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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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What can cause lower abdominal pain?

What can cause lower abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of lower abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, hernias, etc... ...Read more

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Can the mirana cause lower abdominal pain ?

Can the mirana cause lower abdominal pain ?

General no: How long has it been in? In first few hours or days some lower abdominal cramps are normal, but if the pain continues, further evaluation is warrented. ...Read more

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Can clear discharge cause lower abdominal pain?

Can clear discharge cause lower abdominal pain?

No. but..: It is possible that both may be caused by some gynecologic conditions. The simplest-and one of the more common - is ovulation. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and diarrhea?

See doctor: If this problem lasts more than a few days, see your doctor. There are many potential causes. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and extra periods?

Pain ; Extra Periods: One possibility is ovarian cysts. It is best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder cause lower abdominal pain/discomfort?

Can anxiety disorder cause lower abdominal pain/discomfort?

Yes.: Anxiety is often accompanied by physical symptoms and the GI tract is a frequent spot. However, you need to see your doctor to rule out any other cause for the abdominal pains before connecting it to the anxiety. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause lower abdominal pain? Like around ovaries?

Can smoking cause lower abdominal pain? Like around ovaries?

Depends: Smoking increases your chances of having clot disorders or to occlude arteries. These if located in the vascular system of the ovaries can produce painful syndromes. Anyways, i think it qualifies for a visit to your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain in women?

Gut, gyn, urinary: Those are the top 3 sources; neurologic less common. Among those are many, many causes. Depends on age, duration, location, quality of pain, e.g. Sharp, stabbing, dull, associated symptoms, etc. See your doc to figure out. ...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


Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Lower abdominal pain is defined as pain restricted to the abdomen below the ...Read more