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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 had a hysterectomy about 6 months ago and now I am having lower abdominal pain and it really hurts after sex what could be wrong?

I had a hysterectomy about 6 months ago and now I am having lower abdominal pain and it really hurts after sex what could be wrong?

Need exam: Lower abdominal pain and pain with intercourse that didn't start until 6 months after your hysterectomy is unlikely to be due to the hysterectomy. Normally these symptoms would have started sooner if the hysterectomy was the cause. You need to be seen for a full history, exam, and possibly testing to find the cause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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8 months post op total hysterectomy. Sex causes instant severe lower abdominal pain. Why?

8 months post op total hysterectomy.  Sex causes instant severe lower abdominal pain. Why?

Call yourGYN surgeon: You need to call your GYN surgeon and make an appointment so that the area can be examined to find out why. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain worse when standing. Am not sexually active had a complete hysterectomy 2 years ago. Any thoughts on what this could be?

Lower abdominal pain worse when standing. Am not sexually active had a complete hysterectomy 2 years ago. Any thoughts on what this could be?

Hernia?: I would have your doctor examine you and see if it could be a hernia i do not limit my patients that have this problem from exercising so that if needed they can attempt weight loss before surgery. ...Read more

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I had a complete hysterectomy 15 yrs. Ago; why have i had some vaginal bleeding with moderate lower abdominal pain? I have had no female reproductive system at all for 15 yrs. On and off vaginal bleeding accompanied with lower moderate abdominal pain. I

Your : Your symptoms are very concerning and you need a full gynecological workup. Even though you had a full hysterectomy, you may still have a cervix, and that can cause problems. Other vaginal problems can cause bleeding. Please call your ob-gyn and arrange a complete evaluation. If you have increased bleeding, pain, or light-headedness/fainting, then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I am 1 year post hysterectomy and having severe lower abdominal pain with abdominal swelling and pressure like pain in my right shoulder, please help?

I am 1 year post hysterectomy and having severe lower abdominal pain with abdominal swelling and pressure like pain in my right shoulder, please help?

Possible causes: If you still have your ovaries, they could be the cause; also could be an intestinal problem, or even your gallbladder (which can refer pain to the right shoulder). Appendicitis is a possible cause. Uncommon ovarian tumors can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain an lower back pain sometimes its unbearable. I had a partial hysterectomy. I also get nauseous what could it be?

I have lower abdominal pain an lower back pain sometimes its unbearable. I had a partial hysterectomy. I also get nauseous what could it be?

See your gyne MD: There are a number of possibilities, depending in part, what the reason was for your partial hysterectomy and when it was done. While possibly not related at all, your gynecologist should evaluate this initially, with a physical exam and ultrasound. This could be a problem with the uterus (recurrence), the ovary, adhesions from surgery, urinary tract infection or a gastrointestinal issue. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more