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I finished my period 4 days ago. And i have abdominal pain? What could it be?

I finished my period 4 days ago. And i have abdominal pain? What could it be?

Related or not?: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help. ...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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I am feeling fatigue, gasey, and I have lower abdominal pain. What could this mean?

I am feeling fatigue, gasey, and I have lower abdominal pain. What could this mean?

A Few things: There are countless causes of abdominal symptoms. Figuring it out really requires a discussion with the patient. There is no way to advise you on this without seeing you in person and having a face to face discussion and examination. ...Read more

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I frequently have back / abdominal pain, what could it be?

I frequently have back / abdominal pain, what could it be?

Long list: I recommend seeing your physician. Depending on your age, medical history, physical exam, and full review, you may need further testing, like imaging, endoscopy, etc. Please get checked out. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks I have severe upper abdominal pain. What could it be?

For the past 2 weeks I have severe upper abdominal pain. What could it be?

See your doctor: A couple things come to mind - stomach ulcers, gallbladder problems, large hiatal hernia, inflammation of the pancreas. These are just a few of the many possibilities. See your doctor for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe stom pain and const. But if I use c-scopy prep and clean myself out and after I still have debilitating abdominal pain, what could this mean?

Severe stom pain and const. But if I use c-scopy prep and clean myself out and after I still have debilitating abdominal pain, what could this mean?

IBS: It means that you may have IBS. This is a diagnosis made by fulfilling criteria: abd pain 3 days/wk for last 3 mos, change in frequency and form of stools. Not necessarily relieved with pooping. There are many treatments, including amitriptyline to keep pain away. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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I'm a 53 year old female. I have severe ruq abdominal pain. What could be causing it?

I'm a 53 year old female. I have severe ruq abdominal pain. What could be causing it?

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm & lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, & skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Lots to consider here. ...Read more

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When i pee i have noticed the pee is luminous yellow and i also have severe abdominal pain what could this be?

Infection: You could have a urinary tract infection that is moving from your bladder up into your kidneys. It could be an ectopic pregnancy. There could be other problems going on in your abdomen as well. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to get an exam and urinalysis. Don't delay, severe abdominal pain can be very dangerous. Go to emergency if you can't see a doctor today. ...Read more

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Having Clear vaginal discharge, stomach is bloated/swollen and i have some lower abdominal pain. What could this be?

Having Clear vaginal discharge, stomach is bloated/swollen and i have some lower abdominal pain. What could this be?

Bloating & discharge: Depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle this could be normal. The symptoms can be that you are ovulating. I would recommend that you wait to see if the symptoms improve over the next 24 hrs. Ibuprofen may help if you don't have any problem with the drug in the past. If symptoms get worse, please consult with your doctor. ...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