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Volvulus Abdominal Pain
Until it Resolves: Volvulus describes 180 (+) degree twisting of the intestine, causing a bowel obstruction inevitably leading to necrosis or rupture unless it resolves, either spontaneously, by endoscopic or radiologic decompression, or surgical rx. The best method depends on the location & cause of the "twist" and the stability of the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I occasionally get really bad upper abdominal pain and bloating. Sometimes so bad I have to go to the ER. They test for certain things and come back a?
Upper abdominal pain: Pain referred to the upper abdomen may come from multiple sites. Acute MI, pericarditis, pneumonia,, pulmonary embolus, gastro – duodenal disease, gallbladder, pancreas, aorta, internal or abdominal wall hernia, intermittent volvulus, etc. you require a good physical examination, and a contrast follow-up G.I. study, preferable one as control, and during an acute event to rule out some of the abov ...Read more
I'm 25 years old with lower abdominal pain had a CT scan and showed complete blockage will surgery be required to fix ?
If complete, yes...: Gi blockage when complete & persistent is a surgical urgency. There are many possibilities however for it that may auto-correct or resolve--volvulus, intussuception, bolus impaction, infection or inflammation with occlusion. Distinguish obstruction from ileus, which is also expected to improve. On the other hand, adhesive bands, tumors, foreign bodies will likely need intervention to relieve. ...Read more
Severe lower left abdominal pain. Have had hysterectomy, appendectomy, ct, colonoscopy. No answers. Pain is intermittent w/no pattern/trigger. Ideas?
IBD: You may have ibd if all those studies are negative. If so, then treatment with metamucil or its equivalent, should relieve your symptoms. Another cause could be pelvic adhesions. You should see a surgeon, a diagnostic laparoscopy may be in order depending on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find the cause first: There are so many different diseases that can cause abdominal pain. Accordingly, in order to treat the pain, we first have to make a diagnosis. Your first stop should be to your primary care physician's office. They will take a detailed history and examination to help narrow down the causes. Testing will usually follow, which may include labs, ultrasound, ct, and/or endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info.: A physician has to be like a detective when trying to determine the cause of abdominal pain. Where exactly is the pain? How long does it last? What brings on the pain and what relieves it? Any other symptoms like nausea, bloating.Are you on any meds? Have you had prior surgery? Beyond these questions, doing a physical exam can also help. I recommend you make an appt with your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go to ER: The abdominal cavity is like one big "black box", with many different organs present that can each be responsible for abdominal pain, some minor, some life-threatening. It is simply impossible to sort out the cause or severity of abdominal pain by any other means other than "hands-on" evaluation, often supplemented by sophisticated tests. If the pain is unbearable, you need to see a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A-to-Z: Ben-i would have an easier time guessing your birthdate! there are so many different diseases that can cause abdominal pain, many minor, some serious. Doctors are like "disease detectives": we search for clues based upon your symptoms, physical examination, lab and x-ray results, etc., to reach our "educated guesses". I suggest you make an appointment with a primary care doctor to determine this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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