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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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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

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

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your 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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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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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

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a 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

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is 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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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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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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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 Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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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

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What can I do about severe abdominal pain?

What can I do about severe abdominal pain?

See your MD: There are many causes of abdominal discomfort, most are benign, such as gastroenteritis, colic or gastritis. On occasion this can be due to other reasons such as stones, kidney or gallstones; or from inflammation, such as pancreatitis. Infections such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, urinary tract infections can occur. Gynecologic reasons can give pain, rarely malignant masses can cause pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of severe abdominal pain?

Many things: Need much more detailed medical history & information. Large books have been written about abdominal pain. The possible causes of abdominal pain are too numerous to describe here. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Been having severe abdominal pain! Please help?

Been having severe abdominal pain! Please help?

Go to a doctor: If the pain is that bad you need to be evaluated. Many serious things will give you severe abdominal pain without a fever until its too late (ruptured appendix). If the pain is resolving then you can follow up with your primary md. If however, the pain is worsening or has lasted longer than 4 hours or you cannot walk secondary to pain get to an er. ...Read more

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I am having severe abdominal pain? What should I do?

I am having severe abdominal pain? What should I do?

Abdominal pain: Without more information about the pain (location, quality, timing, associated symptoms, etc) and your personal past medical/surgical history, it's hard to say exactly. However, if you're having "severe" abdominal pain, especially with fevers, nausea, or vomiting, you should see a doctor very soon. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for severe abdominal pain?

What are some home 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

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How do emergency rooms respond to severe abdominal pain?

How do emergency rooms respond to severe abdominal pain?

By taking care of U: By examination and test will diagnose your problem and treat you, as you are a minor you need to go with a legal guardian (parent), ...Read more

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I am having really severe abdominal pain what should I do?

I am having really severe abdominal pain what should I do?

Severe abd pain: You need to call your doctor for an exam asap. If you cannot see your doc, then go to ER ...Read more

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What do I do about severe abdominal pain on the right side?

What do I do about severe abdominal pain on the right side?

See your doctor: Immediately or go to an emergency room to rule out acute appendicitis before it ruptures. ...Read more

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Can eating before going to bed cause severe abdominal pain?

Possibly: Where is your pain? If it is epigastric and associated with radiation up the chest, then gerd is a possibility. When you fill the stomach and then lie down, then reflux is likely to occur. Other causes of post prandial pain are ulcer disease, gastritis and gall bladder disease. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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