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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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Can appendicitis pain be intermittent? I have some lower right abdominal and flank pain over 48hrs but not only few hours at night. Gone during day.

Can appendicitis pain be intermittent? I have some lower right abdominal and flank pain over 48hrs but not only few hours at night. Gone during day.

Unlikely: Appendicitis pain is unlikely to come and go. It generally comes and grows. A pattern of pain more likely to act as you have described is common with kidney stones. Stones trying to pass down the ureter will often cause intermittent lower abdominal and flank pain that can go on for days. Many will pass with good hydration but some need to be removed by a urologist. ...Read more

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How do a stomach ache and abdomen ache differ?

How do a stomach ache and abdomen ache differ?

None: Usually patient calls abdominal pain as stomachk pain.
Medically stomach pain is in upper abdoman and abdominal pain could be in any part of abdomen or all over abdomen. ...Read more

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Waves of upper abdominal pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Waves of upper abdominal pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Consultation advised: If this is a new problem you should you need to see a physician as soon as possible to examen you and diagnose and treat you. If this is a chronic problem see your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment; you can also have a consultation here at Health Tap which may be helpful. A video, voice only or INBOX text consultation is best. A text chat is not advised for this problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?

Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?

I do not know: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a stomach virus, ulcer, muscle strain, constipation, referred pain from gall stones or gall bladder disease, etc, etc., so best to get evaluated if it continues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Post op gallbladder: Diarrhea is an extremely rare side effect of gallbladder surgery. This is due to inadequate amount of bile to digest food. Medical supplementation of bile salts is always the answer but you need to see you doctor and rule out any other source of you pain such as a surgical complication. ...Read more

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I have the chills lower back pain and upper abdominal pain like under my chest an feel nauseous?

I have the chills lower back pain and upper abdominal pain like under my chest an feel nauseous?

Flu-like illness: This may be early onset of influenza and you should be seen, tested, and if positive be treated with oseltamivir. ...Read more

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I ate a lot of candy and I feel a sharp pain in my abdomen when I suck in! How do I get rid of this stomach ache?

I ate a lot of candy and I feel a sharp pain in my abdomen when I suck in! How do I get rid of this stomach ache?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I'm 10w5d pregnant. Today m having a kind of stomach ache specially lower abdomen. What can the cause be? What advice do u give?

I'm 10w5d pregnant. Today m having a kind of stomach ache specially lower abdomen. What can the cause be? What advice do u give?

Other symptoms?: Constipation is more common in pregnancy and can cause this. Any urinary symptoms? A urinary tract infection can also cause this as can a stomach bug. It can just be the stretching of the uterus. If you are also spotting this can be a threatened miscarriage. Rest and if it persists, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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About 3 months pregnant and having upper abdominal pain with lower back pain. The only thing that seams to help is a warm bath?

Get checked: Gallbladder pain can cause pain in the upper right side of the abdomen that radiates around to the back. Kidney disease can cause pain on either side of the back that radiates down toward the groin. See your doctor to help evaluate your pain and diagnostic solutions. ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomen. Started last night has a sharp general stomach ache and continued through the day. Sharp pulsating pain.

Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomen. Started last night has a sharp general stomach ache and continued through the day. Sharp pulsating pain.

You need: To have this checked out ASAP!

Generalized abdominal pain which "settles" in the right lower abdomen is pretty "classical"for acute APPENDICITIS. Not to alarm you but you need to go to an ER for evaluation if your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is unavailable now!
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Occured a sudden epigastric pain causing pain in region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs, Also I suffered immediate loose motion with foul smell and vomitting. It also caused me nausea?

Food poisoning: It could have been food poisoning. The symptoms are compatible staphylococcal toxin. However that is only one of many possibilities. Staphylococcal toxic poisoning is usually over in 24 hours. If the symptoms persist more than a day, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stomach ache/ cramps in lower abdomen?

How can I cure a stomach ache/ cramps in lower abdomen?

Depends on the cause: Of the ache and cramps. There are 100's of possible causes of your symptoms. Some of them could be serious or require immediate operation. See you doctor so he can figure it out for you. ...Read more

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Constant with or without food upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, constant burp like sound from upper abdomen, only test that shows is low B12 and mch/mch?

Constant with or without food upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, constant burp like sound from upper abdomen, only test that shows is low B12 and mch/mch?

Need more info: This format doesn't lend itself to making adequate guesses of what is going on. That said, I think about reflux, ulcers, gastritis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain. That is releved if I drink hot water or put a warm cloth on my abdomen. Which then causes me to burp which then releves the pain. Several years ago I did have two big gallbladder attacks.

I am experiencing upper abdominal pain. That is releved if I drink hot water or put a warm cloth on my abdomen. Which then causes me to burp which then releves the pain. Several years ago I did have two big gallbladder attacks.

Here are some...: Your well described symptoms seem centering on gastrointestinal tract, for which you should be evaluated by GI-specialist timely. How to put all the related things together correctly for good care? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you can work better with doctor so to reach most reasonable diagnosis / care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right), abdominal mass, bloating or abdominal fullness, swollen abdomen and side pain. I have a round mass on left low or mid side when coughing. I cant really bend my abdomen is in the way and painful?

I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right), abdominal mass, bloating or abdominal fullness, swollen abdomen and side pain. I have a round mass on left low or mid side when coughing. I cant really bend my abdomen is in the way and painful?

Need Medical checkup: If you suspect any mass in your abdomen which is causing pain, you should have a medical check up. Go see your doctor immediately and have a medical examination. A CT scan of the abdomen is a good test to check for any suspected abdominal mass or lumps in the abdomen. If there is a lump, it will require further testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?

See doctor: Your have various symptoms that need to be carefully examined and needs proper history and may be few more test including radio imaging study. You better see your physician ...Read more

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Having right upper abdominal pain near flank no gallbladder removed last year mris CT xrays all neg so is bloodwrk/what is it? Er said muscle in 2013

Having right upper abdominal pain near flank no gallbladder removed last year mris CT xrays all neg so is bloodwrk/what is it? Er said muscle in 2013

Not sure but: Possibilities may include stagnant or slow flow of bile in d duct/cholestasis, ibs, pinched phrenic nerve underneath rib cage, muscle strain etc. Follow up with ur dr. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Gallbladderattack. Com/aftergallbladderremoval. Shtml http://ibs. About. Com/od/relatedconditions/a/ibs-after-gallbladder-removal. Html. ...Read more

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5 days of Constipation, black stool, lower back pain, upper abdominal pain in centre which eases when I lie upside down. What could be the cause?

5 days of Constipation, black stool, lower back pain, upper abdominal pain in centre which eases when I lie upside down. What could be the cause?

Nonspecific: These symptoms don't point towards a single problem that can be diagnosed in this forum. Sounds like it would be appropriate to visit the doctor. Ask about whether or not there could be blood in the stool. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain, burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated. Is that common with a hernia?

I have a hiatal hernia and in addition to upper abdominal pain, burning, burping, etc my lower abdomen is very bloated. Is that common with a hernia?

Not likely HHrelated: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Needs to be checked: You probably have a viral gastroenteritis causing your symptoms. Consilt your doctor to confirm if you have it. Meanwhile make sure you drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration. But if also vomiting and not able to retain fluids go to ER with your parents as you are a minor ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant. Constant lower back pain, constant dull upper abdominal pain under breast. Help?

23 weeks pregnant. Constant lower back pain, constant dull upper abdominal pain under breast. Help?

Some pain expected: Sorry you're in such discomfort. Since I don't know you at all or how your pregnancy has been coursing for past 23 weeks this answer may not be taking into consideration many things but I need to say that pain as you describe is not uncommon in many pregnant women. If, however, these are BRAND NEW or changed in some significant way compared to before then, call your OB for advice. No pain meds. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Belly Pain (Definition)

Pain between the ...Read more