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What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

Retractors: It is common to have numbness and pain at the site of your incision. If your incision is not near your umbilicus, then i would blame the retractor (a surgical instrument used to hold open the incision). The pain should resolve as you recover, the numbness may or may not. ...Read more

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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What does abdominal pain mean?

What does abdominal pain mean?

Too vague: The causes of abdominal pain are legion, so there's no way to answer this question. You need to define your pain, influencing factors and associated symptoms, and have a talk and exam with your health care professional. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for abdominal pain?

What can I do for abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain: This is a really general question. Most important piece of advise about abdominal pain is that severe abdominal pain warrants emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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Please help me with abdominal pain?

Please help me with abdominal pain?

Need more info.: This question is too general to be able to provide very much info. Any severe abdominal pain warrants urgent evaluation. Abdominal pain accompanied by changes in bowel habitus warrants medical assessment. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain for the last 7 years?

Abdominal pain for the last 7 years?

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 more

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What does it mean if I have abdominal pain?

Check digestion: Constant pain is a sign of indigestion - undigested food can become putrid causing pain due to Lactic Acid which burns. Take bio-hpf 2 pills with bromelain 2 pills every 4 hours if no relief in 72 hours see medical doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do about this abdominal pain?

What should I do about this abdominal pain?

You need a diagnosis: Abdominal pain can be an emergency to a mild problem. Let's begin by seeing your primary care doctor. I can't even recommend otc meds because: i don't know enough about your symptoms; i don't know if you have tried anything. The shortcut. See your doc. If you have none- a walk in clinic! ...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