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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
1,431 Doctors shared insights

Abdominal Discomfort (Overview)

Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: in women vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Also, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Location/radiation?


Dr. Praveen Mambalam
1,431 Doctors shared insights

Abdominal Discomfort (Overview)

Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: in women vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Also, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Location/radiation?


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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 your 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?

Find out why: There are many things that cause discomfort but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...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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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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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 an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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I have constant abdominal discomfort in my uterus area where my ovaries are. I have sore breasts. On birth control. Am I pregnant or have ovarian cyst?

I have constant abdominal discomfort in my uterus area where my ovaries are. I have sore breasts. On birth control. Am I pregnant or have ovarian cyst?

Could be few things: Well, first do a pregnancy test. It could be an ovarian cyst but bcp's are generally used to prevent ovarian cysts from forming-btw, that pain would be left or right lower quadrant. Any GI complaints, like nausea, diarrhea or constipation? Any burning on urination or difficulty urinating? Could be uti. Sore breasts may be from bcp's if they've recently changed. Should make appt with physician. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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I am 25, is the continuous abdominal discomfort is something I need to worry about?! I am an emotional person who stress gets to her

I am 25, is the continuous abdominal discomfort is something I need to worry about?! I am an emotional person who stress gets to her

Get checked out: Stress can manifest in many ways--emotional lability, lack of energy or drive, decreased libido/performance, hives & other skin manifestations, chest pain, air hunger, perioral numbess/tingling, tingling in fingers/toes, overindulgence in food & substances, GI spasms with resulting diarrhea/constipation/nausea & abdominal discomfort, headaches & more significant neurologic problems, etc. Get eval. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having a paracetamol overdose? In the space of an hour and a half and I can feel slight abdominal discomfort, should I go and get checked out, better safe than sorry right?

How to tell if I am having a paracetamol overdose? In the space of an hour and a half and I can feel slight abdominal discomfort, should I go and get checked out, better safe than sorry right?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Still having diarrhea and abdominal discomfort, now my doctor wants to test for ibs. What are the tests?

Still having diarrhea and abdominal discomfort, now my doctor wants to test for ibs. What are the tests?

Colonoscopy/CT: To exclude inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's or ulcerative colitis), your doctor will likely order a colonoscopy to make sure there is no illness of the colon causing your diarrhea and pain. If if this is normal, a ct scan of the abdomen can exclude small bowel disease such as crohn's. More elaborate testing may be needed if the studies are normal (endoscopy to exclude celiac disease, blood st. ...Read more

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Why might I have abdominal discomfort for months?

Why might I have abdominal discomfort for months?

Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Abdominal discomfort and. Lose appetite for 5 days?

Abdominal discomfort and. Lose appetite for 5 days?

Find out why: There are many things that cause discomfort but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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What could lead to lower abdominal discomfort/pain?

Possibilities: Bladder infection, kidney stones, inguinal hernia, or stds can all cause the symptom you are mentioning. Get in to see your pcp. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my horrible abdominal discomfort?

How can I relieve my horrible abdominal discomfort?

Doctor?: Maybe it's just your choice of words, but if it's 'horrible' go see your doctor and find out what's wrong! ...Read more

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What could lead to my childs lower abdominal discomfort?

What could lead to my childs lower abdominal discomfort?

More info?: How old a child? Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? He/she had surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? F? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Any nausea? Fevers?
See your md to eval. ...Read more

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What would cause upper middle abdominal discomfort in women?

What would cause upper middle abdominal discomfort in women?

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal discomfort and no appetite. What could it be?

Upper abdominal discomfort and no appetite. What could it be?

Many causes: There are many causes. The most common causes are reflux disease, a peptic ulcer or a condition called non-ulcer dyspepsia. An upper endoscopy could help make the diagnosis. Gallbladder disease is less likely unless the pain is severe and comes in discrete waves. I would suggest you contact your doctor for further advise. ...Read more

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What to do about prolonged lower abdominal discomfort before?

What to do about prolonged lower abdominal discomfort before?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abdominal discomfort?

What is the definition or description of: Abdominal discomfort?

Lots of causes: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: in women vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Also, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Location/radiation? ...Read more

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What can be done for a prolonged lower abdominal discomfort before?

What can be done for a prolonged lower abdominal discomfort before?

Depends: What to do about it depends on what is causing it. Certain tests are obviously necessary. In your situation you need a colonoscopy if you have not had one, for no other reason than the fact that you are over age 50, but particularly because of your pain. Other tests may be necessary depending on the findings on that test. See a gastroenterologist as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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After having dinner I used to feel abdominal discomfort. What symptom is this of?

After having dinner I used to feel abdominal discomfort. What symptom is this of?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can rough sex cause abdominal discomfort?

Can rough sex cause abdominal discomfort?

Sure: Some ligaments attached to the uterus may get painful and cause referred pain to the abdominal wall after rough sex. If this persists, get the area evaluated by a dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could hydrocele cause abdominal discomfort?

Sometimes: It might. It is called radiated pain. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
3,198 Doctors shared insights

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