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Can you tell me about Coumadin (warfarin) therapy for back, side and abdominal pain?

Can you tell me about Coumadin (warfarin) therapy for back, side and abdominal pain?

Not proper therapy: Coumadin (warfarin) is for blood clots in veins and should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor and monitored at least monthly by lab tests. It is not a treatment for pain. ...Read more

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 it normal to be bloated and feel a lot of abdominal pain during radiation therapy?

Is it normal to be bloated and feel a lot of abdominal pain during radiation therapy?

Yes: If treating in the abdomen with radiation, the intestines and stomach are rather sensitive. We see nausea, diarrhea, bloating and all of this can lead to feeling pain and discomfort. The level of this is patient dependent. Some feel very little while someone else gets the full enteritis that can even be seen on ct scans. We use various medications to treat these symptoms to complete treatment. ...Read more

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I am 42 y i did tah bso for endo 4.I am on anti estrogen therapy now I am having severe lower abdominal pain.Is it possible that endometriosis is back?

I am 42 y i did tah bso for endo 4.I am on anti estrogen therapy now I am having severe lower abdominal pain.Is it possible that endometriosis is back?

Possibly : I imagine that you had similar pains before surgery. It is unlikely to have endometriosis recur after the ovaries are removed unless they are giving you estrogen replacement. Endometriosis can cause scarring and adhesions along with the surgery, and some of these pains may have to do with old scarring but can be due to recurrence of endometriosis. ...Read more

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I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?

Upper abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain isn't always due to ulcers. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain that need to be considered. I suggest you consult with a clinician for a full evaluation, physical examination, and proper assessment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole  tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more

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After taxol (paclitaxel) reaction for 3b squamous nsclc, husband is on weekly treatment, 2 wks abraxane, then 1 w/ abraxane/carboplatin. Is it normal & effective?

After taxol (paclitaxel) reaction for 3b squamous nsclc, husband is on weekly treatment, 2 wks abraxane, then 1 w/ abraxane/carboplatin.  Is it normal & effective?

Yes its a good alter: If your husband has allergy to Taxol, (paclitaxel) then using Abraxane as an alternative is a good decision. This treatment works well in about half (50%) of the patients, not in the others. You will know within 6 to 8 weeks of chemotherapy treatments. ...Read more

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Husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction. Concurrent radation therapy. Is this an effective plan?

Yes it is!: This is the current recommended chemotherapy(along with concurrent radiotherapy) treatment plan. Hopefully it should work well. But it will take 6-8 weeks to see the full benefit. ...Read more

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Painful abdominal pain after heavy period a day early is this normal it s my first time like this!?

Sometimes: Occasionally it is quite painful but would recommend you see your OB doctor to make certain it isn't an ectopic pregnancy. ...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