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What is epigastric distress? And its symptoms?

What is epigastric distress? And its symptoms?

Epigastric Distsress: Epigastrium is the middle part of the abdomen between the rib cages. The upper adomen. Usually translates pain from the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas or colon or even gallbladder. Is very common to have discomfort there with gastroesophageal reflux, with gastritis or ulcers, or pancreatitis. Associated symptoms could be nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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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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What is neurasthenia and what are its symptoms?

What is neurasthenia and what are its symptoms?

Term hardly used: This term is rarely used as diagnosis now. The primary symptom is feeling of exhaustion, irritability headaches and insomnia. These are also symptoms of anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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Help please? What is diffuse microvascular bleeding and its symptoms?

Help please? What is diffuse microvascular bleeding and its symptoms?

Bleeding in small: Vessels of the entire body. The bleeding is usually due to failure of clotting mechanism. ...Read more

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What is tongue ulcer and its symptoms?

What is tongue ulcer and its symptoms?

Can you tell me more: A tongue ulcer could be caused from an irritation, such as from rubbing a sharp piece of a worn or broken tooth. It is usually very sore, and irritated more by hot or spicy foods. A sore tongue can also be associated with a condition called 'burning mouth syndrome.' it is a good idea to try to find out the cause of the problem. A mild medicine painted right on the area may help the discomfort. ...Read more

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What are IBS symptoms, is constant hunger one of them?

What are IBS symptoms, is constant hunger one of them?

Can be similar: It is difficult to separate out those symptom. Usually hunger pain go away with eating some reasonable food. ...Read more

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Belching sounds, nausea, hiccuping, and severe abdominal pain would be symptoms of what kind of problem?

Belching sounds, nausea, hiccuping, and severe abdominal pain would be symptoms of what kind of problem?

A range from...: ...GERD, gastroparesis, partial gastric outlet obstruction secondary to peptic ulcer +/-scarring, acute H.pylori infection, pending bowel obstruction, a host of extra-intestinal pathology, to name just a few. Immediate evaluation is warranted, particularly if your abdominal pain is as severe as you indicate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have mild anorexia and what are its symptoms?

Is it possible to have mild anorexia and what are its symptoms?

Anorexia nervosa?: The term anorexia means lack of appetite, but if you are referring to anorexia nervosa, that is a psychological condition that causes a person to see themselves as over weight even when they are not, and makes them not able to eat. Some people have a mild case, but it still needs treated. There is usually some anxiety or depression with it. See a PCP, counselor, or psychologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

What is costochondritis and what are the symptoms?

Chest inflammation: Pain and inflammation where the rib cage meets the sternum in the middle of the chest. ...Read more

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What are the signs of upper GI bleeding? Does it cause severe bloating?

What are the signs of upper GI bleeding? Does it cause severe bloating?

Black or tarry stool: That is the simple answer however you could have a slow bleed from the upper tract and have normal looking stools.If u r not sure, get a stool card to check for occult blood. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bowel distension? What causes it? How is it treated and what are the risks? Will it cause back pain and groin pain?

What are the symptoms of bowel distension? What causes it? How is it treated and what are the risks? Will it cause back pain and groin pain?

Here are some...: Bowel distention is the ending result of imbalance between gas formation and elimination. Gas formation comes from air swallowing and food indigestion with excess gas production; gas elimination results from poor bowel peristalsis from inactivity or certain medications, or bowel partial or complete obstruction. With these in mind, one can figure out what may cause bowel distention and how to Rx.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of CNS Depression, and how serious is it?

What are the symptoms of CNS Depression, and how serious is it?

CNS Depression: Symptoms of CNS Depression can be: • Drowsiness. • Slurred speech. • In-coordination. • Unsteady gait. • Impaired attention and memory. • Breathing difficulty. • Fast pulse and heart rate. • Decreased pain perception. • Low blood pressure. CNS Depression can be serious as it may lead to coma and death. If you have these symptoms, see Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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What is brain fog and what causes it? And is it one of fibromyalgia symptoms?

What is brain fog and what causes it? And is it one of fibromyalgia symptoms?

Lay term: It is a lay term that can mean several things such as not being able to really concentrate or think straight. It is not a "fibromyalgia thing.". ...Read more

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What is angina. And what are the symtoms?

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What is angina. And what are the symtoms?

Angina: Angina is a specific term for chest pain that results from decreased blood supply to the heart muscle because of a hemodynamically significant coronary artery blockage. It is a symptom. ...Read more

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What is heartburn? What are the symptoms?

What is heartburn? What are the symptoms?

AW Dr. Jaganmohan : Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach refluxes or splashes up into the esophagus (and sometimes the mouth or throat). Heartburn symptoms: Burning pain that may be felt in chest, abdomen or throat that may last minutes to hours. Pain can ^ right after eating, lying down or bending over. It may feel like food is stuck in the throat or chest & swallowing may be more difficult. Bitter/ sour/ ...Read more

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What is bursitis, and what are its symptoms?

What is bursitis, and what are its symptoms?

Inflammation: A bursa is a fluid filled sac rthat sits between muscle or between muscle and bone and assists with normal motion - like the ball bearings of the body. If a bursa becomes inflamed - by acute trauma, repetitive motions or activities or other forms of inflammation it causes local pain, possible swelling and usually loss of motion of the affected area. ...Read more

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What is pleurisy and what are the symptoms of it?

What is pleurisy and what are the symptoms of it?

See below: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough. Pleurisy can cause fluid to collect inside the chest cavity. This can make breathing difficult and may cause the following symptoms: •bluish skin color (cyanosis) •coughing •shortness of breath •rapid breathing (tachypnea). ...Read more

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What are upper stomach symptoms usually a sign of?

What are upper stomach symptoms usually a sign of?

Lots of things.SeeMD: Anything from "upset stomach" to esophagitis or spasm, gallbladder probs, ulcers of stomach or duodenum, pancreatic inflammation, liver probs, spleen or lymph node probs, colon issues, referred pain from pelvic or gyn organs; tumors or cancers of the above; cardiac or other vascular problems problems; kidney problems. Need to get seen, get a good history and physical exam, appropriate tests done. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is reflux and what are the symptoms?

Help! exactly what is reflux and what are the symptoms?

What is reflux?: Reflux causes heartburn, a burning discomfort in the chest immediately after eating and at night while laying flat to sleep. It's caused usually by a hiatal hernia, a structural anomaly where the esophagus meets the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lower abdominal pain that is more so on the right side? Other sym: severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

What is the cause of lower abdominal pain that is more so on the right side? Other sym: severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

See a doctor: It sounds as if you are quite ill and should undergo a full evaluation that cannot be done long-distance. You need to be seen face to face and have this assessed. If you were not seen by a doctor at urgent care, go to er. ...Read more

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What is epigastric distress? And its symptoms?

Epigastric Distsress: Epigastrium is the middle part of the abdomen between the rib cages. The upper adomen. Usually translates pain from the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas or colon or even gallbladder. Is very common to have discomfort there with gastroesophageal reflux, with gastritis or ulcers, or pancreatitis. Associated symptoms could be nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is it better for people to go untreated if they don't believe they have a mental illness? The antipsychotic have brought on more symptoms of distress

Is it better for people to go untreated if they don't believe they have a mental illness? The antipsychotic have brought on more symptoms of distress

Better treatment: It is not better to go untreated, going untreated can be extremely dangerous. Talking to a psychiatrist and/or therapist about your concerns is vital. Antipsychotics can be hard to take but they can be a lifesaver. There are different antipsychotic meds, it's important to find the right one if that is what is needed. Don't give up on treatment. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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In what ways can anxiety cause gastrointestinal distress? Other physiological symptoms of anxiety?

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In what ways can anxiety cause gastrointestinal distress?  Other physiological symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety or worry is a psychological & physiological state characterized by somatic, cognitive, emotional & behavioral features. It signifies fear/concern/unpleasant sensations/ dread. It causes restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension & concentration difficulties. It is considered a normal reaction to a stressor, unless it interferes with daily functioning or causes significant distress, as in panic. ...Read more

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I have an epigastric hernia. Size is an egg and not painful. The surgery is planned for 30 april 2013. Is synthetic mesh the best solution? Symptoms?

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I have an epigastric hernia. Size is an egg and not painful.  The surgery is planned for 30 april 2013. Is synthetic mesh the best solution? Symptoms?

Yes: Umbilical hernia repair is surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia is a sac formed from the inner lining of your belly that pushes through a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button. At surgery the mesh is used to cover the defect and stitched to the adjacent tissues. Eventually, the tissues heal over the mesh and it becomes an integral part of the body. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

What are the early symptoms of adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Trouble breathing : The one symptoms that all who get ARDS is dyspnea, which progresses to an inability to breath on their own. Cough may be present, but not always, fever may be present, as well as chest tightness. Pain is usually absent. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen help to relieve symptoms of epigastric auras. ..rising feeling in gut prior to seizures.

Does ibuprofen help to relieve symptoms of epigastric auras. ..rising feeling in gut prior to seizures.

No: This is extremely rare Are you sure of the diagnosis Have yourself checked by a Naeurologist ...Read more

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How will you rate these health priorities - one with symptoms of stroke, one with respiratory distress and one with loose stool for the last 3 days. ?

How will you rate these health priorities - one with symptoms of stroke, one with respiratory distress and one with loose stool for the last 3 days. ?

Not sure...: Not sure exactly how to answer this, but respiratory distress of any sort needs to be dealt with quickly. A stroke is perhaps a little bit less urgent. Loose stools for a few days unless accompanied by dehydration / electrolyte abnormalities can wait. ...Read more

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Could a stevia allergy cause only GI distress upon consumption but no other symptoms such as wheezing, tingling in mouth, etc.?

Could a stevia allergy cause only GI distress upon consumption but no other symptoms such as wheezing, tingling in mouth, etc.?

Allergic Symptoms: Can vary from person to person. Their severity also vary. Classic symptoms include hives, rash and angioedema, but certain insolence to medications cause only GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Ana + 1:160 speckled anti native dsdna + 25.70iu/ml symptoms: hair thinning - do I have sle? Is hair thinning reversible w/ sle? Help very distressed

Ana + 1:160 speckled anti native dsdna + 25.70iu/ml symptoms: hair thinning - do I have sle? Is hair thinning reversible w/ sle? Help very distressed

Possibly SLE: The dsdna antibody is very specific for sle, but is not perfect. Thinning of hair can happen in lupus but it can happen for many reasons. Most patients with sle also have low blood counts, a rash that is worse in the sun and leaves scars, joint inflammation or pain, sores in their mouth or possibly chest pain . Your test results are worrisome. If you have not seen a rheumatologist you should. ...Read more

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Gurgling in throat be only symptoms object stuck in throat of 2 yo? He eat/drink ok.Cough in a.M. X 2 wk. Sis thought he choking 3/31. No distress except hands on throat. Dr sug x-ray. Think it's extreme.

Gurgling in throat be only symptoms object stuck in throat of 2 yo? He eat/drink ok.Cough in a.M. X 2 wk. Sis thought he choking 3/31. No distress except hands on throat. Dr sug x-ray. Think it's extreme.

No....: You need to verify there is no foreign body in this childs throat, who two weeks ago had no symptoms, and now he has gurgling and morning cough. Trust your doctor, and follow through. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm have epigastric pain LUQ and RUQ pain. Nausea and stool change. Symptoms worsen after eating. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Pain radiates to back?

I'm have epigastric pain LUQ and RUQ pain. Nausea and stool change. Symptoms worsen after eating. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Pain radiates to back?

Cholecystitis: Chronic cholecystitis or gallbladder stones/sludge associated with symptoms of pain, bloating, belching and nausea is a reason to see a surgeon for a surgical consult. Okay to ask your doc to send you to as surgeon. In the majority of cases, an outpatient laprascopic gallbladder removal will be helpful to the patient. Take a friend with you. Be well. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an enlarge spleen and where would the mass be upper abdomen or lower?

What are symptoms of an enlarge spleen and where would the mass be upper abdomen or lower?

See details: You may have no symptoms or the abnormalities may just be noted on lab tests. The enlargement would be in the upper part of the left side of the abdomen but unless the spleen is significantly enlarged you may not be able to feel it. ...Read more

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I'm having a sickness in my upper abdomen, but it's not like my usual gastritis symptoms. It get's a little better after I eat. No other symptoms.

I'm having a sickness in my upper abdomen, but it's not like my usual gastritis symptoms. It get's a little better after I eat. No other symptoms.

Digestive: could be your gallbladder ,could be your stomach,small bowels did you noticed if it happen after specific kind of food or if it is related to milk or milk product is it associated with any change of bowel habit like diarrhea or constipation or associated with too much bloating and gas you need to see a doctor to answer all of these questions and to help you find out what exactly the problem ...Read more

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I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen i looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if i don't get it look after?

I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen i looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if i don't get it look after?

Maybe not ulcer: Get a consultation with your doctor. This may or may not be an ulcer. The treatment is directed to the correct diagnosis. Wrong diagnosis will not be helpful to you. By the way, an ulcer is generally the result of a bacterial problem and it does not solve itself. ...Read more

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