Patient Comments: Abdominal Pain - Cause

What was the cause(s) of your case of abdominal pain?

A Doctor's View on Abdominal Pain Causes

Read the Comment by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

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. The type (dull, achy, sharp, throbbing, stabbing), location (upper, lower, right, left), and intensity (on a scale of 1-10) of the pain may help determine the cause of the abdominal pain. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Lisa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

My diarrhea was caused by taking more than 1 powerful antibiotic at the same time. I have severe stomach pain and bloating along with a slightly elevated fever.

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Comment from: jjones8379, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have abdominal pains quite often. They feel like cramps, but since I"ve had a hysterectomy they have continued. I have a history on endometriosis and cysts but my obstetrician/gynecologist doesn"t think it's related. I had a colonoscopy and they didn"t find anything. The gastroenterologist seems to still think it's endometriosis but since they can"t find anything the obstetrician/gynecologist won"t operate to make sure. I"m all out of thoughts on what it can be.

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Comment from: smith jones, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I collapsed with excruciating abdominal pain at a conference. From an "I need to go to the loo" feeling to collapsed within 10 minutes. I couldn't move, speak, periods of unconsciousness, pulse of 155, fluctuating blood pressure, and then absolutely uncontrollable bloody diarrhea. Colonoscopy showed severe ulceration. Suspected C. Difficile bacterial colitis but no bacteria was found in repeated tests - proved to be Ischemic Colitis by histology. Very rare in a 39 year old apparently, but obviously does happen. Complete recovery thankfully and no recurrence!

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Comment from: cozmicdreamer, 45-54 Female Published: October 01

I thought it was just an intestinal bug, but my abdominal pain kept getting worse and at one point I almost passed out, the pain was that bad. That's when I figured it was time to head to the E.R. I knew I had diverticular disease. That was top on my list of causes and sure enough after a C.T. scan that is what it turned out to be.

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Comment from: ej, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

I have had bad pains in my stomach now for 6 to 9 months. I have had every test that I know of and can't find any problems, I have taken tramadol and it has helped. I'm out of medication and can't get any more for a week and the pain is bad. I need help to find out what this is so I can get on with my life.

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Comment from: ashish, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 03

Last week I found that my fasting sugar is 348 and my HbA1c test report is 13.

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Comment from: zorro, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 25

I have sharp pains in my stomach, and I am constipated.

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Comment from: Eliza, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 04

Since I had my last ovary removed I have had severe abdominal pain just before my bowels move. This does not happen each time. I mentioned it to my doctor on my last visit. She said it could be adhesions.

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