upper stomach pain

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by bby31288, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    I'm having upper left stomach pain that hurts thru to my back. Maybe after taking Aleve. Not sure. Any ideas.
  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Heart symptoms in women esp can present oddly. So worth checking out. That said, aleve etc has caused terrible heartburn sharp pain through to my back...the worst was when I esophogeal ulcers.
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Kidney stone?
  4. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    I'm debating going to er. I know it's not gallbladder because they removed that already about 12 years ago. As far as kidney it is more upper back pain.
  5. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    It may be GERD... in which case a walk-in or short-notice appointment would be fine, but...
    It "could" be heart, and that isn't something to fool around with.
  6. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    I had a heart attack 9 years ago, when I was 49. From that experience I learned how important it is to not ignore physical symptoms that you either don't understand or can't believe they're happening to you.
  7. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Go to the ER, women's heart attack symptoms are all over the map, entirely different then men's and time is a factor. Better to be safe. Be safe........
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Most likely kidney. But even if it is, you need it checked asap. Make a visit to the ER.
  9. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    My difficult child had severe pain in that area and she did go to the ER. It turned out to be a bad kidney infection. From how she was describing the pain I didn't even consider kidney because it was in the stomach but that's what it turned out to be. But better be safe than sorry.

    Can you go to an urgent care?
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Every day you wait and wonder.........is a day that you could be on a path to knowing and getting better. GET THEE TO A DOCTOR.......and get better. DO NOT CALL ME AT 911.......okay? Please go you are very important and needed.
    Hugs and Love
  11. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    Hey all. I'm home. They wanted me to stay. But we have that storm coming. Apparently I'm having a bout of diverticulitis. Clear liquids for the next few days. Then follow up with gastro for the dreaded colonoscopy. Possible endoscope also. Thanks for your concern. I'm gonna lay in bed.
  12. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Glad you got checked and know what it is. Follow doctor orders and take care of you right now. Feel better soon.

  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    What is it with this board and stomachs this year?
  14. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you got it checked out. Feel better! I hope, after the storm, you can get some long-term care and relief.
  15. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    I have diverticilutis and its no fun. Make sure when you do go back to eating, until you get your colon tested, to stay away from fiber - no beans, no nuts, nothing with seeds (like tomatoes - they all get stuck in those holes) Did they give you any antibiotics - make sure to take them if they did. Drink lots of water and keep stress at bay

  16. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am glad you got checked out. Diverticulitis is nothing to mess around with. I know the scopes are NOT fun, but they are crucial. I hope the docs help you feel better soon.

    (((((gentle hugs)))))
  17. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    Yes. I got antibiotics also. It's very painful. My mom has it. But she had bleeding not pain with hers. I feel crappy. My stomach hurts even walking and we still have no power. I don't feel much like even clear liquids. But my stomach hurts when I feel hungry. Thanks all for your support.
  18. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    When you go to get the scopes, make sure you tell them you are a big baby and want to have general anesthesia and just get them both done at once. I had general for mine and let me tell you, I remember nothing! It was the easiest thing to have done. No muss no fuss. Worst part was drinking all that stuff and then not being able to drink soda the next morning with my cigarettes but I made it through that part. I came out without even a sore throat.