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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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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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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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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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Are sharp lower abdomen pain normal during 9 weeks pregnancy? What are its possible causes and when does it go away? Thanks

Early Pregnancy pain: It's common to have pain early in pregnancy. Typically this pain is due to ligament stretching and growing of the uterus. Unless accompanied by bleeding and cramping, this pain is typically normal. One would want to make sure that you don't have a urinary tract infection, appendicitis, or gastrointestinal problems. Sharp lower abdominal pain in pregnancy can come and go throughout the pregnanc. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen pain early pregnancy. Best way to treat this?

See your doc: You should have no lower abdominal pain during pregnancy. Seek medical help. Many things can cause abdominal pain during pregnancy. Examples: urinary tract infection, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, vaginal infections.... ...Read more

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Hi, is right side lower abdomen pain normal during 33 weeks of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

Hi, is right side lower abdomen pain normal during 33 weeks of pregnancy? Thanks in advance!

Yes : Your appendix is over there too so watch for signs of fever, severe tenderness, loss of appetite. Aches on side of abdomen are normal in pregnancy however. ...Read more

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Recently I have started having trouble keeping my food down and lower abdomen pain but no infections does that mean pregnancy is the only possibility?

Recently I have started having trouble keeping my food down and lower abdomen pain but no infections does that mean pregnancy is the only possibility?

Maybe something els: The symptoms could be caused by a virus ot gastointestinal infection. You may need to see your clinician to rule out all of these and pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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