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Is Abdominal Pain 2 Weeks After Bowel Resection Normal
I've been getting at least one or two stomach aches a day for the past four months. The pain is in every different part of my abdomen. What is wrong?
Bowel resection is the surgical removal of a portion of the small or large intestines due to an advancing disease. This procedure is performed if a portion of the bowel has been without oxygen for a long period and there is tissue death (necrosis), following discovery of some types of cancer, advanced infection of the bowel, or if the patient has repeated or persistent bowel obstruction (blockage). Some patients with diseases like ulcerative colitis or familial colon cancer may elect to have the procedure done to prevent ...Read more
Severe upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, gas, hot flashes when pain comes. Some nausea, some bowels sometimes loose sometimes normal.
GASTROENTERITIS?: Your symptoms suggest that you have a gastrointestinal infection called Gastroenteritis.You need to drink fluids to keep hydrated. But if the pain persists and you start vomiting or not able to drink fluids due to nausea. Then you need to consult your doctor or if can not get appt go to the ER. Most of the times these are self limiting as these are caused by viruses. But it can also be due to bacteria ...Read more
I am experiencing upper abdominal pain. That is releved if I drink hot water or put a warm cloth on my abdomen. Which then causes me to burp which then releves the pain. Several years ago I did have two big gallbladder attacks.
Here are some...: Your well described symptoms seem centering on gastrointestinal tract, for which you should be evaluated by GI-specialist timely. How to put all the related things together correctly for good care? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you can work better with doctor so to reach most reasonable diagnosis / care. ...Read more
I am experiencing stomach upset, upper abdominal pain, tender abdomen and passing gas. I am 3 weeks postpartum. It hurts also when I take deep breaths. Is this normal?
Exam needed: These symptoms warrant an abdominal examination by a physician urgently. They could be due to acute gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder or pancreatic inflammation. Irritation/inflammation of the diaphragm explains the discomfort with a deep breath. Examination in the emergency room is advised as prompt evaluation and testing is available. ...Read more
Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?
35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?
GI-flatukence: Bloating, belching, foul gas can be from multiple causes: bacterial infection, amebic infection, gallbladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other diseases of the GI tract. I suggest a GI examination and evalution with blood tests and imaging as well as testing for stool parasites and h, pylori0must be worked up. ...Read more
Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?
Consultation advised: If this is a new problem you should you need to see a physician as soon as possible to examen you and diagnose and treat you. If this is a chronic problem see your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment; you can also have a consultation here at Health Tap which may be helpful. A video, voice only or INBOX text consultation is best. A text chat is not advised for this problem. Best wishes. ...Read more
Last Tuesday I started having severe upper abdominal pain and back pain. Pain finally went away in back. Now minor pain w/ fullness n upper abdomen?
Depends on the cause: Of the ache and cramps. There are 100's of possible causes of your symptoms. Some of them could be serious or require immediate operation. See you doctor so he can figure it out for you. ...Read more
Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?
Post op gallbladder: Diarrhea is an extremely rare side effect of gallbladder surgery. This is due to inadequate amount of bile to digest food. Medical supplementation of bile salts is always the answer but you need to see you doctor and rule out any other source of you pain such as a surgical complication. ...Read more
I ate a lot of candy and I feel a sharp pain in my abdomen when I suck in! How do I get rid of this stomach ache?
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
31 weeks pregnant with bad upper abdominal pain that starts on left side below ribs and works its way down entire abdomen. Pain comes and goes.
I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I'm 10w5d pregnant. Today m having a kind of stomach ache specially lower abdomen. What can the cause be? What advice do u give?
Other symptoms?: Constipation is more common in pregnancy and can cause this. Any urinary symptoms? A urinary tract infection can also cause this as can a stomach bug. It can just be the stretching of the uterus. If you are also spotting this can be a threatened miscarriage. Rest and if it persists, check with your doctor. ...Read more
Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomen. Started last night has a sharp general stomach ache and continued through the day. Sharp pulsating pain.
To have this checked out ASAP!
Generalized abdominal pain which "settles" in the right lower abdomen is pretty "classical"for acute APPENDICITIS. Not to alarm you but you need to go to an ER for evaluation if your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is unavailable now!
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Occured a sudden epigastric pain causing pain in region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs, Also I suffered immediate loose motion with foul smell and vomitting. It also caused me nausea?
Food poisoning: It could have been food poisoning. The symptoms are compatible staphylococcal toxin. However that is only one of many possibilities. Staphylococcal toxic poisoning is usually over in 24 hours. If the symptoms persist more than a day, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, constipation, tender abdomen, severe back pain and difficulty walking. The following also describe me: abd...
See MD: You need to see your PCP or go to the ER to be evaluated. ...Read more
Constant with or without food upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, constant burp like sound from upper abdomen, only test that shows is low B12 and mch/mch?
I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right), abdominal mass, bloating or abdominal fullness, swollen abdomen and side pain. I have a round mass on left low or mid side when coughing. I cant really bend my abdomen is in the way and painful?
Need Medical checkup: If you suspect any mass in your abdomen which is causing pain, you should have a medical check up. Go see your doctor immediately and have a medical examination. A CT scan of the abdomen is a good test to check for any suspected abdominal mass or lumps in the abdomen. If there is a lump, it will require further testing to find the cause. ...Read more
What to do if I have a stomach ache/ cramps in my lower abdomen. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it?
Probiotics may help: ... But if not, consult your GI specialist. ...Read more
I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain, burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated. Is that common with a hernia?
Not likely HHrelated: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more
Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.
Needs to be checked: You probably have a viral gastroenteritis causing your symptoms. Consilt your doctor to confirm if you have it. Meanwhile make sure you drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration. But if also vomiting and not able to retain fluids go to ER with your parents as you are a minor ...Read more
Can Kombucha make you feel like ur getting a stomach bug an hour after drinking it? (burning sour feeling in abdomen mixed with a mild stomach ache + nausea) I think this happened once before after I drank a bottle of it but I'm not sure.
Maybe: I'm not sure if I've hear this before but it is entirely possible if there is a timing correlation between when you drank it and the onset of your symptoms, that is likely the cause. Kombucha can be fairly acidic (pH of 2-3) because it contains by products of what is essentially fermentation. If you already have mild problems with acid reflux, kombucha could make it worse. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain & discomfort w some chest discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, gurgling in upper abdomen & weird feeling on back teeth. ER said a virus?
It very well: Could be. I am guessing that they did some tests and they didn't show anything more severe. If it is viral, it should pass in several days. If they don't, go to your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I'm 14 wk pregnant & have had stomach ache in lumbar & lower abdomen (pelvic) regions since 1st wk. Urine test: pus cells 5-6/hpf. Have acidity. Help?
I'm having nausea, heartburn, bitter / sour taste, stomach ache, pain in lower right abdomen, feeling like to pee. UTI or acid reflux?
I have a stomach ache at upper abdomen, head ache, irritability, dry cough no fever and no cold. I feel really tired and my tongue taste` bad?
See a doctor: This symptom complex is too vague to be able to venture an accurate diagnosis, but is sufficiently disturbing to warrant further investigation. Please go and get seen. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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