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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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I am having pain in right upper abdomen from the last one year. It is like a feeling of inflammation and that something is streching. What should I do?

I am having pain in right upper abdomen from the last one year. It is like a feeling of inflammation and that something is streching. What should I do?

NEEDS TO BE CHECKED: You have had this pain for one year, it is about time you consult your doctor it may be from gall bladder condition or your stomach so have it checked to find the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Feeling inflammation in Abdomen (Right Upper Quadrant). What are the possible causes?

Feeling inflammation in Abdomen (Right Upper Quadrant). What are the possible causes?

Gallbladder?: This might be associated with gallstones and colic associated with them especially if you are having significant pain after eating. There are other reasons for your symptoms like gastritis, liver problems or lesions, constipation, among others. Try to get evaluated with a provider that can check your abdominal area and possibly order tests. If you experience severe pain, vomiting, fever go to ED. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause pain in the upper middle abdomen? I have inflammation at the GE junction. Could this cause pain in the upper middle abdomen?

Can acid reflux cause pain in the upper middle abdomen? I have inflammation at the GE junction. Could this cause pain in the upper middle abdomen?

Yes: it's very common for reflux to cause pain in the epigastrium. If you get discomfort in that region that you suspect is from reflux, it is appropriate to try an antacid to see if it helps. It is important to try to follow anti-reflux precautions and to take your reflux medication on a regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had IBS/SIBO and am not having any other symptoms aside from abdomen swelling really big and pain. It's like chronic inflammation. What can I do?

I had IBS/SIBO and am not having any other symptoms aside from abdomen swelling really big and pain. It's like chronic inflammation. What can I do?

Inflammation or IBS?: IBS is not an inflammatory condition, so if there is doubt as the diagnosis or a new inflammatory condition is present, please get re-evaluated. There are many promising new agents for relief of IBS symptoms, but first clarify that IBS is indeed the active condition causing your present symptoms please. ...Read more

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I been having nausea and spasm like pains in upper abdomen. Ultrasound normal, scope normal only inflammation, hida scan showed 89%. what's this?

I been having nausea and spasm like pains in upper abdomen. Ultrasound normal, scope normal only inflammation, hida scan showed 89%. what's this?

Measures function: HIDA scan measures how much of your gall bladder empties when stimulated to do so. 85% means it empties very well. However if your symptoms were experienced much worse during the test then this might still be gallbladder pain called biliary dyskinesia. The scope of your stomach was not normal if it showed inflammation. That is called gastritis (has many causes) gives pain like yours. G-d healt ...Read more

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Can liver inflammation cause chest wall pain localized on the last rib on both sides just above the abdomen?

Can liver inflammation cause chest wall pain localized on the last rib on both sides just above the abdomen?

Possible: This can happen with irritation of the diaphragm from something taking place within the abdomen, but would not make that assumption without being examined and assessed by a professional. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect tissue or muscle pulling or inflammation right side of lower abdomen just above penile shaft and nearby region?Usg is normal.

Can MRI detect tissue or muscle pulling or inflammation right side of lower abdomen just above penile shaft and nearby region?Usg is normal.

Commonly yes: What you describe suggests athletic pubalgia. This is pain around the pubic bone where a number of muscles insert. Arthritis of the symphysis pubis itself can cause pain in this area. Mri can be helpful in diagnosing tendon and muscle injury in this area. ...Read more

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Missed period. Had full period april 18 normal had pap test april29 normal with some inflammation on my righs side of abdomen hve way more info to add?

Missed period. Had full period april 18 normal had pap test april29 normal with some inflammation on my righs side of abdomen hve way more info to add?

Unclear question : It is unclear exactly what you're asking. If you're asking about irregular periods than this is one of the most common complaints. If you type irregular periods into healthtap you will see hundreds of answers on this very topic. ...Read more

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Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen.  Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Check with surgeon: Other issues may be causing this, i.e. Persistence of a peri-rectal component, or constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Don't let this answer your question. Confirm with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect pull/ inflammation/ injury in tissues /muscle/ ligament which is connected from testis to lower abdomen above penile shaft without dye?

Can MRI detect pull/ inflammation/ injury in tissues /muscle/ ligament which is connected from testis to lower abdomen above penile shaft without dye?

Commonly yes : What you describe suggests athletic pubalgia. This is pain around the pubic bone where a number of muscles insert. Arthritis of the symphysis pubis itself can cause pain in this area. Mri can be helpful in diagnosing tendon and muscle injury in this area. Answer is recycled. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan on the abdomen without contrast show kidney stones or gallbladder inflammation better than ultrasound?

Would a CT scan on the abdomen without contrast show kidney stones or gallbladder inflammation better than ultrasound?

CT for stones: Ct without contrast is much better than us for kidney and ureter stones. Ct detects calcium better. Most gallbladder disease involves inflammation. Us is better for right upper quadrant pain and suspected gallbladder disease. It is also cheaper and involves no radiation, so it is arguably safer over a person's lifetime. ...Read more

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Ct of abdomen showed fluid full loops of fluid And stool loops of small bowel. No bm in 7days. Doc said no inflammation or obstruction? What?

Ct of abdomen showed fluid full loops of fluid And stool loops of small bowel.  No bm in 7days.  Doc said no inflammation or obstruction? What?

Incomplete picture: Just because bowel loops are fluid filled does not mean they look inflamed nor that they are obstructed. The CT results need to be coordinated with the physical exam. You should follow-up with your PCP if symptoms are persisting. ...Read more

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Intermittent upper abdomen pain, yellow stool, dark urine, and slightly yellow eyes for 6 weeks. Ultrasound showed kidney inflammation, ct was normal?

Intermittent upper abdomen pain, yellow stool, dark urine, and slightly yellow eyes for 6 weeks. Ultrasound showed kidney inflammation, ct was normal?

Consultation advised: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosing medical illnesses. Did you have blood tests, and if so what were the results? Need to know more about the pain: how long have you had it.? How long does it last each time? What is your medical history? To read about jaundice: http://bit.ly/1rPqDdp Consider an online consultation with a Health Tap physician. ...Read more

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