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Abdominal Pain Pale Stools
Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. 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
I've had lower left abdominal pain with black coffee ground stools mixed with formed pale stools. should I go to the emergency room, or can I wait?
I've had soft stools that are pale and some abdominal pain for a week now, im only 20. I had diarrhea last weekend. When should I see a doctor?
I've had left abdominal pain, clay stools, my skin is now pale and my joints are really sore. What should I do?
My 5yr old has had sporadic diarrhea/low grade fever off/on over 4weeks. Now she has fatigue, no appetite, pale stool, mild abdominal pain.
Not sure yet: I strongly suggest you have your child see his/her pediatrician. What you describe could be as simple as a prolonged gastroenteritis (i.e. Stomach bug) but the duration makes me worry that it may be something else. I can't be more specific without an exam and a lot more questions. Be sure to write down the frequency of stools, their color/consistency, and any other symptoms (nausea/vomiting, etc. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have constant bloating with irregular bowel movements for 5 months, now my stool is pale yellow and pink with severe abdominal pain, any help?
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