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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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Please explain why have i been having abdominal pain only at night with stiff legs for the past week the same thing happened?

Please explain why have i been having abdominal pain only at night with stiff legs for the past week the same thing happened?

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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I have been having sharp abdominal pain only at night for the last 3 weeks. I have gas and bloody stools. Do i need to see a doctor what can I do?

I have been having sharp abdominal pain only at night for the last 3 weeks. I have gas and bloody stools. Do i need to see a doctor what can I do?

See a doctor: Bloody stool can be serious and needs evaluation. Bleeding from any orifice is potentially serious. At age 18, my guess is that your diet is low in fiber and you have constipation (gas and abdominal pain) and hemorrhoids (bloody stools). A plant-based diet (whole, unprocessed plants, like vegetables, fruit and grain and nuts) is key. But have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad lower abdominal pain at night?

You can try ginger: to reduce discomfort. However, there really isn't enough info to have an good guess as to what is going on. If this is a chronic problem - then by all means, have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I get really bad abdominal pain mostly at night?

Nonspecific: Abdominal pain is very nonspecific. Also, many aches and pains are seemingly worse at bedtime because people tend to have less things to think about. Peptic ulcer disease classically is worse around 1-2am due to peak acid production around this time inpatient people. See your doctor if it is bad enough or progressive for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been having bad abdominal pain that came on suddenly last night and won't stop what could this be?

I've been having bad abdominal pain that came on suddenly last night and won't stop what could this be?

Get checked: Severe abdominal pain can be due to many serious medical problems such as appendicitis, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, acute gastritis, perforated peptic ulceration, inflamed gall bladder, diverticulitis, etc. You need to be examined by your md. ...Read more

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I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

See a doctor: It could be many things because there's several different organs under it. You better see a doctor to get a full exam to find out the really cause. ...Read more

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Had growing left abdominal pain throughout yesterday. Was excruciating last night to the point of exhaustion. Now there is pain on the right side.

Had growing left abdominal pain throughout yesterday. Was excruciating last night to the point of exhaustion. Now there is pain on the right side.

Need more info: 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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Fri i woke @night with bad abdominal pain.Took meds was gone in 1/2hour.Since yest.I've had pain in lower rite abdomen hurts 2touch.Af is 4 days late?

Go to the Doctor: Please sign off of the internet and go see your family doctor or gynecologist today. You have pain. You have pain to touch. You have pain that is persisting. Please there are limits to the internet and you need to be seen. ...Read more

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