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Belly Pain (Definition)

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


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Im 10w5d pregnant.Today m having a kind of stomach ache specially lower abdomen.What can the cause be?What advice do u give?

Im 10w5d pregnant.Today m having a kind of stomach ache specially lower abdomen.What can the cause be?What advice do u give?

Other symptoms?: Constipation is more common in pregnancy and can cause this. Any urinary symptoms? A urinary tract infection can also cause this as can a stomach bug. It can just be the stretching of the uterus. If you are also spotting this can be a threatened miscarriage. Rest and if it persists, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 14 wk pregnant & have had stomach ache in lumbar & lower abdomen (pelvic) regions since 1st wk. Urine test: pus cells 5-6/hpf. Have acidity. Help?

I'm 14 wk pregnant & have had stomach ache in  lumbar & lower abdomen (pelvic) regions since 1st wk. Urine test: pus cells 5-6/hpf. Have acidity. Help?

Prenatal care : Aches and pains are universally present in pregnancy. Part of your prenatal care this establishing a relationship with a doctor to help guide you through this process. Your doctor can evaluate your pain to make sure that it is normal. ...Read more

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Can pregnant woman take pills for stomach aches?

Can pregnant woman take pills for stomach aches?

Probably: Many medications are safe to use during pregnancy. The first question is what causes the pain. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can pregnant women take for stomach aches?

What can pregnant women take for stomach aches?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the pain. If it is due to acid reflux then tums or other medications like pepsid can be helpful. You should take to your OB about what they think the cause of your pain is. ...Read more

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What do my stomach aches mean? What can I take for the pain?

What do my stomach aches mean? What can I take for the pain?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I get really really bad stomach aches all the time. Is there anything i can take for this?

I get really really bad stomach aches all the time. Is there anything i can take for this?

Evaluate the cause: The major thing is to find out why these pains are occurring. Once that is done then an effective treatment can be started. You can try otc meds such as Omeprazole or zantac. ...Read more

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What kind of pain killer to take for stomach aches?

What kind of pain killer to take for stomach aches?

Need Evaluation: If your stomach is constantly painful, you need GI evaluation. You may have an ulcer or ca of the stomach. If you are have esophogeal pain which is similar or frequently called heartburn, much the same evaluationj is needed. You need to get to the bottom of what's causing the pain! ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more