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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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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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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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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

Drink plenty of clear liquids
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Rest and relax as much as you can
Once
After 24 hours, slowly increase your diet to soft foods and increase
Once
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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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Is this a problem with my pancreas?Upper abdominal pain,upper back pain,nausea,vomiting,worse after eating,fatty stools,no fever. Help?

Is this a problem with my pancreas?Upper abdominal pain,upper back pain,nausea,vomiting,worse after eating,fatty stools,no fever. Help?

It sounds: more like your gall bladder than your pancreas. Either way, you need to see your doctor to get an exam and testing in order to pin down the right diagnosis so you can get proper treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

Replace fluids carefully to avoid dehydration
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See doctor if symptoms persist
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Gradually add solid food back when improving
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Late period,negative pregnancy test, UTI,upper abdominal pain+upper left pain,nausea,vomiting,pain worse after eating. right flank pain. Help?!

Late period,negative pregnancy test, UTI,upper abdominal pain+upper left pain,nausea,vomiting,pain worse after eating. right flank pain. Help?!

Gallbladder: You are very young and I don't have the benefit of seeing and examining you in person. Based on the whole constellation of symptoms though, I would think that you are having problems with you gallbladder. The symptom of the pain getting worse after eating, is what tips me to thinking it is your gallbladder, Especially if you are eating greasy and / or spicy food frequently. ...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)

Epigastric pain is a clinical finding in which a person experiences pain near their stomach, which is located in the upper left ...Read more

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