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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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Symptom: cold sweats, abdominal pain, feeling nervous?

Anxiety?: Physical cause/contribution is#1 then a thorough psychiatric evaluation. We can & will help you. I am not comfortable being more specific because that iss what needs to be done. As this could be quite serious, I am urging a visit to your local er. Don't know know? Dial 911 now! ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain a symptom of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state?

Can be: But hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a medical emergency. If there is any consideration, check your blood sugar immediately and contact medical assistance of some sort. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain a usual symptom of intestinal ischemia?

Is abdominal pain a usual symptom of intestinal ischemia?

Intestinal Ischemia: Symptoms of acute intestinal ischemia: sudden abdominal pain that may range from mild to severe; an urgent need to have a bowel movement: frequent, forceful bowel movements; tenderness or swelling in the abdomen; blood in your stool; nausea or vomiting or both ; fever. ...Read more

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What could stabbing abdominal pain and repeated vomiting be a symptom of?

What could stabbing abdominal pain and repeated vomiting be a symptom of?

Ulcer or GB disease : Either an ulcer or gallbladder disease could cause these symptoms. See you health care provider asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

Rarely: For liver pain to develop, the most common problem is expansion of the capsule due to an enlarging malignancy. The most common liver disease is fibrosis or cirrhosis secondary to alcoholism, or hepatitis. Here the primary complication is portal hypertension wherein the liver produces ascites. ...Read more

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Teenager with severe abdominal pain. Eats a ton of salt. Could the salt be causing her issues, or could the craving actually be a symptom?

Teenager with severe abdominal pain.  Eats a ton of salt. Could the salt be causing her issues, or could the craving actually be a symptom?

Severe abdominal pai: Salt as in spoonfuls? Or salty food. Either way the pain in the stomach needs to be evaluated further with more history such as nausea , vomiting, diarrhea, fever , bloody bowel movements, etc. ...Read more

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Does the symptom abdominal pain mean that I have acute myelogenous leukemia?

Does the symptom abdominal pain mean that I have acute myelogenous leukemia?

Hmmmm....: While abdominal pain can be seen in patients with AML at diagnosis, for example from splenic infiltration by leukemia cells, bleeding or clotting episodes, etc., this is far from the first (or even 10th) thing that i think of in a patient with abdominal pain.. I'm wondering why you are making this connection. Sounds like you need to have a frank conversation about this concern with your dr. ...Read more

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How severe would the abdominal pain from a perforated colon be? And is constipation a possible symptom of perforated colon?

How severe would the abdominal pain from a perforated colon be? And is constipation a possible symptom of perforated colon?

Variable and yes...: ...but the likelihood of spontaneous colonic perforation is low in an otherwise healthy 21 year male. You're clearly concerned, & should on that basis seek medical evaluation. Sorry, but you haven't given us here enough information about how you feel or your circumstances to offer an intelligent differential list for your distress. ...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