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A pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin.
Medical terms related to
abdominal pain :
Pain-Abdomen, Belly Pain, Abdominal Cramps, Abdominal Discomfort, Acute Abdomen, Belly Ache, Cramps, Abdominal, Gut Pain, Pain, Abdomen, Pain, Belly, Pain, Gut, Stomach Ache, Stomach Cramps, Stomach Pain
causes of abdominal pain:
o Excessive gas
o Peptic Ulcer
o Ovarian Cysts
o Kidney Stones
o Lactose Intolerance
o Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)
A protrusion of an organ or part through connective tissue or through a wall of the cavity in which it is normally enclosed.
o Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD):
Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus causing heartburn or histopathologic changes in the esophagus.
o Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):
A chronic functional disorder of the colon that is considered to be of psychophysiological origin and marked by diarrhea or constipation or diarrhea alternating with constipation, abdominal pain or discomfort, abdominal bloating, and passage of mucus in the stool;called also irritable colon, irritable colon syndrome, mucous colitis, spastic colon.
A calculus (as of cholesterol) formed in the gallbladder or biliary passages;called also biliary calculus, cholelith.
Infestation with or disease caused by a flagellate protozoan of the genus Giardia (especially G. lamblia) that is often marked by diarrhea;called also lambliasis.
The slipping of a length of intestine into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction.
Inflammation or infection of a diverticulum of the colon that is marked by abdominal pain or tenderness often accompanied by fever, chills, and cramping.
o Ectopic Pregnancy:
Gestation elsewhere than in the uterus (e.g. in a fallopian tube or in the peritoneal cavity);called also ectopic gestation, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy.
The presence and growth of functioning endometrial tissue in places other than the uterus that often results in severe pain and infertility.
Other Causes of
or go to the hospital if abdominal pain
is accompanied by:
o sudden, sharp abdominal pain
o chest, neck, or shoulder pain
o Vomiting blood, blood in stool (maroon or dark, tarry black stool)
o A rigid, hard abdomen that is tender to touch
o Inability to pass stool, especially if accompanied vomiting
doctor if abdominal pain is
o Bloating that persists for more than 2 days
o Diarrhea for more than 5 days
o Abdominal discomfort that lasts one week or longer
o Fever (over 100°F for adults or 100.4°F for children)
o A burning sensation when you urinate or frequent urination
o Pain in shoulder blades and nausea
o Pain that develops during pregnancy (or possible pregnancy)
o Prolonged poor appetite
o Unexplained weight loss
that may be performed include:
o Barium enema
o Upper GI and small bowel series
o Blood, urine, and stool tests
o Endoscopy of upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract (EGD)
o Ultrasound of the abdomen
o X-rays of the abdomen
For prevention of many types of abdominal pain:
o Eat small meals more frequently.
o Make sure that your meals are well-balanced and high in fiber.
o Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
o Limit foods that produce gas
o Drink plenty of water each day
o Exercise regularly
For prevention of symptoms from heartburn:
o Quit smoking
o Lose weight if you are obese
o Finish eating at least 2 hours before you go to bed
o After eating, stay upright for at least 30 minutes
o Elevate the head of your bed
for abdominal pain may
o Esomeprazole (Nexium)
o Famotidine (Pepcid)
o Antipyretics, Analgesics
o Cimetidine (Tagamet)
o Dicyclomine, Bentyl, Byclomine, Dibent, Di-spaz, Dilomine
o Ranitidine (Zantac)
o Simethicone, Phazyme, Flatulex, Mylicon
o Tegaserod (Zelnorm)
o Lansoprazole, Prevacid, Prevacid Solutab
o Loperamide, Imodium, Kaopectate Ii, Imodium A-d
o Omeprazole, Prilosec, Rapinex
o Pantoprazole (Protonix)
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