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I am having very bad lower left side abdominal pain. It feels like contractions. I feel like I am about to have diarrhea but cannot go.

I am having very bad lower left side abdominal pain. It feels like contractions. I feel like I am about to have diarrhea but cannot go.

NO history.: It isunclear as to how old you are. If you are greater than 40 there is a chance you have diverticular disease or even inflammatory bowel disease. if this is entirely new could you be constipated? When did you go last? See your doc and best wishes. ...Read more

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Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


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Am not pregnant but am having server abdominal pain feels like labour contraction?

Am not pregnant but am having server abdominal pain feels like labour contraction?

Possibilities: If you are sure you are not pregnant then other possibilities are: pelvic infection, uterine fibroma (benign mass in the womb), ovarian cysts, endometriosis, ovarian torsion. If pain is that severe go to the nearest ED for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I have been having bad abdomen pain. It wakes me up early in the morning starts from each side to middle, feels like contractions?

For the past 2 days I have been having bad abdomen pain. It wakes me up early in the morning starts from each side to middle, feels like contractions?

See a doctor.: Stomach pain requires an evaluation by a doctor at this time. Do not eat or take a laxative. You may need testing for pregnancy and bowel obstruction. You could have a problem with your tube or ovary or appendix. ...Read more

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I have had a few different times where I have severe abdomen pain feels like contractions. And then followed by diarrhea. Followed by more cramping.

I have had a few different times where I have severe abdomen pain feels like contractions. And then followed by diarrhea. Followed by more cramping.

Diarrhea: This sounds like some colon inflammation. It could be infectious, inflammatory bowel (Crohn's or Ulcerative colitiis), or some lesion extrinsic to the colon producing irritation leading to these symptoms. This needs evaluation professionally. Suggest you see a GI doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Almost two weeks late negative home and clinic pregnancy test, lower abdomen pain like contractions, white discharge headaches fatigue and nausea?

Almost two weeks late negative home and clinic pregnancy test, lower abdomen pain like contractions, white discharge headaches fatigue and nausea?

Hormone imbalance: If your cycle is late, you will want to rule out pregnancy. If pregnancy test is negative, then there may be other factors to consider. Stress, not taking birth control correctly, switching to a different type of birth control, or stopping birth control can alter pattern. Your current symptoms may signal the coming of your cycle. See your doctor to help balance your hormones and minimize symptoms. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Upper abdominal pain for two days now. Right under my chest. Painful to press. Pain never goes away but does get better at times. Feels kind of like a?

Doctor can evaluate: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). An infection with H. pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains (an acid blocker can help). One needs more evaluation by her primary care doctor. Heart disease, rib and cartilage problems, pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Ever since last friday, I have been having upper abdominal pain on and off. It feels like that feeling you get when you're hungry and you haven't eate?

Ever since last friday, I have been having upper abdominal pain on and off. It feels like that feeling you get when you're hungry and you haven't eate?

Possible gastritis: Could be gastritis - the irritation from something that you have taken, medications, alcohol, excess acid, bile reflux or virus can lead to "hunger pains" without actually being hungry. Similar symptoms can occur with patients with peptic ulcer disease. Treatment is to remove the inciting cause, e.g. Alcohol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, treating with antacids. If persistent, see md. ...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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Left Upper abdominal pain that hurts when I touch it. It also hurts when I breath deeply. I feel it some in my back as well. What could it be?

Left Upper abdominal pain that hurts when I touch it. It also hurts when I breath deeply. I feel it some in my back as well. What could it be?

Plenty: In that area, your lung, spleen, stomach, ribs, muscles, skin and kidney could be involved. Without any history or physical exam we will not be able to identify the exact cause. It will therefore be best to have you see your doctor or if you are in severe pain to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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What leads to upper abdominal pain?

What leads to upper abdominal pain?

Many things: Could ne ulcer or gastritis which is inflamed stomach could be reflux or gallbladder problem
diet and anti acid different test including upper endoscopy could clear the confusion. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Lots: Literally-- esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, diaphragm. Occasionally even lung/ cardiac issues can masquerade as abdominal pain. Need more specifics I'm afraid. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things.: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Depends: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What to do for upper abdominal pain!?

Abdominal pain: There are numerous causes of abdominal pain. Best bet is to see your doctor to help sort it out. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Possible causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder disease, ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal cancer, etc. I advise you to see your doctor for further evaluation including a thorough medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and possible ultrasound, ct scan, or even upper endoscopy, depending on the above information. ...Read more

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