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Upper Abdominal Pain Relieved By Antacid
Upper abdominal pain, upper back pain, shallow breathing, once a month not around period, lasts for mins. Or hours, sometimes vommiting helps, antacid dont?
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
Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.
Woke up with upper abdominal pain that's only relieved when I lay down on my stomach or put pressure/ slouch?
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?
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
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
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
Many causes: See your PMD ASAP. If worsens go to ER ...Read more
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
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
See your doctor: Find the cause and get it treated ...Read more
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
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
Discomfort: Need that looked at. Make appointment with your pcp. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?
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
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
I have a noisy stomach with upper abdominal pain. When I eat I feel better but I feel full very quickly.
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