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Doctor insights on: Upper Stomach Itchy Skin Symptoms

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Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: Something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

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I have been having itchy skin on the back of my neck and stomach. What could be the causes?

I have been having itchy skin on the back of my neck and stomach. What could be the causes?

Allergy?: Could be an allergy to something you applied to those areas of skin, or to something you ate or inhaled, or to a medication, or to a new detergent or fabric softener. Many times the cause is difficult to find. Try a long-acting antihistamine like allegra; if that doesn't work, let your doctor or a dermatologist examine you. ...Read more

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Have dull upper right abdominal pain which I feel every half an hour or so. And Itchy skin. Thanks so much?

Have dull upper right abdominal pain which I feel every half an hour or so. And Itchy skin. Thanks so much?

Gallbladder: Sounds like the possibility of a gallbladder issue, stones or inflammation. Definitely important to have an examination and likely some blood tests and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I had abdominal pain, slight feeling that my whole body is trembling and frequent itchy skin immediately after eating what should I do???

I had abdominal pain, slight feeling that my whole body is trembling and frequent itchy skin immediately after eating what should I do???

Allergy?: If your symptoms of abdominal pain, itchy skin and shaking is related to a specific type of food ingestion, this could be an allergy to that food. It would be unusual for these symptoms to occur after eating in general. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy skin can't sleep at night at all really small spots mostly on my back stomach near my vagina and thighs I honestly don't know nei?

I have extremely itchy skin can't sleep at night at all really small spots mostly on my back stomach near my vagina and thighs I honestly don't know nei?

Night itching: You may have an infestation of itch mite. They usually are very active at night and cause intense itching at night. See your doctor or dermatologist for special prescriptions and help. Meanwhile try painting tincture of iodine all over spotted area and repeat three times per night. ...Read more

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Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort. Itchy skin?

Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort. Itchy skin?

Yellow: The cause can be something as simple as eating a lot of foods high in vitamin a (carrots, yellow peppers) or as serious as hepatitis or liver cancer. See your doctor for an evaluation of your liver. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, acid stomach, brown and red itchy skin rashes, everytime I eat something with acid it will bother me at night during my sleep. Help!

See your doctor: It looks like you have 2 problems, stomach pain and skin rashes. You might have acid reflux / gastritis or peptic ulcer diseases. You can try otc antacid or acid reduction meds like zantac (ranitidine) in the meantime but you need to be seen and evaluated to have it treated correctly. Also it's almost impossible to know what your skin rashes might be if we don't see it. Your local doctor can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dull stomach ache, rumblings, foul smelling gas and itchy skin over whole body?

What to do if I have dull stomach ache, rumblings, foul smelling gas and itchy skin over whole body?

See your doctor: It can be a reaction to something you ate, better get seen, meanwhile, OTC antihistamines, and anything OTC for indigestion would help, goodluck ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping?

I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping?

Itching: Generalized itching without associated rash is often due to very dry skin. After showering, rub in a moisturizing substance like keri lotion to restore oils to your skin. Other causes could be diabetes, prickly heat, thyroid disorder or certain malignancies like lymphoma. A dermatologist could advise you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I sometimes vomit about 20-30 minutes after a meal, as well ad dry itchy skin on my stomach, back, and upper leg area, what could it be?

I sometimes vomit about 20-30 minutes after a meal, as well ad dry itchy skin on my stomach, back, and upper leg area, what could it be?

GI Issue: Your complaints may not be related. Rashes are essentailly impossible to diagnose over a computer. The vomitting after meals could be acid reflux disease, or an ulcer like condition. You should see a dr. For both conditions to get a proper evaluation and diagnosis to better treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been having fatty floating yellow poop for months. Blood & feces test all came back normal. Stomach is always bloated & itchy skin and fatigued. Help!

Been having fatty floating yellow poop for months. Blood & feces test all came back normal. Stomach is always bloated & itchy skin and fatigued. Help!

IBS/Diet: I suggest a GI consultation and also a stool analysis. Floating stools with color suggests fat in BM and or GI inflammation with mucous formation. You will need blood testing for thyroid, liver and pancreatic/liver function evaluation. ...Read more

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My stool has been orange about 4 weeks. I don't have abdominal pain. No fatigue, just itchy skin sometimes. And I don't have jaundice, what is wrong?

My stool has been orange about 4 weeks. I don't have abdominal pain. No fatigue, just itchy skin sometimes. And I don't have jaundice, what is wrong?

Acholic stools: Are frequently associated with gall bladder disease? Your young, & don't seem to have any other symptoms listed- Do you eat a lot of carrots? - yours are not clay colored?? ...Read more

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Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,

Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,

More information: The symptoms of leukemia can include, fevers, fatigue, easy bruising, nose bleeds or gum bleeding, enlarged lymph nodes, recurrent infections, headaches and sometimes a rash. A high WBC count can be caused by leukemia, but those wbcs will look abnormal (called blasts = leukemia cells). Your CBC might also show anemia and low platelets. A bone marrow is the gold standard if your doc is concerned. ...Read more

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I have strong stomach pain dark urine and mild itchy skin could I have pancreatic cancer. I'm in er as I type I'm just very nervous?

I have strong stomach pain dark urine and mild itchy skin could I have pancreatic cancer. I'm in er as I type I'm just very nervous?

Stay strong: I am sorry to hear this. I am sure you are nervous. It sounds like you are having some symptoms related to the pancreatic cancer and involvement of maybe the liver as well? I am sure they will be able to help you in the ER and then triage you to the correct place for treatment. Stay strong and try to relax, which I know is easier said than done. ...Read more

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Chronic generalised itchy skin, weight loss, Lumps under arms, Swollen stomach, Pale or jaundice, Chronic sweats?

See a Dr. In person: You definitely sound like you need to have an in-person visit with your physician for a physical and lab tests. Don't put it off, do it today. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?

Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have loss of muscle I have burning pains in my back stomach and legs itchy skin burning throat mucousy stools rashes appearing on body any ideas plz?

I have loss of muscle I have burning pains in my back stomach and legs itchy skin burning throat mucousy stools rashes appearing on body any ideas plz?

See a doctor: You describe so many symptoms that it very difficult to tell what is going on, especially without some type of time frame (i.e. How long these symptoms have been going on?) Rashes appearing on your body could be a sign of a serious reaction to something. You should be evaluated by a doctor. Seeing a rash is usually the most important diagnostic technique. ...Read more

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Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. Not feeling good

Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. Not feeling good

Get seen now!: Yellow skin is a sign of jaundice due to liver failure. The cause may be obstruction of the bile duct by gallstones, hepatitis, or other diseases, all of which are serious if they cause jaundice. Many of these are treatable, so get seen now and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Candida: It could be candida or it could be something else. Please see your doctor as soon as you can get in.
If you have to wait to long for an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency Room and they will help you. ...Read more

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My husband is alcoholic and in pain in stoumach when he drinks he also has itchy skin but no rash could this b liver failure?

Could be: It might just be alcoholic hepatitis, but it could also be cirrhosis. Alcoholics also commonly get gastritis, or inflammation of the lining of the stomach, so that could be involved as well. The itchy skin does suggest a liver problem. Is he jaundiced (yellow)? He needs help! Please have him see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had itchy anus, itchy stomach, no skin problems and I drank peppermint tea and it calmed me down and the itchiness went away. What was my problem?

I had itchy anus, itchy stomach, no skin problems and I drank peppermint tea and it calmed me down and the itchiness went away. What was my problem?

Anal itching: Peppermint is known to relieve symptoms of the irritable bowel syndrome but not anal itching which could have just been a temporary situation of sensitivity to ingestion of spices, intolerance of certain toilet paper, soaps, clothing or a transient perianal dermatitis. The latter responds well to cortisone type cream or ointment should it recur. ...Read more

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Symptoms are. Itchy skin. Headaches, irritable, body aches and irregular appetite. Help please?

Difficult to tell: This sounds as if you might have a viral infection, but that is just speculation. Doctors need detailed history, physical exams and some testing to make an accurate diagnosis. Strongly suggest you see a doctor if this continues, make sure you are not becoming dehydrated because of inability to hold things down. Can thing of several explanations, but need a detailed exam to be sure. ...Read more

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HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV?

Lots of other: Lots of other causes of insomnia including depression. The dry skin may be a separate issue, but again unlikely HIV related. There are other skin issues that occur with HIV, but not usually dry skin ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine? If so how long will it last?

Is itchy skin a withdrawal symptom of Olanzapine? If so how long will it last?

Itch and Olanzapine: Abrupt discontinuation of a medication such as Olanzapine and other psychoactive medications can result in acute rebound symptoms, such as mood changes, agitation, restlessness and anxiety. Duration can vary. You mention only itchy skin. Are you experiencing any other symptoms? Itching
can be a sign of resultant anxiety and discomfort from stopping medication. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

It's possible.: Allergies, regardless of what triggered them, can have a variety of symptoms, including various rashes. But rashes can have a variety of causes. I advise seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months (home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more

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2 weeks after increasing Effexor (venlafaxine) from 112.5 to 150 mg began experiencing itchy skin and symptoms of BPH. Possible side- effects or coincidence?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Hi, if by BPH symptoms you mean having trouble with urination and emptying your bladder then that's possible as Effexor (venlafaxine) could cause Urinary retention due its Anticholinergic effect. Also your itchy skin could be due to dry skin which could be due to Effexor (venlafaxine), I suggest that you talk to your prescribing doctor to make an adjustment. ...Read more

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Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

See a doctor: With flu like symptoms and a rash, I would seek urgent evaluation. I would at least call your doctor or go to an Urgent Care center. When you say 'flu like' -those symptoms can include fever--so that is what has raised my alarm. There must be more to your history to help figure this out. Because symptoms seem to be progressing I would not waste time. ...Read more

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Chronic renal impairment; why does it give you symptoms such as nausea, weakness, fatigue, itchy skin?

Chronic renal impairment; why does it give you symptoms such as nausea, weakness, fatigue, itchy skin?

Urine in blood: What you describe is a clinical syndrome known as uremia. Literally urine in the blood. Uremia is associated with fluid, electrolyte, and hormone imbalances and metabolic abnormalities, which develop in parallel with deterioration of kidney function. Clinical symptoms of uremia may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, muscle cramps, pruritus, and change in mental status. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more