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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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What could cause bouts of dizziness associated with generalized abdominal pain in a 70yr old female with dm and htn?

What could cause bouts of dizziness associated with generalized abdominal pain in a 70yr old female with dm and htn?

What's your FSBG...: ...(that's fingerstickbloodglucose) when you feel dizzy? What's your blood pressure. What meds do you take for treatment? Have you been taking them or not? Do you feel any differently in any other ways? Have you told your doc about this? I'm sure s/he'd want to know, and i recommend you follow-up now. ...Read more

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I had a complete hysterectomy 15 yrs. Ago; why have i had some vaginal bleeding with moderate lower abdominal pain? I have had no female reproductive system at all for 15 yrs. On and off vaginal bleeding accompanied with lower moderate abdominal pain. I

Your : Your symptoms are very concerning and you need a full gynecological workup. Even though you had a full hysterectomy, you may still have a cervix, and that can cause problems. Other vaginal problems can cause bleeding. Please call your ob-gyn and arrange a complete evaluation. If you have increased bleeding, pain, or light-headedness/fainting, then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I'm a 53 year old female. I have severe ruq abdominal pain. What could be causing it?

I'm a 53 year old female. I have severe ruq abdominal pain. What could be causing it?

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm & lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, & skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Lots to consider here. ...Read more

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Hello I'm hoping you may have answers for me. I'm a 22 year old female who has had chronic abdominal pain for the past year and a half now. I've had 5?

Hello I'm hoping you may have answers for me. I'm a 22 year old female who has had chronic abdominal pain for the past year and a half now. I've had 5?

Consultation advised: Hi Melissa. Would like to help but as you can see this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis and doesn't allow for you to fully describe your problem. An online consultation at Health Tap should be helpful. Hopefully you will get good advice about your problem. ...Read more

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Female lower right quadrant abdominal pain, should I be concerned?

Female lower right quadrant abdominal pain, should I be concerned?

See your doctor: ASAP. RLQ pain, among other things, is associated with appendicitis which is a surgical emergency. Patients with RLQ abdominal pain should not delay seeking medical advice / treatment. In females, ovarian conditions should be considered in the evaluation or RLQ pain as well. ...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