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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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Why do I get a stomach ache when i eat greek yogurt? Does that mean I have lactose intolerance? Can it be because of the live culture and probiotics

Why do I get a stomach ache when i eat greek yogurt? Does that mean I have lactose intolerance?  Can it be because of the live culture and probiotics

It's possible: Call your discuss to discuss this. Or eliminate all dairies &see what happens but remember that you will need something to substitute it so you get enough calcium. ...Read more

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I ate cheese last night and have had stomach ache since then. not sure why. it has happened before. am i lactose intolerant?

I ate cheese last night and have had stomach ache since then. not sure why. it has happened before. am i lactose intolerant?

May be: Does it happen only with cheese or also with other daily products like milk and ice cream. You could do it by trial and error or see a gastroenterologist for a lactose challenge. Visit this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lactose-intolerance/basics/tests-diagnosis/CON-20027906 ...Read more

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How does it feel to be lactose intolerant hi I have been drinking lots of milk latley and afterwards i get the worst stomach aches do you think that means i could be lactose intolerant?

How does it feel to be lactose intolerant hi I have been drinking lots of milk latley and afterwards i get the worst stomach aches do you think that means i could be lactose intolerant?

Possibly: But lactose intolerant people not only have stomach pain after eating dairy products , they also experience severe diarrhea. If you have a feeling that you might be lactose intolerant please see a doctor for an official diagnosis and possible guidelines for treatment. ...Read more

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Slightly lactose intolerant. Ate too much pasta & cheese today, I also ate too much chocolate. So I have a stomach ache.. Will an enema ease the ache?

Slightly lactose intolerant. Ate too much pasta & cheese today, I also ate too much chocolate. So I have a stomach ache.. Will an enema ease the ache?

No: Lactose intolerance is the result of missing the enzyme on the lining of your intestine that breaks down the lactose sugar. The undigested sugar passes into the colon where the colon's bacteria metabolize it, producing gases and free fatty acids that pull water into the intestine, resulting in diarrhea. An enema would only make that worse. ...Read more

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Is it lactose intolerance when i consume dairy i get stomach pain, but i don't need to go to the bathroom?

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance can have varying degree of severity. You may just get gas pain without having diarrhea. Here is more information on this condition: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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Why does lactose intolerance (mild case) cause stomach pain?

Why does lactose intolerance (mild case) cause stomach pain?

Lower bowel: It should not cause stomach pain but it does cause lower bowel pain. If the lactose has not been broken down and absorbed in the small intestine due to absence of lactase, the lactose then becomes available for the bacteria in the lower bowel to ferment leading to production of gas and liquid leading to distention of the bowel and thus the pain , gas, and loose bm. ...Read more

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What is gastroperalsis? Could I have this? Always throwing up and have GERD, lactose intolerance and IBS stomach pain and bloating.

Gastroparesis: basically means your bowels have trouble moving food through your gastrointestinal tract. Fortunately, there are many reversible and treatable causes of this problem. Certiainly, stomach pain and bloating can be the presenting symptoms of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance develops when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs this enzyme to digest lactose. This is not a milk allergy, but instead an intolerance with gastrointestinal symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea worse with increasing ...Read more


Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more