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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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Flu or cold? Symptoms were: Sudden chills, very slight temp, body aches, congested nose, headache, exhaustion, diarrea, stomach ache. And what to do?

Flu or cold? Symptoms were: Sudden chills, very slight temp, body aches, congested nose, headache, exhaustion, diarrea, stomach ache. And what to do?

Systemic viral: Your symptoms have the features of a systemic viral illness. We tend to call this "the flu" though it may well be caused by another virus besides the influenza virus. So isolate yourself, wash your hands frequently, take plenty fluids while eating well, and get plenty rest. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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For the past 6 days i've had a stomach ache i think it's the stomache flu but i'm not sure but i've also have really bad headaches why is this

For the past 6 days i've had a stomach ache i think it's the stomache flu but i'm not sure but i've also have really bad headaches why is this

Common symptoms: Unfortunately, these are common symptoms that something is wrong. Flu/virus infections often show upike this. It's a difficult call when to get expensive help, especially when there is no treatment for 99% of viral infections? Your body will fight-most of these with time. If you have other medical problems, a doctor's help may avoid serious problems. If you're scared, you probably need help. ...Read more

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I have a headache, stomach ache, dizziness, and my vision is blurry; is this stomach flu?

I have a headache, stomach ache, dizziness, and my vision is blurry; is this stomach flu?

Could be: If the symptoms last a few days and get better on their own it could be a viral syndrome. If symptoms persist, or you are unable to keep enough down, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Do you think I have the flu? I'm not vomiting and I don't have diarreaah or but I have a sinus headache kinda and a stomach ache not bad

Stomach ache: Do you have a fever? This would be an important flu sign. I do not know how long your symptoms have been,but they can be the result of multiple things including simple head congestion. I would start with a decongestant and motrin. If your symptoms do not improve in a a day or two or you do get a fever then get checked. ...Read more

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Do you think I have the flu? I'm not vomiting and I don't have diarreaah or but I have a sinus headache kinda and a stomach ache not bad sinus infect

Do you think I have the flu? I'm not vomiting and I don't have diarreaah or but I have a sinus headache kinda and a stomach ache not bad sinus infect

Probably not flu: but may be some other viral illness. The flu (influenza) symptoms include:A 100 F or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever), A cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose. Headaches and/or body aches. Chills. Fatigue. The body aches and chills are quite severe. Maybe nausea and vomiting. The U.S. Flu season hasn't really started yet. Get your flu shot! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling cold, dizzy/weak, I have a bad headache in the back of my eye, slight stomach ache and tired. could it be a cold or the flu?

What to do if I'm feeling cold, dizzy/weak, I have a bad headache in the back of my eye, slight stomach ache and tired. could it be a cold or the flu?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more