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What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

What causes swelling/discomfort in upper stomach area?

Lots to consider...: An ache +/- distension in the upper abdomen may originate from the stomach, duodenum, mid-colon, small bowel, liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder, spleen, abdominal muscles themselves, hernias, blood vessels that feed the organs. Sometimes the cause is inflammatory, ischemic, infectious, obstructive, or just muscle spasms. Checking with your doctor can identify what's the problem area. ...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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Can anxiety cause a constant discomfort in the upper abdomen right under ribcage in the middle that's there all day everyday?

Can anxiety cause a constant discomfort in the upper abdomen right under ribcage in the middle that's there all day everyday?

Yes: Stress can increase the acid production in the stomach and increase the chances of gastritis and ulcers. You can take antacids or acid reducers to help. Sounds like you need to see your doctor to help with your anxiety. ...Read more

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What would cause dry mouth (main symp), bloating and discomfort in the upper mid stomach?

What would cause dry mouth (main symp), bloating and discomfort in the upper mid stomach?

Many causes.: There are so many reasons why someone has a dry mouth, not least of which are lack of liquid intake, drug use and diabetes. I strongly recommend that you you ask you doctor to evaluate your condition and see if there is some underlying medical condition or dietary issue that might be at cause

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My stomach bloats and causes discomfort. Is there a relief available?

My stomach bloats and causes discomfort. Is there a relief available?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloat; true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms

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Pains in chest and then pains in abdomen. What could cause of this discomfort?

Pains in chest and then pains in abdomen. What could cause of this discomfort?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause pain across the top of my stomach and on both sides, its been ongoing and also causes rectal discomfort?

What would cause pain across the top of my stomach and on both sides, its been ongoing and also causes rectal discomfort?

Gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach lining could cause this type of symptom. Follow a bland diet and avoid alcohol and caffeine; taking Prilosec May also help. A gastroenterologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

See details: True muscle pain is related to sprains, strains tears or inflammation. However, be certain what you believe is abdominal muscle is really not coming from inside the abdomen. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Could depression cause daily abdomen discomfort?

Yes, decompression: Might be a cause for abdominal discomfort. It is important to rule out medical causes before assuming that depression is the cause. Take care. ...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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What would cause upper middle abdominal discomfort in women?

What would cause upper middle abdominal discomfort in women?

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. 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? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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Stomach feels hard, no pain, doesn't cause discomfort. I'm 5'10" and weigh 178lbs. No drugs, no meds, no exercise but im active. Like this for one year?

Stomach feels hard, no pain, doesn't cause discomfort. I'm 5'10" and weigh 178lbs. No drugs, no meds, no exercise but im active. Like this for one year?

Stomachs are soft: Shouldn't be anything hard inside the abdomen except if a person is constipated. Stool builds up and feels hard. On the surface, the abdominal muscles are hard if a person who is being examined is very ticklish, or has big abdominal muscles. Inside, anything hard needs to be evaluated to see what it is. If the doctor feels something hard, and it doesn't feel like stool, he may order an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can rough sex cause abdominal discomfort?

Can rough sex cause abdominal discomfort?

Sure: Some ligaments attached to the uterus may get painful and cause referred pain to the abdominal wall after rough sex. If this persists, get the area evaluated by a dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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What caused pain and discomfort in lower abdomen?

What caused pain and discomfort in lower abdomen?

Many things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Why does milk cause some people abdominal discomfort?

Why does milk cause some people abdominal discomfort?

Various issues: Milk is a material that includes a variety of components. The most common cause for intolerance (discomfort) is a deficiency in the digestive enzyme (1/4 of adults) needed to digest/absorb the sugar (lactose) in milk. Germs in the gut are free to live on the excess and this use can produce excess gas, cramping and acid stools. A less common issue is a sensitivity/allergy to milk protein. ...Read more

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Recently when I eat or drink my stomach swells and causes huge dIscomfort, what could it be?

Recently when I eat or drink my stomach swells and causes huge dIscomfort, what could it be?

Enzymes: You may be lacking specific enzymes to begin the breakdown of the food / fluid. See a GI MD (Gastroenterologist) who specializes in all things like this. Do not wait. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause discomfort on upper left abdomen and upper left back? No other symptoms

Can constipation cause discomfort on upper left abdomen and upper left back? No other symptoms

Maybe for abdomen: But your history of recent acute bronchitis may be more what is contributing to your upper left back issues, especially if there was any coughing or chest discomfort with that bout. It's important to have the source of your constipation checked out, and get that squared away by your PCP. If you haven't pooped in a few days, that can create discomfort in the abdomen, if you continue eating. ...Read more

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Can you get stress pains or discomfort where appendix is located since it can cause low abdomen pain!?

Can you get stress pains or discomfort where appendix is located since it can cause low abdomen pain!?

Check up: Stress is a possible cause lower abdominal pain however this is a diagnosis of exclusion meaning the other more serious sort of need to be ruled out. These include appendicitis and multiple other possibilities including pelvic problems such as infection and pelvic cysts I would definitely recommend seeing your family physician as soon as possible for physical exam including pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Why does gluten cause some people abdomen discomfort when the blood work for celiacs disease was negative?

Why does gluten cause some people abdomen discomfort when the blood work for celiacs disease was negative?

Variable: This question is difficult to answer because it really depends on what is being eaten.

In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having the disease because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined or processed. So by avoiding these one is eating more real food. ...Read more

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Can kegal exerciss cause stomach discomfort?

Can kegal exerciss cause stomach discomfort?

Not really: Sometimes women contract their abdomen instead of their pelvic muscles so this could be an issue if you are not performing the kegel exercise correctly. ...Read more

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Upper stomach discomfort when standing, what could cause it?

Upper stomach discomfort when standing, what could cause it?

Gas: Gas can get trapped in the upper right and left parts of the colon (aka hepatic flexure and splenic flexure). Gently massaging your stomach in a clockwise fashion and/or taking probiotics regularly may help improve the pain. The GI tract needs acid to work; reducing stomach acid may promote the growth of more gas forming bacteria in the gut. Raw apple cider vinegar helps some people. ...Read more

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Does anxiety and stress cause indegestion/minor chest and upper abdomen discomfort?

It can: You need to see your provider to be examined. Ask for a referral to a therapist - just a prescription for anxiety medication will not be as effective as learning how to avoid, reduce and manage stress and anxiety. CBT can do that. If meds are needed you can have them too. ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of tightnessin head, tingling in face and sometimes discomfort of stomach? I would appreciate your advice. Thank you

What is the most likely cause of tightnessin head, tingling in face and sometimes discomfort of stomach? I would appreciate your advice. Thank you

Anxiety or Physical: Those can certainly be physical manifestations of anxiety, however, they also can be symptoms of an underlying physical problem. To find out, it is best if you can see your pcp (primary care physician) for an evaluation of the problem,
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What is the cause of back pain? Lower Right side to the middle. Really bothering. Nothing changes in life style. Have lower abdominal discomfort too

What is the cause of back pain? Lower Right side to the middle. Really bothering. Nothing changes in life style. Have lower abdominal discomfort too

Depends: 30's female notes low back & abdominal discomforts, but neglects to tell us if symptoms are acute or chronic. Assuming chronic, one must consider smoldering UTI, PID, & SIJ disorder with attendant IBS. After infection tests have been cleared, then an Osteopathic exam might prove useful; especially to discover signs of sacroiliac joint disorder and to rule out Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more