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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 stomach region or belly.

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What causes abdominal pain and painful urination?

What causes abdominal pain and painful urination?

Could be Cystitis: Cystitis (urinary bladder inflammation/infection) tend to cause abdominal pain (pressure in lower pelvis) and painful urination (dysuria). It is most commonly caused by bacterial infection and then it is referred to as urinary tract infection. Diagnosis can be made by urinalysis and urine culture. Other causes include kidney stones, urethritis, sexually transmitted diseases and drugs/irritants. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have abdominal pain and black, grainy stools?

What does it mean to have abdominal pain and black, grainy stools?

Melena?: Black, mushy (tarry), malodorous stools combined with abdominal pain could be related to gastrointestinal bleeding. This would warrant prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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How do I treat my abdominal pain caused by ibprufen ?

How do I treat my abdominal pain caused by ibprufen ?

Antacids: Over the counter antacid medication and stopping the Ibuprofen should do the trick. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Took Clomid 50mg (3-7). Now on cd10, having lower abdominal discomfort and painful intercourse. Also feel pain in right ovary. ?

Took Clomid 50mg (3-7). Now on cd10, having lower abdominal discomfort and painful intercourse. Also feel pain in right ovary. ?

Common: Sounds pretty normal to me depending on how bad the intercourse pain is. Consider checking with the doctor who gives you the clomid. ...Read more

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Back pain (Tip)

Back pain

Control back pain by losing excess abdominal weight and maintaining strong core muscles. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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How is abdominal pain treated?

How is abdominal pain treated?

Find the cause first: There are so many different diseases that can cause abdominal pain. Accordingly, in order to treat the pain, we first have to make a diagnosis. Your first stop should be to your primary care physician's office. They will take a detailed history and examination to help narrow down the causes. Testing will usually follow, which may include labs, ultrasound, ct, and/or endoscopy. ...Read more

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Has spinal cord stimulation been used for treating chronic abdominal pain? I am in the process of pre-qualifying for this device.

Not Aware: I am not aware of any such indication for spinal cord stimulation. There are implanted GI stimulators that stimulate peristalisis but these are connected to the nerves associated with the bowels. I doubt that any insurer would approve payment for your problem. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more

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