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I get really bad abdominal pain mostly at night?

I get really bad abdominal pain mostly at night?

Nonspecific: Abdominal pain is very nonspecific. Also, many aches and pains are seemingly worse at bedtime because people tend to have less things to think about. Peptic ulcer disease classically is worse around 1-2am due to peak acid production around this time inpatient people. See your doctor if it is bad enough or progressive for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

See a doctor: It could be many things because there's several different organs under it. You better see a doctor to get a full exam to find out the really cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad lower abdominal pain at night?

You can try ginger: to reduce discomfort. However, there really isn't enough info to have an good guess as to what is going on. If this is a chronic problem - then by all means, have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Everytime I I drink at night I wake up with abdominal pain at the bottom of my stomach but I've only had one or two drinks?

Everytime I I drink at night I wake up with abdominal pain at the bottom of my stomach but I've only had one or two drinks?

What do you drink: Might not be the alcohol might be the mixers. Do you get the pain when you don't drink? Is there any blood or black tarry stools? What relieves the pain ? What medications are you taking? Answers to these and other questions are needed to get to the bottom of your issue. ...Read more

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After episotomy i was given 625 mg agumentin. But after 5th day i vomitted at night and then was having mild abdominal pain. What can b the cause.

After episotomy i was given 625 mg agumentin. But after 5th day i vomitted at night and then was having mild abdominal pain. What can b the cause.

Could be the med: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good antibiotic but commonly causes intestinal upset. If your stitches don't look swollen and red the odds are you are fine. Episiotomies seldom get infected. More likely you had fever in labor and that's what be being.Treated. Call your doc and see if you need to continue. Fever means yes otherwise maybe you can stop. ...Read more

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3 weeks w/ sharp upper left abdominal pain that comes & goes, wakes me up at night, worse on empty stomach, periodically relieved if i eat. Help?

3 weeks w/ sharp upper left abdominal pain that comes & goes, wakes me up at night, worse on empty stomach, periodically relieved if i eat. Help?

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist may give you a definitive diagnosis. In your age, especially if at school and stressed out, it could be developing ulcers of the stomach or just some reflux. Make sure you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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