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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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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


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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).

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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How accurate are first trimester ultrasounds done abdominal?

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

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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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.

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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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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