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What are the causes of pain in the abdomen?

What are the causes of pain in the abdomen?

Many: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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How do I deal with this pain in my abdomen?

How do I deal with this pain in my abdomen?

Med eval: Abdominal pain can have many different causes. In order to provide good recommendations -the cause needs to be assessed medically. ...Read more

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How come I have a strange pain in my abdomen?

How come I have a strange pain in my abdomen?

Inadequate info.: You would need to provide more information than this for anyone to venture a guess. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the abdomen for over a week?

What causes pain in the abdomen for over a week?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries may all cause abdominal pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in my abdomen when I turn over at night. What could it be?

Pain in my abdomen when I turn over at night. What could it be?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better and feel worse? What is the quality of the pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in the abdomen for 2 years, what could be?

Feeling lots of pain in the abdomen for 2 years, what could be?

Need more info: Where in abdomen? What makes it better or worse?

If this has gone on for 2 years you owe it to yourself to discuss this with your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a horrible pain in my abdomen on the left side. it usually comes and goes but now I've had it for three days. please help?

I have a horrible pain in my abdomen on the left side. it usually comes and goes but now I've had it for three days. please help?

Abdominal pain: If the pain is that intense better see a doctor. You need a thorough exam You also need to give a good history line do you Gabe regular bowel movements? Any surgeries or abdominal injuries? Tell all you can so you can be helped ...Read more

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I feel pain in my abdomen directly below the cage its temporary but when it comes its very hard feeling something is squeezing in this area?

Abdominal pain: This could be related to your gallbladder, gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues.
You should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have and us and or see a GI physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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In january 2008 I began having severe, twisting, writhing pain in my abdomen twice per day every day, at the same time, that lasts about 1.5 hours. P?

Abdominal pain: Need more information. Any relationship to eating or to having bowel movements. Severe constipation would be the most common simple cause. Irritable bowel syndrome (cramping due to stress) is another common problem. Rarer problems include gyn issues, ulcers, gallbladder, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, or twisting or kinking of the bowel (torsion, hernia, etc.). ...Read more

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Hie I have pain in my abdomen every time i press it down and there is a hard thing that hurts if i press it down it moves around the abdomen n bloated?

Hie I have pain in my abdomen every time i press it down and there is a hard thing that hurts if i press it down it moves around the abdomen n bloated?

Need to be checked: You seem to have a hard mass which moves around and you have pain and bloated feeling, we can not tell you what it may be but i will suggest you get it checked by your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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I have constant pain in my abdomen?

I have constant pain in my abdomen?

Greatly depends: On what is causing the pain. There are so many structures within the abdomen, it is hard to say without a physical exam. You will need to be examined face to face by a physician. You may need to visit the er depending on the pain, level, area and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What does constant pain in right abdomen mean?

No way to tell: If the pain is severe you need to be examined. There is no way to determine the cause based on the information you've provided. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the abdomen and lower back?

What causes pain in the abdomen and lower back?

Many: More info is needed . For females ovarian issues should be evaluated , pregnancy, pid, etc should be considered. Both men and women should have their kidneys evaluated, kidney stones, uti, etc.Men should have prostates checked. Lumbar disc disease etc can cause issues. Gi problems ibs/uc/colitis etc.See you dr for full full h&p and systematic work-up. ...Read more

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What could be the reason of generalised pain in the abdomen?

What could be the reason of generalised pain in the abdomen?

See below: Causes: gastrointestinal
peritonitis
pancreatitis
early appendicitis
mesenteric adenitis
gastroenteritis
colitis
intestinal obstruction
causes: hematologic
leukemia
sickle cell crisis
causes: vascular
mesenteric thrombosis
abdominal aortic aneurysm
splenic artery aneurysm
mesenteric artery aneurysm. ...Read more

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After losing your virginity can there be pain in your abdomen?

It could be: Possible if vaginal penetration was overly forceful - but normally would not anticipate pain. ...Read more

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How bad is the pain in your abdomen when you have appendicitis?

Starts as mild pain : But gets worse with time. Usually 1-2 days duration and starts in the peri umbilical area and radiates to the right lower quadrant. The pain is also constant. It may be associated with nausea, vomiting, fevers and decrease appetite. Appendix is a small organ and can only stay inflammed for a while before it ruptures. If you have any suspicion you need to seek immediate attention. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your appendix is causing the pain in your abdomen?

How do you tell if your appendix is causing the pain in your abdomen?

Varying presentation: May start with mild pain around the belly button which worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly fever. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations, so if you have severe abdominal pain it is best to get emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in left abdomen and feels like I have to open my bowels all the time?

Constipated/LLQ pain: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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What does a sharp pain in my abdomen , especcially when am satisfy suggest?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain worse with eating can represent an ulcer, pancreatitis, gall bladder disease or an intestinal obstruction. Also, simple gastroenteritis can cause similar symptoms. An in-person exam with a doctor including blood work, xray, and urinalysis is needed. An urgent care center is a good idea. Please see a doctor today. ...Read more

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For what reasons might wireless internet data access cause pain in my abdomen?

It doesn't: If you are having pain in your abdomen, you should find out the cause by visiting a physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in my abdomen from last 20 days what will be the reason behind this?

I have pain in my abdomen from last 20 days what will be the reason behind this?

Some thoughts...: Abdominal pain has many causes. When you see your doctor, they'll ask you lots of questions: is it worse before or after you eat? Are your bowel movements normal? How long has it been going on? Any nausea? Does eating make it feel better? The "differential" for abdominal pain is so big that you really deserve a thorough history and exam to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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I have this pain in my abdomen every time i think of my ex.. How to get over it?

I have this pain in my abdomen every time i think of my ex.. How to get over it?

Talk to someone: See a doctor and they can guide you towards a psychiatrist or therapist to help you though difficult times. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have like sharp pain near your abdomen but only sometimes?

May not be anything: Usually these infrequent pains in abdomen may not mean much. Stomach cramps can happen from food, certain medications or at times stress.

Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeinated drinks as well as chocolates and see if you still have these infrequent abdominal pains.

Hope you feel better quick. ...Read more

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I have this pain in my abdomen right under my left ribcage. What could it be and how do I ease the pain?

I have this pain in my abdomen right under my left ribcage. What could it be and how do I ease the pain?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I'm having excrustiating pain on my abdomen. The pain is on the right lower quadrent of my abdomen. What should I do?

I'm having excrustiating pain on my abdomen. The pain is on the right lower quadrent of my abdomen. What should I do?

See a doctor: Excruciating abdominal pain requires a doctor visit. Could be appendicitis since it's on the right side, but there are other possibilities as well. Get checked, don't wait! ...Read more

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Last six months I am suffering pain either in abdomen or in chest, sometimes on back sides in morning only, then pain disappear for wholeday.

Last six months I am suffering pain either in abdomen or in chest, sometimes on back sides in morning only, then pain disappear for wholeday.

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I'm a male 25years old ive been having modarate pain in my abdomen on the left side of my belly botton about 4inches away from it.. what could it be?

I'm a male 25years old ive been having modarate pain in my abdomen on the left side of my belly botton about 4inches away from it.. what could it be?

Abdominal pain: Need to have more information. You are describing the large intestinal region- abdomen is divided into quadrants RT upper/lower LT upper/lower---you are describing LT lower quadrant: need to know if you have fever,diarrhea,constipation--is there blood or mucus in your stools ? any urinary tract symptoms or pain with sex or with ejaculation? Any history of any chronic disease like Diabetes. ...Read more