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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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Burning pain in left shoulder and abdomen. Has happened before and usually lasts 1hr-3hrs. Abdomen pain still prodominate.

They're the same: The left shoulder pain is "referred pain" from the abdomen. The nerve supply to part of the shoulder originates from the same location as the nerve supply to some abdominal structures. Could be stomach, pancreas, gallbladder etc. (NOT kidneys.) Get it checked out. It may be something that's not serious now but could get serious later. ...Read more

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Also have lots of abdomen pain. pain in left shoulder, and legs?

Also have lots of abdomen pain. pain in left shoulder, and legs?

Also with what: We know you have abdominal pain,left sholder and pain in legs and also some other symptoms I suggest you make an appointment with your Doctor to find out what is ailng you ...Read more

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What is the cause of constant chest neck shoulder arm and abdomen pain, weak pulse and dizzyness?

What is the cause of constant chest neck shoulder arm and abdomen pain, weak pulse and dizzyness?

Any chest pain: Associated with dizziness is cardiac until proven otherwise. Get to an emergency room or your physician immediately. ...Read more

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Can your gallbladder cause you to have pain in the rt side of your back near your shoulder blade and severe indigestion but no abdomen pain?

Can your gallbladder cause you to have pain in the rt side of your back near your shoulder blade and severe indigestion but no abdomen pain?

Yes it can, not all-: -gall bladder disease does not follow the rules. So Ur symptoms can very well B referred pain from it. Also it is related 2 fatty foods. C Ur internist 4 eval. A physical xam as well as tests R needed 2 confirm the gall bladder as the culprit. ...Read more

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I've been having horrible abdominal pain in under my rib area, what is it and what can I do?

Severe ab pain = ER: Possible causes of upper abdominal pain: bile duct inflammation; gallstones; cancer; angina; heart attack; pneumonia;shingles gastritis; hepatitis; kidney infection, stone or cancer; hiatal hernia; pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, pericarditis; liver hemangioma or abscess; fecal impaction; bowel obstruction & injury. It is best to have chronic abd pain evaluated. Severe abdomnial pain = er. ...Read more

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What does it mean when all of a sudden you start having abdominal pain on you're left side close to the groin area??

What does it mean when all of a sudden you start having abdominal pain on you're left side close to the groin area??

Many possibilities: The range if possibilities is enormous. In an otherwise healthy person, a likely cause is simply the colon contracting to push along stool or gas. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain in area of neobladder?

Lower abdominal pain in area of neobladder?

UTI stone retention: Neobladders are made of bowel, thus a full neobladder may feel like abdominal pain, especially if the pain is similar to bowel gas. Many patients need to self catheterize to empty their bladders, thus bladder may not be emptying if you try to urinate normally. You shoul thus have your post void bladder residual urine measured by scan or cath. Pain may also be due to bladder stones or a uti. ...Read more

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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