What does severe pain in the upper abdomen mean?

Patient

Q: What does it mean if i have severe pain in my upper abdomen? its been like 3 days and it keeps getting worse as the days go by, i cant barely eat anything as well.

Doctor

A:   Severe upper abdominal pain in someone your age could be caused by several conditions. These include gall stones, a stomach ulcer, acute pancreatitis, hepatitis and acid reflux disease.  Since you have been having this pain for three days I strongly suggest seeing a doctor.

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