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I have off and on upper abdominal cramping and nausea for a couple weeks. What could it be?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: SEVERAL

Upper abdomen symptoms could be due to gallbladder disease (infection, stones), gastric (stomach) ulcer, duodenal ulcer, pancreatitis, liver disease (e.
g. Hepatitis) and others. You should get seen for blood tests (e.g. Liver, pancreas enzymes)& abdomen ultrasound to sort out these possibilities. You may need stomach 'scope' (egd) if any warning signs: vomiting blood, black stools, severe pain.

In brief: SEVERAL

Upper abdomen symptoms could be due to gallbladder disease (infection, stones), gastric (stomach) ulcer, duodenal ulcer, pancreatitis, liver disease (e.
g. Hepatitis) and others. You should get seen for blood tests (e.g. Liver, pancreas enzymes)& abdomen ultrasound to sort out these possibilities. You may need stomach 'scope' (egd) if any warning signs: vomiting blood, black stools, severe pain.
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