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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. 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 had lower left abdominal pain for a week tonight it is worse especially when I cough and move?

I have had lower left abdominal pain for a week tonight it is worse especially when I cough and move?

Left sided pain: Discomfort in this area may be from a strained/inflamed abdominal muscle, colon inflammation like diverticulitis or colitis or to ovarian or other pelvic disorders. Because your symptoms are worsening, and if there is associated tenderness, you should be examined by a physician tonight. ...Read more

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I'm having abdominal pain on my left side that's getting worse and now with a cough and headache.what could this be?

I'm having abdominal pain on my left side that's getting worse and now with a cough and headache.what could this be?

Upper abdomen?: If you are having pain in the left upper abdomen and then develop a cough you could have one of several things. Most likely is a viral infection but could be acid reflux or possibly a lung infection. ...Read more

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Left sided abdominal pain hurts when i move, cough, etc, rectal pressure, going on for 5 days?

L abdominal pain: May be constipation, versus diverticulitis ( an inflammtion in colon) versus ovarian pathology or ectopic or vaginitis ( I have seen it with this-mycoplasma ureoplasma respionds to Zithro )/ F/U today with doc/urgent care . Diverticulitis needs antibitoics may need sonogram or xray/CT check HCG as well. ...Read more

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Dry cough with abdominal pain? Feel full even just eating a little food?

Dry cough with abdominal pain? Feel full even just eating a little food?

Gastroparesis: Many of your symptoms sound like those of someone with gastroparesis, or slow emptying of the stomach. This may contribute to gastroesophageal reflux, and you might want to ask your doctor if it makes sense to assess for the possibility of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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What ca cause lower abdominal pain on my left side when I cough?

What ca cause lower abdominal pain on my left side when I cough?

LLQ pain on coughing: May be from constipation, diverticulitis( pain on pressing?), ovaries/vagina( discharge? ovulation?pain on pressing?). Sometime musculoskeletal if very active or hernia Would make sure not constipated and then consider possible CT if persists and you are not pregnant f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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What may be causing lower right abdominal pain that isn't too noticeable until I cough/laugh and I feel a sharp pain?

Hernia?: Those maneuvers increase your abdominal pressure and can exacerbate an abdominal hernia. Careful exam may show this otherwise an imaging test. ...Read more

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Sudden upper left abdominal pain could this be a cough strain?

Sudden upper left abdominal pain could this be a cough strain?

Possibly: Assuming that you have no other antecedent events, and had a coughing spell, this pain could be musculoskeletal, i.e. Muscle strain, since vigorous coughing does utilize abdominal and chest wall muscles. However if it was preceded by other events, such as vomiting, abdominal pain, swallowing a foreign object such as a fish bone, falling, etc., then if the pain worsens, you should see your md. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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