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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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Foul smelling gas, lower abdominal pain and cramps during bowel movement, bloating, rectal bleeding. Approx 3 months with symptoms. 27 yr old female?

Foul smelling gas, lower abdominal pain and cramps during bowel movement, bloating,  rectal bleeding. Approx 3 months with symptoms. 27 yr old female?

Please get help...: Gi bleeding is never normal, but when prolonged for months associated with lower abdominal distress as you describe, then colitis (colon inflammation) must be ruled out. Possibilities at your age most likely include: 1) inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's); 2) infection, maybe chronic or recurrent. Don't delay further--get evaluated by your doctor or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Best foods to help with gas, bloating and abdominal pain?

Best foods to help with gas, bloating and abdominal pain?

Don't: over dose self on fiber as excess fiber beyond 20-25 grams will cause your symptoms. Eat the proper foods and drink 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and don't waste money on fiber supplements. Dont do carbonated or use straws both of which add gas to your system ...Read more

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Upper left side abdominal pain and feel like bloating. Is it because of gas or swollen spleen?

Could be or else: Yes it could be a splenic condition (most commonly seen with mono) or gas or a stomach or pancreatic or colon or intestinal problem. Further clarification of your symptoms is useful in helping to determine a cause but radiologic studies may be necessary. ...Read more

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I started having severe bloating and gas around 9pm. By 11pm, it turned into severe abdominal pain that i can't pin point, but radiates to my back.

I started having  severe bloating and gas around 9pm. By 11pm, it turned into severe abdominal pain that i can't pin point, but radiates to my back.

Could be gallbladder: While the symptoms are not specific, pain radiating to the back may be associated with gallstones or pancreatitis. If the pain is severe, go ahead to the nearest emergency room to be checked out. Bring your medications and medical history for the er physician to review. ...Read more

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No gallbladder, no spleen or appendix. Abdominal pain 30 minutes after eating, gas and bloating.

No gallbladder, no spleen or appendix. Abdominal pain 30 minutes after eating, gas and bloating.

Pain: Reduce the amount of fat to decrease the chances of pain and bloating when you have no gallblader or take bile products as rx by your doctor; reduce the amount of a meal. ...Read more

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Can antispasmodics help excessive gas and bloating and occasional abdominal pain? (All GI tests negative)

Can antispasmodics help excessive gas and bloating and occasional abdominal pain? (All GI tests negative)

Yes..: Yes, they can help with those symptoms, however make sure you always consult with your doctor when taking new medication. If not better or worse follow up as needed. ...Read more

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Weekly cycle of constipation, foul gas, bloating, abdominal pain. Prescribed 2 sachets laxido daily. Healthy diet, water and exercise. Ideas?

Weekly cycle of constipation, foul gas, bloating, abdominal pain. Prescribed 2 sachets laxido daily. Healthy diet, water and exercise. Ideas?

IBS: Time to be evaluated for IBS as well as gallbladder disease. You will need blood testing and an abdomianl ultrasound. Please make an appointment for a medical examination. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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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