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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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Lower abdominal pain, passing gas allot, frequent burping and slight burning in stomach. I'm 23 year ols male, what could cause be ?

Lower abdominal pain, passing gas allot, frequent burping and slight burning in stomach. I'm 23 year ols male, what could cause be ?

Maybe viral infectio: A mild viral infection (of the stomach and intestines) could cause those symptoms. A probiotic (available over the counter at any drug store) may be helpful in relieving the symptoms ...Read more

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Severe lower abdominal pain with quite a bit of gas and diarrhia?

Severe lower abdominal pain with quite a bit of gas and diarrhia?

At your age: this requires a face to face evaluation unless it resolves quickly, ie, 12-24 hours. If it worsens during this time head to your local emergency department if your doctor can't see you straight away. ...Read more

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Nervous/ sick to stomach  feeling in stomach,  lots of gas,  lower abdominal pain . Help ?

Nervous/ sick to stomach  feeling in stomach,  lots of gas,  lower abdominal pain . Help ?

Irritable bowel: These are characteristics of irritable bowel syndrome for which certain foods or stress may be triggers. Peppermint capsules have helped some people. Lactose and gluten intolerance are also to be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing lower abdominal pain, gas and nausea. What meds can help with this?

I've been experiencing lower abdominal pain, gas and nausea. What meds can help with this?

Gas nausea: Make sure you are not constipated and if infrequent bowel movements need to take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily to move bowels more. If normal bowel movements look into you gall bladder. ...Read more

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Achy diffuse lower abdominal pain-comes and goes. Not the same as gas pain. Hurt so bad I have to lay down. Laying on stomach helps. What could it be?

Achy diffuse lower abdominal pain-comes and goes. Not the same as gas pain. Hurt so bad I have to lay down. Laying on stomach helps. What could it be?

You need a good...: ...physical exam please--something we can't provide you through this vehicle. What you describe is nonspecific for any one particular disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean when have lower abdominal pain and feels like bubbles in my pelvic area but its anit gas?

What does it mean when have lower abdominal pain and feels like bubbles in my pelvic  area but its anit gas?

Constipation?: Sometimes, constipation may present with a feeling of bloating or"bubbles" in the pelvic area. I see you are taking iron supplements which commonly cause constipation. Consider seeing your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sharp left lower abdominal pain. No diarrhea, constipation, gas. What can this be? 24 yr old female.

I have sharp left lower abdominal pain. No diarrhea, constipation, gas. What can this be? 24 yr old female.

Lower abd. pain: Left lower abdominal pain- need a physical exam including a pelvic exam to accurately diagnose. Since you do not have any GI symptoms they may be unlikely but not completely ruled out. Another possibility ovarian or fallopian tube diseases. Please get checked. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain. Frequent urination. Hurts to pass gas feels like it's being trapped. What could this be?

Lower abdominal pain. Frequent urination. Hurts to pass gas feels like it's being trapped. What could this be?

Many things: Lower abdominal pain in a woman could be from the bowels (e.g. constipation, irritable bowel, diverticulitis), the urinary tract (infection, kidney stones), ovaries (cysts, menstrual pain), uterus (pregnancy-related, menstruation related, endometriosis, sexually transmitted infections). A detailed history + examination + urinary test can help diagnose the majority of these possibilities. ...Read more

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Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?

Explosive diarrhea with undigested food. Gas. Left lower abdominal pain gurgling in stomach and feels like rectum. 1 week?

Explosive diarrea: hello ~ text book description of GIARDIASIS, intestinal infection by Giardia Lamblia. Go to GP and get request to go for stool Microscopy and culture. The G lamblia has a very characteristic appearance under microscope and is easily diagnosed and do Giardia EIA test to confirm diagnosis. Rx is FLAGYL 250mg tid x 5 days ...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