A Lump In The Upper Abdomen Accompanied By Anxiety And Neck Pain?

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Good afternoon, I’m a 20-year-old diva. I want to ask, why is every time I sit a little hunched I feel there is a lump in my upper abdomen, and every time I feel it automatically my feelings become restless and the neck of the left side also follows pain .. that’s why … please explain

1 Answer:

Hello Siti,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

A sensation of prop in the upper abdomen and pain to the left neck most often indicates reflux (backflow) of stomach acid into the esophagus. In the medical realm, this condition is also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This condition occurs when the smooth muscle valve that borders the upper part of the stomach with the lower part of the esophagus experiences incompetence, so that it cannot close completely after the food bolus drops into the stomach. As a result of this acid reflux, the esophagus can become irritated, resulting in an uncomfortable sensation in the upper abdomen, including as well as a lump, tightness, nausea, pain, heat, pain, phlegm, and so on. These uncomfortable sensations often worsen when you lie down after eating, bend too long, eat too late, consume spicy or gassed foods too much, experience hormonal fluctuations (for example during pregnancy or early menstruation), or also when you are experiencing heavy psychological stress.


The anxiety that you experience can be precisely what triggers complaints in your stomach to your neck. It could also be, this anxiety arises because of excessive anxiety disorders, panic attacks, or other psychological disorders.


In addition to GERD, complaints in the upper abdomen to your neck can also arise due to other triggers, such as gastritis, peptic ulcers, pneumonia, pneumothorax, congestive heart failure, psychosomatic disorders, and so on.


You should check yourself directly to a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine to have a comprehensive examination, not only through physical examination, but also supporting tests, such as x-rays, ultrasound, heart records, and so on. That way, your complaint can certainly improve with proper handling.


At this time, you can first do the following tips so that your complaints improve:

Compress the upper abdomen that feels propped up with warm water
Eat small portions, but often
Don't eat spicy, fatty, coconut milk, oily, and gas-rich foods
Don't consume caffeinated drinks first
Don't use clothes that are too tight
After eating, don't lie down immediately
Don't stress or worry too much
Do not take any medicine without doctor's advice

Hope this helps ...

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