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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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I am having epigastric pain with excessive belching that leads into rlq abd pain. I have had a gastric bypass done 8 yrs ago and a ulcer. What's wrong?

I am having epigastric pain with excessive belching that leads into rlq abd pain. I have had a gastric bypass done 8 yrs ago and a ulcer. What's wrong?

Ulcer or GB : The pain in upper abdomen could be an ulcer. You absolutely must avoid tobacco and Aspirin compounds. Might also be due to sludge or stones in gallbladder. You should see your surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. is this normal?

I have incision from my recent gastric bypass surgery hurts 2 inches to the upper abdominal area. is this normal?

Probably: It's probably normal post-op pain but impossible to say over the internet. Only a brief, hands-on exam can answer your question with any degree of certainty. If you develop fever, don't hesitate to have it checked. ...Read more

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How soon can I have a body lift after my gastric bypass? I just had a gastric bypass done three months ago and I am starting to feel great. However, i now have this excess skin, especially in my abdominal region. I am anxious to get started on the next st

How soon can I have a body lift after my gastric bypass? I just had a gastric bypass done three months ago and I am starting to feel great. However, i now have this excess skin, especially in my abdominal region. I am anxious to get started on the next st

You : You generally want your weight to be stable over a fair amount of time. I prefer at least 1 to 1.5 years after bypass before considering skin reduction surgery. Often times after losing a large amount of weight and recovery from the bypass, patients become more active and lose further weight and body fat that isn't seen initially. There can also be variations of your own schedule [e.g., season, work load, etc] that you won't see until you can see that you have plateaued for remain at that level. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have had left upper abdominal pain for two days and my tonsils are swollen and I have a fever?

Mono?: When I hear this combination of symptoms I always think of mono. This viral infection can cause the spleen to become irritated leading to pain in the left upper abdomen. Mono can also cause red tonsils - sometimes even with pus on them. Please see an MD asap to be properly diagnosed. Rest and fluids for now. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/infectious-mononucleosis-topic-overview ...Read more

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Why do I have severe, stabbing upper abdominal pain after sex? It lasts 20-30 minutes with occasional radiation to the edge of left quadrants.

Why do I have severe, stabbing upper abdominal pain after sex? It lasts 20-30 minutes with occasional radiation to the edge of left quadrants.

Most likely PID: Painful intercourse, also called dyspareunia, is often related to pelvic inflammatory disease. That said you have lost weight. Was that unintended? There are many possibilities that come to mind and in this instance I suggest a visit to both your primary MD (family or internal medicine) ANDa visit to GYN. They will need to work together to diagnose and treat this problem, ASAP. Delay is unwise. ...Read more

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Im having left upper abdominal pain I have been vomiting almost every time I eat I have diahrrea 90% in the middle of eating or right after ?

Im having left upper abdominal pain I have been vomiting almost every time I eat  I have diahrrea 90% in the middle of eating or right after ?

Gastroenteritis: Also known as a stomach bug. If you are getting dehydrated or see blood in your stool or when you vomit you should go to the emergency room or your doctors office. You may need to get fluids through an IV or possibly antibiotics. If symptoms seem to be getting better you may be able to wait it out if fluids stay down. ...Read more

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Left upper abdominal pain with abdominal (spasms?). Neck, shoulder, and collarbone pain, and nausea. What could be causing this?

Get checked for: Problems in ur stomach (gastritis, acid reflux), spleen , muscles strain, stress/anxiety etc. Get better soon! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=88860. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

Epigastric pain is a clinical finding in which a person experiences pain near their stomach, which is located in the upper left ...Read more