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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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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...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 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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Stomach pain n stiffness can cause pregnency?

Stomach pain n stiffness can cause pregnency?

No: Stomach pain does not cause pregnancy. Do you not know about the birds and the bees? Stomach pain is also not really a symptoms of pregnancy either. ...Read more

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Iv'e been experiencing stiffness in my upper stomach and it gets very uncomfortable to sit down but as soon as I get up I feel better! ?

Iv'e been experiencing stiffness in my upper stomach and it gets very uncomfortable to sit down but as soon as I get up I feel better! ?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities, including subluxation of rib, upper abdominal malignancy, spine disease affecting nerve to that area. Consult a physician. ...Read more

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Does back pain cause stomach sick or does sick stomach cause back pain an stiffness.?

Does back pain cause stomach sick or does sick stomach cause back pain an stiffness.?

Chicken or egg: Your question needs clarification that's why none of the doctors have answered you. Try once more to ask your question more clearly, if that does not work than either see your doctor or you could have a virtual consultation with us. Thanks Dr. A ...Read more

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Why do I get stiffness & back pain only after a night of sleeping on my left or right side? When I sleep on my stomach or back, I'm fine.

Why do I get stiffness & back pain only after a night of sleeping on my left or right side? When I sleep on my stomach or back, I'm fine.

Muscle shortening: When you sleep on one side or the other, you bend your spine to a contour that it may not be used to. This leads to muscles on each side lengthening or shortening, leading to either shorter, tighter muscles on one side or possibly fatigued muscles more likely to spasm on the other side. This occurs from major stabilizers of your spine down to the very smallest muscles connecting your vertebrae. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and stiffness. Sometimes I feel my heartbeat at my back and left side stomach. What is this? :/

I have lower back pain and stiffness. Sometimes I feel my heartbeat at my back and left side stomach. What is this? :/

Low back pain: Susan,
It sounds like there is quite a bit of inflammation/spasm in those areas and the increase in blood supply is making you more aware of the irritation. If you continue to feel these symptoms, an examination is the best thing. ...Read more

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I'm tired all the time, daily headache, joint pain and stiffness, just feel ran down and my stomach gets bloaty on and off. What could be wrong?

I'm tired all the time, daily headache, joint pain and stiffness, just feel ran down and my stomach gets bloaty on and off. What could be wrong?

Get evaluated: Pls have yourself evaluated by your dr, start of with a primary care physician. Your symptoms can be from infectious cause, autoimmune disease, etc. Detailed history and physical exam can give your dr the differential diagnosis to get prompt treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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21yo female. Nervousness feeling in stomach better by eating. Funny taste in mouth and dry mouth. Now stiffness feeling in knees after sitting.

21yo female. Nervousness feeling in stomach better by eating. Funny taste in mouth and dry mouth. Now stiffness feeling in knees after sitting.

See doctor: As described I can't give you a diagnosis of anything that sounds mortally wrong with you. Sitting for any length of time will give anybody stiff knees...so that doesn't seem to be terribly important. As far as the funny taste in the mouth the first question to ask is how is your dental hygiene and are you a smoker? You on any new medication? Dry mouth and nervousness go together as well. ...Read more

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My daughter was cutting wood with a heavy axe since then she has upper body aching and stiffness and bloating in her stomach. She's also on the pill?

My daughter was cutting wood with a heavy axe since then she has upper body aching and stiffness and bloating in her stomach. She's also on the pill?

Muscular pains?: This could simply be muscular pain, but if so then it shouldn’t last more than a couple of days before resolving on its own. If it’s been more than a few days since the time she was cutting wood and the pains are not improving then she should be evaluated. ...Read more

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There is weakness and fatigue little feeling. Uric acid is 8 found in reports. Not fever nowadays. Stomach stiffness. Head pain somethings..

There is weakness and fatigue little feeling. Uric acid is 8 found in reports. Not fever nowadays. Stomach stiffness. Head pain somethings..

See details: The mild elevated uric acid has nothing to do with it. I have no idea what you mean by stomach stiffness. Your symptoms are too nonspecific and can have numerous possible causes. ...Read more

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I'm having digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness?

I'm having digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness?

Metabolic concerns?: Having symptoms like these may suggest an abnormality of the blood, such as an irregular sodium, potassium or calcium level. These are important for regulation of muscle contraction. It may help to have these routine lab levels examined. ...Read more

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Digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness, what to do?

Digestive issues, lightheadedness, stomach pain, body wide muscle twitches and stiffness, what to do?

See live doc: Need to see a live physician for good exam. twitching may be due to low potassium from vomiting, light headedness from perhaps dehydration. May all be coming from a stomach or GI issue. That is the best I can tell you based on your description. See an internist to better evaluate your stomach issues. ...Read more

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Have Crohn's and experience bad stomach pain, muscle stiffness, & joint pains. What's should I do?

Have Crohn's and experience bad stomach pain, muscle stiffness, & joint pains. What's should I do?

Crohn's disease: This should be handled by a GI specialist. It is an autoimmune disease and often requires medications to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have need having this headache, nausea feeling, neck stiffness, upper abdomen discomfort for the past 4 days.?

I have need having this headache, nausea feeling, neck stiffness, upper abdomen discomfort for the past 4 days.?

Those are vague &: ...non-specific symptoms that could indicate nothing more than a viral illness ("flu"). However, if these symptoms persist or worsen, leave you totally incapacitated, or if new symptoms develop, you should see a doctor. A good history, physical exam & appropriate diagnostic tests should provide the right diagnosis & treatment plan. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I'm feeling stiffness (minute) in left side of abdomen region. There's no pain- just a little stiffness. What it could be? Thanks.

I'm feeling stiffness (minute) in left side of abdomen region. There's no pain- just a little stiffness. What it could be? Thanks.

Need more info: Interesting question. The human body is quite a magnificent structure with many things that can not function properly all the time. It would take an examination by a physician to adequately answer your question as reasons for your complaint are varied. ...Read more

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Hello doctor I have acidity problem and I feel stiffness in my left side of lower abdomen, this stifness increases after I masturbate, plz suggest?

Hello doctor I have acidity problem and I feel stiffness in my left side of lower abdomen, this stifness increases after I masturbate, plz suggest?

Stop masturbating: I have to say that if masturbating gives you problems, stop doing it! I think that the only reason to be sexually active is if one is married. So, you can give it a rest. But is you would like a more thorough answer why don't you get a checkup? ...Read more

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Have joint pain, stiffness, popping, low vit D & + ANAs in blood test. Also constant left side pain in mid abdomen that fluctuates in intensity??

Have joint pain, stiffness, popping, low vit D & + ANAs in blood test. Also constant left side pain in mid abdomen that fluctuates in intensity??

Exam: Your symptoms require a comprehensive physical exam. A rheumatology consultation and a GI evaluation. You cannot be diagnosed without further examination and testing. Please consult physician experts for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Stiffness right arm, neck, finger of right hand, pain in right knee, tremors and twitching right abdomen, and back of head pain is it Parkinson's?

Stiffness right arm, neck, finger of right hand, pain in right knee, tremors and twitching right abdomen, and back of head pain is it Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is way: Down on the list of possibilities. The only way to find out is to visit your doctor. Osteoarthritis and low magnesium are other more benign possibilities. Peace and good health. ...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 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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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

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