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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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Been experiencing medium/extreme upper and lower abdominal pain for about two months, along with nausea, vomiting and changes in bowel movements.

Been experiencing medium/extreme upper and lower abdominal pain for about two months, along with nausea, vomiting and changes in bowel movements.

See answer: It is time for you to see a physician. You have significant symptoms that have been going on for too long to ignore any longer. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain sharp stabbg pain under right rib cage when I sit up no appetite for 5 days extreme nausea no appendix gallbladder what can I do?

Upper abdominal pain sharp stabbg pain under right rib cage when I sit up no appetite for 5 days extreme nausea no appendix gallbladder what can I do?

RUQ pain: It sounds from your history that your gallbladder has been removed. It could be adhesions from the previous surgery that is causing a partial bowel obstruction, it seems less likely but possible to be an inflammation of the small bowel. A CT scan of the abdomen with oral and IV contrast may help to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Doc said ibs, but not sure if right diagnosis. Often upper abdominal pain sometimes lower, extreme nausea, big loss of appetite, change in bowel habit?

Doc said ibs, but not sure if right diagnosis. Often upper abdominal pain sometimes lower, extreme nausea, big loss of appetite, change in bowel habit?

This sounds like IBS: While the history suggests ibs other conditions such as celiac disease should be ruled out. Nausea can be part any parcel of functional dyspepsia which we see commonly in adolescents especially in the morning. ...Read more

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Night sweats, upper abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, near fainting with cold sweats, extreme wind, pain in upper back, tiredness.Female 41?

Night sweats, upper abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, near fainting with cold sweats, extreme wind, pain in upper back, tiredness.Female 41?

Get evaluated: Proceed to emergency room or your primary if you can get in same day. The sweats and near fainting demand attention. You will likely need intravenous fluids, imaging and some type of intervention. Don't wait. ...Read more

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What leads to upper abdominal pain?

What leads to upper abdominal pain?

Many things: Could ne ulcer or gastritis which is inflamed stomach could be reflux or gallbladder problem diet and anti acid different test including upper endoscopy could clear the confusion. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Upper abdominal pain, what is there?

Lots: Literally-- esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, diaphragm. Occasionally even lung/ cardiac issues can masquerade as abdominal pain. Need more specifics i'm afraid. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things. : Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Right upper abdominal pain for weeks?

Depends: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more