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I've had mid-back pain and upper middle and left abdominal pain that has been very bad at night for the past week. I haven't had much sleep or restful sleep. My chest feels tight, also. Should I go to the ER or wait to be seen on Monday?

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Go to the ER

What you describe could be a pancreatitis, a colitis, and esophagitis with severe heartburn.
This could also be an ulcer. As your abdominal pain is on the left side, it is less likely but still possible to be a gallbladder problem. As it is worse at night a hiatal hernia with gastritis and acid reflux or an ulcer are more likely. It is time to get a diagnosis.

In brief: Go to the ER

What you describe could be a pancreatitis, a colitis, and esophagitis with severe heartburn.
This could also be an ulcer. As your abdominal pain is on the left side, it is less likely but still possible to be a gallbladder problem. As it is worse at night a hiatal hernia with gastritis and acid reflux or an ulcer are more likely. It is time to get a diagnosis.
Dr. Theresa Henderson
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine

In brief: Tomorrow

It sounds like your symptoms have been stable for about a week.
Your family doctor knows you better and is best suited to care for you. Use symptomatic treatment and follow up tomorrow. Only if you are worse go to the ER.

In brief: Tomorrow

It sounds like your symptoms have been stable for about a week.
Your family doctor knows you better and is best suited to care for you. Use symptomatic treatment and follow up tomorrow. Only if you are worse go to the ER.
Dr. Katharine Cox
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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine

In brief: If pain is worse, ER

If the pain is about the same as it has been for the past week, then prob tomorrow would be fine.
But if it is changing, worsening, or new symptoms, then I would suggest the ER today.

In brief: If pain is worse, ER

If the pain is about the same as it has been for the past week, then prob tomorrow would be fine.
But if it is changing, worsening, or new symptoms, then I would suggest the ER today.
Dr. John Rhoades
Dr. John Rhoades
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