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What are the common causes of abdominal pain?

What are the common causes of abdominal pain?

Abdominal Pain?: Abdominal pain and the associated possibilities of diagnoses are endless. It is important to talk to a doctor to obtain a detailed history, a thorough exam, and tests that can confirm or rule out what we suspect you may have. Without this, we can only take an educated guess based on what's common such as diseases of the gallbladder, appendix, ulcers, diverticulitis, bowel obstructions... ...Read more

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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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What are common causes of abdominal pain?

What are common causes of abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of abdominal pain can include ulcers, gallstones, irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of abdominal pain in people?

What are the most common causes of abdominal pain in people?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of abdominal pain can include ulcers, gallstones, irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of lower abdominal pain and nausea?

What are the most common causes of lower abdominal pain and nausea?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of lower abdominal pain and nausea can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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What are common non - infectious causes of Nausea and abdominal pain?

What are common non - infectious causes of Nausea and abdominal pain?

Most are not a risk: Too many to list here. Celiac disease, IBS, Rx side effects, food poisoning or allergy, bad eating habits, respiratory congestion, on and on. Here's a list - you can also find non-infectious diarrhea causes here. http://www.freemd.com/nausea-without-vomiting/underlying-cause.htm Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it common for mononucleosis to cause abdominal pain?

Is it common for mononucleosis to cause abdominal pain?

See MD ASAP: Mononucleosis with severe abdominal pain can indicated a ruptured spleen. Contact your MD or go to ER ASAP. ...Read more

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I have lower right abdominal pain that radiates to my back and sometimes my hip, it ranges from mild to severe but is always present, it started week or so ago , what are some common causes of this kind of pain?

I have lower right abdominal pain that radiates to my back and  sometimes my hip, it ranges from mild to severe but is always present, it started week or so ago ,  what are some common causes of this kind of pain?

Causes: Possibilities include kidney stone, right sided pelvic pathology,appendicitis and nerve discomfort due to pressure on a nerve root from a disc in the spine. If a rash appears, shingles would be likely. Since the discomfort is severe and persistent, see your Physician for evaluation. Appropriate tests will be ordered to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes for dime and penny sized dark spots found on the liver during and ultrasound? I did have mildly elevated alt and ast. Feeling good. Normal diet. Holding my weight. Stools look normal. No abdominal pain. Slight fatigue.

What are the most common causes for dime and penny sized dark spots found on the liver during and ultrasound? I did have mildly elevated alt and ast. Feeling good. Normal diet. Holding my weight. Stools look normal. No abdominal pain. Slight fatigue.

Hepatologist: This question is best answered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist who will review your ultrasound with the radiologist who interpreted the study. After conferring, a differential diagnosis will be arrived at and a decision made,as to whether further studies such as a liver biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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What are causes of abdominal pain on lower left side?

What are causes of abdominal pain on lower left side?

Many: It could simply be constipation or diverticular disease, kidney stones, ovarian etiology, hernia. You need to be examined and give a full medical history in order to make the diagnosis. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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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