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Midline 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
Abdominal pain: There is a long list of causes for abdominal pain like reflux, angina, heart attack, gall stones, pancreatitis, gastric ulcer, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel disease , orphans disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, ovarian cyst , ovarian cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, dysmenorrhoea, constipation etc. See doctor please. http://patient.info/health/abdominal-pain-leaflet ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find the cause first: There are so many different diseases that can cause abdominal pain. Accordingly, in order to treat the pain, we first have to make a diagnosis. Your first stop should be to your primary care physician's office. They will take a detailed history and examination to help narrow down the causes. Testing will usually follow, which may include labs, ultrasound, ct, and/or endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info.: A physician has to be like a detective when trying to determine the cause of abdominal pain. Where exactly is the pain? How long does it last? What brings on the pain and what relieves it? Any other symptoms like nausea, bloating.Are you on any meds? Have you had prior surgery? Beyond these questions, doing a physical exam can also help. I recommend you make an appt with your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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