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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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Have placenta previa and a UTI and have bloody show and lower belly pain is this normal?

Have placenta previa and a UTI and have bloody show and lower belly pain is this normal?

Not normal: You need to be seen asap by your ob/gyn doctor. Call them and consult on phone or go to er. If you have placenta previa and are bleeding this could turn very severe very quickly. Go now. ...Read more

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Lower belly pain during excersize--reason to stop?

Lower belly pain during excersize--reason to stop?

Likely muscle pain.: Unless there is a specific issue, like ulcer, etc., this is likely abdominal muscle ache from lots of exeercise, so it is probably a good idea to stop and rest, and save some effort for tomorrow. ...Read more

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What does lower belly pain while walking come from ?

Lower belly pain: Your question is too broad for an answer - is it lateralized (one side or the other), is it "sharp"/dull/throbbing... Are there prediposing factors (eg activity - like after a lot of sit-ups).. Could be a hernia/"groin" pull"/varicocele/patent urachus/urachal cyst/.... See a urologist. ...Read more

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Left lower belly pain -seriously hurting- answer please?

Many things: Can cause pain in the left lower abdomen including constipation, diverticular diseas, ureteral stone, ovarian issues if you are female, hernias, tumors or inflammation of the colon. If the pain is severe you need to see your doctor immediately or go to the nearest emergency room. Good luck and don't delay. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lower belly pain?

Abdominal pain: This is generally pain that emanates from below the belly button. ...Read more

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Why do you think I have lower belly pain that is off and on? I don't know why.

Why do you think I have lower belly pain that is off and on? I don't know why.

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/UTI symptoms? UR doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more

Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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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