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Why Do I Always Have A Stomach Ache
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
When i eat almost anything i always have a stomach ache. Do you think it's my stomach or intestines?
It depends: Pain upon eating may be caused by your stomach but it can be other problms. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
Extreme stomach pain: Stomach aches can be caused by several things. Viruses, infections, anxiety, indigestion, reactions to medications as well as these can be 'referred' pain from adjoining body part. When you experience slimy vaginal discharge along with abdominal pain and cramps, could be caused by one illness or condition or may indicate separate problems, like an STD's or PID with a change or odor & needs a check ...Read more
My 3 y.O daughter is always complaining about having stomach aches after she eats. What can be wrong ?
Gastrocolic Reflex: Occurs when a stretch on the stomach increases the motility of the colon. Having a " full" stomach creates an urge to have a bowel movement. Your daughter may sense this as pain ; complain in the middle of a meal because her stomach is smaller than an adult's. If there are no other symptoms, allow her to go to the bathroom, wash her hands ; come back to the table till excused. ...Read more
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My sister has always eaten toilet paper. Now she complains of stomach aches. What would a doctor do to her?
Rule out bezoar: Stomach-aches have many causes, but there have been numerous reports of ingested toilet paper causing obstruction, as a "bezoar" in the stomach, or in the colon. She'll get examined, maybe endoscoped or imaged, and if it's the toilet paper, treatment will save her life. This is a poor way of dieting, or a compulsive "pica"; in either case a clever physician can help guide her as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i developed an anxiety problm about going out and having a stomach ache. Bc previous situation.My stomach always seems to be off. What to do?
Well ??: Anxiety and stress can certainly be manifested by stomach and bowel problems. There can be other causes of your stomach being "off" --even the oral contraceptive can cause G-I distress. See your doctor to make sure no other problems causing stomach distress. Consider see counseling to address anxiety issues. ...Read more
I have had a horrible stomach ache for the past 4 days. I havent thrown up but i always feel like it. I have had fevers. I'm not sure what to do?
Tummyache: When a two month old has a "tummy ache" we ask lots of questions. Does he vomit? Green vomit? Does he have crying spells? Can you console him? Breast or bottle? Is he feeding well? How is his weight gain? Is he improving over the past week or worsening? Fever? Any blood in stools? Painful feedings? Distended abdomen? These answers will help us figure out your baby's diagnosis. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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