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Doctor insights on: Whats The Diffrence From A Ruptured Aortic Or Just A Gas Pain In The Stomach

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Whats the diffrence from a ruptured aortic or just a gas pain in the stomach?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Whats the diffrence from a ruptured aortic or just a gas pain in the stomach?

Life and death: A ruptured aorta is a generally rapid and lethal illness demanding immediate assessment (echo and angiography) and, if feasible, urgent surgery. The pain (often in the back) is severe, prolonged and not debatable (no doubt bad things happening). Gas pains can be short in duration, come and go, and relieved by burping, passing gas, or antacids. If you're asking, it's not a ruptured aorta. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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What's difference between the pain of a gallstone and a stomach ulcer?

What's difference between the pain of a gallstone and a stomach ulcer?

SimilarButDifferent: Both of these diseases may cause mid-upper abdominal pain. However, ulcer pain tends to be burning and relieved by food ("hunger" pain). In contrast, a gallbladder attack is often precipitated by food (esp fatty foods) and causes a dull, constant, pressure-like pain. Both may be associated with nausea+/-vomiting, although this is more common w/gallbladder attacks. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

How do I tell the difference between  chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

You don't go toER: Any sudden chest pain due to unknown cause must go to nearest er to make sure it is not an heart attach, save the life , there is no home remedy kit to rule out ...Read more

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I'm in a lot of pain in my left lower abdomen and there is a hard mass down there. Had a UTI last week. Are the two related or is this something else?

I'm in a lot of pain in my left lower abdomen and there is a hard mass down there. Had a UTI last week. Are the two related or is this something else?

A 'hard mass': In your abdomen is not a normal finding with or without a urinary tract infection. That is something that needs to be evaluated quite soon...Like today. ...Read more

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What would cause a foul smell with a discharge from the belly button? There is also a great deal of pain in my abdomen.

What would cause a foul smell with a discharge from the belly button? There is also a great deal of pain in my abdomen.

Uracheal cyst: Among many other potentially more serious diagnoses such as cancer, fistulae, ruptured umbilical hernia, etc... The most common condition causing the problem is a uracheal cyst remnant that's draining. Get it looked at. You'll need antibiotics and likely a resection of the cyst if it persists. ...Read more

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What's the differnece between the pain of an ulcer and that of a gallbladder problem?

Sometimes: Its hard to tell. In general, ulcer pain gets better when you eat something, whereas gallbladder pain gets worse. But even doctors can't know for sure unless they run some tests. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

Matter of degree: A weak spot in the abdominal wall is on its way to becoming a hernia. Sometimes this happens suddenly and sometimes gradually. ...Read more

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How can u tell the difference from serious stomach pains to it just being simple stretching of the stomach or constipation. Feels worse on the right.

How can u tell the difference from serious stomach pains to it just being simple stretching of the stomach or constipation. Feels worse on the right.

Sometimes it is: Difficult, if not impossible, to tell the difference, even for experienced clinicians. Because abdominal pain can be caused by literally hundreds of conditions, you should see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is the pain of a guy getting hit in the balls similar to the amount of pain is a woman was having a baby?

Is the pain of a guy getting hit in the balls similar to the amount of pain is a woman was having a baby?

Since no one...: ...Has had both experiences, and an ability to compare them, i suggest that, by simple duration, women suffer more. ...Read more

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Hello is nausea or having pressure like in the upper stomach area a symptom of IBS I do have a smallish hital hernia in that area olso?

Hello is nausea or having pressure like in the upper stomach area a symptom of IBS I do have a smallish hital hernia in that area olso?

Yes: Nausea and stomach pressure are possible symptoms of ibs, especially if they are related to diarrhea and/or constipation. However, if you have a hiatal hernia, it could be from that as well. I recommend that you get a check up from a gastroenterologist to make sure. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain is this from the substances in my stomach or the pumping procedure?

I have stomach pain is this from the substances in my stomach or the pumping procedure?

Stomach: The pain can be from erosions in the lining of your stomach or small bowel; it can be from difficulty emptying the stomach or bowel which can cause cramps - the info you provide is to vague to give a better answer! ...Read more

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What does the back pain from problems with a gallbladder feel like?

What does the back pain from problems with a gallbladder feel like?

Sharp pain: Could be stabbing intermittent pain...Usually in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen that radiates to your mid spine. See your internist to verify your gall bladder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the pain felt from a slipped disc and a pinched nerve?

What is the difference between the pain felt from a slipped disc and a pinched nerve?

They overlap: A slipped disc occurs somewhere in the spine and if it impinges upon a nerve, will impair the function of that nerve. If it leaks the pain can be significant. When a nerve is pinched, it usually doesn't hurt at the area of pinching (occasionally it does) but you might feel pain or loss of function in the areas supplied by that nerve. Any nerve can be pinched; ;not only in the spine. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more