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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. 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've had left lower abdominal pain for 3 days.Menstrual cycle started 5/10, next expected 2/11.Is this a early sign of pregnancy, how soon can I test?

I've had left lower abdominal pain for 3 days.Menstrual cycle started 5/10, next expected 2/11.Is this a early sign of pregnancy, how soon can I test?

If..: If you are having pelvic pain pregnancy is a possibility. However there might be other problems causing your symptoms like for example an infection. Since I don't know what oner symptoms are related I cannot give you a more accurate impression of what could be happening. See your doctor for formal exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Noticed light pink discharge after wiping and lower abdominal pain for a few hours. Period scheduled in 2 weeks. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Noticed light pink discharge after wiping and lower abdominal pain for a few hours. Period scheduled in 2 weeks. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

More likely ovulatio: At two weeks into your period this is more likely reflective of ovulation but any bleeding should be evaluated and if you have been sexually active, i would suggest a few pregnancy test over the next few weeks while you monitor your next period. ...Read more

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16 days late, severe lower abdominal pain, moodiness. Three negative pregnancy tests. ER Dr said no signs of infections or abnormalities. Pregnant?

16 days late, severe lower abdominal pain, moodiness. Three negative pregnancy tests. ER Dr said no signs of infections or abnormalities. Pregnant?

By the time you are: 16 days late - a pregnancy test should be positive if you are actually pregnant. Pregnancy tests are very accurate when correctly used. I would trust the test. ...Read more

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I am now 38 weeks of pregnancy,feeling frequent lower abdominal pain and urgency in passing urine and motion.is it sign for upcoming delivery?

I am now 38 weeks of pregnancy,feeling frequent lower abdominal pain and urgency in passing urine and motion.is it sign for upcoming delivery?

Maybe: The pelvic pressure may be coming from "lightening" or a drop into the pelvis by the baby indicating labor may begin soon. You need to time the "abdominal pains" and if they occur at an interval of 5 minutes or less regularly call your OB MD. ...Read more

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Is a lower abdominal pain a sign of nicotine withdrawal?

Is a lower abdominal pain a sign of nicotine withdrawal?

Very possibly: Symptoms of narcotic withdrawal syndrome starts with anxiety and craving and then proceeds to restlessnes, runny eyes and nose followed by fevers, chills, diarrhea and vomiting. Abdominal pain is definitely a symptom of narcotic withdrawal, but can also be a symptom of many other conditions, including narcotic induced constipation. Symptoms pass in 3 days or so if they are from withdrawal. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain at 32 weeks, could it be a sign of premature labor?

Could be: Yes it could be, but more likely you have it from change in posture from growing belly, it is one of the symptoms of normal 3 trimester, again depending on severity, if you in doubt go get checked. Better safe than sorry especially in pregnancy. If it is from growing baby than get an abdominal support belt in maternity store it will help you with back pain some. ...Read more

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Its been 2 weeks of my IUI I have been getting crampings lower abdominal pain back pain and leg pain early morning nausea is it a good sign?

Its been 2 weeks of my IUI I have been getting crampings lower abdominal pain back pain and leg pain early morning nausea is it a good sign?

Might be ...: Time to get a blood pregnancy test: your symptoms can all occur in early pregnancy. If you're not pregnant get checked our for a urine infection, or a pelvic infection, which is rare after an iui. ...Read more

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What are constipation, blood in stool, and lower abdominal pain signs of?

What are constipation, blood in stool, and lower abdominal pain signs of?

At your age: Probably all related to constipation, dry hard stool and inflammation of the hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Get rid of caffeine and replace with water and other caffeine free/alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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