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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Middle Upper Abdomen

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

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

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 a 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?

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 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 a 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 have this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could this be?

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

Many things: Anytime you have unexplained chest pain, whether or not 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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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 or not 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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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 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 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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Tight sore knot feeling under breastbone. Middle to left of abdomen Gurgling a lot. Rumbling. Uncomfortable feeling ?

Tight sore knot feeling under breastbone. Middle to left of abdomen
Gurgling a lot. Rumbling. Uncomfortable feeling
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Gastritis?: Could be an irritation of your stomach or duodenum. Try Prilosec OTC, avoid acidy foods, caffeine, and spicy foods, and if it doesn't improve in 3-4 days, have your doctor check it out. ...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