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Why Does The Top Of My Stomach Feel Hard
The top of my stomach is firm and I get random sharp pains around my stomach sides and all. What is that?
Spasm of stom wall: Firmness, spasm, pain of any part of the gut/ gastrointestinal tract is caused by the muscular part of the gut going into spasm, either due to irritation from some food, too much acid, or obstruction of normal movement (peristalsis). If persists more than few days, or fever, vomiting, doubled over in pain occurs, see physician. May try stopping alcohol, caffeine, hot spicy foods, tomatoes 1st. ...Read more
The top of my stomach is hard but I don't feel pain. There has been no changes in my digestion. I'm confused about what's going on?
Here are some...: If the described hardness has been there as long as what you could remember, of no change in its "size", and you have felt no pain, no fever, and energetic in daily living, it would most likely be okay. But, if in doubt, you need an objective evaluation with professional history-taking + physical exam + possible imaging studies as needed for confirmation. So, follow these advices. .. ...Read more
If your lower abdominal feels hard could I be pregnant? My back been hurting along with my left and right side! Plus the top of my stomach hurts too!
Did you miss period:
If you missed your period and you can do a inhome pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant
the symptoms you have described are not specific for pregnancy if you did not miss your period you can not be pregnant. ...Read more
When I stand the top of my stomach is hard but the bottom is soft. When I lay down it is all squishy. I have had a period every month. What's going on.
Likely gravity...: ...Seriously, unless I'm missing something in your question, it's the same thing that happens with your breasts (try it--stand up then lay down). Of course, if you have other clues that signal concern, let us hear them so we can advise further. Better still, seek evaluation by a local physician who can examine ; reassure you. ...Read more
My right top side of my stomach is hard in a little hard.... What does that mean? I just want to know before I go to the dr.
Need to see: I'm really sorry I can't give you more info on a forum like this. Please understand that there are countless things that can give similar symptoms. There are the ones that are likely and the not so likely things but in the end it requires is to sit and speak and to have an exam to evaluate. ...Read more
I have pain in the top part of my stomach all day....My stomach is swollen with a few weeks and hard...When I press on it, it hurts?
I have a lot of weight gain in my stomach how can I lose this weight? And my stomach is real hard at the top what can be causing this?
Need evaluation.: See a doctor and review your history, get a careful evaluation. You will likley need further disgnostic studies such as blood work, perhaps x-rays or other imaging studies, maybe a biopsy or using a scope to check. Since the possibility could include cancer, it would be best to see the doctor soon. ...Read more
He was on top of me he had his weight on me it was hurting my stomach and hard for me to breathe is it possible we squish the baby during sex?
No: The baby is well protected and not harmed by pressure during sex. However, since pleasure is why you are having sex and your discomfort can interfere with pleasure, now is the perfect time to experiment with some different positions that might be more enjoyable for you both. Best wishes. ...Read more
Why is the top part of my stomach where my lungs are always hard. No matter if I have just eaten or not, its like pushing on wood.
It sounds like.....: ...You may be pushing on your ribs, based on your description that its "where my lungs are." if you are certain you are not, and it's really hard "like pushing on wood, " then you need to see your doctor for a complete evaluation. You might need an ultrasound, a scope, or some other testing to find out exactly what it is you're feeling. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Slightly hard spot at the top of my abdomen. Not hard as bone (at all) but definitely not as "fluffy" as the rest of the fat on my belly. What's this?
Xiphoid?: Could be the bottom tip of your sternum called the Xiphoid? Could be a mass, lump, lipoma, just. Hard to say what the fluffiness is without being examined in person. Good luck. ...Read more
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Hi, my stomach has been growing and it is hard at the top, but the lower part is not hard. I get back pains and pains in my lower abdomen.
Need to find out why:
this is a hard one - taught to always ask if you are sure you are not pregnant - overwise see a doctor ASAP to find out what is wrong ...Read more
Is it possible to move an aortic anyreusm around the abdomen? I can move a hard like mass from the top to the bottom. Family history of aaa. I'm 25
Could..: It is definitely possible but very rare at your age. However, I don't have a full history on your conditions so you would need to see your doctor for evaluation and final diagnosis. ...Read more
Stomach hard at top and distended, rumbles and hurts worse when I bend over. Feels like a tight band around upper abdomen, doesn't matter what I eat?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor as this may be a serious condition. ...Read more
Hard pea size lump in top right area of abdomen (under ribs), doesn't hurt but when I jog, I can feel what seems like a side stich...Chance of cancer?
Before, during and after my period I'm extremely bloated to the point of always feeling sick, top part of stomach is bloated and hard, what can this be?
Going on 4 mnths with no period took hpt when it was 1 day late & it was neg. No symptoms besides hard stomach up top part of belly?
Stomach shapped as if I was pregnant but loose from botton & hard from top abdomen. Negative blood pregnant test. 5 months no period.
See physician: It sounds like you are not, depending on when the negative blood pregnancy test was done. However, bloating or an abdominal or uterine mass is worrisome and you should follow up with your primary care physician. Perhaps an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound would help sort the situation out. ...Read more
Had a very light and late period. 2 weeks later abdomen pain and brown blood but very light. Stomach rock hard at the top soft down below. Could I be?
Are you asking: "Could I be pregnant? "?? If so, the answer is yes, but the symptoms of abdominal pain and a rock hard stomach are NOT typical symptoms of pregnancy and are definitely not symptoms of a normal pregnancy. You can do a home pregnancy test but, in any case, you need to see a doctor. Don't delay. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Abdominal lump on right side. It above my pelvic area a few inches on top of my c section. It's painful and kinda firm.?
Can't tell,: Several possibilities, may or may not be related to the C section wound/scar, you need to be examined, or have a virtual consult with Healthtap, good luck ...Read more
Stomach is hard and pain at top of stomach. Feel nauseaus. Had it for 3 days. Indigestion and antacid tablets providing no relief. What could this be?
Stomach: Hard to tell but if its been going on for three days and there is pain and hardness of the stomach you should go to the emergency room ...Read more
I haven't had my period yet, my abdomen is hard at the top and also my belly is hard towards the right side, could this be pregnancy this is the fir?
Don't anticipate a: Hard abdomen early in pregnancy. If you have missed your period and been sexually active - go ahead and take a pregnancy test now ...Read more
I have severe pain in my top buttock and bottom stomach in my legs so bad it make it hard for me to stand bend or walk I been in pain for three weeks straight no pain medicine work
I coughed really hard, felt a pop top abdomen by breast followed by extreme burning, pain, swelling. Could this be torn scar tissue, is it dangerous?
If the pain is intense and extreme like you mentioned you should seek immediately care at the Emergency Room for more appropriate diagnostic test.
Thank you very much and good luck!!! ...Read more
Hi. I have a painful hard lump on top inner thigh. WhaT could it be? I'm also tired alot &last couple of days my skin has been sore to touch on stomach
Thigh lump sore abd: If red tender could be infection and should be drained or given antibiotics if small if just hard and not red could be lympn node representing infection in vaginal area /anus Do you have a vaginal discharge any diarrhea/ Would go to doctor /urgent care today need U/A to rule out UTI and likely pelvic exam to check for pain PID and possibly ultrasound to check pelvic /uterine ovarian condition ...Read more
I was elbowed pretty hard at the top of my nose (between the eyes) last night. Now this morning my head hurts, stomach feels weak and I not feel good.
Concussion: Most likely, you're experiencing post-concussion symptoms. It would be wise to be seen by a sports medicine or neurological specialist to evaluate you and give you detailed treatment and return-to-activity instructions. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
39 weeks today stomach is hard on top, what is it? I can feel baby moving around my belly button. On my last appointment doctor said she could feel babys head does that mean baby has dropped?
Follow up visit: These are all great questions but they will need to be directed to the doctor caring for you. They can do an exam and determine what position the baby is in. You can show them what you are feeling and they can make sure all is normal ...Read more
I have a huge bloated stomach, it is very painful it looks like im due to give birth. It distends from under my breast's down to top of my pelvis, to the touch it is rock hard and you can feel lumps in different places, im scared stiff please offer me som
See your doctor: This is something that needs to be evaluated. There are a number of things this could be, some more worrisome than others. Don't put it off any longer. Find a physician in your area. ...Read more
On top of my other health problems, hard to sleep, sore throat, hurts to swallow. Abdomen very tender after surgery, coughing=bad! Dr. Out until Tues.
Pain after Surgery: You don't say what surgery you had or when, and you didn't mention what your other medical problems are. It sounds to me like you should be seen by a doctor. Your surgeon must have another surgeon watching over his patients while he is gone. The things you say may or may not be serious. To be safe, I think you should call the surgeon or go to the emergency room if that is your only choice. ...Read more
Hi, I've been having hard to pass bowel movements, plus I"m very weak and fatigued, then on top of that horrible stomach ache.?
Concerning.: This sounds to be potentially serious. I would prefer you to be evaluated at an ER. ...Read more
Hiatul hernia, can't sleep at night because I can't lay flat have a hard time breathing. Pain in chest and top of stomach. Dry throat and mouth.
Orthopnea: Described symptom's are worrying for a serious cardiovascular condition, be further examined and tested immediately ...Read more
58 year-old man had an umbilical hernia mesh repair 14 years ago, removed 6 years ago due to infection, and was repaired with a flap, but is now.....?
Chronic pain: Pain is a pain, and it behaves very differently with different people. The longer you have a pain syndrome the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you have pain for over a few weeks, ask and treat. ...Read more
Pains top of stomach: Pains in top of stomach if costant need to be evaluated by your doctor. It can be due to gastriis, peptic ulcer disease, gall bladder dosease. So see your doctor to find out what is causing it and get proper treatment. Meanwhile you can try over the counter ranitidine, Prilosec or another acid reducing medicine and bland diet low in fat etc. Good luck. ...Read more
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