging malignancy. The most common liver disease is fibrosis or cirrhosis secondary to alcoholism, or hepatitis. Here the primary complication is portal hypertension wherein the liver produces ascites. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain and I'm bleeding while ovulating. Are the two related by any chance?

Ovulation: Ovulation wouldn't be a cause of upper abdominal pain or profuse uterine or vaginal bleeding. If the upper abdominal pain is severe and persistent, get examined by a physician right away. The vaginal bleeding should be evaluated by your gynecologist at the same time in my opinion. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, I am having severe upper abdominal pain every time I try to eat solid food.?

Can you give me suggestions, I am having severe upper abdominal pain every time I try to eat solid food.?

Needs workup: Try to make an appointment with your primary care doctor or GI doctor but in the meantime, write down if there are particular drinks, foods, or medications that bother your stomach. Also, keep a list of every medication and supplement that you take for your visit. It sounds like you need either a scope or a scan. ...Read more

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What to do if I had right upper abdominal pain, and I ended up in the er. The tests did not show much. Why the pain?

What to do if I had right upper abdominal pain, and I ended up in the er. The tests did not show much. Why the pain?

Passing a gallstone: If you passed a stone, single gallstone or single kidney stone, it is possible the er testing was all negative. However, the process will likely recur. Monitor yourself, diary the symptoms, check in with your doc, hydrate, stay on a low fat diet. There are diagnostic tests your doc can order in the outpatient setting to achieve a diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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I had a LAVH a week ago and am now having severe upper abdominal pain on my right side that is radiating to my back.

I had a LAVH a week ago and am now having severe upper abdominal pain on my right side that is radiating to my back.

Severe pain: If having severe pain after having had major surgery last week, you need in person evaluation. If you can't be seen in your doctors office today, head to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain for 6 hours, slight numbness on upper left side. Very painful. No problems going to bathroom.?

See dr: Severe pain has much diagnosis and they need to be checked as it may avoid future problems. See the dr. ...Read more

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I have sharp left upper abdominal pain for 2 days. Should I go to the ER or wait till tomorrow to schedule an appointment.

I have sharp left upper abdominal pain for 2 days. Should I go to the ER or wait till tomorrow to schedule an appointment.

Depends: If any of the following are true you should go to the ER tonight: nausea, vomiting, inability to tolerate any food, fever, chills, pain so severe that you can't sleep. Here's one test you can do at home: if you hop in place and the pain is really severe when you do that, or you are limited by pain, then go to the ER as well, that could be what is known as peritonitis and may require surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Cloud
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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

Epigastric pain = discomfort in the upper ...Read more