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Belly 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. 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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Is cramping abdominal pain and distention an intestinal blockage in person with incisional and umbilical hernias? Have crohn's, previous volulous.

Is cramping abdominal pain and distention an intestinal blockage in person with incisional and umbilical hernias? Have crohn's, previous volulous.

Could be.: All four of the disease processes you gave could cause those symptoms. If you have those symptoms with your history, you need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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What could be causing severe abdominal distention & off and on upper abdominal pain?

What could be causing severe abdominal distention & off and on upper abdominal pain?

More info: There are many causes of abdo pain. 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? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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I have abdominal distention, nausea, lower right back pain, and lower right abdominal pain.What could this be?

I have abdominal distention, nausea, lower right back pain, and lower right abdominal pain.What could this be?

Many possibilities: But appendicitis and kidney stones should be considered. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical of this problem. Additional lab tests will also be helpful. This workup will allow your doctor to narrow the possible diagnoses to the most likely and make a treatment plan with you. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea that smells like ammonia also abdominal distention and dull abdominal pain relieved with mylanta. ?

Diarrhea: It is such a common complaint and so non-specific with regards to causation that it is necessary to be seen by a physician and undergo testing before one can even begin to speculate. With abdominal pain you should probably be seen soon, although not necessarily an emergency. Call you family doctor and make an appt. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain

What causes abdominal pain

Abdominal pain: A large text book would not do justice in answering this question. Most common causes worldwide include viral gastroenteritis and constipation. Duration and location of the pain will provide a better answer. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain: There is a long list of causes for abdominal pain like reflux, angina, heart attack, gall stones, pancreatitis, gastric ulcer, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel disease , orphans disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, ovarian cyst , ovarian cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, dysmenorrhoea, constipation etc. See doctor please. http://patient.info/health/abdominal-pain-leaflet ...Read more

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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