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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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Severe. Abdominal pain under ribs on both sides, radiating to back.Also rectal bleeding. Day 5 progressively getting worse?

Severe. Abdominal pain under ribs on both sides, radiating to back.Also rectal bleeding. Day 5 progressively getting worse?

ULCER: You could be having a stomach ulcer that will explain the pain and some of the bleeding if it is getting worse you need to see your pcp that will referred you to a surgeon or GI specialist depends on the size of the town that you lives in you might need endoscopy and medical treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

Left abdominal pain: Your left side under the rib has stomach, spleen, pancreas, lungs, kidney, intestine and muscles. Any problem with one of them can cause pain. Please see your doctor for complete history and thorough examination with lab.Tests and us/ctscan of abdomen. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Ive been feeling an abdominal pain for 3-4 days. It is located on the left side of my abdomen, right beneath the ribs. No bruisers, no marks?

Ive been feeling an abdominal pain for 3-4 days. It is located on the left side of my abdomen, right beneath the ribs. No bruisers, no marks?

Not clear: This area is usually muscular disease. UP at this area can also be related to trauma.This can also be related to vigorous exercise to this area such as situps etc. If you are doing crunch of the abdomen wall this may do . See your doc if persist. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe right side abdominal pain with a lump below ribs?

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. You may need an ultrasound to help diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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Having severe right side abdominal pain with a lump below ribs. What could be wrong?

Having severe right side abdominal pain with a lump below ribs. What could be wrong?

Gallbladder: An inflamed, distended gallbladder may present with severe pain and a palpable fullness below the right ribs. You should see a physician soon if this persists. ...Read more

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Severe left abdominal pain under ribs & back, radiates down left side. Able to eat little- pain and nause gets worse and feel full quickly MRI normal?

Severe left abdominal pain under ribs & back, radiates down left side. Able to eat little- pain and nause gets worse and feel full quickly  MRI normal?

Stomach ulcer?: Gastritis? MRI may not show an ulcer or gastritis. See a GI specialist. I hope this helps. If you still have questions or concerns about this issue contact me at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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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