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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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Why does my abdominal pain stop when i'm off my feet but comes back when i'm sitting down?

Why does my abdominal pain stop when i'm off my feet but comes back when i'm sitting down?

Under Diaphram?: A possible cause maybe related to more pressure on diaphragm when seated, ...There are more questions to consider. An exam would really help. http://www.healthcentral.com/ency/408/003120_3.html. ...Read more

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I suddenly have severe lower abdominal pain, in the middle. I can hardly walk. I tried sitting down and a sharp pain went up my backside (butt).

I suddenly have severe lower abdominal pain,  in the middle. I can hardly walk. I tried sitting down and a sharp pain went up my backside (butt).

Abdominal pain: abdominal pain is difficult to diagnose in just 140 characters. If the pain is severe enough that you can't stand up straight, I would recommend going to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would a hip impingement cause lower quadrant pain or abdominal pain ? Right above the crease of the leg when sitting down at all ?

Would  a  hip impingement  cause  lower quadrant  pain or  abdominal  pain ?  Right  above  the  crease  of  the  leg  when  sitting   down  at  all ?

Its possible: It reminds me of an elderly patient i had recently, who did not fall but complained of rlq abd pain for several days. On exam, pain was in the area you describe. On workup, we found a right hip fracture. I'm not saying you have a hip fracture, but pain generated from the hip joint actually is felt more in the inguinal (groin) area, and not the lateral aspect everyone thinks of with a hip prob. ...Read more

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I have upper right abdominal pain when applying light pressure when standing and sitting, but nothing when laying down. What could this be?

I have upper right abdominal pain when applying light pressure when standing and sitting, but nothing when laying down. What could this be?

Hard 2 say no exam: Classically right upper quadrant pain is suspected to come from the gall bladder, but it is hard to give a clear diagnosis without more history and an actual exam and maybe some lab tests or an ultrasound exam to look at the gall bladder. This may well be the case where a exam by a doctor can provide better info then an internet based forum. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain and pressure last night i was fine. I had been sitting at the computer for about an hour. I got up to go to bed and i felt like i was having a baby. The pain and pressure in my pelvic was unreal. (i have 5 children) i laid down and th

You : You need to be evaluated by your doctor and have a complete evaluation. It could be caused by an intestinal issue, or it could be an ovarian cause as you still have your tubes in place. If your pain has continued, or if you have fever or vomiting, then go to the emergency room for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 12 weeks pregnant. I have been having sharp on and off abdominal pain for 3 days now while sitting, laying down, sleeping. I tried to walk around, but it did not relieve it. Should i go to the ER? I'm worried.

I am 12 weeks pregnant. I have been having sharp on and off abdominal pain for 3 days now while sitting, laying down, sleeping. I tried to walk around, but it did not relieve it. Should i go to the ER? I'm worried.

Call your OB now: Call your OB now and discuss with your OB about your symptoms. If you are not able to talk to your OB now- then you go to er for more eval. Don't wait anymore. ...Read more

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Upper abdomen pain. Bloating and pressure - especially when sitting. Laying down feels better. Can now feel a little cramping in lower abdomen. ?

Belly pain: You give me too little information. How old are you? What meds do you take? Had this before? Sounds like cramps perhaps with menses? Trust you are not pregnant. Recommend you see Dr if not better. ...Read more

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Lower r abdominal pain when sitting bending position, it goes away once I move to a upright position. Also had pain while climbing stairs 2 days ago?

Acute or chronic : Rlq abd pain stems from multiple sources. Acutely with fever can be appendicitis. For females, ovarian related or pelvis pathologies. Malignancies to colon. Diverticular disease of the colon. You may need imaging for further diagnosis. ...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