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I have pain starting just under the diaphragm, what should I do?

I have pain starting just under the diaphragm, what should I do?

Epigastric pain: Most commonly, epigastric pain is the result of overeating, drinking alcohol while eating, or consuming greasy or spicy foods. Epigastric pain can be caused by digestive conditions such as acid reflux or lactose intolerance. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is another possible cause of epigastric pain. Inflammatory diseases or cancers affecting the gallbladder, pancreas or stomach are poss. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Need advice on what is the the treatment for a subcutaneous abscess on the abdomen?

Need advice on what is the the treatment for a subcutaneous abscess on the abdomen?

I & D: The standard of care would be to make a small incision and allow it to drain. If for some reason it can't be incised than ir doctors can drain using ultrasound or ct. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a spot/abscess on my abdomen however i am concerned as around this is inflamed red ripple-like skin, any idea what this is?

I have what appears to be a spot/abscess on my abdomen however i am concerned as around this is inflamed red ripple-like skin, any idea what this is?

You said it...: A picture is worth... well you know. But you describe inflamed skin which would be simply just that and may simply subside by itself, or this may be a "clogged" infected hair follicle (folliculitis), skin infection (cellulitis), pus pocket of infection (abscess), an allergic reaction to an insect bite... The would be the most common. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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My son continues to get what i think are small abscess on his lower abdomen but this time it is bigger & hurts with diarrhea. Suggestions ?

My son continues to get what i think are small abscess on his lower abdomen but this time it is bigger & hurts with diarrhea. Suggestions ?

Abscess: It can be one of the worst bacterial infections called mrsa. Your son needs to be seen by his pediatrician who will definitely do a culture to see what kind of infection it is. He might need antibiotics. Diarrhea can be a co-incidence or may be related to the infection. Start giving him pedialyte 4-6 ounces for each diarrhea..... But consult his pediatrician soon. ...Read more

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Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix. Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?

Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix.  Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?

Nonspecific : These symptoms are not specific to anything wrong related to the appendectomy, nor do they sound specific to something dangerous. If it gets worse or continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My appendix ruptured and doctor said my body "walled the infection off" does that mean an abscess ? And also does that mean the infection did not spill into my entire abdomen?

My appendix ruptured and doctor said my body "walled the  infection off" does that mean an abscess ? And also does that mean the infection did not spill into my entire abdomen?

No, and yes: No, it doesn't necessarily mean an abscess, but it could turn in to one. Yes, the infection did not spill into the entire abdominal cavity. In this situation, usually you avoid operating in the acute setting, then have to decide whether or not to remove the appendix 6-8weeks (or more) down the road. ...Read more

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Is what the doctor told my ex true? My ex boyfriend is known for getting abscess. It started out as a pilonidal cyst the was surgical removed. After that he started getting abscess all over his lower abdomen and inner tighs. None of the doctors he went to

Is what the doctor told my ex true? My ex boyfriend is known for getting abscess. It started out as a pilonidal cyst the was surgical removed. After that he started getting abscess all over his lower abdomen and inner tighs. None of the doctors he went to

Infectious Disease: He should consider seeing an infectious disease specialist. These are two unrelated entities. Without knowing anything else, he seems to have a susceptibility to staph infections. He should see an infectious disease expert for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen.  Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Check with surgeon: Other issues may be causing this, i.e. Persistence of a peri-rectal component, or constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Don't let this answer your question. Confirm with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Severe abdomen/groin/genital pain after bowel movement. Can't stand upright at all. Pain constant for 4 days. Worsens at times and after bm. Could it be fibroid or abscess? Thinking of going to er.

See a doctor: This pain could be due to an abscess, perianal fistula, hemorroids, or possibly fibroid. Whatever the cause, it sounds like the symptoms are severe enough for you to see a doctor soon; they can decide if a ct would be appropriate to figure out the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a link between abdomen pain (effecting liver area, stomach, and intestinal), pressured headaches (with occasional dizziness) and abscesses?

Is there a link between abdomen pain (effecting liver area, stomach, and intestinal), pressured headaches (with occasional dizziness) and abscesses?

Perhaps: It is possible as there is new evidence the gut can affect the central nervous system leading to headaches and dizziness. There are also gastrointestinal diseases that have associated CNS symptoms. I am not sure where the abscess that you refer to is located. Please see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen temples, lymph node swelling in the neck and chest, abdomen and groin, anemia, weakness and abcesses near lymph node areas, ?

What can cause swollen temples, lymph node swelling in the neck and chest, abdomen and groin, anemia, weakness and abcesses near lymph node areas, ?

Too many problems to: We can not sort out all your problems via email messages. You need to go see a doctor who can give you a complete physical exam and run tests to confirm what you say you have wrong before we can tell you what is causing you these multiple problems and clarify your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the subdiaphragmatic or subphrenic?

What is the subdiaphragmatic or subphrenic?

Sub diaphragmatic: This is the area under the diaphragm, in the abdominal cavity. May be the space between the liver and diaphragm on the right and spleen on the left. ...Read more

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I was prescribed hydroco 5-325 every 4 hrs as needed for an abscess tooth. I took one 2 hrs ago, and I'm still in agonizing pain. can I take another?

I was prescribed hydroco 5-325 every 4 hrs as needed for an abscess tooth. I took one 2 hrs ago, and I'm still in agonizing pain. can I take another?

Follow your Rx: It is important to follow your prescription as it was provided to you. If you feel like it is not adequate, I would contact your prescribing doctor. Although it is common to take 1-2 tablets of that dose every 4-6 hours, only your prescribing doctor, or someone that can act as one, should be providing you with advice to modify your prescription drugs. Consider a private consultation with MD. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why won't my dental abscess go away?

I'm curious as to why won't my dental abscess go away?

Abscess go home: A dental abscess can be destructive if the source is not treated or removed. An infected tooth, an infected periodontal pocket , fractured tooth resulting in nerve death and soft tissue damage are possible causes. If the tooth is not removed or root canal tx performed, or the pocket is not cleaned sterilized and corrected, or the fracture not taken care of it will worsen! ...Read more

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Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more