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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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What can cause upper abdominal pain?

What can cause upper abdominal pain?

Many, many things. : Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of things. Infections, ulcers, GERD, heart attacks, etc......abdominal pain that does not go away is something you should really go see a doc about. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

What can cause upper abdominal pain to the point that I can't eat?

Nausea: Several possibilities. A bad gallbladder should be considered, particularly if eating brings on the pain/nausea. Okay to get evaluated by your doc, ask for Ultrasound of gallbladder or nuclear TECH HIDA scan. If these test are negative then EGD. Be well. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain that only subsides during and immediately following meals?

What can cause upper abdominal pain that only subsides during and immediately following meals?

Acid: Because food will relieve the pain from stomach acid, food will help both pain from reflux of acid into the esophagus as well as pain from ulcer. The pain will reoccur however, usually 15 - 20 minutes after eating. You should report your symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

It is unlikely.: Idiopathic scoliosis tends to be a painless condition. Large curves may cause back pain. It is very unusual for scoliosis to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain if you're really constipated?

Yes: Constipation can be surprisingly painful and difficult to treat. However, any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What would cause upper abdominal pain when deep breathing or bending over?

Abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by several problems (including liver, gallbladder, stomach, and pancreas) and deep breathing or bending over increases the pressure on your abdominal organs increasing pain. As always would see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Does HIV cause upper abdominal pain?

Possible: HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system so the majority of the major problems arise from susceptibility to other infections. In line with this, a number of gastrointestinal infections are more common in HIV/AIDS patients. You need evaluation for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain and bile reflux?

What can cause upper abdominal pain and bile reflux?

Many things: There are too many things to list, but could be as simple as "gas pains", or as complex and rare as a poorly functioning stomach (gastroparesis), with many, many possibilities in between. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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Epigastric Pain (Definition)

Epigastric pain is a clinical finding in which a person experiences pain near their stomach, which is located in the upper left ...Read more