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Doctor insights on: Upper Abdominal Pain During Early Pregnancy

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain during my period. I have never gotten these before and rarely experience cramping during period. ?

I am experiencing upper abdominal pain during my period. I have never gotten these before and rarely experience cramping during period. ?

Options: There are multiple options for painful periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of liver disease: drugs/alcohol, obesity, viral infection, autoimmune disorders, injury to the liver, etc. The common cause is chronic inflammation of the liver leading to scarring. Most patients do not have any symptoms, except for possibly fatigue due to inflammation, until cirrhosis develops. Symptoms of cirrhosis include abdominal fullness, confusion, bleeding. ...Read more

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Can upper abdominal pain occur during my period? Where else does it normally hurt?

Can upper abdominal pain occur during my period? Where else does it normally hurt?

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain that only subsides during and immediately following meals?

Acid: Because food will relieve the pain from stomach acid, food will help both pain from reflux of acid into the esophagus as well as pain from ulcer. The pain will reoccur however, usually 15 - 20 minutes after eating. You should report your symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain mostly after eating and have had about four episodes of this over a 2-3 month period since I was in my early 20s. Doctors were never able to determine cause. This time at age 43 blood tests have shown mildly elevated pancreas e

I have upper abdominal pain mostly after eating and have had about four episodes of this over a 2-3 month period since I was in my early 20s. Doctors were never able to determine cause. This time at age 43 blood tests have shown mildly elevated pancreas e

Gallbladder disease?: since you now have been found to have elevated pancreas enzymes, the possibility of gallstones must be considered. They may have developed since last time you were worked up, and could lead to symptoms you are describing. Pancreatitis is mostly commonly caused by gallstones; consider evaluation by a general surgeon ...Read more

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Could upper abdominal pain and weird flutters in the lower stomach be a possible pregnancy?

Could upper abdominal pain and weird flutters in the lower stomach be a possible pregnancy?

Stomach flutters: The most common reason for abdominal fluttering with a negative pregnancy test is spasms in the muscles surrounding the bowels. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more