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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 have a lower abdominal pain on the left side it's been a week started off as a dull pain but has got worse what can it be?

I have a lower abdominal pain on the left side it's been a week started off as a dull pain but has got worse what can it be?

Anything: Pain in the left abdomen in otherwise healthy female could be a long list of things Digestive like colon and diverticulosis and constipation or Female like an ovarian cyst or Urologic like infection or stone as you can see it could be a list of thing go and see your doctor might be able to help hope that is helpful thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain on my left side only that is worse when lying down. Other than a kidney stone, could it be something else? No other symp

I have lower abdominal pain on my left side only that is worse when lying down.  Other than a kidney stone, could it be something else?  No other symp

Need ultrasound: Abdominal pain may suggest different causes, because the abdomen has many organs. You could have a left-sided ovarian cyst for example. Other causes also exist like diverticulitis or endometriosis or a fibroid. See your doc for an ultrasound or ct scan if needed. ...Read more

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5 weeks post cesarean/tubal. Lower abdominal pain started on left but now on both sides. Any movement makes pain worse.

5 weeks post cesarean/tubal. Lower abdominal pain started on left but now on both sides. Any movement makes pain worse.

Need exam/tests: There is no way to know what is causing the pain without an exam and some tests. You will need to see your doc to find out what is going on. Best wishes! ...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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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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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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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Lower abdominal pain is defined as pain restricted to the abdomen below the ...Read more