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Having upper left abdominal pain. Similar to a cramp some get with exercise but im at rest. Heavy mensus 4 days through cycle. Upper ab pain worse aftr eating and nausea. Also anemic. ?

Having upper left abdominal pain. Similar to a cramp some get with exercise but im at rest. Heavy mensus 4 days through cycle. Upper ab pain worse aftr eating and nausea. Also anemic. ?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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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I have intense abdominal pain that hurts worse when i stand. Why is this?

I have intense abdominal pain that hurts worse when i stand. Why is this?

Several causes: There several causes for abdominal pain that would increase with standing. Basically, gravity causes internal organs to shift and increases pressure in different areas of the abdomen. Without knowing other symptoms or specifics about your pain it is difficult to list all the possibilities causing the pain. Would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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The lexatives make it worse sever abdominal pain with no bm plz what to do?

The lexatives make it worse sever abdominal pain with no bm plz what to do?

Obstruction?: First, stop the laxatives. Second, get to an emergency room for abdominal X-rays. Worst case scenario would be an obstruction. Continuing to self-treat could allow a bad situation to linger and get worse. ...Read more

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What can be causing chronic abdominal pain for about 10 years now on and off. All tests have came back normal but the pain is getting worse.

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Lots of negative tests is good news but i hear your frustration. ...Read more

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I have an undiagnosed abdominal pain I was in the pool yesterday and it was much worse even standing still could this be a hint to what the prob. Is?

I have an undiagnosed abdominal pain I was in the pool yesterday and it was much worse even standing still could this be a hint to what the prob. Is?

And pain: It is impossible to tell you what the pain is from but if you were swimming in the pool you may have strained your abd . Muscles. If the pain persists you need to see a doctor ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

Many possibilities: If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting over 4 hours, get to your doctor. If not, watch your diet. If you feel better with a low fat diet, it could be gallstones. Also hydrate and get your bowels moving. If your symptoms persist, an ultrasound, ekg and/or a scope of your upper GI tract should be considered. ...Read more

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Fell off a horse on tuesday. Have had abdominal pain since. Today (friday) it is worse. Should I have it checked out?

Fell off a horse on tuesday. Have had abdominal pain since. Today (friday) it is worse. Should I have it checked out?

Yes - now.: A fall from a horse is considered "blunt trauma". The most common serious abdominal injury from blunt trauma is a ruptured spleen which might cause exactly these symptoms. Without seeing you, there is no question that the symptoms you are describing merit a real examination and, at the discretion of the examiner, an abdominal ct scan. Please go now. You may be bleeding internally. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my mild to moderate abdominal pain over 5 days is appendicitis? Even though it hasn't got dramatically worse yet?

Is it possible that my mild to moderate abdominal pain over 5 days is appendicitis? Even though it hasn't got dramatically worse yet?

Possible: this is not a typical presentation. However, many patients presenting in an atypical fashion and can present in this manner, no less common.. There are many other causes of abdominal pain. you should seek physical examination and history by physician if it has not resolved. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain that gets worse with movement?

What causes abdominal pain that gets worse with movement?

Abdominal discomfort: Abdominal discomfort aggravated by movement more often is due to abdominal muscle strain/inflammation. However a more serious situation is when there is inflammation of an abdominal organ like the appendix,gall bladder,colon,etc and this inflammation is associated with tenderness and can also be worsened with motions of the abdomen and It would be most important to be examined by a physician ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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