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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more


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Upper back pain while and after eating. What could be the cause?

Upper back pain while and after eating. What could be the cause?

Hiatal hernia.: It is possble that you have esophagitis, hiatal hernia and poor digestion. Unlikely could be esophageal pocket or diverticulum. ...Read more

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Nausea-ulq pain-upper back pain/burning after eating-appetite loss/20 lb wt.Loss in 6 mos-bowel changes. Ct/eus/ca19-9 normal early pancreatic cancer?

Nausea-ulq pain-upper back pain/burning after eating-appetite loss/20 lb wt.Loss in 6 mos-bowel changes. Ct/eus/ca19-9 normal early pancreatic cancer?

Seek a Good doctor: You need monitoring and advice from a good internist who can investigate you for all possible reasons for weight loss. There are many such reasons besides cancer. He/she will know what to do and try to treat your symptoms until an obvious cause can be discovered. The only way to resolve this problem is through close follow up with your doctor...This may require repeat ct scan of the abdomen to. ...Read more

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I have upper right back pain after eating why?

Gall bladder: You may have an inflammed gall bladder. This generally causes pain in the right abdomen after eating, but can radiate through to the back as well. An ultrasound can tell for sure. ...Read more

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23 year old with sharp upper left back pain after eating....?

See your doctor: There are many possibilities here, although left upper quadrant pain is unusual. Only the pancreas, spleen, large and small bowel are in that vicinity. Might the pain be muscular or due to rib injury? Are there other times that you experience the pain. Have you had any major trauma on left side? ...Read more

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Can multilevel, severe thoracic disc desiccation result in upper left back pain after eating? Thanks.

Can multilevel, severe thoracic disc desiccation result in upper left back pain after eating?  Thanks.

Look at GI tract: If this connection between eating and pain continues to hold true, look for a source within the gastrointestinal tract. Esophagitis and gallbladder disease are two possibilities. ...Read more

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27f don't smoke, exercise regularly...I've been having upper back pain along with pain in both of my forearms. Also a heart burn feeling after eating.

Chest pain: Sounds like you have back strain and esophageal reflux or peptic disease, try antacid for the heartburn or over the counter ranitidine. A massage may help the back pain but if you actually have an ulcer, it could manifest as back pain. Don't hesitate to go to your doc for an exam, it will help. ...Read more

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Is this a problem with my pancreas?Upper abdominal pain,upper back pain,nausea,vomiting,worse after eating,fatty stools,no fever. Help?

Is this a problem with my pancreas?Upper abdominal pain,upper back pain,nausea,vomiting,worse after eating,fatty stools,no fever. Help?

It sounds: more like your gall bladder than your pancreas. Either way, you need to see your doctor to get an exam and testing in order to pin down the right diagnosis so you can get proper treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy? Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy?  Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

Invasive procedures,: such as EGD and colonoscopy, often cause discomfort afterwards, especially if biopsies are taken. Taking biopsies requires cutting out a tiny piece of the lining of your stomach and/or colon, it is normal for this to be painful. If it is painful to swallow, try drinking liquids and/or soft foods in order to allow your body to recover. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Abdominal pain after a meal is a symptom in which a person feels ok before eating, but starts to have tummy pain after eating. Gall bladder disease or gall stones are examples of conditions that can cause ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more