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Upper intestinal spasm ?

Upper intestinal spasm
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See your doc: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Stomach pains in upper abdomen?

Stomach pains in upper abdomen?

See GI DOC: If your having persistent stomach pain then i recommend seeking the opinion of your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more

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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more

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Fluttering in upper stomach?

Fluttering in upper stomach?

Fluttering: This may be anything from a hiatal hernia to a cardiac arrhythmia. You should speak with your doctor and have a comprehensive exam. ...Read more

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Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Right sided pain: Gallbladder would be more likely - particularly if the pain begins after eating. Unless there is underlying liver disease or injury, liver as a source is less likely. See your physician. Ultrasound may determine if gallstones are present. ...Read more

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Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Maybe not GI related: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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Pain in upper part of stomach?

Pain in upper part of stomach?

Many possibilities: Upper stomach pain can be due to many causes. Possibilities include reflux esophagitis, gastritis, ulcers, heart disease, lung issues, and others. See your doctor to find out the cause for your pain. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal muscle spasms in the upper stomach?

What causes abdominal muscle spasms in the upper stomach?

Muscle strain/tear: Over working abdominal wall muscles without properly warming them up by stretching them for example before doing multiple long sets of situps will often result in abdominal wall muscle fatigue with resultant abdominal wall muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Yes: the stomach can refer pain to the upper right abdomen but also you need to consider the gallbladder and the liver. If increase pain see provider You can try OTC medications to see if it helps But see provider if increased pain nausea or other symptoms ...Read more

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Vomiting green bile, severe upper left quadrant stomach pain, diarrhea?

Go to ER: This could be something as simple as a gastroenteritis, but the severity of symptoms suggest that you need to get an urgent evaluation. You are at high risk of getting dehydrated due to fluid loss (from both ends!), which could be a critical problem. ...Read more

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Can biliary reflux from the small intestine into the stomach cause slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Can biliary reflux from the small intestine into the stomach cause slightly elevated liver enzymes?

No, get checked: Your transaminitis (elevated liver enzymes) indicates, albeit non-specifically, a sick liver. Whether this is transient (related to medication, alcohol ingestion, a passed gallstone, etc.), or is indeed of concern (e.g. Hepatitis of any cause, fatty liver secondary to diabetes, etc.) you deserve evaluation or at least a lab recheck to assess trends or resolution. ...Read more

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What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

Retained duct stone: Go back 2r surgeon & have it re-evaluated. If the ssx r close 2 what u had b4 u may have a retained common duct stone. ...Read more

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Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more

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Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more