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I ate blue cheese about a week ago. I'm worried about contracting listeria, although i'm only experiencing abdominal pain and no other signs, am i ok?

I ate blue cheese about a week ago. I'm worried about contracting listeria, although i'm only experiencing abdominal pain and no other signs, am i ok?

Listeria fear: The incidence of listeriosis in pregnancy is 12 per 100, 000. Thus it is a rare disease. Listeria is found commonly in nature. So it can be hard to avoid being exposed to it. It is recommended that you let your obstetrician know if you have symptoms of listeriosis. Symptoms of listeriosis include: fever, flu-like syndrome, abdominal or back pain, vomiting/diarrhea, headache, sore throat or no. ...Read more

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 causes painful abdominal cramps, EXCESSIVE farting/flatus and VERY loud bowel gurgling for 3 days now. I'mpregnant, can this be listeria? Worried

What causes painful abdominal cramps, EXCESSIVE farting/flatus and VERY loud bowel gurgling for 3 days now. I'mpregnant, can this be listeria? Worried

Unlikely. : Listeria is uncommon, but can happen in pregnancy. It is important to avoid unpasteurized cheeses, milk, and other products to decrease your risk. You need to talk to your doctor for testing if you have been exposed to these products. Other common causes include prenatal vitamins, constipation, the increased bowel activity and food sensitivity with pregnancy, and other less worrisome causes. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain associated with volvulus last?

How long does abdominal pain associated with volvulus last?

Until it Resolves: Volvulus describes 180 (+) degree twisting of the intestine, causing a bowel obstruction inevitably leading to necrosis or rupture unless it resolves, either spontaneously, by endoscopic or radiologic decompression, or surgical rx. The best method depends on the location & cause of the "twist" and the stability of the patient. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain associated with intussusception last?

How long does abdominal pain associated with intussusception last?

Varies: The abdominal pain with intussusception is intermittent. It comes and goes. Once the intussusception is resolved the pain will be gone instantly. Treatment may involve an air/contrast enema or surgery if reduction is unsuccessful. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

How long does abdominal pain associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

24-48 hrs: Usually all symptoms of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy resolve within 24-48 hrs after delivery, in rare cases sx may continue to up to one week after and may signify retained placenta. But if you have this condition pregnancy needs to be monitored by obgyn very closely as poor outcomes for the baby are not uncommon if not monitored. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain last in hepatitis b?

How long does abdominal pain last in hepatitis b?

Depends: It depends if you are in initial, carrier or chronic stage. Also on how large, inflamed or damage your liver is? If you are having the symtoms of abdominal pain after 3 months of incubation, it is for short duration. ...Read more

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How long does abdominal pain last while pregnant?

How long does abdominal  pain last while pregnant?

Pain of labor/other?: If there is pelvic or abdominal pain, an OB provider should be informed immediately. It might not be a major problem. However, doctors want to be called about anything out of the ordinary. ...Read more

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How long does the abdominal pain typically last after taking the Plan B pill?

How long does the abdominal pain typically last after taking the Plan B pill?

None : Plan B is not associated with pain. This is not a side effect of taking large doses of progesterone which is what Plan B is. If your pain is severe you should see a doctor to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I m experiencing vaginal beeding and abdominal pain on 5th day taking an ecp ..is it normal and how long it will last?

Periods: Periods vary widely from woman to woman. Some periods are punctual, some are unpredictable. See your doctor who may adjust your medication or prescribe a different one. ...Read more

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How long can diverticulitis bouts last without treatment. 5 weeks with lower l/r abdominal pain, constant urge to have bm. Could it be diverticulitis?

How long can diverticulitis bouts last without treatment. 5 weeks with lower l/r abdominal pain, constant urge to have bm. Could it be diverticulitis?

maybe: Diverticulitis is in the differential, but so are some other important things, such as tumors. So, despite your young age you should have this checked out by your md sooner rather than later. ...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