Frequently Asked Questions
My pains just starting on my rite side above where the belly button is?
I am VERY stressed and under alot of pressure emotionally, mentally, physically...so I have had a really hard day today and my side below MY right breast and above the belly button level right below where my rib cage ends started hurting and I have no clue what this pain is...an ulcer, my gallbladder, an appendicitis? Help. What is wrong with me?
It's more than likely stress. Stress has a way of having weird pains; however, because of the location it may be an ulcer, or acid reflux. If you get pain in your chest next, that is what it is. Try taking some Tylenol DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT take MOTRIN. If it is an Ulcer, Motrin will make your heart race and you will be in so much pain you will feel like you're having a heart attack. If tylenol does not help, go to the DR. Right away!!!
I have had stress enduced acid reflux, and ulcers, and the doctor put me on Previcid. It helped Tremendously! I have also had my appendix removed when I was younger. The pain for my appendix was pretty much in my entire stomach, left, right, middle. When it was my appendix the only comfortable position was in the fetal position.
Would a lump from an Aortic Anyresum move around?
I have a pulsating, tender lump that moves around bedside my navel. It is usually on the left of my belly button but if I press it, it travels to above my belly button or to the other side of it. This lump causes tenderness and pain mostly on the right side from below my below button to just under my rib cage.
Would a lump from an aortic anyresum be moveable?
I'm only 24.
No aortic aneurysms are not "moveable"...what you describe sounds very much like a hernia...see your doctor who will arrange for you to see the specialist who can fix this for you. Its a relatively simple procedure so do not be worried.
What is the difference between a peptic, gastric and duodenal ulcer and what are some natural ways to deal?
the discomfort of them? Also, what organ is located about an inch above the navel and to my right (would be an observers left)?
Ulceration of the GASTRIC MUCOSA due to contact with GASTRIC JUICE. It is often associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
1)Recurrent abdominal pain - dull and burning type pain usually located in epigastric area (area between belly button and rib cage)
2)Abdominal pain after food
3)Abdominal pain at night
4)Blood in vomit
The list of conventional treatments are;
Symptomatic relief: antacid preparations
Anti-acid medications: "Proton-Pump" inhibitors (eg omeprazole, lansoprazole), H2 antagonists (eg ranitidine, cimetidine)
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection: oral antibiotics, proton pump inhibitor
Avoidance of NSAID medications (aspirin, ibuprofen (Nurofen, Brufen etc)
Surgery - partial gastrectomy
A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine.
List of causes or underlying conditions;
1)Helicobacter pylori bacteria
2)Excess stomach acid
5)GERD - a cause of esophageal ulcers
Treatments for gastrointestinal bleeding:
Emergency treatment - if gastrointestinal bleeding from a bleeding ulcer is suspected
See also treatment of anemia - because anemia can result from gastrointestinal bleeding and its blood loss.
Discontinue causative medications - for NSAIDs and other secondary causes
Antibiotics - mainly for the treatment of H Pylori infections
Natural method of treatment;
Avoid ulcer triggering foods
Avoid spicy food
Avoid fatty foods
A peptic ulcer located in the DUODENUM
Some of the possible causes of Duodenal ulcer include:
Excess stomach acid
Helicobacter pylori bacteria
Mostly similar to symptoms of peptic ulcers
Abdominal pain after meals
Pain below the ribs
You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.
I have severe left-side abdominal cramps; should I be concerned?
The past three days I have been having some severe, extremely painful left-side abdominal pain/ cramping. These pains are on the left side, below the rib cage and above the belly button. I guess it's closer to the center of my stomach (just left of the belly button). These pains are particularly bad when standing and walking, but aren't nearly as bad when sitting/laying. They tend to come in waves, where for like 10 minutes it's constant pain, then it'll go away for like an hour. However, even once the sharp pain goes away for awhile, there's still a dull pain and it hurts when I push on the area. I've also noticed I haven't been able to go to the bathroom as much either (constipation). What could this be? I'm a male, teens, and have good overall health (excluding this, of course).
Ok go to the store and buy MiraLax because your bowls are backed up but before you do that go to your doctor to make sure nothings wrong with your abdomen