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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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15 year old. Hx of constipation & hypothyroidism. Recurrent fatigue and belly pain. Bili 1.4 and AST 43 (0-40). AST/ALT ratio 1.7. Any thoughts?

15 year old. Hx of constipation & hypothyroidism. Recurrent fatigue and belly pain. Bili 1.4 and AST 43 (0-40). AST/ALT ratio 1.7. Any thoughts?

Fatigue/Belly pain: Please have your mother take you to a thyroid specialist. Fatigue could be the result of low thyroid levels but there are possible other issues for your doctor to evaluate and treat. Hope all goes well - please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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How does get rid of the excess fat over my abdomen and ribs when I have severe hypothyroidism?

How does get rid of the excess fat over my abdomen and ribs when I have severe hypothyroidism?

Correcting low T4: Correcting your hypothyroidi should be the first step towards improving your physique. Keep in mind that if indeed your hypothyroidism is profound, your body will have significant water retention giving the appearance of "puffy face" and swollen tissues. This will reolve overtime with treatment and improved thyroid levels. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of hypothyroidism in the beginning stages? So far I have some hair loss, i workout a lot but still have a distended abdomen

What are some symptoms of hypothyroidism in the beginning stages?  So far I have some hair loss, i workout a lot but still have a distended abdomen

Weight gain,: Hot and cold intolerance, dry skin, constipation, sluggishness and fatigue, menstrual irregularity or cessation of periods. There are many others which you can read about on a good medical website like mayo clinic. ...Read more

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Lower adominal pain worse when i breathe. I have hypothyroidism. Have also had a rapid berth rate?

See Doctor: Lower abdominal pain can be due to kidneys , bladder, GI tract. Rapid heart rate has many causes.Pain on breathing may be due to any part of the body from lungs , heart, to abdomen. Any significant symptom requires an md or er exam. ...Read more

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What can be giving me abdominal pain?

What can be giving me abdominal pain?

A-to-Z: Ben-i would have an easier time guessing your birthdate! there are so many different diseases that can cause abdominal pain, many minor, some serious. Doctors are like "disease detectives": we search for clues based upon your symptoms, physical examination, lab and x-ray results, etc., to reach our "educated guesses". I suggest you make an appointment with a primary care doctor to determine this. ...Read more

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What could be causing my abdominal pain?

What could be causing my abdominal pain?

A-to-Z: There are so many different diseases that can cause abdominal pain. Your first stop should be to your primary care physician's office. They will take a detailed history and examination to help narrow down the causes. Testing will usually follow, which may include labs, ultrasound, ct, and/or endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are possible abdominal pain causes?

What are possible abdominal pain causes?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of abdominal pain can include ulcers, gallstones, irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain on the right?

What causes abdominal pain on the right?

Abdominal pain: There are a number of processes that can cause right abdominal pain including gall bladder (if itis in the right upper abdomen), appendicitis, pelvic adhesions, constipation, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, ovarian torsion, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stone, and others. You should see your physician for a full evaluation to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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