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The top of my stomach is firm and I get random sharp pains around my stomach sides and all. What is that?

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

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 would make my stomach hurt, the top of my stomach is hard feeling & swollen?

What would make my stomach hurt, the top of my stomach is hard feeling & swollen?

Diff possibilities: A swelling of top of the stomach may be due to stomach ulcer, severe reflux, pancreatitis, colitis, or gall bladder disease. If not promptly better with otc omeprazole, would see a doc to sort it out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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!

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

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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.

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

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Ok the top of my abdomen is rock hard and the bottom under my belly button Is soft.?

Ok the top of my abdomen is rock hard and the bottom under my belly button Is soft.?

Constant?: If so, you may have an enlarged liver or mass of some kind. You should be seen and examined. If it comes and goes, it could possibly be some buildup of fluid or gas, not so serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

Gastritis, ulcer, gall: It may be gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder sones or inflammatin or pancreatitis.You should seek medical help asap, see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

You would not: Experience a hard upper abdomen in really early pregnancy. If you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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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I am 38 weeks pregnant and my abdomen gets hard at the top?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and my abdomen gets hard at the top?

Braxton Hicks?: It sounds like you are describing braxton hicks, or false labor contractions. Real labor typically involves the whole belly getting hard and tight with cramping. False labor is the body's way of preparing for the "real deal.". ...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: B"sd
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

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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

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

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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?

Not likely...: ...But there is no way to know for sure with an online consultation. If you are worried about this please see your doctor so you can have a full examination. Don't let anxiety about this get you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See your PCP: Before your period, your Progesterone level is increased, and that can slow your bowel down, caipising bloating. The upper abdominal symptoms are unusual, though, so you should probably see your PCP to see what is going on. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Time to see doctor: You may wish to repeat the pregnancy test as one day after missed period may have been too early to test. Whether the test is positive or negative you need to see a doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Stomach shapped as if I was pregnant but loose from botton & hard from top abdomen. Negative blood pregnant test. 5 months no period.

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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

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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 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

See pain management: You may have a herniated disk in your spine or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. See a pain management doctor. You will likely need an MRI of your back. You may need physical therapy and an injection in your back. ...Read more

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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?

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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?

Painful cough: 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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.....?

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

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Pains in the top of my stomach?

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