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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?

How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?

Variable: Scar tissue often never causes pain, so it's impossible to determine the answer to your question. If you're having chronic pain after healing from an open appendectomy, see your surgeon. There may be something that could be causing the pain and that could be treated. ...Read more

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I have scar tissue and it on my bladdle now I start have stomach pain on left side what should I do?

I have scar tissue and it on my bladdle now I start have stomach pain on left side what should I do?

See MD soon!: This does not sound normal and could be a sign of a serious underlying condition possibly requiring emergency surgery. See your physician and consider er for vomiting, fever, chills, severe pain or bowel/bladder obstruction. ...Read more

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Numerous surgeries in abdomen area 4 surgeries ago they had to scale my mothers bowels due to scar tissue. Now having wieght loss extreame pain?

Numerous surgeries in abdomen area 4 surgeries ago they had to scale my mothers bowels due to scar tissue. Now having wieght loss extreame pain?

Follow up with doc: Her abdominal pain could be to a several things. She could be having intermittent obstruction or if they removed bowel each time could have short gut syndrome, etc. She should follow up with her surgeon about her symptoms. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue in the abdomen feel like?

What does scar tissue in the abdomen feel like?

Depends on time: When scar is initially forming, the sites should feel firm, maybe lumpy or raised. With time, healing gradually progresses with increased blood flow and fibrous tissue (scar) is laid down to hold tissues together. In time it softens and becomes less noticeable. If from internal surgery scarring may form adhesions which can cause pain, gas, etc. See your physician. ...Read more

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How does abdominal scar tissue feel?

How does abdominal scar tissue feel?

Many presentations: Abdominal scar tissue may feel like a tight band or a lump. It may not feel like anything at all. It really depends on how much and where it is in the abdomen. It should not feel like a mass; if you're feeling a big lump, get it checked out. Also get it checked if it is painful. Scars can be painful but you don't want to miss something else. ...Read more

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Why isn't my wound vac incision site on my abdomen closing almost three months after having it removed? Could scar tissue be keeping it from closing?

Why isn't my wound vac incision site on my abdomen closing almost three months after having it removed? Could scar tissue be keeping it from closing?

Infection, FB, Scar,: There are a variety of reasons for delayed healing such as infection, foreign bodies such as mesh or suture, scar, malnutrition, steroids, diabetes, and many other reasons that should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt so badly when I need to use the bathroom? All good on colonoscopy. Have had a couple of abdominal surg. Could it be scar tissue?

Why does my back hurt so badly when I need to use the bathroom? All good on colonoscopy. Have had a couple of abdominal surg. Could it be scar tissue?

Increased pressure.: You may be experiencing increased back pain if you strain at your stools. If you do, try stool softeners if necessary, and eat 9-11 servings of vegetables and fruits daily. The latter strategy decreases inflammation and may also help detoxify your body. See your doctor for further evaluation if you're not feeling better. Scar tissue from abdominal surgery is a dubious cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What surgical specialty is most appropriate to remove a ping-pong-sized cutaneous endometriosis and scar tissue anterior to the abdominal fascia?

What surgical specialty is most appropriate to remove a ping-pong-sized cutaneous endometriosis and scar tissue anterior to the abdominal fascia?

GYN or Gen surgery: Both gyn surgeons and general surgeons deal with surgery of the anterior abdominal wall. Cutaneous endometriosis and scar tissue anterior to the abdominal fascia can be surgically excised with direct repair of the abdominal wall. Some wall defects may require special surgical techniques and or mesh for wall closure. Seek multiple opinions, you have plenty of time for review and options. ...Read more

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Tlh a week back with c-section scar tissue removal, lot of pain near the c-section scar and abdomen, is it normal? When can I feel full recovery

Hysterectomy: Generally we say 50% recovery at 2 weeks with more complicated laparoscopic hysterectomy. Usually the post operative pain is much better after 1 week. You need to check with your surgeon as increasing pain is a sign of a problem, especially if there are any other issues with bladder, bowels or fever. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the bump, scar tissue on lower abdomen after a hysterectomy? It's been 7 months

How to get rid of the bump, scar tissue on lower abdomen after a hysterectomy? It's been 7 months

Abdominal Scar: An abdominal scar following c-section or abdominal hysterectomy can be improved by non-surgical or surgical treatment depending on the nature of the scar. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things.: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? Constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain that only subsides during and immediately following meals?

Acid: Because food will relieve the pain from stomach acid, food will help both pain from reflux of acid into the esophagus as well as pain from ulcer. The pain will reoccur however, usually 15 - 20 minutes after eating. You should report your symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain. Slight cringe feeling with pretty bad pain. On and off for a few days now. What's the cause of this and what is it?

I'm having upper abdominal pain. Slight cringe feeling with pretty bad pain. On and off for a few days now. What's the cause of this and what is it?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Possible causes of upper abdominal pain include gallbladder disease, ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal cancer, etc. I advise you to see your doctor for further evaluation including a thorough medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and possible ultrasound, ct scan, or even upper endoscopy, depending on the above information. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

What are the causes of upper abdominal pain?

Watch your diet: Abdominal pain upper right or left could indicate gallbladder disease it depend on if the pain is associated with food
it can be caused by constipation as well watch your bowel movement
it can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome that can cause bloating and pain secondary to spasm in the intestine triggered by food or stress. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe upper abdominal pain?

It could be: 100 different things, such as ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, gallstones, cancer, hernia, zoster, muscle strain. Get your doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain. Cause? Can u explain.?

Many things: Your description is insufficient to make a diagnostic decision, but includes acid reflux, esophageal spasm, gastritis, gastric or peptic ulcer, pancreatic disease, biliary tract disease, colitis or colon tumor. More details and diagnostic tests are necessary to give you a more detailed answer. All of these possibilities should be ruled out by your physician as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

Nausea: Several possibilities. A bad gallbladder should be considered, particularly if eating brings on the pain/nausea. Okay to get evaluated by your doc, ask for Ultrasound of gallbladder or nuclear TECH HIDA scan. If these test are negative then EGD. Be well. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Possible: HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system so the majority of the major problems arise from susceptibility to other infections. In line with this, a number of gastrointestinal infections are more common in HIV/AIDS patients. You need evaluation for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

It is unlikely.: Idiopathic scoliosis tends to be a painless condition. Large curves may cause back pain.
It is very unusual for scoliosis to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain if you're really constipated?

Yes: Constipation can be surprisingly painful and difficult to treat. However, any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What would cause upper abdominal pain when deep breathing or bending over?

Abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by several problems (including liver, gallbladder, stomach, and pancreas) and deep breathing or bending over increases the pressure on your abdominal organs increasing pain. As always would see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause right side upper abdominal pain? My appendix was removed years ago.

What can cause right side upper abdominal pain? My appendix was removed years ago.

RUQ pain: Gallbladder, liver, stomach, colon, lung and small intestine are all possible involved organs. To get a better idea of the cause I suggest you give your doctor all the details about the pain and allow them to examine and draw appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?

What can cause constant upper abdominal pain that disappears after vomiting. It has only happened once?

Nonspecific: There could be many things and it is a complex problem that cannot be effectively solved in this forum. If it only happened once, it may be appropriate to wait and see if it ever happens again. Could have been related to something you ate. If you're worried, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?

Tear or acid: Could be your esophagus, a tear (Wallory Wies) or acid aka GERD. Get evaluated by your doc, ask for scope aka EGD. This procedure will make the diagnosis and get you started on treatment. Okay for TUMS (calcium carbonate) in the meantime. Be well. ...Read more

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Can ic cause upper abdominal pain too? Can it also be aggravated when slightly constipated? I have ic & have had this for years.

Can ic cause upper abdominal pain too? Can it also be aggravated when slightly constipated? I have ic & have had this for years.

Interstitialcystitis: Pain from ic should not normally be in the upper abdomen - that does suggest some other cause. But ic can be aggravate when you are constipated - or the constipation could be related to what is causing the upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain. Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?

Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain. Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?

Many causes: Acute onset of pain in middle upper abdomen can be caused by Peptic Ulcer Disease. Pancreatitis, Gall stones, Gastrtis, Esopagitis and ulcer. Stomach and Pancreatic Cancer. The only way you can find out is by consulting your doctor. Detailed History, Physical Exam and if indicated Endoscopy, Ultrasoung/Cat Scan etc. ...Read more

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I am26 yrs old. Ttc. Nulliparous. Cycle length avg 34 days. LMP 19th oct. Off late I am experiencing mild to severe upper abdominal pain. Cause? Thank u

Uncertain: It sounds like your next period is not due for some time. This is not necessarily a gynecological issue. If you are experiencing severe abdominal pain would recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain and bile reflux?

What can cause upper abdominal pain and bile reflux?

Many things: There are too many things to list, but could be as simple as "gas pains", or as complex and rare as a poorly functioning stomach (gastroparesis), with many, many possibilities in between. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...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