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Will An Ice Pack Help 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
Hi.. Recently I've been having terrible stomach aches, and it only happens while I drink milk. Now it doesn't happen for ice cream or anything else.
I did the salt and ice challenge a few days ago. Now a part of my hand wont go back to its normal color and it hurts. What is it called? And what do I do? I also have a stomach ache and threw up yesterday. Does that have anything to do with my hand?
Salt : Salt and ice? By pouring salt in your hand and putting ice on top of it, you dropped the temperature to below freezing which is why it hurts so much to play this incredibly stupid game. Would you deliberately go outside in the cold to get frostbite? I don't think so. You likely froze the tissue in your hand. When cells freeze, they die. That is why you your hand hurts and the color is no longer normal. I don't know how much salt you used, how long you held it, or how large an area of the palm you damaged. I do not know if the vomiting and abdominal pain are associated. Because of all of the possible variables and the vulnerability of the hand, I do recommend that you get evaluated by a physician. Please do not play the salt and ice challenge again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took Advil after I ate ice cream and drank a whole glass of milk and I woke up this morning with a horrible stomach ache that still wont go away?
Yes, slightly : Flattened ginger ale can help. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea or mild stomach ache is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more
I've been going through bad stomach aches everyday for over a yr. Been to many doctors. Put on a handful of meds. Lost 20 pounds. Nothing has helped..
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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