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Dr. Richard Levin
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Severe Abdominal Pain (Overview)

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 conditions such as appendicitis.


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What could cause severe abdominal pain?

What could cause severe abdominal pain?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of abdominal pain, some of which need urgent medical and surgical attention. Please go see your doctor or to an emergency room for prompt evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
104 doctors shared insights

Severe Abdominal Pain (Overview)

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 conditions such as appendicitis.


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Severe abdominal pain right above my belly button. What does this mean?

Severe abdominal pain right above my belly button. What does this mean?

May be an ulcer, or?: There are many causes for abdominal pain. In that location (the epigastrium), i would likely think of ulcer. But other causes include pancreatitis, reflux, gall bladder disease, hepatitis, even heart disease. You get the picture! it's a broad menu. Please see your doctor and get this sorted out. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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A 55 year old man with carcinoma bladder complains of severe lower abdominal pain in supra pubic area. What is the best treatment?

A 55 year old man with carcinoma bladder complains of severe lower abdominal pain in supra pubic area. What is the best treatment?

Need for examination: The symptoms are likely due to the bladder cancer; however, it is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining the patient. ...Read more

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How to cure severe menstrual cycle abdominal pain?

How to cure severe menstrual cycle abdominal pain?

Hormonal evaluation: First, start 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x daily or 800mg Motrin 3 x daily 2 days prior to onset of menses and take till finished bleeding as you proceed to your next step: go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate your hormones and get them balanced to resolve your discomfort! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Severe abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, and lethargic and needing ER care to get rehydrated and rid of pain during monthly cycle, what could it be?

Slightly unusual: There is a possibility that you have pelvic endometriosis. Endometriosis can affect bowel function, and certainly causes severe menstrual pain. Ask your ob/gyn md to do a laparoscopy to look for endometriosis or take a medication called depo-lupron, which will stop your periods completely to see if your symptoms resolve while taking this drug. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain below ribs perhaps in large intestines, bruised to touch, wind. Been given acid tablets by doctor but had no tests done...Worried.?

Severe abdominal pain below ribs perhaps in large intestines, bruised to touch, wind. Been given acid tablets by doctor but had no tests done...Worried.?

Acid Reflux: General symptoms of acid reflux include: -burning in the chest, known as heartburn -burning in the throat or an acid taste in the throat -stomach or chest pain -trouble swallowing -having raspy voice or a sore throat -unexplained cough the best treatment is to start and continue on acid reflux medications since these medications work by reducing acid in the stomach. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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Severe abdominal pain?

Severe abdominal pain?

Go to ER: If your abdominal pain is severe or accompanied by any of the following symptoms, see your doctor or go to er asap: -fever -nausea/vomiting unable to keep food down -failure to pass stool -vomiting blood or bloody stools-shortness of breath -painful urination -tenderness to touch -or simply pain not resolving for days. ...Read more

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Why do I have severe abdominal pain?

See a doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any diagnostic and/or treatment plans. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What could cause severe abdominal pain?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of abdominal pain, some of which need urgent medical and surgical attention. Please go see your doctor or to an emergency room for prompt evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe abdominal pain.

I am experiencing  severe abdominal pain.

Will need some info: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Risk factors? Excruciating pain needs immediate eval pls. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Belly Pain (Definition)

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