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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 have sharp left lower abdominal pain. No diarrhea, constipation, gas. What can this be? 24 yr old female.

I have sharp left lower abdominal pain. No diarrhea, constipation, gas. What can this be? 24 yr old female.

Lower abd. pain: Left lower abdominal pain- need a physical exam including a pelvic exam to accurately diagnose. Since you do not have any GI symptoms they may be unlikely but not completely ruled out. Another possibility ovarian or fallopian tube diseases. Please get checked. ...Read more

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I have moderate lower left abdominal pain, it is a dull ache, lasting several days. Just a constant ache. No constipation or diarrhea what is it?

I have moderate lower left abdominal pain, it is a dull ache, lasting several days. Just a constant ache. No constipation or diarrhea what is it?

See a doctor: These symptoms are very non-specific and could be caused by dozens of potential problems, and you cannot get to the root of this on the internet. Go and be appropriately diagnosed. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp lower left abdominal pain pain started today but some blood when wiping after urinating & diarrhea that maybe had blood in it x3 days?

Sudden sharp lower left abdominal pain pain started today but some blood when wiping after urinating & diarrhea that maybe had blood in it x3 days?

Consultation advised: Would like to help Kaeley but this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis as it only allows for a very limited description of the problem. It would be unwise to give specific advice based on only one sentence of information. If you are concerned please see your physician or have an online consultation here at Health Tap. A video or voice only consultation is best for your complaint. Best wishes ...Read more

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Lower Left Abdominal Pain, comes and goes in waves. Get worse with bowel movements/sudden movement diarrhea with blood that is maroon in color.

Lower Left Abdominal Pain, comes and goes in waves. Get worse with bowel movements/sudden movement diarrhea with blood that is maroon in color.

Diverticulitis: It is likely you have diverticulitis which is inflamed diverticula, The pain is as you described sometimes bloody. Its important to rest the colon stop eating drink fluids see your doctor asap. Prefereably a gastroenterologist. THis may be the cause but blood is never to be taken lightly ...Read more

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Ive had upper left abdominal pain. No diarrhea or vomiting. ..just nausea. the pain has now moved the upper right.

Ive had upper  left abdominal  pain. No diarrhea or vomiting. ..just nausea. the pain has now  moved the upper  right.

Upper abdominal pain: Could be gastritis/ GERD with or without H pylori. or gas in colon on the right side may be gallbladder issues or possible even pancreas . At age 50 would follow up with doc possible get CT of abdomen pelvis to rule out gallstones, mass even kidney issues. Reflux/ gastritis is diagnosed by endoscopy ...Read more

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I have upper left abdominal pain, some diarrhea and my pouch hurts when i drink water after having gastric bypass two weeks ago.?

I have upper left abdominal pain, some diarrhea and my pouch hurts when i drink water after having gastric  bypass two weeks ago.?

See your surgeon: May be normal, or could be an ulcer of the pouch. You should call your surgeon to check it out. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause left abdomen pain and diarrhea?

Can kidney stones cause left abdomen pain and diarrhea?

Yes : Symptomatic kidney stones can present in various ways. They commonly present with severe pain on the side of the abdomen (flank region). Gi symptoms such as nausea & sometime vomiting may be seen. Diarrhea is not a common feature of kidney stone & can accompany many other symptomatic conditions which also cause abdominal pain. Severe or unresolved abdominal pain w/ diarrhea needs a dr. Evaluaiton. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more