What does it mean when your upper stomach and back hurts?

What does it mean when your upper stomach and back hurts?

Pancreatitis. Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, can cause upper abdominal pain in addition to back pain, along with vomiting or nausea. Both forms of pain tend to be reduced when you lean forward and to become worse when irritated, especially by sharp movements like coughing.

When should I go to ER for stomach pain and back pain?

If the abdominal pain is severe and unrelenting, your stomach is tender to the touch, or if the pain extends to your back, you should immediately visit the closest emergency department.

What does Covid abdominal pain feel like?

COVID-related abdominal pains are a generalised pain around the middle of your belly. You might feel sore all around the belly area. If you’re experiencing a localised pain that appears in only one area of your belly, it’s unlikely to be COVID-19.

What does serious abdominal pain feel like?

What is abdominal pain? Abdominal pain may be felt anywhere between the chest and groin region of your body. The pain may be generalized, localized, or it may feel like cramps in your belly. If you have cramping or discomfort in your stomach, it may be due to gas, bloating, or constipation.

How does pancreatitis feel?

If you have acute pancreatitis, you may experience: Moderate to severe upper abdominal pain that may spread to your back. Pain that comes on suddenly or builds up over a few days. Pain that worsens when eating.

Why do I have a sharp pain in my upper stomach?

Severe, sharp or stabbing pain in the upper abdomen can be a sign that your pancreas is inflamed (pancreatitis). The pain caused by pancreatitis can start suddenly or come on slowly and last for long periods of time. Other common symptoms include nausea and vomiting, decreased appetite and weight loss.

What can cause that abdominal pain spreads to the back?


  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • What causes upper stomach pain radiating into the back?

    Atypical presentation of a heart attack

  • Inflammation of the sac around the heart,or pericarditis
  • Tearing of the inner wall of the aorta,or aortic aneurysm dissection
  • Atypical presentation of a lung blood clot,or pulmonary embolism
  • Esophageal inflammation or cancer
  • Spleen enlargement or injury
  • Collection of pus in the liver,or a liver abscess
  • Why does my back and stomach hurt?

    Back injury

  • Pregnancy
  • Menstruation
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
  • Gallstone
  • Endometriosis
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Kidney stone
  • Why does epigastric pain radiate to the back?

    Why does epigastric pain radiate to the back? Aetiology. There are many causes of epigastric pain, with gastric acid being responsible for much of it. A burning or gnawing pain, which may be worse at night, is suggestive of gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Ruptured AAA – pain radiating to the back or groin, patient may be in shock

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