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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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Female lower right quadrant abdominal pain, should I be concerned?

Female lower right quadrant abdominal pain, should I be concerned?

See your doctor: ASAP. RLQ pain, among other things, is associated with appendicitis which is a surgical emergency. Patients with RLQ abdominal pain should not delay seeking medical advice / treatment. In females, ovarian conditions should be considered in the evaluation or RLQ pain as well. ...Read more

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23 yr old female severe lower right abdominal pain also lower back right ride and right leg pain. What could it be?

23 yr old female severe lower right abdominal pain also lower back right ride and right leg pain. What could it be?

See an MD: Perhaps you have a pinched nerve or a pulled muscle. It sounds as though your symptoms warrant being been by a doctor who can assess the situation. ...Read more

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Im a 26 year old female, I have lower left abdominal pain, it gets worse when i'm sitting and i lean forward, i've had a hysterectomy. Any idea?

Im a  26 year old female, I have lower left abdominal pain, it gets worse when i'm sitting and i lean forward, i've had a hysterectomy. Any idea?

Get it checked out: Only an exam could diagnose the problem. There are lots of structures there. Please see a doctor tomorrow. Be well. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with a surgeon for lower abdominal pain.I'm 53 year old female.What should I expect at this appointment?

I have an appointment with a surgeon for lower abdominal pain.I'm 53 year old female.What should I expect at this appointment?

Abdominal Pain: Your doctor with examine you and obtain a detailed history about your pain and associated factors. He may order blood tests and some imaging such as a ct scan or an abdominal xray. If you have not had a screening colonoscopy, it may be appropriate to discuss that with your doctor at this time. ...Read more

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I have sharp lower abdominal pain like right below my belly button, It's so sharp that I have to be still or it'll hurt worse if I move. I am female?

I have sharp lower abdominal pain like right below my belly button, It's so sharp that I have to be still or it'll hurt worse if I move. I am female?

Seek care urgently: You may have a very serious problem. Please go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care center. It sounds urgent enough that you may want to go by ambulance. ...Read more

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What could cause lower abdominal pain on the right side? 29 female, pain started 2days, hurts after i pee and walk

What could cause lower abdominal pain on the right side? 29 female, pain started 2days, hurts after i pee and walk

UTI/Kidney Stone: You may want to go see a doctor, if your lower abdomen continues to hurt and you have have tight pain around the kidneys, you may have a UTI or a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Hi im a female who is Im having a sharp , lower abdominal pain thats heading to my back. I have been feeling weak and nauseous.Also a clear discharge?

Hi im a female who is Im having a sharp , lower abdominal pain thats heading to my back. I have been feeling weak and nauseous.Also a clear discharge?

Gynecologist: These symptoms could be due to pelvic pathology. A gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate you and if pelvic disease is ruled out, he/she will refer you to the proper specialist in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Lower abdominal pain is defined as pain restricted to the abdomen below the ...Read more