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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. 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 went to the ER twice 4 days ago for an ear infection I still have and I have developed upper abdominal pain in the last 3 days. Advice please?

I went to the ER twice 4 days ago for an ear infection I still have and I have developed upper abdominal pain in the last 3 days. Advice please?

Family Doctor: it is incredibly inappropriate and expensive to go to the ER for a simple or complicated ear infection. These are managed at the family clinic not at the ER. Please go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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56 yr old man. Has an ear infection and stomach virus, throwing up. Since he took his antibiotics the doctor gave,he has diarrhea now, a new symptom..

56 yr old man. Has an ear infection and stomach virus, throwing up. Since he took his antibiotics the doctor gave,he has diarrhea now, a new symptom..

Diarrhea: Mild diarrhea and stomach upset is an acceptable and actually common complication of antibiotics. Severe, profuse or bloody diarrhea can also be indicative of a new infection and indication for antibiotic cessation or change of therapy. ...Read more

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I feel bad, I have direreaha, head ache, stomach ache, also chest pain, a toothache, and a ear ache?

I feel bad, I have direreaha, head ache, stomach ache, also chest pain, a toothache, and a ear ache?

Aches and pains: It sounds like you may have a viral infection. Take 200-400 mg of Ibuprofen every 8 hours with food (never on an empty stomach), plenty of fluids, and 8 or more hours of sleep nightly. If not feeling better in a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Unbearable ear infection ache. What is best solution right now please?

Unbearable ear infection ache. What is best solution right now please?

Otc nsaids: Are your best choice if you don't have reasons to not take them. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are available otc and are really good at pain relief and inflammation. Take with food and see your dr in the am. If u have a middle ear infection, antibiotics are helpful. If you have "swimmer's ear" or otitis externa (which can be very painful) then antibiotic/steroid drops are helpful. ...Read more

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Took amoxicillin for a an ear infection had to take 3 times a day for a week now I ended the course I suffer with bad he's a aches why is this?

Took amoxicillin for a an ear infection had to take 3 times a day for a week now I ended the course I suffer with bad he's a aches why is this?

He's a aches???: Headaches??? This would be unexpected from a course of amoxicillin, but it is common to have a sinus infection along with an ear infection, but would expect persistent sinus congestion. If you have been tense, clenching teeth, the jaw joint in front of ear gets inflamed and causes ear pain and headaches. Some people with migraine may react to meds unexpectantly. If persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Earache : earache can be due an ear infection in the middle ear or external auditory canal or can be referred from the throat or teeth. You can try to ease the pain with analgesics such as ibuprofen but please see your Dr. Feel better ...Read more

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Sorry for asking too much. What is the difference of ear ache and ear infection?

Sorry for asking too much. What is the difference of ear ache and ear infection?

Symptoms & diagnosis: An ear che is a symptom. An ear infection is a diagnosis of what is causing the symptom. Not all symptoms are caused by one of the possible diagnoses. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for ear ache or ear infection?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for ear ache or ear infection?

Ibuprofen, exam: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad for baby to place his/her ear on & this seems to provide some relief. An office visit to identify a treatable cause during regular office hours would be ideal. ...Read more

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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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