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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 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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Which type of stomach ache is it and why is it happening?

Which type of stomach ache is it and why is it happening?

More info: . When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Is it related to eating? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? If it is not too bad you can schedule an appt with your md. If severe, go to er. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach bloat and hurt instantly after eating any type of pasta? Ive always had stomach aches since I was a kid.

Why does my stomach bloat and hurt instantly after eating any type of pasta? Ive always had stomach aches since I was a kid.

See a doctor: If this happens every time you may have a intestinal problem such as IBS or Celiac Sprue. You need to see a doctor for a thorough workup. ...Read more

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I have stomach ache, accompanied by back pain. What kind of tests can I take to check my digestive health?

I have stomach ache, accompanied by back pain. What kind of tests can I take to check my digestive health?

See your doctor: Upper stomach pain with upper back pain could be gallstones. An ultrasound would diagnose this. Lower stomach and back pain could ne gynecological, kidney stones or intestinal. You really need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have muscle aches all over(I exercised a lot), kind of tired, loss of appetite, when I eat I kinda get a stomach ache, stuffy nose, no feverorchills?

I have muscle aches all over(I exercised a lot), kind of tired, loss of appetite, when I eat I kinda get a stomach ache, stuffy nose, no feverorchills?

Need more: Obviously, muscle aches can occur after exercise along with fatigue and loss of appetite especially immediately after a bout of intense exercise. Muscle aches, loss of appetite and fatigue not unusual if exercise is intense and can persist if you aren't allowing enough time for recovery between exercise sessions. Stuffy nose? give more details ...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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Hi I feel very nauseated after my period and during the white discharge time. I also have weird kind of stomach ache which makes me feel nauseous. Can you please tell me why this happens?

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I feel very nauseated after my period and during the white discharge time. I also have weird kind of stomach ache which makes me feel nauseous. Can you please tell me why this happens?

Chronic nausea: Chronic nausea should be evaluated by a gastroentologist. They can look for various causes and help determine a solution. Since this is timed around your menstrual cycle there may be a hormonal effect as well. Start with a gastroenterologist to begin the evaluation ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, stomach ache and feel my legs tingling what kind of doctor should i see? I am 22 years old female

I have lower back pain, stomach ache and feel my legs tingling what kind of doctor should i see?  I am 22 years old female

Primary care doctor: Because you have symptoms which could belong to several different organ systems, you should see your primary care doctor for initial evaluation, and for referral if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Stomach Aches (Definition)

Stomach aches or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe aches ...Read more