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  • persists for several days
  • It can be termed serious, if it is accompanied by diarrhoea and sickness or if it has lasted continuously for more than three hours or if it is accompanied by fever and the child's neck glands are found swollen and his throat red or if the pain persists for several days. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Biliary
  • For example, abdominal pain that comes on suddenly may suggest a sudden event such as the interruption of the supply of blood to the colon (ischemia) or obstruction of the bile duct by a gallstone (biliary colic). (medicinenet.com)
  • The pain of biliary colic lasts between 30 minutes and several hours, and pancreatitis pain lasts one or more days. (medicinenet.com)
  • Diagnosis
  • Furthermore, abdominal pain may arise from various anatomical structures including tissues comprising the abdominal wall (such as the muscles and skin) or from the actual abdominal organs themselves (stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, aorta and pancreas) making diagnosis more difficult. (myvmc.com)
  • Patterns of pain can be helpful in diagnosis of abdominal pain. (medicinenet.com)
  • Narcotic medication should not be withheld out of concern that the abdominal exam may become unreliable and the diagnosis therefore obscured. (saem.org)
  • syndrome
  • However, this second doctor also believes my pain syndrome is so severe, that narcotic drugs will most likely have run their course in about five years, thus leaving me in horrible pain at that time and for the rest of my life. (medhelp.org)
  • Worse
  • It also includes what makes the pain worse as well as what relieves it. (medicinenet.com)
  • Acid-related diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or duodenal ulcers typically show periodicity, that is, a period of weeks or months during which the pain is worse followed by periods of weeks or months during which the pain is better. (medicinenet.com)
  • Characteristics of the Pain - What Makes the Pain Worse? (medicinenet.com)
  • When localized abdominal pain comes on suddenly and becomes progressively worse, it may be an indication of a more serious problem. (health-alliance.com)
  • Tell your provider where and when you feel the pain, and what makes it better or worse. (baycare.org)
  • organs
  • On the other hand, it also is possible for pain from organs within the belly to be felt outside of the it. (medicinenet.com)
  • Likewise pain originating from abdominal organs may be referred to the skin or back depending on the nerve supply of the organs. (myvmc.com)
  • The abdominal organs are fitted with various pain receptors that detect abnormal mechanical and chemical stimuli. (myvmc.com)
  • clinician
  • While airway compromise and respiratory insufficiency can develop in a patient suffering from an abdominal catastrophe, the circulatory system most commonly needs the attention of the clinician in the setting of abdominal pain. (saem.org)