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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 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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I have been having upper abdominal pain and diarrhea for a week now. At first it was periodic and now it is constant. I have not had a fever.What's up

I have been having upper abdominal pain and diarrhea for a week now. At first it was periodic and now it is constant. I have not had a fever.What's up

Diarrhea: The differential diagnosis for abdominal pain and diarrhea is extensive. Including infection, malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disease, .Allergy or food intolerance. , and endocrine disorder. You really need to discuss with your physician. A weeks duration is not horribly worrisome but all disease states have a beginning . The sooner the work up begins the sooner the diagnosis and appropriate tx. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain vomiting diarrhea fatigue weakness dizziness three days no fever?

Upper abdominal pain vomiting diarrhea fatigue weakness dizziness three days no fever?

Dehydration: is probably causing the fatigue weakness and dizziness. If you are unable to take fluids by mouth, then you will need to have them administered IV or this could get even worse. Also you should find the cause of all of this by visiting a clinical facility and get it treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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For one week I have had upper quadrant abdominal pain & diarrhea, should I go to ER? I also have yellow/ cloudy stools

For one week I have had upper quadrant abdominal pain & diarrhea, should I go to ER? I also have yellow/ cloudy stools

Regular doctor: Such a patient should contact her regular primary care doctor. Her doctor can decide, based on the severity of symptoms and the type of symptoms, whether to evaluate through an office visit or refer her to the Urgent Care clinic or to the Emergency Room. Depending on what the suspected problem is, an abdominal ultrasound scan may be needed. ...Read more

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I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

Vomitong and Diarrhe: Had food, following which had vomiting and smelly diarrhea. You may have low fever 100-100.2 F Most probable cause is a viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, Have culture and sensitivity of stool Take Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg TID, to reduce vomiting or ciprofloxacin administered for 3 days 250 mg, TID Prevent dehydration with clear fluid, usually lasts for 2-5 days, no improvement after 3 days, see geastroe ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?

I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?

Related: Very simply YES! You should make an appointment to see a Gynecologist - she will take your history, examine you, order some laboratory data, and begin to help control your problems. Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more