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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

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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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

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Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy? Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain. Hurts after and a little bit after i defecate. Headache.

Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy?
Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain.
Hurts after and a little bit after i defecate. 
Headache.

Check a test : None of those are really pregnancy symptoms but there is a really easy way to find out if you are pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it true that upper abdominal pain indicative of stomach ulcer or gallbladder problems in pregnancy?

Is it true that upper abdominal pain indicative of stomach ulcer or gallbladder problems in pregnancy?

Many things: Can cause abdominal pains. Gas, constipation, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, gallbladder, kidney, etc. Just because someone has discomfort does not mean that there is always a physical description as to why the discomfort is there. Sometimes pain occurs with no medical reason. ...Read more

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Late period,negative pregnancy test, UTI,upper abdominal pain+upper left pain,nausea,vomiting,pain worse after eating. right flank pain. Help?!

Late period,negative pregnancy test, UTI,upper abdominal pain+upper left pain,nausea,vomiting,pain worse after eating. right flank pain. Help?!

Gallbladder: You are very young and I don't have the benefit of seeing and examining you in person. Based on the whole constellation of symptoms though, I would think that you are having problems with you gallbladder. The symptom of the pain getting worse after eating, is what tips me to thinking it is your gallbladder, Especially if you are eating greasy and / or spicy food frequently. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain. Cause? Can u explain.?

Many things: Your description is insufficient to make a diagnostic decision, but includes acid reflux, esophageal spasm, gastritis, gastric or peptic ulcer, pancreatic disease, biliary tract disease, colitis or colon tumor. More details and diagnostic tests are necessary to give you a more detailed answer. All of these possibilities should be ruled out by your physician as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

Nausea: Several possibilities. A bad gallbladder should be considered, particularly if eating brings on the pain/nausea. Okay to get evaluated by your doc, ask for Ultrasound of gallbladder or nuclear TECH HIDA scan. If these test are negative then EGD. Be well. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks I have severe upper abdominal pain. What could it be?

For the past 2 weeks I have severe upper abdominal pain. What could it be?

See your doctor: A couple things come to mind - stomach ulcers, gallbladder problems, large hiatal hernia, inflammation of the pancreas. These are just a few of the many possibilities. See your doctor for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having constant upper abdominal pain,what could be going on?

Be seen: By PCP or general surgeon and have exam and history, and likely some testing. Many potential diagnoses. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having constant upper abdominal pain, what could be going on?

What to do if I have been having constant upper abdominal pain, what could be going on?

Need More info : To help you figure this out. Quality of pain, location, any associated activity or food can all help identify the cause. Suggest seeing your pcp or an ed/ urgent care doctor if the pains are severe. A better history and good exam added to a few basic tests will likely give you an answer. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain that is swollen and hard. What should I do.

I have upper abdominal pain that is swollen and hard. What should I do.

See your doctor: The simple answer is to see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. That should help narrow down the potential causes. Your doctor may then order other tests such as blood work, cat scan, ultrasound or endoscopic examinations like colonoscopy or upper endoscopy to confirm any suspected diagnoses. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


Dr. Martin Tyson
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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more