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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 the cause of a severe lower abdominal pain with an expansion of the scrotal sac?

What is the cause of a severe lower abdominal pain with  an expansion of the scrotal sac?

Possible hernia: The symptoms you describe could be a hernia. Nonetheless, that is a guess on the computer. You need to get an eval as soon as possible for a possible hernia, or other causes, ... As if it is a hernia and your scrotum is getting larger, you want to assure it does not get "strangulated." good luck. ...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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What are the symptoms of a kidney stone? Where would you feel the pain? What type if pain is it?

What are the symptoms of a kidney stone? Where would you feel the pain? What type if pain is it?

Several things: There is no one definitive symptom, but things like back pain pr "flank" pain, dysuria (painful urination), hematuria (bleeding in your urine), urgency (feeling the need to urinate), frequency (urinating often), fever possibly if the stone is causing an infection. Sometimes pain may be referred to the abdominal area. Get a good exam with testing if you think you have kidney stones. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is chest pain a common symptom of lung cancer if cancer is causing pain how big would a tumor have to be and what is the likelihood of showing on xray?

Is chest pain a common symptom of lung cancer if cancer is causing pain how big would a tumor have to be and what is the likelihood of showing on xray?

Here is my guidance: Chest pain can be caused from many causes, lung cancer is not the first thing that should come to your mind. If the pain has been present for more than one week and your concern is cancer, a Chest X-ray will show it easily. But you should go see a doctor first in case your pain is persistent for >1 week.. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of a stomach muscle injury?

What would be  the symptoms of a stomach muscle injury?

Stomach or abdomen?: If you mean muscles of the stomach, injury likely will result in both dysfunction (slow stomach emptying) and/or perforation (example: ulcer, ith associated burning). On the other hand, if your question pertains to the abdominal wall, then injury can include herniation, incarceration of an organ, muscle tear (with associated pain), puncture wound from a sharp instrument versus blunt trauma. ...Read more

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What kind of chest pain would be cardiovascular related? Is there a distinct type of pain one would feel? I get pain on left side of chest sometimes.

What kind of chest pain would be cardiovascular related? Is there a distinct type of pain one would feel? I get pain on left side of chest sometimes.

Central chest: 'textbook description' of heart-origin pain is heavy pressure in the center of the chest, under the sternum (breastbone). It may also be felt in the jaw or in the left arm. Since the body does not read the book, other locations are possible, esp in women or elerly folks. Most typical would be pain brought on by exercise and relieved with rest. If you have any worries, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a stomach muscle injury? Where would the pain be?

What are the symptoms of a stomach muscle injury?  Where would the pain be?

Stomach or abdomen?: If you mean muscles of the stomach, injury likely will result in both dysfunction (slow stomach emptying) and/or perforation (example: ulcer, ith associated burning). On the other hand, if your question pertains to the abdominal wall, then injury can include herniation, incarceration of an organ, muscle tear (with associated pain), puncture wound from a sharp instrument versus blunt trauma. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of white-colored bowel movements along with a low grade fever?

What might be the cause of white-colored bowel movements along with a low grade fever?

Any other symptoms?: White pale stool may reflect a significant biliary obstruction or profound liver disease (often with accompanying jaundice). Or the white may be just a coating of mucus (a colon lubricant) which when present in large volume may signal problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), partial obstruction, infection, and even sloughed colon lining due to a variety of diseases. Get checked. ...Read more

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What type of injury would cause pain with external rotation?

What type of injury would cause pain with external rotation?

Ligaments & capsule: Pain with external rotation of a joint can be casued by a sprain of the normal structures that control or limit the specific external rotational movement. In the shoulder the static stabilizers that most limit exteranl rotation are the capsule and anteroinferior and middle glenohumeral ligaments. Injured joint surface (cartilage) can also cause pain as the injured portion rotates across the joint. ...Read more

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What does fullness in the i hilum mean? an could this cause severe fatigue. an weakness?

What does fullness in the i hilum mean?    an could this cause severe fatigue. an weakness?

Is this a: chest xray finding? It means there is possible enlargement of a part of the hilum, which is located in the central part of the lung, where the pulmonary blood vessels emerge from the heart.Usually this is just due to anatomic variations of the blood vessels, but it could also be due to adenopathy, a pulmonary circulatory abnormality, or mass.Talk to your doc, you may need a chest CT to sort it out ...Read more

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Pain in thyroid cartilege - how serious could pain of this type be? What is the most common cause of this type pain?

Pain in  thyroid cartilege - how serious could pain of this type be? What is the most common cause of this type pain?

Perichondritis?: Pain in the cartilage itself can occur and is usually self-limited but if it continues, worsens or recurs, it is likely a good idea to see an internist or an ENT doc. It is al's possible that the thyroid is the problem, thyroiditis can cause pain there. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would you see for nerve pain in the groin area caused by surgery.

What type of doctor would you see for nerve pain in the groin area caused by surgery.

Pain medicine: Ideally you should see your primary care physician first. Ask him/her about a referral to pain medicine. After evaluation, a pain medicine specialist will usually offer medications and injections to treat that pain. ...Read more

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What may be the reason of pain in legs. Is it weakness or I need further assessment. .

What may be the reason of pain in legs. Is it weakness or I need further assessment. .

More info: There are tons of things that can cause pain in leg, also pain is different from weakness, although sometimes pain can cause weakness, plz see an MD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons why you can have flu without fever? Is it a symptom of having a problem with the immune system?

What could be the reasons why you can have flu without fever? Is it a symptom of having a problem with the immune system?

Everyone is differen: Viral infection affects people in different ways. Some people may not even have symptoms, others become very ill. The fever is the result of the body mounting an immune response to the viral invasion and may possibly be related to how much is viral load is as well as how the body handles the invasion. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

Rarely: For liver pain to develop, the most common problem is expansion of the capsule due to an enlarging malignancy. The most common liver disease is fibrosis or cirrhosis secondary to alcoholism, or hepatitis. Here the primary complication is portal hypertension wherein the liver produces ascites. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of abdominal pain in bedridden person?

What could be the cause of abdominal pain in bedridden person?

Constipation: Bed-ridden patients are prone to constipation. Extreme constipation can be quite painful. So if it has been a while since a nice large bowel movement. Think constipation. Consider an enema or laxative. In some cases adding MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to diet may help alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of mid lower sternal discomfort with a slight radiation to the right?

What would be the cause of mid lower sternal discomfort with a slight radiation to the right?

High Acid: High gastric acid is on the top list as i could see you are taking sulindac. Please try Prilosec otc and if this does not get better , then you want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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