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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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I am sufferin from nausea upper abdominal pain and fever chills at night since 1 week what may be the cause and what should I take toget relief plz su?

Abdominal pain: See a doctor. Abdominal pain with fever usually signals an infection, which could be bacterial or viral in nature and may require antibiotics. Where you live, the risk of typhoid and dengue exist. Worm infestation is also a possibility. Do not try to self treat at this point, a full evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Night sweats and upper abdominal pain?

Night sweats and upper abdominal pain?

Hard to guess: The symptoms you describe are too general to guess a cause here. Viral connditions, flu, gastritis, stomach ulcers, gallbladder, kidney issues... Too many possibilities. Would need to see a doctor for a complete medical history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?

Right upper abdominal pain, under rib cage when walking for the past 3 months. After recent flight feel pain also at night spreading to back. Concerns?

Biliary colic: You may have gall bladder disease, i.e. Stones. A frequent symptom is being awakened at night with RUQ pain and radiation around o the back, caused by a stone rolling into the neck of the gall bladder and obstructing the cystic duct. An ultrasound of the gall bladder should be done to diagnose this. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old has been complaining of upper abdominal pain and states it hurts her to cough or take a deep breath ... Last night she ran a fever of 102?

My 11 yr old has been complaining of upper abdominal pain and states it hurts her to cough or take a deep breath ... Last night she ran a fever of 102?

Abdominal pain: I am concerned about her cough, fever and abdominal pain, your child should be evaluated for pneumonia. How long has she had the cough and is there any vomiting associated with this illness? I would recommend you make an appointment with her doctor or take her to urgent care. ...Read more

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I just started birth control last night, fell asleep and woke up the next morning to upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, & sob...Is this a side effect?

I just started birth control last night, fell asleep and woke up the next morning to upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, & sob...Is this a side effect?

Probably not: These are not usual side effect symptoms of oral contraceptives. It is more likely that your intestinal disorder is due to another cause. That being said, certain people have unusual (but not serious) reactions to any number of drugs...Sort of falls into the saying "everyone is different". I would suggest continuing your pills as they are most likely not the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain that's sudden. Woke me up at night.Nausea,vomiting,pain is getting worse,hurts to move.trble passing gas. Help? What is this?

Well...: A specific diagnosis is impossible on-line, what I am sure is that with these symptoms you should be going to the ER now! Do not wait. ...Read more

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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more