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Upper Abdomen (Overview)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ribs on either side.


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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Overview)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ribs on either side.


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How can I lose fat in the upper abdomen?

How can I lose fat in the upper abdomen?

Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I have bad discomfort in upper abdomen?

I have bad discomfort  in upper abdomen?

Could be many things: Pain in the upper abdomen could signify peptic ulcer disease or gallbladder problems. See a doctor so that the appropriate tests can be ordered to be ascertain what is ailing you. ...Read more

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How come I have pains in my upper abdomen?

How come I have pains in my upper abdomen?

I don't know: Causes of upper abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: gallstones, hepatitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammation of the bile duct or gallbladder, obstructed intestines, and problems of the chest such as angina, heart attack, pericarditis, pneumonia and pleurisy. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen and  back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: upper abdomen?

What is the definition or description of: upper abdomen?

Above the umbilicus: Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ribs on either side. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my upper abdomen to be so firm and hurt?

Is it normal for my upper abdomen to be so firm and hurt?

No: It is not normal for anybody's upper abdomen to be firm nor hurt. Pain means something is wrong. In the upper abdomen are the stomach, liver, spleen, and parts of other organs. A primary care doctor or a GI doctor can help figure out the problem. ...Read more

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Pain in the upper abdomen after having my baby months ago?

Upper abdomen pain: Anatomically, the upper abdomen includes: spleen, pancreas, stomach, descending duodenum, mid colon & flexures, associated vessels & aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, & lower chest are pretty close by. Hernias, abdominal musculature, ribs, & skin can all contribute as well to upper abdominal pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my upper abdomen in right side what is it?

I have a pain in my upper abdomen in right side what is it?

Gall Bladder?: Pain in upper right abdomen can be due to gall bladder disease most of the time.Have it checked by your doctor to see if that's what it or not. ...Read more