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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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Ultrasound:Normal sized pancreas with non-parencymal disease. Elevated lipase level 111. Vomiting, abdominal pain. Is it pancreatitis?

Ultrasound:Normal sized pancreas with non-parencymal disease. Elevated lipase level 111. Vomiting, abdominal pain. Is it pancreatitis?

Maybe: The fact that ultrasound didn't see anything does not mean you don't have pancreatitis . Laboratory data is needed to complete the work up for possible pancreatitis. Actually CT is better ...Read more

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Can upper left abdominal pain mean I have pancreatitis?

Can upper left abdominal pain mean I have pancreatitis?

Abdominal: Pancreatitis can cause upper abdominal pain.There are other conditions like peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome which can also cause similar pain.Please see your M.D. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think i might have pancreatitis. I have really bad abdominal pain which feel like i'm being stabbed? Is that it?

Get a test: While pancreatitis is a stabbing pain- you should have blood tests and maybe radiology tests to confirm the diagnosis. You didn't mention where the pain was and many other causes of stabbing pain exist. Have your doctor evaluate you for your pain. ...Read more

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When should I suspect that the abdominal pain is of pancreatic original? (pancreatitis)

When should I suspect that the abdominal pain is of pancreatic original? (pancreatitis)

Pancreatitis: Inflammation of pancreas is seen in people with alcohol , gallstones and due to medicine side effect presents with severe abdominal pai in the pit of stomach going to back nausea vomiting fever pain is generally constant. ...Read more

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Severe l.u.q. abdominal pain. Multiple imaging studies show no abnormalities. Lipase normal. Amylase 124 (ref. range 28 to 100). Is this pancreatitis?

Severe l.u.q. abdominal pain. Multiple imaging studies show no abnormalities. Lipase normal. Amylase 124 (ref. range 28 to 100). Is this pancreatitis?

Nerve?: Left upper quadrant pain can be caused by gastritis, pancreaitits, splenic problems and may be associated with nerve problems such as zoster. Since imaging and blood work are normal, this is not pancreatitis. Followup with physician for evaluation for possible gastritis or zoster. If you develop a rash in the area, the diagnosis of zoster would be most likely. ...Read more

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I had abdominal pain. Vomitted for 2 times. Got hospitalized. Elevated lipase level 111. Doc says its pancreatitis, but i had doubt. Maybe its not?

I had abdominal pain. Vomitted for 2 times. Got hospitalized. Elevated lipase level 111. Doc says its pancreatitis, but i had doubt.  Maybe its not?

Pancreatitis: Yes, it could be a pancreatitis. Alcohol consumption , gallbladder stones with obstruction of the pancreatic duct are some of the causes. Amylase and lipase levels will be increased in pancreatitis. Your doctor may order US or CT of your abdomen to diagnose the gallbladder or pancreas diseases. ...Read more

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Im having abdominal pain in my upper left quadrant aswell as back pain, I've had for 8 days. Im not sure if its needed to go to the ER or wait 4 days for an appointment. Im fearful of pancreatitis.

Depends: If you've had the pain for eight days it is less likely to be pancreatitis as by now it would have gotten so bad you would have gone to the er by now. If you can still eat and drink enough and it doesn't cause the pain to increase, then you probably could wait for your appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...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