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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

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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Constipation for 7 days. Lab test shows elevated ALT 75 U/L, a year ago it was 55U/L. Tightness in upper abdomen. any test or suggestions?

Constipation for 7 days. Lab test shows elevated ALT 75 U/L, a year ago it was 55U/L. Tightness in upper abdomen. any test or suggestions?

Needs more test: constipation has nothing to do with the abnormal LFT's abnormal liver enzyme may be due to alcoholism hepatitis B and or C Hemochromatosis too much iron in the body drugs certain medication including cholesterol med and or antifungal pills etc. gall stones pancreatitis ...Read more

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2 m of turning stomach nights sweats nausea pain in between ribs constipation tightness in upper abdomen what to do or get tested no insurance?

2 m of turning stomach nights sweats nausea pain in between ribs constipation tightness in upper abdomen what to do or get tested no insurance?

IBS: Likely constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Start by taking a fiber supplement daily and drinking enough fluids. If the constipation resolves but the pain persists i would then look at your gallbladder with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain when bowel movement is trying to be passed. Those muscles hurt. Constant stomach gurgling. Diarrhea. Tightness in upper abdomen?

Lower abdominal pain when bowel movement is trying to be passed. Those muscles hurt. Constant stomach gurgling. Diarrhea. Tightness in upper abdomen?

If..: If symptoms have been present only for a few days this can be caused by a virus most of the time. In this case drinking plenty of fluids,rest and taking over the counter antidiarrheal meds and analgesics helps with symptoms. If this has been going on for more than a week or so then it is time to get checked. Make an appointment with your doctor if this is the case. ...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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Can gas cause tightness in upper left abdomen? Burping helps but after a little while my left abdomen feels tight again. What is this?

Can gas cause tightness in upper left abdomen? Burping helps but after a little while my left abdomen feels tight again. What is this?

Possible: Yes- it is possible to have gas pains in the upper left abdomen (LUQ). Feeling some relief from burping sounds like this may be the cause of the LUQ pain in a 17 year old. You can try an over-the-counter antacid to help to resolve your symptoms. If it lasts more than a few hours, check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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Been having discomfort & tightness in upper left abdomen, under ribcage. Like a balloon wants to burst. Do have rumbling in tummy in same place?

Been having discomfort & tightness in upper left abdomen, under ribcage. Like a balloon wants to burst. Do have rumbling in tummy in same place?

Abdominal pain : Based on the symptoms you are describing it seems you might be having possible gastritis symptoms. However, cardiac chest pain in women especially at your age can present in very non typical way and somehow different than in men. It may appear like abdominal symptoms and mimic this way gastritis. If these symptoms are new and have never been checked for you should go to the ed. ...Read more

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Tightness upper left abdomen that radiates through the back parallel to it. Burping helps. Also feels like air is pushed upward when i breathe in.

Tightness upper left abdomen that radiates through the back parallel to it. Burping helps. Also feels like air is pushed upward when i breathe in.

Gas: Seems like gas & heartburn however acid reflux disease or GERD (the muscle that controls passage of food from esophagus into stomach becomes weak, causing food to come back into esophagus) & sometimes stomach ulcers can also cause similar symptoms, would suggest changes in diet (less spicy, greasy foods, avoid large meals) try antacid & if persists or is recurrent then see a Dr. ...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

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