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Remedies For Severe Abdominal Pain
Need diagnosis: Severe abdominal pain is not normal. A diagnosis must be established prior to any recommendation. Possibilities include malignant, inflammatory, congenital, scar, or functional bowel problems. It really depends on the cause, before deciding what the treatment should be. Some home remedies may be effective, but depends solely on diagnosis. ...Read more
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
A 55 year old man with carcinoma bladder complains of severe lower abdominal pain in supra pubic area. What is the best treatment?
Schizophrenic 60 yo, malnourished, chain smoker, drinks a lot of coke, refuses medical treatment. Severe abdominal pain and swollen anus. Thoughts?
Severe abdominal pain radiates to back & thighs. Diagnosed w/PCOS 4 months ago, no treatment. Spotting after intercourse. Help?
Not PCOS: Pain is not a usual symptom of PCOS. Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. You need to see your doctor or an urgent care clinic for an exam and testing to find out what it is. Spotting after intercourse can be due to an infection or abnormal cells on the cervix. Get seen soon and feel better. ...Read more
I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?
Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more
Not enough info: Need to know more specifics. Numerous things can cause a variety of abdominal pain. All are treated differently. See your doctor and be as specific about pain, type, location, frequency, duration, and length of time it has occurred. Sorry i can not be of more help. Feel free to provide more information. ...Read more
How long can diverticulitis bouts last without treatment. 5 weeks with lower l/r abdominal pain, constant urge to have bm. Could it be diverticulitis?
Is there a good outlook for functional abdominal pain syndrome? I feel like it just means ill be in horrible pain forever with no treatment
Severe abdominal pain is extreme pain felt in the region of the belly (abdomen). It is usually an emergency, and may be caused by a loss of blood supply to an organ, stretching or blockage of an organ in cases such as gallstones, or swelling and infection in ...Read more
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