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What to do if I have intermittent pain in stomach and black stool what could it be?

What to do if I have intermittent pain in stomach and black stool what could it be?

A GI bleed: If you stool is black, sticky & foul smelling this could be melena (gi bleeding). Please get prompt medical attention for this. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Been having intermittent abdominal pain x1 mo. Stomach virus last week. Now increasing frequency, but intermittent, sharp pain across lower abd. Sugg?

Been having intermittent abdominal pain x1 mo. Stomach virus last week. Now increasing frequency, but intermittent, sharp pain across lower abd. Sugg?

Need to be examined: If you have sharp abdominal pain for a month, you
should see your doctor now for an abdominal exam and possibly some imaging test to detect the cause without further delay. Conditions like Kidney infection, peritonitis, PID and cysts etc need to be ruled out, soon. ...Read more

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For the past few days I have had strong intermittent pain in the upper stomach area and bloating, pain, discomfort. No vomiting or diarrhoea. What is?

For the past few days I have had strong intermittent pain in the upper stomach area and bloating, pain, discomfort. No vomiting or diarrhoea. What is?

Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Hi. I have intermittent stomach floor pain, weak stomach, cramping feeings in the gut and colen etc, warm radiationg pain in lower abdomen. Help!

Hi. I have intermittent stomach floor pain, weak stomach, cramping feeings in the gut and colen etc, warm radiationg pain in lower abdomen. Help!

Abdominal pain: It could be due to various reasons starting from simple things like gastroenteritis to irritable bowel to inflammatory bowel disease. Detailed history and examination is required. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hot painful knees nausea and dizziness with intermittent stomach pain?

See your Dr: I suggest you see your dr. This could be many things from rheumatoid to lupus, to lyme, etc. ...Read more

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For 5 days I have been experiencing intermittent stomach pain, slight chills and loose stools mainly after eating, constant nausea, some burping.

For 5 days I have been experiencing intermittent stomach pain, slight chills and loose stools mainly after eating, constant nausea, some burping.

See a doctor soon: You should see a gastrointestinal doctor very soon or even be cleared in the er. Stomach ulcers, gastritis, esophagitis, kidney stones with or without infection and appendicitis should all be ruled out. With the chills, one would wonder about a fever or blood infection. Diarrhea makes an intestinal infection a possibility. Get the necessary blood work, exam, x-rays and stool and urine cultures. ...Read more

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Husband has esld and is now experiencing intermittent stomach pain. What could this mean?

Cirrhosis: Stomach pain in cirrhotic patients can be secondary to ascites (fluid in abdomen) or portal gastropathy (increase vascular congestion from liver pressure) or liver tumor that can develop in setting of cirrhosis. Sonogram is recommended every 6 months to exclude tumor. Sono can also exclude ascites. When one has abdominsl pain with ascites infection need to be ruled out. Can be accomplished by tap. ...Read more

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Intermittent stomach pain, acid reflux, and nausea. X-ray showed gas in stomach, feels best when standing, worst at night.?

Intermittent stomach pain, acid reflux, and nausea. X-ray showed gas in stomach, feels best when standing, worst at night.?

Stomach pain: You may have bad reflux or ulcer. Reflux may get worse in the lying posture. Xray probably not going to be diagnostic. Consult your doctor for exam and get treated. ...Read more

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What could a positive fecal occult blood test (quickvue iFob test) mean in a 23 yr old male? Reason was ordered was b/c of intermittent stomach pain

What could a positive fecal occult blood test (quickvue iFob test) mean in a 23 yr old male? Reason was ordered was b/c of intermittent stomach pain

Blood in the GI: Test of fecal occult blood will be positive from a number of causes, including bleeding gums, eating meats, eating food with peroxidase enzyme, any bleeding from the pharynx to colon. It may have been done to see if you have stomach ulcer that may be bleeding. ...Read more

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Been having sharp but intermittent pain in my upper stomach/lower esophagus. Could this be an ulcer? Take medication for depression and cholesterol. Drink coffee in the mornings.

It: It may be, but you really need a medical work up to determine the cause of the pain. If you vomit dark coffee ground like material or have black, tarry, smelly bowel movements, this could be signs of gastro-intestinal bleeding and should be addressed asap. Take care. ...Read more

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Past 1-2 months, intermittent sharp abdominal pain (all over), even to touch abdominen and bending-over hurts. Comes and goes, but painful.

Past 1-2 months, intermittent sharp abdominal pain (all over), even to touch abdominen and bending-over hurts. Comes and goes, but painful.

Get examined: Do you have nausea, problems with meals, fullness or mass in the abdomen? The fact that your pain has persisted, your abdomen is tender and worse when bending over means you need to be evaluated. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

See a doctor: It could be many things because there's several different organs under it. You better see a doctor to get a full exam to find out the really cause. ...Read more

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In regards to acute intermittent porphyria, what causes abdominal pain?

In regards to acute intermittent porphyria, what causes abdominal pain?

Great question: AIP causes an axonal neuropathy which starts in proximal arms but spreads throughout limbs, and likely throughout the body. During the cramping attacks, there is an increase in delta-aminolevulinic acid and porphobiilnogen which likely stimulates abnormal nerve activity within the gut. ...Read more

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Why does acute intermittent porphyria (aip) sometimes cause abdominal pain?

Why does acute intermittent porphyria (aip) sometimes cause abdominal pain?

AIP attacks: Summarized in the following link: https://www. Isitaip. Com/patient/common-symptoms-of-aip? Gclid=CjwKEAjwse7JBRCJ576SqoD7lCkSJABF-bKuavsrIeqpmL2IbvtWeLN7qn1yRJPDCXD3KZWVAwA98xoC-Jfw_wcB ...Read more

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What all can cause intermittent stabbing abdominal pain at the waistline with moderate palpating?

What all can cause intermittent stabbing abdominal pain at the waistline with moderate palpating?

See details: Questions such as this always amaze me. You should be seeing a local doctor and have the pain evaluated instead of asking internet doctors who cannot examine you or order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Do you have to have abdominal pain if you have acute intermittent porphyria? What are all the symptoms?

Do you have to have abdominal pain if you have acute intermittent porphyria? What are all the symptoms?

It's a mix: Acute intermitent porphyria should be suspected when mental illness, bad constipation, abdominal pain, low sodium, or a neuropathy are found without obvious explanation. Any one of these should trigger suspicion. The tests are often done wrong because of problems with collecting the specimens. ...Read more

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Hi intermittent right upper abdominal pain -diffuse-begin suddenly and go with nothing what is the possibility? ?

Pain abdominal: Right upper abdominal pain is most likely gallbladder diverticulitis crohn's disease and indigestion there other rare things you to see your md have an exam and some tests r to rule out your problem. ...Read more

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Pediatrician doesn't seem concerned about son's intermittent abdominal pain. I am. Don't think it's constipation. What tests should I be asking for?

Constipation: Constipation is common in kids. If you need assurance, ask the doc to do an abdominal xr to assess the amount of stool in his abdomen. If that shows a large amount of stool then the doc is right. If not, the test for abdominal pains are numerous. I typically have the parent keep a log of the pain and look for a pattern, then test according to the illness I think is most likely. ...Read more

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25/f/i'm having mod to severe r side pain which extends straight to my back. Also having intermittent severe lower abdominal pain which causes nausea?

See your doctor: Isabella I would recommend seeing your doctor because there are several potential causes and some can be serious. Some possibilities include gall bladder disease, pancreatitis although there are many others.. If your pain tends to be worse after eating especially meals with fat this is consistent with gall bladder disease. Seek medical evaluation immediately in the case of yellow skin or fever. ...Read more

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What would an MRI of the groin show? And when is it indicated? I am having left lower abdominal pain intermittent. Mild. Is it the tiny fat of hernia

Possible: Hi, there are 3 queries asked. 1) an MRI of the groin will show the joints the soft tissues ; also the respective part of the pelvis; abdomen. 2) usually indicated to assess the joints for orthopedic probs3) could be a hernia. My guess is that ur doc is trying to figure out if the pain is coming from the joint or a possible hernia. Hope this helps. ...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