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Can trapped gas cause right sided abdominal pain and dark urine?

Can trapped gas cause right sided abdominal pain and dark urine?

Here are some ...: Trapped-gas-related abdominal ache may be relieved from passing gas or moving bowel, but would not be related with dark urine, to which a professional mind has to wonder if blood in urine (hematuria) or UTI. To clear the issues, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, and related symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, possible tests, etc. so to.... ...Read more

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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I'm having Severe abdominal pain and releasing a lot of gas. What could be the cause.

I'm having Severe abdominal pain and releasing a lot of gas. What could be the cause.

Many possibilities: Giving you a list of all the causes of abdominal pain won't be helpful because you can't diagnose yourself and we can't diagnose you without the ability to ask you many questions about your symptoms, past history ...And finally examen your abdomen. Don't waste time. If your having severe pain see your physician, urgent care center or ER TODAY! ...Read more

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What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I deal with the severe abdominal pain caused by gas build-up in my digestive system on hemodialysis days?

How do I deal with the severe abdominal pain caused by gas build-up in my digestive system  on hemodialysis days?

Gas: Two suggestions: to help break down the gas bubbles, drink hot water and apply a hot water to the abdomen. These measures enable you to pass the gas downward easier for rectal expulsion. To prevent gas build up, avoid gas producing foods and take simethicone after meals and as needed at bedtime. Ask your nephrologist whether there is a relationship between dialysis and intestinal gas buildup. ...Read more

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What can cause dents to form in the skull? I have a few now and a lot of pain throughout my body including new abdominal pain that feels like a lot of trapped gas.

What can cause dents to form in the skull? I have a few now and a lot of pain throughout my body including new abdominal pain that feels like a lot of trapped gas.

Odds are if: You have "dents" in your skull, they were probably there going back many years. If they are truly new, it usually requires some primary bony pathology or something that is spreading to the bone from elsewhere compromising the integrity of the skull. If they are new, you should review this with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my abdominal pain is caused by trapped gas or ibs, will metoclopramide help?

If my abdominal pain is caused by trapped gas or ibs, will metoclopramide help?

No simple answer: Whether Metoclopramide (reglan) will help you depends on the cause of your pain. Metoclopramide is a drug that helps people who have delayed emptying of the stomach (especially diabetics with "gastroparesis"), and other problems with bowel actiivity (including conditions that cause gas pains). But the drug can have side effects, and should only be tried if it is likely to be helpful. ...Read more

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Can drinking a carbonated beverage (specifically root beer) too quickly cause nausea and gas-like abdominal pain? (I also had pizza with it)

Can drinking a carbonated beverage (specifically root beer) too quickly cause nausea and gas-like abdominal pain? (I also had pizza with it)

Yes: Abdominal pain is one of those universal symptoms, so everybody gets it sometimes, and it can be caused be many, many types of problems. Sodas, pizzas, eating too fast, drinking too fast, eating too much, too much oil in the food, etc., can cause nausea and gassy bloating sensations. Of course, such symptoms can be due to other causes, too. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing very bad gas for months. No abdominal pain or changes in diet. Bowel movements are normal. What else could cause this?

I've been experiencing very bad gas for months. No abdominal pain or changes in diet. Bowel movements are normal. What else could cause this?

Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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What causes severe mild vomiting,abdominal pain, flatulence but difficult to pass gas and constipation for almost a week?

What causes severe mild vomiting,abdominal pain, flatulence but difficult to pass gas and constipation for almost a week?

Not normal See a Dr.: If you been constipated for over a week and haven't had a bowel movement, you really need to be seen emergently to make sure that you're not impacted. If you have been passing gas, however, and have had small bowel movements, then this is less urgent. However your symptoms are not normal. So this has to be discussed with your PCP or your doctor to come up with a plan To relieve you of these symptoms and get treated quickly. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...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