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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

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the 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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I have pain in my upper abdomen, how to figure out what's wrong?

Eval: 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, & problems of the chest such as angina, heart attack, pericarditis, pneumonia and pleurisy. The best way to find out the cause of pain is medical eval. Be seen asap if severe! ...Read more

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What could cause the feeling of food being stuck in upper abdomen?

Dysphagia: Fullness, chest discomfort, "somethinng stuck in the chest" are a few of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in right center and upper abdomen please help?

Feeling lots of pain in right center and upper abdomen please help?

Many things: It could be related to the food you eat. It may be gallstones. It could be your liver or pancreas. Kidney stones on the right will cause pain. Also it could be due to your appendix. Get checked out by your primary care and they can help steer you in the right direction/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could cause pain in upper abdomen from coughing?

Can you tell me what could cause pain in upper abdomen from coughing?

Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing can cause pain in the upper abdomen usually from usage of the chest and diaphragm muscles that are used during cough. If the area hurts when you twist your chest or abdomen, its likely to be muscular. If however, the pain is worse after eating or associated with nausea if might be due to a gastrointestinal cause. If in the right upper quadrant it could be a gallbladder or liver issue ...Read more

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What can I do if I have pain in the upper abdomen from last 3 months?

Abdominal pain: Please go and see your doctor and have this checked out. 3mo of pain is too long to be ignored. ...Read more

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My upper abdomen feels very heavy post eating and I feel very uneasy. Waht may be the cause?

My upper abdomen feels very heavy post eating and I feel very uneasy. Waht may be the cause?

Many different: Possibilities, but more common causes are gallstones or gerd. You might want to try ppi class of medication, such as Prevacid or protonix, (pantoprazole) but if your symptoms persist or worsen, see a doctor so he can figure it out for you. ...Read more

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Had slight but bearable pain in left upper abdomen, been there for two days, ate bad food four days ago. What is it?

Had slight but bearable pain in left upper abdomen, been there for two days, ate bad food four days ago. What is it?

Splenic flexure: Gas can sometimes get trapped at the splenic flexure of your transverse colon; however, if symtoms persist- see your physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in left upper abdomen that feels better when I awake, it hurts as I start my daily activities or eat, what is this? Help!

I have pain in left upper abdomen that feels better when I awake, it hurts as I start my daily activities or eat, what is this? Help!

That can be: Abea tough one. I would go with GI system. Are u still taking medicine for acid reflux? I would start there, making sure u are using a class of med called a proton pump inhibitor, like Omeprazole 40 mg. I would make appt but that's where my bet would b. If chest pain with exertion that's different, think cardiac in that case but overall u rva bit young 4 that issue. Gd luc. ...Read more

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I have been having severe but painless spasms in my right upper abdomen for a few hours, what could be the cause and shold I be concerned?

I have been having severe but painless spasms in my right upper abdomen for a few hours, what could be the cause and shold I be concerned?

Many causes: Abdominal pain in young women is common and can be a serious condition. If this is persistant you should seek medical attention for examination, blood tests and likely ct scanning pending those results. ...Read more

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It feels as if something is touching me inside my left, upper abdomen. Feels like it crawls down a lil' bit. A soft touch, no pain either. What is it?

It feels as if something is touching me inside my left, upper abdomen. Feels like it crawls down a lil' bit. A soft touch, no pain either. What is it?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a term meaning an abnormal sensation of the skin. There are many causes, and you should get checked out. I see you are on Mesalamine for gastritis and proctitis, and this might be part of the cause. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Right sided pain: Gallbladder would be more likely - particularly if the pain begins after eating. Unless there is underlying liver disease or injury, liver as a source is less likely. See your physician. Ultrasound may determine if gallstones are present. ...Read more

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What is wrong if upper abdomen hurts?

What is wrong if upper abdomen hurts?

Upper abdomen hurts: 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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Pain on left side of abdomen upper quadrant?

Left side pain: Left upper side pain can be many many things. First what do you mean by the side, people mean different things. You need to be examined with a detailed history how long is lasted other symptoms. It could be your lung, your kidney, your liver, your gallbladder :as I said many things. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper abdomen after lifting weights?

Pain in left upper abdomen after lifting weights?

Muscle strain?: Probably strained a muscle. Try ice if it happened very recently to keep the inflammation down. If some time has passed. Trying heating pads to soothe and relax. If pain is more intense, try an ibuprofen. Feel better! ...Read more

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Why does my upper abdomen pain increase with sitting?

Why does my upper abdomen pain increase with sitting?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gasiness? When you experience discomfort does the pain move or stay in one place? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Need this info to better help you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Pulsating swelling: The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it bifurcates into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries). The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation. Aortic enlargement causing any swelling will be pulsating swelling. ...Read more