Medical Specialty >> Gastroenterology

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/15/2017.

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Pain in upper abdomen


 Kazzy - Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:46 am

Last night just before dinner i got a sharp pain in my upper abdomen (above my belly button, just below my ribs). I figured that it was just indegestion or something so wasn't worried. It eased off within a few minutes.

After eating my dinner (which was the same size meal i always eat) I felt very full and bloated even though i hadn't eaten alot and the pain was worse. After a few minutes the pain got worse still to the point i had to lay down and moving hurt ALOT. It eased off for a little while to where i could move more but didn't go away. The pain started getting worse again though a short time later and ended up to the point where i can barely stand up and the only way i could get a little relief was to lay very still. Although the pain was mostly in my upper abdomen (right in the center just below my ribs) it also hurt in my back (both sides of my back just above waste hight) espessially when i stood up.

Is this just indegestion or something else? I've had indegestion before but never this bad and it's never usually lasted this long.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:53 am

User avatar Hi Kazzy,
From what you describe it sounds like you may have some gallbladder problems.
I would suggest you call your family physician to have a work up done.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us