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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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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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Server abdominal pain, wakes me at night and worse after bm. Some rectal bleeding. No hemorrhoid. Pain on left side and upper right. Possibly?

I won't try to guess: About diagnosis. See you have appendicitis listed under conditions. An assuming that you have had an appendectomy. I would encourage you to seek prompt medical evaluation for this combination of rectal bleeding and severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Moderate lower left abdominal pain this morning. Made worse by movement. I had moderate upper abdominal aching last night.

Moderate lower left abdominal pain this morning. Made worse by movement. I had moderate upper abdominal aching last night.

?muscular: Abdominal discomfort worsened by movement suggests a muscular origin like strained abdominal wall. Do you recall any strains? Localized left lower abdominal discomfort associated with tenderness on pressing there and change in bowel movements points toward colon irritation or inflammation..Have your md check you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Mild abdominal pain for two weeks. Worse after 5 pm. General decreased appetite all the time but especially at night. Elevated SED rate. Cause?

Mild abdominal pain for two weeks. Worse after 5 pm. General decreased appetite all the time but especially at night. Elevated SED rate. Cause?

Gastritis?: The information you provided is too little but suggests the possibility of stomach or liver disorder such as inflammation (gastritis or hepatitis), gastric ulcer or (as a worst case scenario) tumor. Consult a gastroeneterologist. ...Read more

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Last night/morning I have had some abdominal pain right above my belly button. It is tender to touch. Hurts worse when i bend down. I have no appendix?

Last night/morning I have had some abdominal pain right above my belly button. It is tender to touch. Hurts worse when i bend down. I have no appendix?

Epigastric hernia?: This could bean variety of things. If tender to the touch and worse with beating down it could be an entrapped or incarcerated hernia. There a re a variety of other intra-abdominal explanations that are possible but not likely to cause focal tenderness. ...Read more

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I have upper right abdominal pain, below ribs with a lump for about 4 days. The pain gets worse at night,neusa,right shoulder pain. What could it be?

R/o gall bladder dz: Pain beneath rt lower ribs, CR Rt upper abdomen and reference to rt shoulder , usually arise in conditions related to Gall bladder. need to r/o GB inflammation, a stone obstructing the GB duct and causing distended gall bladde asyou have nausea. Isthere any fever/chills. Please see your PCP when you have this obvious lump as an Ultrasound ewill help to r/o GB dz and also helps to r/o other condns ...Read more

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