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I'm having occasional tightness and burning right in the middle of my upper abdomen. Should i be concerned?

I'm having occasional tightness and burning right in the middle of my upper abdomen. Should i be concerned?

Maybe...: If you're indicating your epigastrium (just below the ribs in the midline), then you may have peptic disease (e. G ulcer, gerd, reflux) or contractions or delayed emptying of the gut in that location (stomach, mid-colon). Less likely (& appropriate to symptom duration, intensity, timing, risks) your gallbladder or pancreas may be sick. Best to get checked. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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What are the causes of stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen upto the ribs?

What are the causes of stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen upto the ribs?

See below: This potentially dangerous problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen into the ribs?

What causes stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen into the ribs?

Many things: Anything from gas to ulcers can cause these feelings. If you're able to keep fluids down and not have a high fever, things should be fine. If symptoms worsen, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen up into the ribs?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I've had this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could it be?

Many things: Anytime you have unexplained chest pain, whether it's associated with abdominal pain, you should see your family doctor or thwe er as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Gas n tightness in the Upper abdomen especially the upper left part... Almost similar to the gallstone gas problem I once had except there is no pain.

Gas n tightness in the Upper abdomen especially the upper left part... Almost similar to the gallstone gas problem I once had except there is no pain.

Gas: Gas entrapment in the colon where it takes a turn can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup in the stomach. If you can't pinpoint offending foods or continue to have frequent abdominal discomfort, see your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle during workout 3days back. Am currently on painkillers. Now my right upper abdomen feels tight and hurts. What should I do?

I pulled a muscle during workout 3days back. Am currently on painkillers. Now my right upper abdomen feels tight and hurts. What should I do?

Need More Info: What muscle did you "pull?" Should I assume it wasn't your abdominals? Also, just what did you do to "pull" it?
What kind of "painkillers?" It could be irritation from them or another "pulled" muscle or result of compensating for the first pulled muscle. Or maybe a completely different problem. Or, or maybe from an alien probe! In other words sorry, not enough info--so go back to your doctor ...Read more

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Can C3 C4 herniations cause breathing problems and tightness in upper abdomen, particularly while sitting?

Can C3 C4 herniations cause breathing problems and tightness in upper abdomen, particularly while sitting?

Yes: Those nerves along with C5 help control your diaphragm which helps expands lungs at the base of your lungs between lungs and abdomen. ...Read more

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Ct abdomen scan with contrast and swallow. Nothing wrong but my upper abdomen still feels very tight. Ideas? Had gastritis took Carafate (sucralfate) and felt fine

Ct abdomen scan with contrast and swallow. Nothing wrong but my upper abdomen still feels very tight. Ideas? Had gastritis took Carafate (sucralfate) and felt fine

Gastroenterology: Ct is great for seeing the abdominal organs but not the best at examining the lining of the stomach or intestine in conditions like gastritis. I would recommend consulting with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I feel as if my stomach is on fire right in center bout 2" below ribs feels like a tight knot and bit rawness in throat

I feel as if my stomach is on fire right in center bout 2" below ribs feels like a tight knot and bit rawness in throat

Heartburn: Sounds like you are describing heartburn which happens when acid from the stomach is able to get up into the esophagus causing discomfort like you are having. Diet among other things may play a role and certain medications may help. ...Read more

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I had un protected sex I've been really tirde n my stomachs been super tight n I've been sick to my stomach what could it be?

I had un protected sex I've been really tirde n my stomachs been super tight n I've been sick to my stomach what could it be?

Time to see a Dr.: It could be time to see a doctor........ You could be pregnant, you could have a simple std, you could have hiv, you could have nothing but the flu. However, you need to see a doctor, discuss the encounter and get some tests and an exam. Good luck. Please use condoms in the future — your life is worth more sex. ...Read more

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When I wake up my stomach feels really tight and hurts?

When I wake up my stomach feels really tight and hurts?

Uncertain: These symptoms are fairly non-specific. One consideration is that you may be more sensitive to acid in the morning. Try an over the counter acid suppressive agent before bedtime to see if your symptoms improve. If they persist please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What would make your stomach and your sides hurt and feel tight?

What would make your stomach and your sides hurt and feel tight?

Side/stomach pain: There are a great many possibilities. Best to get a check up with your health care giver. ...Read more

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What could heaviness and tightness in the lower stomach region be a sign of?

What could heaviness and tightness in the lower stomach region be a sign of?

Abdominal pain: Pain in the stomach can reflect hyperacidity, gall bladder inflammation, abnormal digestion due to food intolerance, or inflammation of the small intestines. One can also feel heaviness in the stomach if one is VERY constipated. Your health care provider will ask you more questions that can help characterize your discomfort. Eating a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables can resolve this. ...Read more

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Every night my stomach always bloats and feel so tight, very discomforting.?

Every night my stomach always bloats and feel so tight, very discomforting.?

Start a diary.: Keep a food diary, writing down what you eat and when you eat it. Add when the symptoms start and when they are at their worst. Keep track of bowel function as well. Dairy is a good thing to drop; some are lactose intolerant and some are allergic. Fatty or fried foods can cause a flare in gallbladder symptoms. A diary will help you and your doctor find patterns. ...Read more

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What could be causing a tightness in my stomach which wakes me up every morning?

What could be causing a tightness in my stomach which wakes me up every morning?

Tightness: Anxiety could be a reason. So can gastritis or esophageal spasm due to reflux. However, to be complete, I would advise you to talk to your physician to determine the cause of it. ...Read more

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When I lay on my side my back feels tight and it's like it moves to my stomach what does it mean?

Too vague: Your description of symptoms is not specific enough to enable even a guess. If this continues and you are overly concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more

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Sudden tightness in mid stomach, cause?

Sudden tightness in mid stomach, cause?

Pain: Could be ulcer or gallbladder problems. This pain get worse with eating or better with eating. ...Read more

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Is tight feeling in stomach and abs an early pregnanct sign?

Is tight feeling in stomach and abs an early pregnanct sign?

Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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Can tightness in stomach be pregnacy?

Can tightness in stomach be pregnacy?

Test for Pregnancy: If you are sexually active and have missed your period, test for pregnancy. Tightness in the stomach usually comes later in pregnancy, mostly during the third trimester. ...Read more

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Tightness in mid stomach, what could this be?

Pain: Could be something simple as gastritis peptic ulcer course more serious like cardiac symptoms he should have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My stomach feels tight and bloated, how do I treat this?

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My stomach feels tight and bloated, how do I treat this?

Dont worry: Take 4 dulcolax tablets at night (all 4 as one dose). Next morning you will have good bm. And will clean your system. Then take Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg, one tablet every night for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have loose stomach as I have lose my weight so I want to make it tight how can I do this?

I have loose stomach as I have lose my weight so I want to make it tight how can I do this?

Tummy tuck: If you have lost a lot of weight and you have loose skin on your belly, usually the only way to get rid of it is to remove it surgically.
I recommend that you seek out a consultation from a board certified plastic surgeon to explore the options available to you.
Good luck. ...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