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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 can swell up in right upper abdomen !? Kindey , gallbladder stones where ruled out , pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too

What can swell up in right upper abdomen !? Kindey , gallbladder stones where ruled out , pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. An exam is appropriate. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen and  back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the back?

What causes pain in the upper abdomen that goes to the back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Pain in right upper abdomen? Liver?

Right sided pain: Gallbladder would be more likely - particularly if the pain begins after eating. Unless there is underlying liver disease or injury, liver as a source is less likely. See your physician. Ultrasound may determine if gallstones are present. ...Read more

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What is wrong if upper abdomen hurts?

What is wrong if upper abdomen hurts?

Upper abdomen hurts: Anatomically, the upper abdomen includes: spleen, pancreas, stomach, descending duodenum, mid colon & flexures, associated vessels & aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, & lower chest are pretty close by. Hernias, abdominal musculature, ribs, & skin can all contribute as well to upper abdominal pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of abdomen upper quadrant?

Pain on left side of abdomen upper quadrant?

Left side pain: Left upper side pain can be many many things. First what do you mean by the side , people mean different things. You need to be examined with a detailed history how long is lasted other symptoms. It could be your lung, your kidney , your liver, your gallbladder :as i said many things. Good luck. ...Read more