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Upper abdominal pain, bad cough. A sore throat last week and back and head aches with stuffy nose. Bloody nose this morning. I'm menstruating too.

Upper abdominal pain, bad cough. A sore throat last week and back and head aches with stuffy nose. Bloody nose this morning. I'm menstruating too.

Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome or flu virus with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain and fever. Drink plenty of fluids. Get your rest and if symptoms last more than a week, consider seeing your doctor.

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Possible: HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system so the majority of the major problems arise from susceptibility to other infections. In line with this, a number of gastrointestinal infections are more common in HIV/AIDS patients. You need evaluation for a definitive answer.

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Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

It is unlikely.: Idiopathic scoliosis tends to be a painless condition. Large curves may cause back pain. It is very unusual for scoliosis to cause abdominal pain.

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Can constipation lead to upper abdominal pain?

Can constipation lead to upper abdominal pain?

Yes: Actually, if the constipation is severe, abdominal pain can be generalized. A visit to your doctor is always helpful if you have missed your bms for several days.

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How come I have upper abdominal pain after drinking milk?

You might have: Lactose intolerance or gallstone disease. Either way, try eliminating dairy products for a while. If it persists, time to see a doctor for specific recommendation.

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Is it normal to have upper abdominal pain when you're constipated?

No: Not usually. Upper abdominal pain may be secondary to gastric or duodenal ulcer, gall stones or gall bladder disease, or pancreatic problems.

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Night sweats and upper abdominal pain?

Night sweats and upper abdominal pain?

Hard to guess: The symptoms you describe are too general to guess a cause here. Viral connditions, flu, gastritis, stomach ulcers, gallbladder, kidney issues... Too many possibilities. Would need to see a doctor for a complete medical history and physical examination.

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