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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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I am getting upper abdomen pain most of the day and after eating food it is reducing.should i concern about this?

I am getting upper abdomen pain most of the day and after eating food it is reducing.should i concern about this?

Ulcer pain??: The best thing would be that you have an ulcer. It is, and has been for a number of years, a treatable medical condition- with 2 antibiotics and an antacid for about 3 weeks. If that doesn't work see your doc to look for nastier things-I.e. Stomach cancer, et. al. ...Read more

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Why only after eating the main meal of the day, getting severe pain in upper eft abdomen? Pain oes away completely after two hours or so.

Pin after meals: Most likely the culprit is the stomach itself. Either an ulcer or just hyperacidity can cause such pain which gets better once the food passes further. You should see a GI specialist who can specifically diagnose these issues. In the mean time, avoid fatty food and high calorie diet. Fruits and veggies can help. ...Read more

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What could upper abdomen pain after eating and unbearable chest pain when laid flat at night be please?

What could upper abdomen pain after eating and  unbearable chest pain when laid flat at night be please?

Ulcer and reflux: You may well have a peptic ulcer and reflux disease. I recommend proceeding with an endoscopy and at the same time exclude an h pylori infection. ...Read more

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Upper abdomen pain and bloating, always after eating bread?

Upper abdomen pain and bloating, always after eating bread?

Celiac, gluten intol: Approximately 6 percent of patients are gluten sensitive. One percent of patients have celiac. Gluten found in flour which makes bread can cause bloating and cramping in patients with celiac or gluten sensitvity. Your doctor can do tests like blood work and endoscopy to check for this. ...Read more

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Late period,negative pregnancy test, UTI,upper abdominal pain+upper left pain,nausea,vomiting,pain worse after eating. right flank pain. Help?!

Late period,negative pregnancy test, UTI,upper abdominal pain+upper left pain,nausea,vomiting,pain worse after eating. right flank pain. Help?!

Gallbladder: You are very young and I don't have the benefit of seeing and examining you in person. Based on the whole constellation of symptoms though, I would think that you are having problems with you gallbladder. The symptom of the pain getting worse after eating, is what tips me to thinking it is your gallbladder, Especially if you are eating greasy and / or spicy food frequently. ...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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Slight abdominal pain about inch above the belly button and sometimes an inch below the belly button. Tends to get worse after eating. 3 weeks now. ?

Time for check-up: Peri-umbilical discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be related. Get checked please. ...Read more

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I have upper middle abdominal pain, paleness, chills and dizziness, all made worse about 20 minutes after eating anything. What's going on??

I have upper middle abdominal pain, paleness, chills and dizziness, all made worse about 20 minutes after eating anything. What's going on??

Non-cardiac pyrosis?: For food-associated epigastric pain, reduce consumption of spicy, greasy food, mints, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, & eating before bedtime. Lose weight as warranted. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Stop smoking, alcohol, nonprescribed NSAID's. Consider a 2-4 week trial of over-the-counter PPI's (Prilosec, Nexium, (esomeprazole) etc). & still no relief, don't delay medical eval pls ...Read more

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After eating I keep getting left side abdominal pain. Dull Ache when sitting but worse on movement. I've had this On/off for months. Any idea why?

After eating I keep getting left side abdominal pain. Dull
Ache when sitting but worse on movement. I've had this On/off for months. Any idea why?

Depends: If it is the left upper quadrant by your ribs it is likely gas to air in your stomach. If it is lower it could be intestinal or ovarian or kidney related. Best thing is to get checked to make sure things are where it should be . Good luck ...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