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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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I feel like there is gas in my stomach below the heart and sometimes have some pain. What's the cause?

I feel like there is gas in my stomach below the heart and sometimes have some pain. What's the cause?

Could be your heart!: Air in the digestive tract may come from variety of sources--maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory & infectious causes. Just be sure heart's ok! ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in the left abdomen folllowed by gas?

Gas: Gas can cause the pain. If eliminating the gas relieved it likely you have your answer. Certain foods can cause gas, beans, sauerkraut, spices, lactose to name a few.
Avoid gas producting foods if they are bothering you. There are beano food med products available in a pharmacy if you still want to eat gaseous foods. ...Read more

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62 f what would cause constant stomach gas?

62 f what would cause constant stomach gas?

Gaseous distention: And bloating is from swallowing air and also possible from change in bowel habits. If it is persistent and you notice a change in your bowel habits as well you might want to see your doctor for a proper workup.
Any change in bowel habits which is persistent is worthy of a trip to your doctor so they know what is going on with you. Patients over 50 need a colonoscopy every ten years. ...Read more

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What is the cause of gas in stomach that seems trapped?

What is the cause of gas in stomach that seems trapped?

Gas: Sometimes this is next to the stomach in the splenic flexure of the large intestine but within the stomach it can be a manifestation of irritable bowel, air swallowing excessively, anormal bacterai in the stomach gastritis or ulcer, inlammatory disease, gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Sometimes after having a bm my stomach will rumble with gas all day. What may be the cause of this rumbling?

Sometimes after having a bm my stomach will rumble with gas all day. What may be the cause of this rumbling?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Constantly passing gas and rumbling in stomach for 5 days. What could cause this?

Constantly passing gas and rumbling in stomach for 5 days. What could cause this?

Colitis: Do you have any diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or fevers with it?

Anything to get your stomach "going" - bugs, IBS, can give you that feeling.

Sometimes trying simple things like Gas-X can help. Maybe try and change your diet. ...Read more

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Stomach has been making noises and passing gas all day for the past 5 days. What could cause this?

Stomach has been making noises and passing gas all day for the past 5 days. What could cause this?

All benign condition: Bloating sensation could be from Cruiseferous Vegetables like Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussle sprout, Broccoli, Cualiflower.
From Gluten sensitivity: Avoid Wgeat product
From Lactose Intolerance: Take Lactaid or avoid Milk Product.
H. Pylori Infection
If associated with Diarrhea:Drink liquids only and then BRAT diet. Could from food. ...Read more

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I get bad gas pain that wakes me up at night and wraps around my stomach. Usuallytakes hours to go away. What could cause this?

I get bad gas pain that wakes me up at night and wraps around my stomach. Usuallytakes hours to go away. What could cause this?

Colon gas bubble: This type of pain is usually increased by taking a deep breath. The bubble ls trying 2 pass by stool in the colon & stretches the bowel which is painful. If this is the pain have, my self have the same occasionally & I found out on my own that taking a deep breath 2 the limit of ur pain grasping ur stomach and pushing it firmly & then flexing at the waist as far as u can & this will get it pass, . ...Read more

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Quick sharp pains that are random and all over chest and abdomen. Is this gas? Been having gallbladder issues lately. Can this cause it?

Quick sharp pains that are random and all over chest and abdomen. Is this gas? Been having gallbladder issues lately. Can this cause it?

Possibly gallstones: Gallstones when they cause symptoms can cause reflux and bloating, pain, cramps and diarrhea. Everyone has a particular set of symptoms. It's not exactly the same for everyone. An ultrasound that shows gallstones with a good history and a physical exam that produces tenderness in the right upper abdomen is a good sign that the gallbladder should be removed. Worth a visit to a GI or surgeon. ...Read more

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Does atrovastatin cause gas in the stomach?

Does atrovastatin cause gas in the stomach?

Usually not: Main side effect of any statin class of drugs is muscle pain and damage. Any medicine can cause GI problems, so it is possible, but uncommon. I am sure your doctor prescribed it for a good reason, so I would try to take it as directed. ...Read more

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Gas problem can cause lower right abdomen pain?

Gas problem can cause lower right abdomen pain?

Potentially: Depending on where the gas is, it could cause right lower quadrant pain. Of course, when you speak of rlq pain, the concern for appendicitis appears, so if the pain doesn't resolve quickly by itself, if it is severe, or if you have fever as well, definitely go to the er. ...Read more

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Can trapped gas cause abdomen to feel like sore or tender?

Can trapped gas cause abdomen to feel like sore or tender?

Abdominal pain: Trapped gas can cause soreness and tenderness in the abdomen. However, if pain is constant, worsening, accompanied by fever, nausea, vomiting, or other concerning symptoms, it should be evaluated by a physician in person to make sure there is not something serious going on. ...Read more

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Does Plan b cause gas and lower stomach un comfort almost a nervous feeling?

Does Plan b cause gas and lower stomach un comfort almost a nervous feeling?

No: It does not but worrying about an unplanned pregnancy probably does. Start birth control and use condoms to avoid these scares in the future ...Read more

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Having pain when I push in lower right abdomen, makes a sound of a gas held in. Pain radiates to my left and left rib. Possible cause?

Having pain when I push in lower right abdomen, makes a sound of a gas held in. Pain radiates to my left and left rib. Possible cause?

Gas moving around: This could be guess moving around. You push it on the right side and it goes through your intestines to the left side to the splenic lecture and can cause what we call the splenic flexure syndrome. Your physician can evaluate you and see if this is what is happening. The spleen is in the left side of your abdomen which is why we call this the splenic lecture. The splenic flexure is where the large ...Read more

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I have gas problem in stomach. I also feel vomitt while having meals. I am not able to take full dose of meals because of this. This cause me weakn?

I have gas problem in stomach. I also feel vomitt while having meals. I am not able to take full dose of meals because of this. This cause me weakn?

See a physician: How long has this been present for? Do you have any pain? If so, where.? Have you lost weight? Any diarrhea? What is your medical history?
These are just a very few of the questions a Dr would ask you in order to come to a diagnosis. An online consultation with a physician at Health Tap may be helpful. However for a definite diagnosis you would need to see a physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Do asprin cause gas in stomach 81mg?

Do asprin cause gas in stomach 81mg?

Not usually: Not a common side effect, but anything is possible. Aspirin may cause some mild irritation which is perceived as "gas." try taking with food. ...Read more

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Could opiates cause severe stomach gas pain?

Could opiates cause severe stomach gas pain?

Yes: Narcotics very frequently induce constipation with their use. It is important to take a stool softener and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or simmilar) daily as well as staying well hydrated. Sennokot laxative is a good choice if you have not had a bm in several days (avoid the strong stimulant laxatives). Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can make recommendations. ...Read more

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Does multivitamin cause gas in your stomach?

Does multivitamin cause gas in your stomach?

It can...: Especially if mega dose, and/or taken on an empty stomach, or contains lots of non nutrient add-on, including herbals, etc. ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Pain yes, gas no: The gas you produce is a combination of swallowed air and gas arising from the action of gut germs on undigested food. Beans as an example have fucose, a sugar humans don't metabolize, but germs do. Eat a lot, and germ action makes you gassy. Ulcers are just holes in the upper layers of the tissue lining the inside of the gut. ...Read more

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Can gas alone cause upper abdominal distention?

Yes: Gas in your intestines can distend the abdomen anywhere in the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive stomach gas and stabbing back pain?

Abd pain & bloating: Broad question. Consider allergies such as lactose or gluten. Testing by your doctor may reveal the source. With significant gas in the large intestine, some discomfort may be felt in the back in addition to abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause excess gas pains in the stomach?

Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause excess gas pains in the stomach?

Yes: Protonix (pantoprazole) may cause nausea, vomiting, loose stool,
gas & abdominal pain. Take care ...Read more

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Why might it be that my scoliosis interferes with my stomach and cause bad gas?

Why might it be that my scoliosis interferes with my stomach and cause bad gas?

No relation: Typically, there is no relation between scoliosis and stomach/gas issues. I would seek medical treatment in your area as there is no connection. If there is severe curvature, the bowels could conceivably become constricted, but this is rare and a reason for surgical correction. ...Read more

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Bloated upper stomach and a lot of gas since I ate a pretty heavy meal 12 hours ago. What could cause this?

Bloated upper stomach and a lot of gas since I ate a pretty heavy meal 12 hours ago. What could cause this?

Several causes: Possible causes of this problem include overeating, eating rich and fatty foods and eating too fast. Certain foods such as beans, dairy products and even whole grains can cause this problem. Temporary bloating is not unusual but if the problem persists I suggests a routine check up. ...Read more

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Can excess stomach gas cause acidity or push the acid up to the esophagus? Any home or OTC remedy to effectively eliminate stomach gas?

Can excess stomach gas cause acidity or push the acid up to the esophagus? Any home or OTC remedy to effectively eliminate stomach gas?

Cart b4 horse. Dose?: Stomach gas does not cause acidity; rather, excess acidity (EA) acting on undigested food (especially "cruciferous" vegetables) cause gas to form. Whenever u have EA, u can get acid reflux. OTC remedies like Tums work short-term (3 hrs max). Zantac (ranitidine) & Prilosec OTC have to b taken ~7 days at the same dose b4 you get any effect, which may b inadequate. TTYD about ur symptoms & possib better treatment ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more