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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Overview)

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
3,198 Doctors shared insights

Abdominal Pain (Overview)

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

Took Clomid (clomiphene) 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 (clomiphene). ...Read more

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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.

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

Not the best results: There are only a few low powered, non randomized studies showing benefit for abdominal pain. It may work well initially but long term sustained results have not been shown. SCS works for some truncal pains that are nerve injury or inflammation related. You are young and if implanted will need lifelong maintenance of the device. Make sure you have seen a GI specialist who has diagnosed your issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for functional abdominal pain disorder?

Behavioral medicine: Interventions such as clinical hypnosis, breathing exercises, lifestyle changes, can all be helpful. Pease see a mental health professional. Peace and good health. An integrative doc can help also w/ natural remedies. ...Read more

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Help please! Is acupuncture an effective way to cure abdominal pain?

Help please! Is acupuncture an effective way to cure abdominal pain?

What's causing it?: May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious (? Appendicitis? Heart pain? Bowel obstruction? Gallbladder? Tumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...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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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my abdominal pain until I can see a doctor?

Abdominal Pain: It is difficult to answer the question without knowing the lacation of the pain, whether it is associated with vomiting, diarrhea, fever. If the pain is in upper abdomen in the middle and there is no vomiting or diarrhea, and it is not very severe, you may try rantidine or Prilosec like capsules from the pharmacy. But if pain is persistent and there is vomiting and/or you have fever, see your md. ...Read more

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I've been to the ER 4 times in the past 2 weeks with extreme abdominal pain. How do I prevent this?

I've been to the ER 4 times in the past 2 weeks with extreme abdominal pain. How do I prevent this?

Find the Cause.: Emergency rooms are ideal for one thing: emergencies. They focus on "ruling out" problems that are potentially life-threatening. Primary care drs. Are best at providing the follow-up you need to get to the bottom of the cause of your pain, which may include testing not done in ers and/or specialist referral. I suggest you follow-up with the doctor/clinic that the er referred you to. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recently, every time I wake up in the morning, I get a painful lower abdominal pain. It's sometimes real quick. I go be worried?

Recently, every time I wake up in the morning, I get a painful lower abdominal pain. It's sometimes real quick. I go be worried?

Cause?: There are many causes for lower abdominal or pelvic pain, including ovarian, intestinal, bladder causes. This should be reported to your doctor. ...Read more

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What leads to upper abdominal pain?

What leads to upper abdominal pain?

Many things: Could ne ulcer or gastritis which is inflamed stomach could be reflux or gallbladder problem
diet and anti acid different test including upper endoscopy could clear the confusion. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Lots: Literally-- esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, diaphragm. Occasionally even lung/ cardiac issues can masquerade as abdominal pain. Need more specifics I'm afraid. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things.: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Depends: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What to do for upper abdominal pain!?

Abdominal pain: There are numerous causes of abdominal pain. Best bet is to see your doctor to help sort it out. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Possible causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder disease, ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal cancer, etc. I advise you to see your doctor for further evaluation including a thorough medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and possible ultrasound, ct scan, or even upper endoscopy, depending on the above information. ...Read more

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What could be causing upper abdominal pain?

What could be causing upper abdominal pain?

Many: Need more history and information. Possibilities would be heartburn from reflux, stomach inflammation (gastritis), stomach ulcer, gallbladder, pancreatitis, and other possibilities. Would need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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What should I take for upper abdominal pain?

Find cause 1st-C MD: Many different diseases can cause abdominal pain, some mild, others serious. It is impossible to make even an educated guess without better-understanding the type, duration, and frequency of your pain; what brings it on, what relieves it; your age, sex, past history; physical examination findings; results of supportive tests which may include blood tests +/- x-rays. We can only do this in-person. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

Watch your diet: Abdominal pain upper right or left could indicate gallbladder disease it depend on if the pain is associated with food
it can be caused by constipation as well watch your bowel movement
it can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome that can cause bloating and pain secondary to spasm in the intestine triggered by food or stress. ...Read more

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Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

Really bad upper abdominal pain what to do??

See a doctor: There are many potential causes: gallbladder, pancreatitis, reflux, gastritis, ulcers. .. if you are having severe pain you should see a doctor urgently or go to the ER if you cannot wait. Delaying medical attention might lead to complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain. Need help, 911?

Can't help: Unless more detail. If pain is severe go to the emergency department for work-up. If not so severe, see your pcp and in either case provide more details. How long have you had this. Is it made worse or better by anything. Is there any associated symptoms etc. ...Read more

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Any advice on dealing with upper abdominal pain?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? Constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder. 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? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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Can I die from upper abdominal pain if I ignore it?

Yes: Depends on cause. Some things like perforated ulcer and pancreatitis can present this way. Other things like gallbladder attacks or heartburn are common. Can also be unusual sign of heart ischemia -angina- if worse with activity. Need full story and exam to narrow down. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

It could be: 100 different things, such as ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, hernia, zoster, muscle strain. Get your doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain. Cause? Can u explain.?

Many things: Your description is insufficient to make a diagnostic decision, but includes acid reflux, esophageal spasm, gastritis, gastric or peptic ulcer, pancreatic disease, biliary tract disease, colitis or colon tumor. More details and diagnostic tests are necessary to give you a more detailed answer. All of these possibilities should be ruled out by your physician as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I've had upper abdominal pain for about 6 days. What can this be?

I've had upper abdominal pain for about 6 days. What can this be?

Could be ucer: Epigastric pain which is the tip of your stomach could mean either ulcer or gastritis
negative ct scan does not mean you do not have a problem
stay on liquid or light diet take either Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) from over the counter with some anti acid make sure your bowels moving ok no constipation
if your symptoms does not improve your doctor should referred you for upper endoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Belly Pain (Definition)

Pain between the ...Read more