Upper abdominal pain

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Acid reflux

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus (gullet).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Bloated stomach

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Acid reflux.

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Acute cholecystitis

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation (swelling) of the gallbladder.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain worse on coughing
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Acute cholecystitis.

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Bile duct Cancer

Bile duct cancer is a rare but aggressive type of cancer.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bile duct Cancer.

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Gallstone

Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Loss of appetite

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Gallstone.

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Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Unusually tired
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Upper abdominal pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Hepatitis.

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Inflammation of pancreas

Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed over a short period of time.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain worse on coughing
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal pain spreading to shoulder blade

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Inflammation of pancreas.

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Peptic ulcer

Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Back pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Peptic ulcer.

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Recurrent pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas becomes permanently damaged due to inflammation.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Itchy skin
  • Yellow skin or eyes

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Recurrent pancreatitis.

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Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is when an abnormal groups of cells, known as a tumour, develops inside the stomach.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Stomach Cancer.

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