Feeling sick or nausea and Upper abdominal pain

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

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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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

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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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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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Important: 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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