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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it more likely for pains and nausea in the stomach to be caused from a hernia wrapped around small intestine, or from diabietis ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I got a new connection made between the ends of the stomach and esophagus. Could there be a leak?
Short answer is yes: ...but what symptoms have prompted this concern? ...Read more
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.
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
Is it possible to tell the difference between a muscle strain or something in the chest and lung pain/inflammation?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for gas to cause irritation at my umbilical hernia surgery site from last year? I can feel the pressure from the gas causing discomfort.
Reassurance : Yes, gas and bloating can cause discomfort, and radiation of pain to any past surgical scars/points. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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