Stomach and Abdominal Pain

Stomach pain or abdominal pain can be a symptom of a serious disease or transient disorder. Most probably, everyone has experienced a stomach pain, but severe pain should not be ignored as it may indicate a serious problem.

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Stomach and Abdominal Pain

You keep getting a shooting pain in your lower abdomen on the right side?

not preggers

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Watermelon

What causes a stomach ache after eating watermelon?

Sorbitol/Fructose Intolerance could be the cause of your pain after eating watermelon. It could be that you have trouble tolerating sorbitol or fructose. Try eliminating watermelon from your diet or try eating much smaller amounts. You can ask your doctor to be tested for sorbitol malabsorption, which is a simple test that is similar to the test done to diagnose lactose intolerance. If you are intolerant to sorbitol, watermelon may not be the only food causing you an upset stomach. You may also react to peaches, apples, pears, nectarines, cherries, and avocados.

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Stomach and Abdominal Pain

How long does codeine take to start working?

Depending on dosage and mode of administration, about 20-30 minutes.

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Name a reason why your stomach might hurt?

Ate too much, food poisoning, gas, indigestion, stomach flu, hungry, ulcer :-)

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Why would you have stomach pain and passing out?

Go see a doctor. Fast.

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Stomach

When pregnant does your stomach begin to bulge below or above your belly button?

All women are different. But I'd guess the average women starts to show lower on her belly. When I first started to "show", it looked like I got a layer of fat over my tummy, hips and waist. Then I started to notice a small bulge very low on my stomach.....which just seems to expand all the time!! As your uterus grows upward, you'll notice higher on your abdomen becoming larger. What some refer to as a "bump" in early pregnancy usually shows under the belly button where the uterus is located. As time goes by and baby grows, you will show in various ways depending on how your baby grows. Some women carry high in late pregnancy, some low.

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Do sunflower seeds cause stomach pain?

Yes for me it does. Also i know someone that had and still has stomach pain from eating sunflower seeds. I am currently going to the doctor about it and i find that applying heat helps. Things such as warm tubs/showers and heating pads helped me. I think that you just need to let the run there way through your digestive system

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What causes stomach pains during your period?

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Stomach

How do you get rid of minor creases on your stomach?

Creases can be caused by excess fat. When you sit down see if the creases are where your fat rolls are.

I used to have a minor belly roll, just at the bottom of my belly when I would sit down, the best way to get rid of it is honestly....crunches. all kinds of crunches help different parts of your belly. I usually start of with a set of 50 normal crunches, then 25 leg lifts, then a minute plank and then 30 second planks on either side. Total time = 3 mins. Try this, you'll feel the fat burn away as you do it

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Why is my abdomen tender to the touch?

The range of reasons a person might experience abdominal tenderness are as broad as the individual's meaning of the word "tenderness." In the worst case scenario, abdominal tenderness (pain) can be life-threatening and therefore requires immediate medical attention in the form of 911 or presentation to the local emergency room. The underlying cause of abdominal pain can be anything from abdominal aortic aneurysm to appendicitis, with many other options from which to choose. In other words, acute or immediate onset abdominal pain of unclear etiology isn't one of those conditions you want to ask your internet pals about. Go to the emergency room instead, particularly if there is fever, board-rigidity of the abdominal muscles, the presence of blood either vomited or in the stool/urine, the marked absence of bowel movements, a history of ulcer disease or colon disorders, gallbladder problems, pain between the shoulder blades, neck/chest/shoulder pain, dizziness/weakness/sweating/confusion, if you think you might be pregnant, or have experienced a direct blow/trauma of some type. On the other hand, if the "tenderness" is colicky, recurrent, waxing and waning, related to diet, or some other mild but annoying pain, it still needs to be checked out by a licensed medical professional. Don't mess around with abdominal pain. It's true that your tender abdomen could just be constipation or sore muscles, not thought of as life-stoppers. But, there are so many other things to rule out that at least a call to the local hospital nurse line is warranted. Most insurance companies now have a nurse line. or you can call the local hospital in your area. Just last year, the author knew someone who had a husband opposed to medical care and therefore refused to seek treatment for his abdominal pain, despite the severity. Less than 10 days later, he was deceased from a perforated duodenal ulcer. He literally sat in his chair at home and bled to death. The take-home message is to seek the level of treatment appropriate for any abdominal tenderness/pain. Web References: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003273.htm http://firstaid.about.com/od/firstaidbasics/qt/06_abdpain.htm http://symptoms.webmd.com/ This is a "symptom checker" by Web MD

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Is abdominal pain and burning a sign of pregnancy?

Sounds more like an infection. Go and see the doctor

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Pain below rib cage on left side?

Back pain under the left rib cage is a dilemma for all patients suffering from it. Any constant pain is viewed by doctors as a very serious disorder or disease and requires immediate attention and cure. The rib cage is a formation that is composed by the thoracic vertebrae and ribs, sternum-breastbone, and the coastal cartilages that links the ribs to the sternum. The term cage is defined as a structure to house animals. The rib cage is a similar structure which houses and also protects the animal heart and lungs, also known as a thoracic cage in medical terms. In the chest-thorax, nerves emerge from the spine and divide into two parts. The first part heads to the under part of the skin and further sends fibers to the surface of the skin it also travels half way around the chest. The second nerve travels from the bottom of the rib right around the sternum bone, and also surfaces to the skin and then heads back towards the side of the same level as the first nerve. A pain in the rib cage can be any pain or discomfort in the area of the ribs. A fractured or cracked rib can cause rib cage pain, costochondritis, inflammation of the cartilage near the breastbone, osteoporosis and pleurisy. If you do encounter such ribcage you must first get the area x-rayed so as to determine if your ribs are fractured. In the event of a fractured rib an immediate surgery should be scheduled. If you've been suffering this pain for a long period of time (3 months or more) it's necessary to go for an MRI or CT scan and consult a professional to check for nerve damage, tumor or cancer. Inflammation of the cartilage that is between the ribs and breastbone can cause pain around the back and down the arms. This pain is such that it might radiate a sensation as if you were having a heart attack or lung problems. Although the duration of this condition is short but very painful and uncomfortable during the period it lasts. There may be times when you will visit a gastroenterologist because of the constant back pain under your left rib cage because the problem starts with your stomach. You might often feel hungry and the feel the urge to let out a big growl, no matter how much you eat it still does not matter, but instead results in heart burn and pain on the left side underneath the cage. To eliminate the possibility of an infection of the intestine or pancreas routine blood pathology is conducted. Digestive, gastro and bowel disorders should be ruled out after seeking doctor's medical advice. These indications might make you think it's due to twisted bowel, so a through checkup of the colon should be scheduled.

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What could be the cause of pain around the temples and at the base of the skull?

If it is deep pain (inside the skull), it could be a migraine. If it can be relieved with a recommended dose of over-the-counter medicine, it probably is not a migraine, and should be discussed with your doctor if it persists.

If it is shallow or just under the skin, it usually ends up being muscular - a pulled muscle, muscle spasms, a "crick in the neck", or having slept in an awkward position. Or just plain stress. Get a massage and find some exercises to improve circulation and muscle tone.

or if you don't want to take a ton of pills try meditation or ti chi

best thing free!

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Gastroenterology

What is pantoprazole sod 40 mg tab dr used for?

stomach ulcers

Pantoprazole is used for short-term treatment of erosion and ulceration of the esophagus caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Uses: Stomach ulcers and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux). It works by decreasing the amount of acid in your stomach makes. This medication relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough.. It helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Pantoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

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Ovulation

At what point of the painful ovulation is intercourse best for conception before the pain during the pain or shortly after the pain?

Pain during ovulatory times can come before while the follicle is filling with fluid, during while the follicle is actually rupturing to release the egg, or following due to the formation of the corpus luteum. At ovulation, the ovum (egg) is dropped into the tube where it awaits sperm. If sperm are on hand and penetrate the egg fertilization occurs. Your most fertile times are about 3 days before ovulation and the day after ovulation just to make sure you've got it covered. You can tell ovulation with the great new digital ovulation predictor kits they have out now, you should also see a change in your cervical mucus where it turns into an eggwhite consistency a few days before ovulation. That mucus is where the sperm will thrive. It provides a nice environment for the swimmers...they can feed off of the nutrients in it to make the journey up through the uterus thru the tube to the egg. I would say any of those three days leading up to ovulation and the actual ovulation day itself and you should have everything covered.

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Can marijuana cause stomach pains?

no it can't unless ur not eating whn u get the munchies...

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What causes chronic pain on the left side under the rib cage?

There are many problems that could have caused pain under the left side of the rib cage from gas trapped inside the colon to a broken rib, kidney disorder or IBS(Irritable Bowel syndrome). Also pain under rib cage can be a symptom to any disorder of the organs inside the rib cage from spleen, kidney, stomach or intestine.

If you think if it is due to some kind or physical stress or gas, try to get some rest and try to expel the gas by leaning over the back of the chair.

If you think its something different then you should seek immediate medical attention as to diagnose what is the cause of the problem.

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What causes pain in the lower left abdomen by hip bone?

In the absence of trauma in that area, and with no fever present, what you're describing sounds like referred pain from a lumbar (lower back) injury, which will frequently seem to present at or near the iliac crest -- the upper ridge of the hip. If there is a fever or this gets worse, you should call your physician for advice at once. If you don't have any history of back injury, or if this persists for a few days, you should consider a call or visit to your physician also. Other possibilities include gastroenteritis, diverticulitis, or diverticulosis. A hernia is also possible, but are usually visible as a swelling in the area. Lymphangitis can also cause swelling in the area, with overlying redness and pain. If you are female, an ovarian process could also be present, such as cysts or ovarian torsion - a true emergency. Hip problems are also known to refer into the abdomen occasionally. Finally, kidney stones can present with pain in the left lower quadrant or flank.

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Is it normal for your belly button to hurt when you are pregnant?

I am overdue, and it is VERY normal, my hurts when the baby moves or pushes on me a certain way. otherwise it doesn't hurt. but YES it is normal

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and my belly button hurts a lot, I tried massaging it, but it doesn't help. A warm bath helps a little. Worst is when i cough or sneeze!!

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What causes lower back pain and lower abdominal pain on the left side?

Bladder

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What causes pain in left side under rib cage and and feels bruised?

First check to see if you have the symptoms of heartburn. If it's heartburn, it will likely occur after you eat or drink something that commonly causes heartburn. Something that is bad for some is wine, coffee and breads. If it's heartburn it will also go away after a while and may include some mild chest pain. Try avoiding the food and drinks that cause heartburn for a period of time and see if you notice a difference. Do not take antacids unless you are certain it's an excess of acid. For many it's a lack of stomach acid. This may be noticable if you feel bloated (the food stays in longer than usual because you don't have enough stomach acid to break it down). This can lead to food being passed into your colon that isn't full digested that causes gas. You may also consider monitoring your fiber intake to help push things along properly.

It may vary person to person but always monitor what you are eating to see if anything is triggering it.

From someone elses experience, they noted the following:

Since I have been to the doctor for this, I can maybe answer this for you the most common answer to this is gas, constipation, but most gas that is trapped in the left loop of your intestine it is quite painful and you can feel like you are just going to die. But this may not always be the answer, be sure to check with you dr if it worsens because it may be something else.

Also, you might want to see if you have any low thyroid symptoms. See the link below for more information. If you do, thyroid medication will likely eliminate the pain. For a gnawing pain in my left side, I was told that I had IBS and I should take a pain medication. However, I had elevated cholesterol, exhaustion, constipation, difficulty losing weight and trouble with my memory. As a result, I went to an endocrinologist who specializes in thyroid function and was prescribed levothyroxine. The pain in my side has disappeared. The pain under my ribs was almost a throbbing pain. It never seemed to move and did not get worse with deep breaths. Please see a doctor first to rule out any condition which might be more serious and then see an endocrinologist who specializes in thyroid function.

If the pain doesn't go away you must consult a physician.

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Cancer
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Monarch Butterflies

What is a tumor?

A cell that keeps dividingA tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm. Can cause cancer!
The term "Tumor" derives from latin, and dates back to the time of Hypocrates, Father of the Hypocratic Oath, and who most historians credit with the formation of the Medical Theory. Unfortunately, Hypocrates didn't have the same knowledge we have today (he thought the brain was a mucus secreting organ, given its slimy texture and proximity to the nose!). In his day, illness was "rated" using the following terms: "Tumor" which equalled swelling "Callor" which was an indication of how red an injury was and, "Dolor" which was an indication of the heat produced by an injury. Early physicians considered the presence of all three of these to be a reliable indicator of an illness or an injury (turns out, they were on to something here! Ever twist your ankle? You had all three!) These days you don't hear much about Callor and Dolor, but we do here "Tumor". Unfortunately, it's true meaning has been subverted by the presence of Cancer in our lives, and many people think the two terms are equal. In reality, not all tumors are cancer, and not all cancers form tumors (think Leukemia). A tumor is really just a swelling of tissue where tissue is not usually swollen. Does that mean if you have a sore throat and your mom checks your "glands" and finds them swollen that you have a tumor? not really, just localized swelling caused by an infection.
a big thing that hurts, sometimes cancerous , sometimes not (malignant or benign)
Tumor refers to an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant.
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Stomach Flu

What medicine to take for stomach pain and loose bowels and vomiting?

If you have the stomach flu just ride it out, there's nothing you can do. Fast for the first day or 2 and then start with water, tea and toast. If this is not the flu you need to see a doctor.

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What are causes of lower abdomen being sore when coughing?

I believe that it is caused by abdominal muscles being exercised when they are not used to it.

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What can pains in the stomach after wine mean?

that you drank it too fast...

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