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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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I have upper abdominal pain after eating chocolate and im not sure why this is?

I have upper abdominal pain after eating chocolate and im not sure why this is?

Abdominal Pain: is the pain only with eating chocolate or with other types of food like spicy, fatty? does increase with lying flat? if yes then most probably you have a problem with your gastroesophageal junction and/or increase stomach acid secretion. try over the counter antacids they might help. ...Read more

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Cant sleep at night, upper abdominal pain after eating chinese food, sour gummies, and cookies. Got dizzy, fast heart and head tingling, whats wrong?

Cant sleep at night, upper abdominal pain after eating chinese food, sour gummies, and cookies. Got dizzy, fast heart and head tingling, whats wrong?

Nonspecific : Nonspecific diagnosis points to your symptoms. Gallbladder pain is usually in the upper abdomen, and goes to the right side and back, and is classically comes on about 30-60' after eating a meal, particularly a fatty meal. In your symptoms are severe, go to an urgent care center or ER. If not severe, see your primary care next week for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How come I have upper abdominal pain after drinking milk?

How come I have upper abdominal pain after drinking milk?

You might have: Lactose intolerance or gallstone disease. Either way, try eliminating dairy products for a while. If it persists, time to see a doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Is this serious? Do i need to seek medical attention? Central upper abdominal pain appearing about an hour after eating..Between rib cage and belly button...Waves of pain has been lasting several hours...Sometimes severe..Cramplike. Male 54 years old

Other : Other things to consider if this happens routinely after you eat are gallstones and inadequate blood supply to the bowel. Gallstone pain is classically brought on by eating fatty foods and is most easily tested for with ultrasound. The problem of inadequate blood supply to the bowel (called mesenteric ischemia) is much less common than gallstones. It can also be tested for with ultrasound, though the tech needs to know that he or she should be looking at blood vessels. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain mostly after eating and have had about four episodes of this over a 2-3 month period since I was in my early 20s. Doctors were never able to determine cause. This time at age 43 blood tests have shown mildly elevated pancreas e

I have upper abdominal pain mostly after eating and have had about four episodes of this over a 2-3 month period since I was in my early 20s. Doctors were never able to determine cause. This time at age 43 blood tests have shown mildly elevated pancreas e

Gallbladder disease?: since you now have been found to have elevated pancreas enzymes, the possibility of gallstones must be considered. They may have developed since last time you were worked up, and could lead to symptoms you are describing. Pancreatitis is mostly commonly caused by gallstones; consider evaluation by a general surgeon ...Read more

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I see a specialist in 2 weeks. Bloating after eating very little, nausea, upper abdominal pain. Happening for 4 weeks. Please say may not be cancer?

I see a specialist in 2 weeks. Bloating after eating very little, nausea, upper abdominal pain. Happening for 4 weeks. Please say  may not be cancer?

Bloating after eat: At your age it would be most likely a stomach issue such as gastritis or an ulcer before it would be ca. But you really need to get it checked since all of those issues are serious. The other possibility is a development of an intolerance to wheat products. If all checks out ok you should try a gluten free diet. Keep us posted! ...Read more

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Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Hard to know: Without more medical history & a physical examination. Possibilities would include gallstones, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. Do not know your past medical or surgical history. Best to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Abdominal pain after a meal is a symptom in which a person feels ok before eating, but starts to have tummy pain after eating. Gall bladder disease or gall stones are examples of conditions that can cause ...Read more


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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

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