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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


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My husband has been very ill for 4 days now with non stop vomiting upper abdominal pain and burning stomach hospital said gallbladder is ok on antacid?

My husband has been very ill for 4 days now with non stop vomiting upper abdominal pain and burning stomach hospital said gallbladder is ok on antacid?

See a doctor: I assume you have taken your husband to an emergency room for an evaluation and no emergency problem with the gallbladder was identified. Usually they give you a referral to follow up and see a doctor. Other possibilities are food poisoning, gastritis, stomach ulcer, etc. Please see a doctor, as an er visit may not evaluate all medical possibilities. ...Read more

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Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Hard to know: Without more medical history & a physical examination. Possibilities would include gallstones, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. Do not know your past medical or surgical history. Best to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?

Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?

Your age: Is not noted but what you are describing is pretty classical for acute pancreatitis. Get a "hands on" exam ASAP!
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back?

Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back?

Seek md: Could be anything from pancreatitis to gas. Since it has continued I would go to an er and seek help and a diagnosis. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Wake up to epigastric pain 2-4am every night w/ nausea, cold sweats. Neither bentyl (dicyclomine) nor antacids relieves the pain. All blood tests normal. Advice pls?

Wake up to epigastric pain 2-4am every night w/ nausea, cold sweats. Neither bentyl (dicyclomine) nor antacids relieves the pain. All blood tests normal. Advice pls?

Possible diagnosis: With localized pain and a repeating pattern of pain a hernia, versus several other problems are possible. As long as you are not febrile or vomiting, okay to mark the tender spot with ink pen and ask your doc to order abdominal ultrasound with attention to right upper quadrant and the abdominal wall at the spot. It may take additional diagnostic tests to reach diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things.: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

See a doctor: There are many potential causes: gallbladder, pancreatitis, reflux, gastritis, ulcers. .. if you are having severe pain you should see a doctor urgently or go to the ER if you cannot wait. Delaying medical attention might lead to complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any advice on dealing with upper abdominal pain?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? Constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

Many possibilities: If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting over 4 hours, get to your doctor. If not, watch your diet. If you feel better with a low fat diet, it could be gallstones. Also hydrate and get your bowels moving. If your symptoms persist, an ultrasound, ekg and/or a scope of your upper GI tract should be considered. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain with nausea?

Upper abdominal pain with nausea?

Couple of things..: Gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer dieases, gastritis, severe reflux can cause your symptoms. Viral gastroenteritis (stomach-bug), irritable bowel can do same as well. If it is severe and rapid onset, it could be pancreatitis/gallbladder disease. If it is better better, then it is a good thing...If getting worse, consult/call doc for instructions...
Good luck.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Drowsiness, sleepiness, upper abdominal pain, what to do?

Drowsiness, sleepiness, upper abdominal pain, what to do?

Many things: Could ne ulcer or gastritis which is inflamed stomach could be reflux or gallbladder problem
diet and anti acid different test including upper endoscopy could clear the confusion. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for upper abdominal pain?

Yes: There can be multiple reasons of abdominal pain.Need to visit your p.C.P to be checked out for underlying causes of this pain. ...Read more

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Stool is a light brown color sometimes upper abdominal pain occurs?

Stool is a light brown color sometimes upper abdominal pain occurs?

Light brown stool: Light brown or tan colored stool on the soft side can occur with more rapid transit of fecal matter through the intestinal tract. This can be due to irritable bowel syndrome, intolerance to certain foods, viral intestinal tract infections. Occasionally gall bladder or liver disorders are the problem. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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What can the symptoms of upper abdominal pain and trouble burping mean?

Not sure: There are too many possibilities. Most common could be ulcers, reflux, gastritis, gastroenteritis etc. It's best to call ur doctor to b seen in person and examined. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing upper abdominal pain above my belly button. What is it?

I'm experiencing upper abdominal pain above my belly button. What is it?

Probably upper GI: The most likely thing is pylorospasm spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum, but peptic ulcer disease, pancreatic disease and gallbladder issues are other likely culprits. Colon issues can a cause if old enough for colonic pathology. Constipation as well. Impossible to say much more without more history. If not constipated, then try either mylanta or prilosec. If not better, see your physicia. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain after eating chocolate and im not sure why this is?

I have upper abdominal pain after eating chocolate and im not sure why this is?

Abdominal Pain: Is the pain only with eating chocolate or with other types of food like spicy, fatty? Does increase with lying flat? If yes then most probably you have a problem with your gastroesophageal junction and/or increase stomach acid secretion. Try over the counter antacids they might help. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with upper abdominal pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with upper abdominal pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How bad is the pain?: In general, any pain that is interfering with your quality of life should be evaluated "sooner rather than later". The list of possible causes of upper abdominal pain is quite extensive; some of these diseases are self-limiting but others can get more serious if left untreated. When in doubt, it is best to deal with these things on the earlier side. ...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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I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?

I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?

Get insurance: This is an important time for you to get insurance. In michigan the weather is very cold. If you have an accident while driving any hospital bill will be very expensive.
Abdominal pain can be from many causes. Any tests your doctor or emergency room orders will cost more if you pay out of pocket. Look for a health department or ask your employer for ways to get insurance soon. ...Read more

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What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?

What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?

Nonspecific: There could be many things and it is a complex problem that cannot be effectively solved in this forum. If it only happened once, it may be appropriate to wait and see if it ever happens again. Could have been related to something you ate. If you're worried, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a noisy stomach with upper abdominal pain. When I eat I feel better but I feel full very quickly.

I have a noisy stomach with upper abdominal pain. When I eat I feel better but I feel full very quickly.

You need: To have your upper GI tract evaluated! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral...a Gastroenterologist can determine if yout symptoms are from simple "hyperacidity" (GERD) or more complicated (stomach ulcer)
Hope this helps!
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more