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What are common causes of abdominal pain?

What are common causes of abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of 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 abdominal pain can include ulcers, gallstones, irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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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 are the common causes of abdominal pain?

Abdominal Pain?: Abdominal pain and the associated possibilities of diagnoses are endless. It is important to talk to a doctor to obtain a detailed history, a thorough exam, and tests that can confirm or rule out what we suspect you may have. Without this, we can only take an educated guess based on what's common such as diseases of the gallbladder, appendix, ulcers, diverticulitis, bowel obstructions... ...Read more

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What are causes of abdominal pain on lower left side?

What are causes of abdominal pain on lower left side?

Many: It could simply be constipation or diverticular disease, kidney stones, ovarian etiology, hernia. You need to be examined and give a full medical history in order to make the diagnosis. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of abdominal pain in people?

What are the most common causes of abdominal pain in people?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of 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 abdominal pain can include ulcers, gallstones, irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain

What causes abdominal pain

Abdominal pain: A large text book would not do justice in answering this question. Most common causes worldwide include viral gastroenteritis and constipation. Duration and location of the pain will provide a better answer. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain: There is a long list of causes for abdominal pain like reflux, angina, heart attack, gall stones, pancreatitis, gastric ulcer, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel disease , orphans disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, ovarian cyst , ovarian cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, dysmenorrhoea, constipation etc. See doctor please. http://patient.info/health/abdominal-pain-leaflet ...Read more

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What can cause intense abdominal pain?

What can cause intense abdominal pain?

That's not good.: Seriously, if the pain is acutely severe, or of sufficient intensity as to be reproduced by the physical act of abdominal and chest excursion, then seek help now! You may be describing a "surgical abdomen", a perforated viscus, or significant cardiopulmonary disease. Please call 911. ...Read more

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What are possible abdominal pain causes?

What are possible abdominal pain causes?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of 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 abdominal pain can include ulcers, gallstones, irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain on the right?

What causes abdominal pain on the right?

Abdominal pain: There are a number of processes that can cause right abdominal pain including gall bladder (if itis in the right upper abdomen), appendicitis, pelvic adhesions, constipation, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, ovarian torsion, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stone, and others. You should see your physician for a full evaluation to determine the cause of your pain. ...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