What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

It could be. 100 different things, such as ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, hernia, zoster, muscle strain. Get your doctor to help you figure it out.

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What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

Tear or acid. Could be your esophagus, a tear (Wallory Wies) or acid aka GERD. Get evaluated by your doc, ask for scope aka EGD. This procedure will make the diagnosis and get you started on treatment. Okay for TUMS (calcium carbonate) in the meantime. Be well. Read more...

Upper abdominal pain when juicing replicates severe gall bladder attack, however mine was removed some 30 yes ago. Can lack of gall bladder cause this?

Not exactly. Your pain could rarely be due to a primary stone of the bile duct. Evaluation includes ultrasound and labs. Treatment would be ERCP with stone extraction and stenting. Also consider duodenal or gastric ulcer. These are all treatable, so seek evaluation. Past other surgeries might matter. Read more...

Severe n frequent upper abdominal pain tht radiates backwards. Vomiting relieves pain. Had lap chole last year. Ercp last month. What could be the cause?

Retained stone. If, as you posted in another question, you have a retained stone in the cystic duct, the pain that you have could represent this complication, or from passage of retained stones into the common bile duct and subsequent blockage of the pancreatic duct leading to acute pancreatitis. Please see a therapeutic endoscopist, someone who can remove the stones by ERCP, or a hepatobiliary surgeon. Read more...

What would cause severe upper right abdominal pain?

Gallbladder disease. Gallbladder disease commonly causes RUQ abdominal pain in the usual candidates: female, fat and 40. An ultrasound is diagnostic. Other conditions such as peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, colon cancer, and a myriad of other conditions. Colon cramping may be severe.Workup should proceed if the gallbladder ultrasound is normal. Read more...

What would cause sudden severe upper left side abdominal pain w/chest tightness, SOB, & faintness found to be moderately relieved by inhaler?

You're asthmatic? presumably it could be many things. This combination sounds serious (especially the SOB and faintness) so if it happens often or lasts long you should be evaluated for things like blood clots. OTOH, if it has only happened once or is always very short lived it could be either mucus trapping, gas trapping (in the intestine) or "pleurisy" which just means pain coming from the lining of the lungs. Read more...

For the past 2 weeks I have severe upper abdominal pain. What could it be?

See your doctor. A couple things come to mind - stomach ulcers, gallbladder problems, large hiatal hernia, inflammation of the pancreas. These are just a few of the many possibilities. See your doctor for a more complete evaluation. Read more...

What can I take for severe upper abdominal pain which radiates to my back?

Abdominal pain. Have to determine what is pain related to first. For example is pain worse after eating? If ted maybe related to gallstones. If pain is better after eating maybe related to ulcer disease. If pain radiates to shoulders the heart related so best thing is to talk to private doctor. Read more...