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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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Night sweats and upper abdominal pain?

Night sweats and upper abdominal pain?

Hard to guess: The symptoms you describe are too general to guess a cause here. Viral connditions, flu, gastritis, stomach ulcers, gallbladder, kidney issues... Too many possibilities. Would need to see a doctor for a complete medical history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Night sweats, upper abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, near fainting with cold sweats, extreme wind, pain in upper back, tiredness.Female 41?

Night sweats, upper abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, near fainting with cold sweats, extreme wind, pain in upper back, tiredness.Female 41?

Get evaluated: Proceed to emergency room or your primary if you can get in same day. The sweats and near fainting demand attention. You will likely need intravenous fluids, imaging and some type of intervention. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Could a 44x12mm right infratentorial arachnoid cyst cause night sweats, weight loss, abdominal pain, headaches, ulcers, or vertigo? Non-congenital.

Could a 44x12mm right infratentorial arachnoid cyst cause night sweats, weight loss, abdominal pain, headaches, ulcers, or vertigo? Non-congenital.

Below: Arachnoid cysts usually aren't the cause of problems, they're found when doing a scan because of the problem, but are usually not the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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I have a swollen submandibular gland, night sweats, weight loss, irregular period, abdominal pain, history of ulcers, & leg itching that bruises. ?

I have a swollen submandibular gland, night sweats, weight loss, irregular period, abdominal pain, history of ulcers, & leg itching that bruises. ?

See dr.: The various symptoms that you have could be related to serious infection or even underlying tumor. You should consult physician for physical exam and testing. Testing probably would include blood tests and imaging. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain and rapid weight loss?

Upper abdominal pain and rapid weight loss?

See your MD: While you do not characterize the type of pain (constant, radiating, effect of eating) or the amount of weight loss, unintended weight loss coupled with abdominal pain is concerning - there can be several reasons, malignancy, blood supply problems and some infections. Please make an appointment with your physician for blood tests and ultrasound or ct scan ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain, unintended weight loss, and difficulty staying awake?

What can cause upper abdominal pain, unintended weight loss, and difficulty staying awake?

Many possibilities: This will take a sequential process of examination and tests to arrive at the cause. It could be anything from a benign, self-limited cause to a severe cause that will require extensive treatment. See your doctor to start the process. ...Read more

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Lymphoma and TB ruled out. So what is causing my heavy night sweats, weight loss, lower back pain and no appetite? Over a year of suffering!

Lymphoma and TB ruled out. So what is causing my heavy night sweats, weight loss, lower back pain and no appetite? Over a year of suffering!

Suffering: I have to assume that over the past year you have been carefully examined by your doctor and also specialists. If that has not been done you should quickly see your doctor If nothing abnormal has been found despite careful attention I think it would be appropriate for you to have a referral to a Psychologist. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more