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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 some possible abdominal pain causes?

What are some possible abdominal pain causes?

Not a complete list: Gastritis, ulcer, pancreatitis, gallbladder inflammation, stones in gallbladder, gastroenteritis, colitis, constipation, appendicitis, hernia, kidney stone, urinary tract infection, epiploic appendigitis, diverticulitis, colon cancer, aortic aneurysm, ECT ect ECT ect seeing a physician is highly recommended. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of abdominal pain in bedridden person?

What could be the cause of abdominal pain in bedridden person?

Constipation: Bed-ridden patients are prone to constipation. Extreme constipation can be quite painful. So if it has been a while since a nice large bowel movement. Think constipation. Consider an enema or laxative. In some cases adding MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to diet may help alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes upper left abdominal pain?

What causes upper left abdominal pain?

Possible causes: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. It is best to have chronic abdominal pain evaluated. Severe abdominal pain = er. ...Read more

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Will my siatica cause me to have abdominal pain as well?

Will my siatica cause me to have abdominal pain as well?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back or abdominal area. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are causes for abdominal pain and swelling?

Need expert help here. What are causes for abdominal pain and swelling?

Too many to list: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. ...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 could cause pelvic / abdominal pain?

What could cause pelvic / abdominal pain?

Many things: Very broad differential including GI and gyn etiologies. If severe or persistent, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more