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Abdominal Pain And The Wrong Diagnosis
I have been having abdominal pain for the past year 1/2 and can't find anything wrong. Is there any suggestions as to what it might be?
A year and a half: If you have only abdominal pain in the absence of other symptoms, and it's been going on for 1.5 years, you may have chronic abdominal pain. If you also have constipation, it could be IBS. Regardless, you might respond well to medications. A GI can make sure nothing more serious is causing your pain, and prescribe medications to make you feel better. ...Read more
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
Wow--get help now.: Unlike other organs, like your skin, the gi/gu/gyn tracts have few nerve endings that pinpoint pain sensations. Discomfort originating from your esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, colon, bladder, female organs, and prostate can be mistaken by your brain to instead be originating from the back or belly. Your doctor may ask about changes with meals, position, stooling, urinating, get help. ...Read more
I have a slight abdominal pain and diahhrea that is a yellowish brown color but won't go away what's wrong?!?
Time to see doctor: It's impossible to give advice based on your limited information--what have u tried, where does it hurt, what are the accompanying symptoms? Persistent abdominal discomfort can originate from the large ;/or small intestine, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, female organs, muscles or hernia of the abdominal wall, bladder, etc. You needs examination & testing. Go see the doctor please. ...Read more
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 diagnostic and/or treatment plans. Right lower abdominal pain is always concerning for appendicitis which is a surgical emergency. ...Read more
I had an abortion 2 months ago and I am now experiencing abdominal pain for weeks now... What is wrong with me?
Too vague : There are hundreds of possibilities. You need to be more specific...where is it, for how long, what type of pain, anything make it worse or better, what have you tried to treat it? A complaint of pain is just not enough information to do anything with. Sorry. ...Read more
More info: . When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Is it related to eating? 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? If it is not too bad you can schedule an appt with your md. If severe, go to er. ...Read more
I feel sick I have right lower abdominal pain I have a history of pain but it's worse now than ever before what could be wrong?
More info needed: Persistent right lower abdominal discomfort could be due to an inflamed appendix, an inflamed segment of intestine(ileitis) or right ovarian problems. If the discomfort is persistent and/or worsening, it definitely calls for an examination by your physician who would order the appropriate blood tests, ultrasound, etc. ...Read more
My mum suffers from sharp pain on the right side of her back and abdominal pain. The doctors can't tell what is wrong with her. ?
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