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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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I am always fatigued. Sensitive to heat. Morning body temp 95.6-96.8. Cold hands and feet. Anxiety. Panic attacks. Weight gain. Puffy feeling in face?

I am always fatigued. Sensitive to heat. Morning body temp 95.6-96.8.  Cold hands and feet. Anxiety. Panic attacks. Weight gain. Puffy feeling in face?

Get a general: physical exam to r/o obvious causes--diet, weight, circulation, allergies and other possible culprits. Panic w/o physical causes is a psychological problem, so go see a mental health pro. Learn all you can about anxiety. it has a cause and 33 known sx's. Here's a place to start: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain near belly button/cant walk or eat/vomiting and nausea/trouble sleeping/cold hands and purpleish finger tips/fever/ what is this?

Lower abdominal pain near belly button/cant walk or eat/vomiting and nausea/trouble sleeping/cold hands and purpleish finger tips/fever/ what is this?

Pleas talk to your: Parents about getting medical evaluation. If you have new onset abdominal pain that is so severe that you can't walk combined with nausea and vomiting needs urgent evaluation to ensure that you don't have a surgical abdomen. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with fatigue and cold hands and feet, constipation, intestinal nausea for years now. What tests should I have?

I have been suffering with fatigue and cold hands and feet, constipation, intestinal nausea for years now. What tests should I have?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you, which may include a referral. ...Read more

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Concerned about narrow pulse pressures, under 20, when upright eg: 98/84. Very cold hands/feet, blue, worse on one side, fatigue, 2x syncope, EKG norm?

Concerned about narrow pulse pressures, under 20, when upright eg: 98/84. Very cold hands/feet, blue, worse on one side, fatigue, 2x syncope, EKG norm?

See Dr: Syncope x anything is not common or usual, so if your BP is on low side and you "fall out, " then need evaluated by dr asap to see what is going on. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more