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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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Left lower abdominal pain, what could be the cause of that?

Left lower abdominal pain, what could be the cause of that?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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Is left lower abdominal pain in women usually ovary?

Is left lower abdominal pain in women usually ovary?

Could be: Ovary, ureteral stone, hernia, diverticular disease, or constipation. Examination and some testing will correctly make the diagnosis. Early diagnosis of any of these problems is best. Don't delay. Rarely it can be tumor as well. ...Read more

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I have intense left lower back and left lower abdominal pain, what do you recommend?

I have intense left lower back and left lower abdominal pain, what do you recommend?

Could be: Constipation or diverticular disease. If you have a fever and pain and are not constipated, go to your doctor today or er. Acute complicated diverticulitis can be a medical emergency. Don't wait to see if it's getting better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe left lower abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain: Severe abdominal pain should be evaluated in the emergency room. The most likely causes are constipation or diverticular disease although intestinal obstruction is also possible. If female, then ovarian issues could cause pain. At the emergency room, bloodwork, abdominal xrays and a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis would most likely be completed and should give the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my left lower abdominal pain is there?

Why would it be that my left lower abdominal pain is there?

Causes of : Left lower quadrant pain are commonly colon diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, kidney stones or infection, constipation. But there are literally 100's of causes of abdominal pain, some of them serious or require immediate surgery. So get to a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: left lower abdominal pain?

What is the definition or description of: left lower abdominal pain?

Defined location: The abdominal cavity can be broken down into four quadrants, the division lines are the midline that divides the right from the left and a transverse line that is at the belly button. Within the left lower quadrant, lies the sigmoid colon (part of the large intestine), the left ovary (females), and the left kidney ureter. If abnormally enlarged, the lower part of the spleen can extend here. ...Read more

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My mom is having a left lower abdominal pain that radiates to her back.Any idea what it is?

My mom is having a left lower abdominal pain that radiates to her back.Any idea what it is?

Many: It could simply be constipation or diverticular disease, kidney stones, ovarian etiology, hernia. You need to be examined and give a full medical history in order to make the diagnosis. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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