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Sudden Abdominal Pain (Overview)

A sudden onset of abdominal pain is a type of pain around the area of the stomach that occurs acutely. This type of pain often has a serious cause such as appendicitis or a ruptured blood vessel.


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What can cause sudden abdominal pain besides junk food?

What can cause sudden abdominal pain besides junk food?

Possibly: But no way of telling without thorough history and physical. Go see a doctor if it gets worse or persists. Could be one of dozens of things. ...Read more

Sudden Abdominal Pain (Overview)

A sudden onset of abdominal pain is a type of pain around the area of the stomach that occurs acutely. This type of pain often has a serious cause such as appendicitis or a ruptured blood vessel.


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What is causing my sudden abdominal pain? I had a lot of popcorn.

What is causing my sudden abdominal pain? I had a lot of popcorn.

Could be: Diverticulitis or just severe constipation. People eating popcorn in large quantities often don't drink enough fluid. That being said, if you have a fever with this problem you must assume you have diverticulitis and need lab work, an exam, possibly a ct sscan of abdomen and pelvis and 2 weeks of antibiotics. Don't delay. This could be very serious! ...Read more

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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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Why am i having sudden abdominal pain and nausea?

Why am i having sudden abdominal pain and nausea?

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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How do you get rid of abdominal pain from adhesions?

How do you get rid of abdominal pain from  adhesions?

Need more info...: I am always apprehensive when i hear the words "adhesions" and "pain" in the same sentence. Adhesions are a very common by-product of abdominal and pelvic surery and usually cause no symptoms whatsoever. Furthermore, they can only be seen surgically: not on physical exam, not by x-rays or u/s. I advise you to see your ob/gyne or primary care doctor to help sort out the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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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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What can cause sudden abdominal pain besides junk food?

Possibly: But no way of telling without thorough history and physical. Go see a doctor if it gets worse or persists. Could be one of dozens of things. ...Read more

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What is causing my sudden abdominal pain? I had a lot of popcorn.

Could be: Diverticulitis or just severe constipation. People eating popcorn in large quantities often don't drink enough fluid. That being said, if you have a fever with this problem you must assume you have diverticulitis and need lab work, an exam, possibly a ct sscan of abdomen and pelvis and 2 weeks of antibiotics. Don't delay. This could be very serious! ...Read more

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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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Why am i having sudden abdominal pain and nausea?

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

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more