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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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Husband has lower right side abdominal pain. Discomfort when he stands up, moves around or bends and now discomfort stays even when at rest?

Husband has lower right side abdominal pain.   Discomfort  when he stands up, moves around or bends and now discomfort stays even when at rest?

Acute appendicitis: The location and description of the pain could be acute appendicitis.Please see your primary care doctor or go to an emergency room depending in how bad the symptoms are. ...Read more

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I have a constant lower right side abdominal pain and it hurts whenever I sneeze up in my upper abdominal area?

I have a constant lower right side abdominal pain and it hurts whenever I sneeze up in my upper abdominal area?

See your doctor: There is not enough information here to make any helpful recommendations other than to review this in detail with your physician. ...Read more

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38w preg general unwell feeling. Lower right side abdominal pain. Baby decreased movement and lighter movement. What to do...

38w preg general unwell feeling. Lower right side abdominal pain. Baby decreased movement and lighter movement. What to do...

See your OB today: If you are experiencing abdominal pain and decreased fetal movement, this may be an indication of problems with the baby. Call your OB ASAP so he/she can examine you and check the baby's heart rate on the fetal monitor. Both of you need evaluation today to ensure both yours and the baby's good health. ...Read more

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Sudden severe lower right side abdominal pain along with sudden diarrhea and nausea. Had low fever yesterday (100°). Pain just got a bit better...?

Sudden severe lower right side abdominal pain along with sudden diarrhea and nausea. Had low fever yesterday (100°). Pain just got a bit better...?

Right abdominal pain: Whenever a young person has the acute onset of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, particularly with fever, it is vital to rule out appendicitis. Normally diarrhea is not one of the cardinal symptoms of appendicitis, but if you have any pain remaining, it is important to be seen right away to be sure you're OK, and to figure out what is causing your symptoms if it is not appenditis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing nagging lower (right side) abdominal pain and pelvic cramps just after my periods?

I've been experiencing nagging lower (right side) abdominal pain and pelvic cramps just after my periods?

Pelvic cramps: need check up by doctor, urine test, ultrasound, STD tests, if hormones OK, then fluids, rest, low caffeine & cigs, NSAIDS otc meds like Advil or Alleve... ...Read more

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Have lower right side abdominal pain 5 days a week and little appetite for 3 months. Had hysterectomy in 2009. Clear residue after bowel movements.

Have lower right side abdominal pain  5 days a week and little appetite for 3 months. Had hysterectomy in 2009. Clear residue after bowel movements.

CT scan, colonoscopy: Persistent abdominal pain should be evaluated further. Ct scan is very helpful for abdominal pain. "clear residue" after bowel movements suggests increased secretion of mucus that is often found with inflammatory bowel disease, best evaluated with colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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