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Causes Of Sharp Stomach Pain
Spasm of stom wall: Firmness, spasm, pain of any part of the gut/ gastrointestinal tract is caused by the muscular part of the gut going into spasm, either due to irritation from some food, too much acid, or obstruction of normal movement (peristalsis). If persists more than few days, or fever, vomiting, doubled over in pain occurs, see physician. May try stopping alcohol, caffeine, hot spicy foods, tomatoes 1st. ...Read more
What could cause sharp stomach pain around the belly button area in a five year old boy? And why would orange juice send him into tears?
Meckel's diverticulu: There is a concept called referred pain. Pain felt at the belly button could be generated anywhere in his gut from just outside of his stomach to his mid-transverse colon-in other words, not very specific location. Bring him to his doc and if he is stymied to a peds GI doc. There is also possibility of Meckel's diverticulum. Good luck! ...Read more
My girlfriend has bad stomach pain, she's telling me it's a very sharp pain like a fire poker is jabbing her, what do you think the cause is?
Severe abdominal: Pain warrants urgent medical evaluation. Don't even want to guess at this. ...Read more
ingrown toenail?: Sorry for the humor. But it was meant to highlight that there are a lot of potential causes of such pain and one of us will likely need more info to tell you. For example, will need to know the severity of the pain, how long it had been going on, if it is assoc. With urinating or eating, etc. I advise getting an appt with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
In : In order to answer your question i need a little bit more information. Is your pain only while sleeping? Is it only while laying on your stomach? Does it go away when you change position? Does it happen at any time? Is it worse after eating? Are you nauseous or vomiting? How long has this been going on? Please resubmit with answers. Thank you. ...Read more
Monday sharp intense stomach cramps, Tuesday-Thursday mild crampy stomach pain consistently. Soft stools. What could be the cause? No diet changes.
Improving trend?: Most cases of viral gastroenteritis are mild, self-limited, and not life threatening. These resolve on their own with supportive care (drink fluids to prevent dehydration, eat moderately as tolerated, as needed analgesia). In special cases (newborns, elderly, debilitated) hospitalization may be required to provide IV fluids and to support co-morbid medical conditions. See doc if worsens/persists. ...Read more
Many: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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