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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. 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


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Abdominal pain two inches down from sternum that comes and goes. Gerd, gastritis, early first trimester pregnancy.Doesn't hurt more to touch. Worry?

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Abdominal pain two inches down from sternum that comes and goes. Gerd, gastritis, early first trimester pregnancy.Doesn't hurt more to touch. Worry?

GERD: Gerd tends to worsen in pregnancy, your pain may be related to the same problem you had , watch your diet and avoid foods that trigger your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I am in my first trimester and I have sharp right sided abdominal and pelvic pain. What can I do?

Dr. Walter Kobasa
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I am in my first trimester and I have sharp right sided abdominal and pelvic pain. What can I do?

Depends: If you are not sure the pregnancy is in the uterus get checked to make sure it is not an ectopic or ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Simmons
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby . as i am felling the heart beat of the babies(twins).

Dr. Barbara Simmons
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During end of first trimester door hit on lower abdomen will it harm the baby . as i am felling the heart beat of the babies(twins).

Amniontic sac: Fetuses are well protected in the amniotic sac cushioned by amniotic fluid. An ultrasound can confirm that there has been to injury to the placenta and that the fetuses are ok ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
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How accurate are first trimester ultrasounds done abdominal?

Dr. Brian Nguyen
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How accurate are first trimester ultrasounds done abdominal?

Diagnostics: This question is hard to answer because it depends upon what you're looking for with your first trimester ultrasound. If you're trying to figure out how far along you are in the pregnancy that is excellent, if you're trying to figure out if your baby has down syndrome it's not perfect and will require further work up with other blood tests and ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help.also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

Dr. Janice Alexander
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help.also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

See a Provider: You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy(a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon. A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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What is the accuracy of an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester? Possible to be off 4 weeks?

Dr. Robert Killian
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What is the accuracy of an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester? Possible to be off 4 weeks?

Ultrasounds: Nope. It is very unlikely that an early ultrasound is inaccurate by much, especially four weeks. The early ultrasounds are much more accurate in general. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Stevens
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Could an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester be off by a month, making me a month further along? All of my ultrasounds have given same edd.

Dr. Randy Stevens
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Could an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester be off by a month, making me a month further along? All of my ultrasounds have given same edd.

Increase accuracy : Overtime the accuracy of the ultrasound increases. It may be unusual to be off by 4 weeks if changes are occurring. Tell your doctor of your concerns and ask to see the findings to determine edd changes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jie Xu
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What is the margin of error for an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester. Around 11 weeks. Would vaginal be more accurate?

Dr. Jie Xu
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What is the margin of error for an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester. Around 11 weeks. Would vaginal be more accurate?

Vaginal: Transvaginal ultrasound is more accurate in first trimester, with a margin of 5 to 7 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. James Burns
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I have a cold gliding feeling in my lower abdominal area randomly. My friend said she had it her first trimester. Is it pregnancy?

Dr. James Burns
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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I have a cold gliding feeling  in my lower abdominal area randomly. My friend said she had it her first trimester. Is it pregnancy?

If you: Have a reason to be pregnant and no other reason for the sensation comes to your mind, then do a first urine pregnancy test tomorrow morning. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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