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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 have upper right abdominal pain when applying light pressure when standing and sitting, but nothing when laying down. What could this be?

I have upper right abdominal pain when applying light pressure when standing and sitting, but nothing when laying down. What could this be?

Hard 2 say no exam: Classically right upper quadrant pain is suspected to come from the gall bladder, but it is hard to give a clear diagnosis without more history and an actual exam and maybe some lab tests or an ultrasound exam to look at the gall bladder. This may well be the case where a exam by a doctor can provide better info then an internet based forum. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal pain while having intercourse?

Upper right  abdominal pain while having intercourse?

? referred pain: Woman? Maybe referred pain from ovaries, tubes, possible mass/cyst, infection man? Prostatic pain gnerally doesn't go there; testicular pain may go into pit of stomach, not usually right upper either sex maybe gastroesoph reflux, liver capsule stretched by increased blood flow, other including musculoskeletal either sex, see your doc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper right abdominal pain?

What are the causes of upper right abdominal pain?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. RUQ pain may be related to your liver, duodenum or gallbladder, among other possibilities, and you may need testing to determine what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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What would cause severe upper right abdominal pain?

What would cause severe upper right abdominal pain?

Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease commonly causes RUQ abdominal pain in the usual candidates: female, fat and 40. An ultrasound is diagnostic. Other conditions such as peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, colon cancer, and a myriad of other conditions. Colon cramping may be severe.Workup should proceed if the gallbladder ultrasound is normal. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp upper right abdominal pain it comes and goes and only lasts a few seconds what could it be ?

I'm having sharp upper right abdominal pain it comes and goes and only lasts a few seconds what could it be ?

Could be: Problem with ribs, skin, lungs, gall bladder, stomach, intestines or kidney. Should be evaluated in person to give you the best diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have dull upper right abdominal pain which i feel every half an hour or so. and Itchy skin. Thanks so much?

Have dull upper right abdominal pain which i feel every half an hour or so. and Itchy skin. Thanks so much?

Gallbladder: Sounds like the possibility of a gallbladder issue, stones or inflammation. Definitely important to have an examination and likely some blood tests and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I've been having episodic upper right abdominal pain and now am having it in my upper back/left side of abdomen for several days.

Gallbladder: This may be gallbladder or even pancreatic "pain" which is radiating to the back. Any other symptoms? I would recommend you see an M.D. for exam and bloodwork. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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