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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
1,403 doctors shared insights

Abdominal Discomfort (Overview)

Abdominal discomfort is a symptom in which a person feels mildly bothersome sensations such as mild nausea, mild pain, mild bloating, mild cramps, etc...


Dr. Praveen Mambalam
1,403 doctors shared insights

Abdominal Discomfort (Overview)

Abdominal discomfort is a symptom in which a person feels mildly bothersome sensations such as mild nausea, mild pain, mild bloating, mild cramps, etc...


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Burping more than usual and have abdominal discomfort on and off by discomfort i don't mean pain i just know its there, sometimes feel bloated?

Burping more than usual and have abdominal discomfort on and off by discomfort i don't mean pain i just know its there, sometimes feel bloated?

Many possibilities: Various issues such as constipation, irritable bowel, some food intolerances, gastritis, gallbladder, etc. Would need to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How to treat upper abdominal discomfort and no appetite?

How to treat upper abdominal discomfort and no appetite?

Depends: If this is a one time episode i would recommend tums, pepto, alka selzer or zantac (ranitidine). If this is more chronic then you likely need to see someone. It could be ulcer or gallbladder or some other gastric problem. ...Read more

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Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?

Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?

After eating?: You may have gallbladder dysfunction with or without having gallstones. If avoiding fat in your diet helps, it may be the gallbladder. If eating makes it worse... Then it may be the gallbladder. An ultrasound may find stones. A scan we call the hida can demonstrate the function and test if the pain is coming from the gallbladder. May be worth pursuing. Some people may have nausea alone. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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My husband has frequent urinating at night and lower abdominal discomfort. What could this be?

My husband has frequent urinating at night and lower abdominal discomfort. What could this be?

See Urologist soon: He could be having distended bladder with urinary retention. He needs to be evaluated by an urologist to rule out obstruction to the urinary flow by an enlarged prostate or something else before he end at the emergency room with complete obstruction. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of abdominal pain from adhesions?

How do you get rid of abdominal pain from  adhesions?

Need more info...: I am always apprehensive when i hear the words "adhesions" and "pain" in the same sentence. Adhesions are a very common by-product of abdominal and pelvic surery and usually cause no symptoms whatsoever. Furthermore, they can only be seen surgically: not on physical exam, not by x-rays or u/s. I advise you to see your ob/gyne or primary care doctor to help sort out the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more