Patient Comments: Abdominal Pain - Causes

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A Doctor's View on Abdominal Pain Causes

Read the Comment by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

You have probably experienced abdominal pain at some time in your life. It can be a tricky for a doctor to make the right diagnosis as to the cause of the abdominal pain. Dr. Cunha provides a quick overview of seven common causes of abdominal pain. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: laheyglen, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I have been having a bad stomach for 10 days now. Started with a cramp in the lower right side with a pain in the right testicular which was there (the pain in the testical) about 2 weeks before. Then the same day I am working and my stomach start getting severely cold. I go to the hospital and get sent to another for a CT scan and nothing shows up, nothing on my blood work and my X-Rays show that I had a little blockage in my stomach. So now I am taking pills for cramps, stool softener and antibiotics. Just wondering what you think this could be because they "THINK" it could be IBS. but they also can't explain why my stomach being cold or the pain in my testical. I got no fever and no problems using the washroom.

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Comment from: Georgia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

I do not know because I too get severe, cramping, excruciating abdominal pain about once or twice a year. It sometimes feel as though am going to have a heart attack, because my heart speeds up. With this I get cold sweating, shaking, and sometimes nausea and an urge to have a BM. Sometimes, the pain goes away when this happens. Sometimes the first BM is hard and the rest is soft to runny. Once I took a cleaner to have my bowel scope, and this too cause these very symptoms. It would last for 3 hours and then go away, sometimes leaving me with chills and fever overnight. I have been getting these symptoms since in my early teens, but now they have worsened.

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Comment from: kemsun, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

My first two (2) caudal epidural injections worked perfect last year. I just had the 2nd in the series of caudal epidural injections; the first one did not work (two weeks ago). At that time I was taking doxycycline after being diagnose with Epididymitis at the E.R. (strange, since I haven't had sex in about three years). The following day I had my first shot of caudal epidural injection in the series. Excruciating pain ever since. Have been bedridden in extreme pain for two (2) weeks. Went back to the E.R. a week ago. Was told that there is no infection in the body. To be on the safe side, I have been taking Cipro 250mg twice a day. This morning had the 2nd round of caudal epidural injection. At first felt better, now pain is back. It starts in the lower right abdomen into my right groin down my right thigh. So painful, I don't know what to do next.

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Comment from: debbie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I all of a sudden started to experience serious abdominal pain over the top of my right rib cage, about waist high. I had taken codeine about an hour before that. The pain was so severe, I had to call an ambulance and go to the hospital. I was begging for pain medication. The doctor could not find anything wrong with me. Someone cannot be in that kind of pain and have no reason why. I personally think my pain was due to some kind of blockage. My gallbladder is removed and I read on-line that this can sometimes happen after gall bladder removal.

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Comment from: Doruss, Female (Caregiver) Published: July 10

DEAR LAHEYGLEN! I don't know if you're still reading this, but I want to let you know that kidney stones in the kidney or moving down the ureter can cause pain in the testicles. I think you should have this checked. I wish you relief!

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Comment from: kate, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I had surgery several years ago to repair a large parastomal hernia. A mesh was used to repair the hernia. I have frequent infections and am convinced my abdominal pain has something to do with my prior surgery.

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Comment from: cottoncandy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I have pain in my lower back that moves to my lower abdomen on my right side and down my legs. I have a hard time moving around and nothing relieves the pain. I have acute angina and don't really want to be put on any more pills. I can't take the pain and it makes me feel helpless. I tried to find out what might be wrong by reading articles. I don't have medical insurance and can't really afford to go to the doctor.

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