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Doctor insights on: Bad Hunger Pains Lower Back Pains Swollen Stomach Thumping In Lower Stomach

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Having bad hunger pains with lower back pains swollen stomach and thumping in lower stomach. Help?

Having bad hunger pains with lower back pains swollen stomach and thumping in lower stomach. Help?

Define "hunger pang": Sensation of hunger is related to contractions of stomach muscles, that lead to hunger pangs once they become severe. Are triggered by hormone Ghrelin (released if blood sugar levels drop with prolonged periods without eating). Hormones Peptide YY & Leptin cause the reverse--the sensation of being full. Irregular meals make hunger pangs worse. If real pain, get evaluated please--U sound concerned. ...Read more

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Dull sometimes throbbing pain in lower left abdomen that radiates down into inner left thigh. Also have had a swollen lymph node in left groin weeks.

Dull sometimes throbbing pain in lower left abdomen that radiates down into inner left thigh. Also have had a swollen lymph node in left groin weeks.

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Wife had MRI with contrast dye yesterday. Has blotchey rash predominantly on chest, low back, and abdomen. Skin is warm. Face was swollen, has subsided. Took allegra (fexofenadine) yesterday & today. Worry?

Wife had MRI with contrast dye yesterday.  Has blotchey rash predominantly on chest, low back, and abdomen.  Skin is warm.  Face was swollen, has subsided.  Took allegra (fexofenadine) yesterday & today. Worry?

Improving: If her symptoms are improving on Allegra (fexofenadine) there should be no permanent harm. It is important that you report this allergic reaction to the radiology department and to your physician so that this contrast agent will not be used on you in the future. In addition see to it that this allergy is listed in your records. ...Read more

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CT scan revealed a swollen gallbladder. Symptoms have gotten worse noticeable bloating on upper rt. of abdomen. New swelling of low back. Urgent ?

CT scan revealed a swollen gallbladder. Symptoms have gotten worse  noticeable bloating on upper rt. of abdomen. New swelling of low back. Urgent ?

Abdominal pain: If you are having persistent symptoms you should go back and get rechecked. If you have a primary provider call them, or I would assume the ER gave you a provider to follow up with. ...Read more

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I get bad stomach aches after eating food especially veg. I also get stabbing pains in my lower back, even if just standing up. Could it be ovaries?

I get bad stomach aches after eating food especially veg. I also get stabbing pains in my lower back, even if just standing up. Could it be ovaries?

Not likely: Pain that is consistent after eating food is very unlikely to be related to the ovaries. Usually this type of pain is from the gastrointestinal tract or gallbladder. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Gastritis or stomach ulcers stomach pains in my head it loss appetite pains in legs lower back pain hard to breeze?

Gastritis or stomach ulcers stomach pains in my head it loss appetite pains in legs lower back pain hard to breeze?

Gastric Ulcer: These can produce back pain and various other sequelae such as sepsis and lung injury. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have red-purple marks/lines on the sides of my stomach, thighs, and lower back. What are they and are they bad?

I have red-purple marks/lines on the sides of my stomach, thighs, and lower back. What are they and are they bad?

Stretch marks: likely that. if they have been there for some time and don't hurt or itch and are not spreading that could be it. hard to say without a picture or more description. it could be many other things. see your doctor when you can. :) ...Read more