Abdominal Pain: Sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Chronic Pain: Aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. It may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. Its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.Pain Management: A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.Abdomen, Acute: A clinical syndrome with acute abdominal pain that is severe, localized, and rapid in onset. Acute abdomen may be caused by a variety of disorders, injuries, or diseases.Pain Threshold: Amount of stimulation required before the sensation of pain is experienced.Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.Pain, Intractable: Persistent pain that is refractory to some or all forms of treatment.Low Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.Neck Pain: Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.Pelvic Pain: Pain in the pelvic region of genital and non-genital origin and of organic or psychogenic etiology. Frequent causes of pain are distension or contraction of hollow viscera, rapid stretching of the capsule of a solid organ, chemical irritation, tissue ischemia, and neuritis secondary to inflammatory, neoplastic, or fibrotic processes in adjacent organs. (Kase, Weingold & Gershenson: Principles and Practice of Clinical Gynecology, 2d ed, pp479-508)Acute Pain: Intensely discomforting, distressful, or agonizing sensation associated with trauma or disease, with well-defined location, character, and timing.Pain Perception: The process by which PAIN is recognized and interpreted by the brain.Appendicitis: Acute inflammation of the APPENDIX. Acute appendicitis is classified as simple, gangrenous, or perforated.Facial Pain: Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as FACIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A disorder with chronic or recurrent colonic symptoms without a clearcut etiology. This condition is characterized by chronic or recurrent ABDOMINAL PAIN, bloating, MUCUS in FECES, and an erratic disturbance of DEFECATION.Pain, Referred: A type of pain that is perceived in an area away from the site where the pain arises, such as facial pain caused by lesion of the VAGUS NERVE, or throat problem generating referred pain in the ear.Gastrointestinal Diseases: Diseases in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Constipation: Infrequent or difficult evacuation of FECES. These symptoms are associated with a variety of causes, including low DIETARY FIBER intake, emotional or nervous disturbances, systemic and structural disorders, drug-induced aggravation, and infections.Ileal Diseases: Pathological development in the ILEUM including the ILEOCECAL VALVE.Shoulder Pain: Unilateral or bilateral pain of the shoulder. It is often caused by physical activities such as work or sports participation, but may also be pathologic in origin.Torsion Abnormality: An abnormal twisting or rotation of a bodily part or member on its axis.Abdomen: That portion of the body that lies between the THORAX and the PELVIS.Musculoskeletal Pain: Discomfort stemming from muscles, LIGAMENTS, tendons, and bones.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Colonic Diseases, Functional: Chronic or recurrent colonic disorders without an identifiable structural or biochemical explanation. The widely recognized IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME falls into this category.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Intestinal Obstruction: Any impairment, arrest, or reversal of the normal flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS toward the ANAL CANAL.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Radiography, Abdominal: Radiographic visualization of the body between the thorax and the pelvis, i.e., within the peritoneal cavity.Colitis, Ischemic: Inflammation of the COLON due to colonic ISCHEMIA resulting from alterations in systemic circulation or local vasculature.Pancreatitis: INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS. Pancreatitis is classified as acute unless there are computed tomographic or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic findings of CHRONIC PANCREATITIS (International Symposium on Acute Pancreatitis, Atlanta, 1992). The two most common forms of acute pancreatitis are ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS and gallstone pancreatitis.Visceral Pain: Pain originating from internal organs (VISCERA) associated with autonomic phenomena (PALLOR; SWEATING; NAUSEA; and VOMITING). It often becomes a REFERRED PAIN.Analgesics: Compounds capable of relieving pain without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS.Intestinal Perforation: Opening or penetration through the wall of the INTESTINES.Cecal Diseases: Pathological developments in the CECUM.Intussusception: A form of intestinal obstruction caused by the PROLAPSE of a part of the intestine into the adjoining intestinal lumen. There are four types: colic, involving segments of the LARGE INTESTINE; enteric, involving only the SMALL INTESTINE; ileocecal, in which the ILEOCECAL VALVE prolapses into the CECUM, drawing the ILEUM along with it; and ileocolic, in which the ileum prolapses through the ileocecal valve into the COLON.Jejunal Diseases: Pathological development in the JEJUNUM region of the SMALL INTESTINE.Colonic Diseases: Pathological processes in the COLON region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).Rupture, Spontaneous: Tear or break of an organ, vessel or other soft part of the body, occurring in the absence of external force.Nociceptive Pain: Dull or sharp aching pain caused by stimulated NOCICEPTORS due to tissue injury, inflammation or diseases. It can be divided into somatic or tissue pain and VISCERAL PAIN.Neuralgia: Intense or aching pain that occurs along the course or distribution of a peripheral or cranial nerve.Laparotomy: Incision into the side of the abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.Pancreatitis, Chronic: INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS that is characterized by recurring or persistent ABDOMINAL PAIN with or without STEATORRHEA or DIABETES MELLITUS. It is characterized by the irregular destruction of the pancreatic parenchyma which may be focal, segmental, or diffuse.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Analgesics, Opioid: Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.Flatulence: Production or presence of gas in the gastrointestinal tract which may be expelled through the anus.Appendectomy: Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. (Dorland, 28th ed)Diarrhea: An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.Hemoperitoneum: Accumulations of blood in the PERITONEAL CAVITY due to internal HEMORRHAGE.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Endoscopy, Digestive System: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the digestive tract.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Appendix: A worm-like blind tube extension from the CECUM.Vomiting: The forcible expulsion of the contents of the STOMACH through the MOUTH.Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion: Obstruction of the flow in the SPLANCHNIC CIRCULATION by ATHEROSCLEROSIS; EMBOLISM; THROMBOSIS; STENOSIS; TRAUMA; and compression or intrinsic pressure from adjacent tumors. Rare causes are drugs, intestinal parasites, and vascular immunoinflammatory diseases such as PERIARTERITIS NODOSA and THROMBOANGIITIS OBLITERANS. (From Juergens et al., Peripheral Vascular Diseases, 5th ed, pp295-6)Colic: A clinical syndrome with intermittent abdominal pain characterized by sudden onset and cessation that is commonly seen in infants. It is usually associated with obstruction of the INTESTINES; of the CYSTIC DUCT; or of the URINARY TRACT.Hyperalgesia: An increased sensation of pain or discomfort produced by mimimally noxious stimuli due to damage to soft tissue containing NOCICEPTORS or injury to a peripheral nerve.Diverticulitis: Inflammation of a DIVERTICULUM or diverticula.Laparoscopy: A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.Cholecystitis: Inflammation of the GALLBLADDER; generally caused by impairment of BILE flow, GALLSTONES in the BILIARY TRACT, infections, or other diseases.Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Defecation: The normal process of elimination of fecal material from the RECTUM.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Diagnostic Errors: Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.Colonoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon.Peritonitis, Tuberculous: A form of PERITONITIS seen in patients with TUBERCULOSIS, characterized by lesion either as a miliary form or as a pelvic mass on the peritoneal surfaces. Most patients have ASCITES, abdominal swelling, ABDOMINAL PAIN, and other systemic symptoms such as FEVER; WEIGHT LOSS; and ANEMIA.Fatal Outcome: Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.Mesenteric Lymphadenitis: INFLAMMATION of LYMPH NODES in the MESENTERY.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Duodenal Diseases: Pathological conditions in the DUODENUM region of the small intestine (INTESTINE, SMALL).Myofascial Pain Syndromes: Muscular pain in numerous body regions that can be reproduced by pressure on TRIGGER POINTS, localized hardenings in skeletal muscle tissue. Pain is referred to a location distant from the trigger points. A prime example is the TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Arthralgia: Pain in the joint.Intestinal Diseases: Pathological processes in any segment of the INTESTINE from DUODENUM to RECTUM.Hymen: A thin fold of MUCOUS MEMBRANE situated at the orifice of the vagina.Complex Regional Pain Syndromes: Conditions characterized by pain involving an extremity or other body region, HYPERESTHESIA, and localized autonomic dysfunction following injury to soft tissue or nerve. The pain is usually associated with ERYTHEMA; SKIN TEMPERATURE changes, abnormal sudomotor activity (i.e., changes in sweating due to altered sympathetic innervation) or edema. The degree of pain and other manifestations is out of proportion to that expected from the inciting event. Two subtypes of this condition have been described: type I; (REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY) and type II; (CAUSALGIA). (From Pain 1995 Oct;63(1):127-33)Hematocolpos: A blood-filled VAGINA that is obstructed.Mesenteric Artery, Superior: A large vessel supplying the whole length of the small intestine except the superior part of the duodenum. It also supplies the cecum and the ascending part of the colon and about half the transverse part of the colon. It arises from the anterior surface of the aorta below the celiac artery at the level of the first lumbar vertebra.Headache: The symptom of PAIN in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of HEADACHE DISORDERS.Flank Pain: Pain emanating from below the RIBS and above the ILIUM.Peritoneal Diseases: Pathological processes involving the PERITONEUM.Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch: A systemic non-thrombocytopenic purpura caused by HYPERSENSITIVITY VASCULITIS and deposition of IGA-containing IMMUNE COMPLEXES within the blood vessels throughout the body, including those in the kidney (KIDNEY GLOMERULUS). Clinical symptoms include URTICARIA; ERYTHEMA; ARTHRITIS; GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE; and renal involvement. Most cases are seen in children after acute upper respiratory infections.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Visceral Afferents: The sensory fibers innervating the viscera.Gastrointestinal Agents: Drugs used for their effects on the gastrointestinal system, as to control gastric acidity, regulate gastrointestinal motility and water flow, and improve digestion.Celiac Artery: The arterial trunk that arises from the abdominal aorta and after a short course divides into the left gastric, common hepatic and splenic arteries.Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde: Fiberoptic endoscopy designed for duodenal observation and cannulation of VATER'S AMPULLA, in order to visualize the pancreatic and biliary duct system by retrograde injection of contrast media. Endoscopic (Vater) papillotomy (SPHINCTEROTOMY, ENDOSCOPIC) may be performed during this procedure.Enteritis: Inflammation of any segment of the SMALL INTESTINE.Analgesia: Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.Splenic DiseasesNausea: An unpleasant sensation in the stomach usually accompanied by the urge to vomit. Common causes are early pregnancy, sea and motion sickness, emotional stress, intense pain, food poisoning, and various enteroviruses.Abdominal Abscess: An abscess located in the abdominal cavity, i.e., the cavity between the diaphragm above and the pelvis below. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Labor Pain: Pain associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR in CHILDBIRTH. It is caused primarily by UTERINE CONTRACTION as well as pressure on the CERVIX; BLADDER; and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Labor pain mostly occurs in the ABDOMEN; the GROIN; and the BACK.Splenic Infarction: Insufficiency of arterial or venous blood supply to the spleen due to emboli, thrombi, vascular torsion, or pressure that produces a macroscopic area of necrosis. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Hernia: Protrusion of tissue, structure, or part of an organ through the bone, muscular tissue, or the membrane by which it is normally contained. Hernia may involve tissues such as the ABDOMINAL WALL or the respiratory DIAPHRAGM. Hernias may be internal, external, congenital, or acquired.Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Wandering Spleen: A congenital or acquired condition in which the SPLEEN is not in its normal anatomical position but moves about in the ABDOMEN. This is due to laxity or absence of suspensory ligaments which normally provide peritoneal attachments to keep the SPLEEN in a fixed position. Clinical symptoms include ABDOMINAL PAIN, splenic torsion and ISCHEMIA.Cholecystectomy: Surgical removal of the GALLBLADDER.Dyspepsia: Impaired digestion, especially after eating.Ileocecal Valve: The valve, at the junction of the CECUM with the COLON, that guards the opening where the ILEUM enters the LARGE INTESTINE.Fecal Impaction: Formation of a firm impassable mass of stool in the RECTUM or distal COLON.Colon, Sigmoid: A segment of the COLON between the RECTUM and the descending colon.Physical Examination: Systematic and thorough inspection of the patient for physical signs of disease or abnormality.Ileal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer in the ILEUM region of the small intestine (INTESTINE, SMALL).Cysts: Any fluid-filled closed cavity or sac that is lined by an EPITHELIUM. Cysts can be of normal, abnormal, non-neoplastic, or neoplastic tissues.Liver Abscess: Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.Gastroparesis: Chronic delayed gastric emptying. Gastroparesis may be caused by motor dysfunction or paralysis of STOMACH muscles or may be associated with other systemic diseases such as DIABETES MELLITUS.Urachal Cyst: Cyst occurring in a persistent portion of the urachus, presenting as an extraperitoneal mass in the umbilical region. It is characterized by abdominal pain, and fever if infected. It may rupture, leading to peritonitis, or it may drain through the umbilicus.Ulcer: A lesion on the surface of the skin or a mucous surface, produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.Jejunal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer in the JEJUNUM region of the small intestine (INTESTINE, SMALL).Familial Mediterranean Fever: A group of HEREDITARY AUTOINFLAMMATION DISEASES, characterized by recurrent fever, abdominal pain, headache, rash, PLEURISY; and ARTHRITIS. ORCHITIS; benign MENINGITIS; and AMYLOIDOSIS may also occur. Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in marenostrin gene result in autosomal recessive transmission; simple heterozygous, autosomal dominant form of the disease.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Nociceptors: Peripheral AFFERENT NEURONS which are sensitive to injuries or pain, usually caused by extreme thermal exposures, mechanical forces, or other noxious stimuli. Their cell bodies reside in the DORSAL ROOT GANGLIA. Their peripheral terminals (NERVE ENDINGS) innervate target tissues and transduce noxious stimuli via axons to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Gastric Dilatation: Abnormal distention of the STOMACH due to accumulation of gastric contents that may reach 10 to 15 liters. Gastric dilatation may be the result of GASTRIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION; ILEUS; GASTROPARESIS; or denervation.Sigmoid Diseases: Pathological processes in the SIGMOID COLON region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).Intestine, Small: The portion of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT between the PYLORUS of the STOMACH and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE. It is divisible into three portions: the DUODENUM, the JEJUNUM, and the ILEUM.Splenic RuptureDuodenoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the duodenum.Pancreatic Diseases: Pathological processes of the PANCREAS.Intestinal Volvulus: A twisting in the intestine (INTESTINES) that can cause INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION.Bezoars: Concretions of swallowed hair, fruit or vegetable fibers, or similar substances found in the alimentary canal.Dilatation: The act of dilating.Celiac Plexus: A complex network of nerve fibers including sympathetic and parasympathetic efferents and visceral afferents. The celiac plexus is the largest of the autonomic plexuses and is located in the abdomen surrounding the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Pregnancy, Ectopic: A potentially life-threatening condition in which EMBRYO IMPLANTATION occurs outside the cavity of the UTERUS. Most ectopic pregnancies (>96%) occur in the FALLOPIAN TUBES, known as TUBAL PREGNANCY. They can be in other locations, such as UTERINE CERVIX; OVARY; and abdominal cavity (PREGNANCY, ABDOMINAL).Common Bile Duct Diseases: Diseases of the COMMON BILE DUCT including the AMPULLA OF VATER and the SPHINCTER OF ODDI.Mesenteric Veins: Veins which return blood from the intestines; the inferior mesenteric vein empties into the splenic vein, the superior mesenteric vein joins the splenic vein to form the portal vein.Cathartics: Agents that are used to stimulate evacuation of the bowels.Psychophysiologic Disorders: A group of disorders characterized by physical symptoms that are affected by emotional factors and involve a single organ system, usually under AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM control. (American Psychiatric Glossary, 1988)Lipoma: A benign tumor composed of fat cells (ADIPOCYTES). It can be surrounded by a thin layer of connective tissue (encapsulated), or diffuse without the capsule.Digestive System Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the digestive system or its parts.Peritonitis: INFLAMMATION of the PERITONEUM lining the ABDOMINAL CAVITY as the result of infectious, autoimmune, or chemical processes. Primary peritonitis is due to infection of the PERITONEAL CAVITY via hematogenous or lymphatic spread and without intra-abdominal source. Secondary peritonitis arises from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY itself through RUPTURE or ABSCESS of intra-abdominal organs.Cholangiopancreatography, Magnetic Resonance: Non-invasive diagnostic technique for visualizing the PANCREATIC DUCTS and BILE DUCTS without the use of injected CONTRAST MEDIA or x-ray. MRI scans provide excellent sensitivity for duct dilatation, biliary stricture, and intraductal abnormalities.Duodenum: The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.Pneumoperitoneum: A condition with trapped gas or air in the PERITONEAL CAVITY, usually secondary to perforation of the internal organs such as the LUNG and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, or to recent surgery. Pneumoperitoneum may be purposely introduced to aid radiological examination.Splenectomy: Surgical procedure involving either partial or entire removal of the spleen.Dysmenorrhea: Painful menstruation.Morphine: The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Foreign Bodies: Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.Calculi: An abnormal concretion occurring mostly in the urinary and biliary tracts, usually composed of mineral salts. Also called stones.Barium Sulfate: A compound used as an x-ray contrast medium that occurs in nature as the mineral barite. It is also used in various manufacturing applications and mixed into heavy concrete to serve as a radiation shield.Hematometra: Blood-filled UTERUS.Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis: A condition characterized by the presence of multiple gas-filled cysts in the intestinal wall, the submucosa and/or subserosa of the INTESTINE. The majority of the cysts are found in the JEJUNUM and the ILEUM.Mesentery: A layer of the peritoneum which attaches the abdominal viscera to the ABDOMINAL WALL and conveys their blood vessels and nerves.Fibromyalgia: A common nonarticular rheumatic syndrome characterized by myalgia and multiple points of focal muscle tenderness to palpation (trigger points). Muscle pain is typically aggravated by inactivity or exposure to cold. This condition is often associated with general symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, HEADACHES, and occasionally DEPRESSION. There is significant overlap between fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome (FATIGUE SYNDROME, CHRONIC). Fibromyalgia may arise as a primary or secondary disease process. It is most frequent in females aged 20 to 50 years. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1494-95)Anesthetics, Local: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing: A severe form of acute INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS characterized by one or more areas of NECROSIS in the pancreas with varying degree of involvement of the surrounding tissues or organ systems. Massive pancreatic necrosis may lead to DIABETES MELLITUS, and malabsorption.Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Stomach Volvulus: Twisting of the STOMACH that may result in gastric ISCHEMIA and GASTRIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION. It is often associated with DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal: TUBERCULOSIS that involves any region of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, mostly in the distal ILEUM and the CECUM. In most cases, MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS is the pathogen. Clinical features include ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; and palpable mass in the ileocecal area.Feces: Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.Abdominal NeoplasmsPancreatic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Anisakiasis: Infection with roundworms of the genus ANISAKIS. Human infection results from the consumption of fish harboring roundworm larvae. The worms may cause acute NAUSEA; VOMITING; or penetrate into the wall of the DIGESTIVE TRACT where they give rise to EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA in the STOMACH; INTESTINES; or the OMENTUM.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Biopsy: Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.Catastrophization: Cognitive and emotional processes encompassing magnification of pain-related stimuli, feelings of helplessness, and a generally pessimistic orientation.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Melena: The black, tarry, foul-smelling FECES that contain degraded blood.Ascites: Accumulation or retention of free fluid within the peritoneal cavity.Diverticulum: A pouch or sac developed from a tubular or saccular organ, such as the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.Hematoma: A collection of blood outside the BLOOD VESSELS. Hematoma can be localized in an organ, space, or tissue.Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal: Anti-inflammatory agents that are non-steroidal in nature. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions.They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects.Lactose Intolerance: The condition resulting from the absence or deficiency of LACTASE in the MUCOSA cells of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, and the inability to break down LACTOSE in milk for ABSORPTION. Bacterial fermentation of the unabsorbed lactose leads to symptoms that range from a mild indigestion (DYSPEPSIA) to severe DIARRHEA. Lactose intolerance may be an inborn error or acquired.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Butylscopolammonium Bromide: Antimuscarinic quaternary ammonium derivative of scopolamine used to treat cramps in gastrointestinal, urinary, uterine, and biliary tracts, and to facilitate radiologic visualization of the gastrointestinal tract.Simethicone: A poly(dimethylsiloxane) which is a polymer of 200-350 units of dimethylsiloxane, along with added silica gel. It is used as an antiflatulent, surfactant, and ointment base.Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Medical History Taking: Acquiring information from a patient on past medical conditions and treatments.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Opium: The air-dried exudate from the unripe seed capsule of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, or its variant, P. album. It contains a number of alkaloids, but only a few - MORPHINE; CODEINE; and PAPAVERINE - have clinical significance. Opium has been used as an analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, and antispasmodic.Colon: The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.Intestinal Fistula: An abnormal anatomical passage between the INTESTINE, and another segment of the intestine or other organs. External intestinal fistula is connected to the SKIN (enterocutaneous fistula). Internal intestinal fistula can be connected to a number of organs, such as STOMACH (gastrocolic fistula), the BILIARY TRACT (cholecystoduodenal fistula), or the URINARY BLADDER of the URINARY TRACT (colovesical fistula). Risk factors include inflammatory processes, cancer, radiation treatment, and surgical misadventures (MEDICAL ERRORS).Choledochal Cyst: A congenital anatomic malformation of a bile duct, including cystic dilatation of the extrahepatic bile duct or the large intrahepatic bile duct. Classification is based on the site and type of dilatation. Type I is most common.Amylases: A group of amylolytic enzymes that cleave starch, glycogen, and related alpha-1,4-glucans. (Stedman, 25th ed) EC 3.2.1.-.Abdominal Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving organs in the abdominal cavity.Intestinal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the INTESTINES.Gallbladder Diseases: Diseases of the GALLBLADDER. They generally involve the impairment of BILE flow, GALLSTONES in the BILIARY TRACT, infections, neoplasms, or other diseases.Eye Pain: A dull or sharp painful sensation associated with the outer or inner structures of the eyeball, having different causes.Somatoform Disorders: Disorders having the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition but that are not fully explained by a another medical condition, by the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder. The symptoms must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning. In contrast to FACTITIOUS DISORDERS and MALINGERING, the physical symptoms are not under voluntary control. (APA, DSM-V)Enema: A solution or compound that is introduced into the RECTUM with the purpose of cleansing the COLON or for diagnostic procedures.Jaundice: A clinical manifestation of HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA, characterized by the yellowish staining of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA. Clinical jaundice usually is a sign of LIVER dysfunction.Tissue Adhesions: Pathological processes consisting of the union of the opposing surfaces of a wound.Drainage: The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: A spectrum of inflammation involving the female upper genital tract and the supporting tissues. It is usually caused by an ascending infection of organisms from the endocervix. Infection may be confined to the uterus (ENDOMETRITIS), the FALLOPIAN TUBES; (SALPINGITIS); the ovaries (OOPHORITIS), the supporting ligaments (PARAMETRITIS), or may involve several of the above uterine appendages. Such inflammation can lead to functional impairment and infertility.Appendiceal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the APPENDIX.Diverticulitis, Colonic: Inflammation of the COLONIC DIVERTICULA, generally with abscess formation and subsequent perforation.Acalculous Cholecystitis: Inflammation of the GALLBLADDER wall in the absence of GALLSTONES.Gastroenterology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the physiology and diseases of the digestive system and related structures (esophagus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas).Ovarian Diseases: Pathological processes of the OVARY.Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction: Organic or functional motility disorder involving the SPHINCTER OF ODDI and associated with biliary COLIC. Pathological changes are most often seen in the COMMON BILE DUCT sphincter, and less commonly the PANCREATIC DUCT sphincter.Blastocystis hominis: A species of parasitic protozoa found in the intestines of humans and other primates. It was classified as a yeast in 1912. Over the years, questions arose about this designation. In 1967, many physiological and morphological B. hominis characteristics were reported that fit a protozoan classification. Since that time, other papers have corroborated this work and the organism is now recognized as a protozoan parasite of humans causing intestinal disease with potentially disabling symptoms.

Microscopic polyangiitis: clinical and laboratory findings in eighty-five patients. (1/1491)

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze the clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, and outcomes in patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) who were enrolled in various clinical trials conducted by the French Vasculitis Study Group. METHODS: A cohort of 85 patients meeting the Chapel Hill criteria for MPA participated in the study. Seventy-one of them were included in prospective therapeutic trials. Eighty-one diagnoses were biopsy proven. In the other patients, diagnosis was based on clinical findings. RESULTS: Forty-seven men and 38 women, with a mean +/- SD age of 56.8 +/- 14.6 years, met the criteria for MPA. Their main clinical symptoms were renal manifestations (78.8%), weight loss (72.9%), skin involvement (62.4%), fever (55.3%), mononeuritis multiplex (57.6%), arthralgias (50.6%), myalgias (48.2%), hypertension (34.1%), lung involvement (24.7%; alveolar hemorrhage 11.8%), and cardiac failure (17.6%). The mean +/- SD serum creatinine level before treatment was 2.59 +/- 2.96 mg/dl; 47 patients had renal insufficiency (serum creatinine > 1.36 mg/dl). Eight patients underwent dialysis at the time of diagnosis, and long-term dialysis was necessary for 10 patients. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) were present in 38 of 51 patients (74.5%), of whom 33 had a perinuclear staining pattern (pANCA) and 5 had a cytoplasmic pattern. Antibodies to proteinase 3 were present in 4 patients and antibodies to myeloperoxidase were detected in 31, as determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Of the 30 patients who underwent renal and celiac angiography, 4 had microaneurysms. Of the 29 patients (34.1%) who had relapses, 8 died during or after the relapse. During followup, 28 of the 85 patients (32.9%) died. The mean +/- SD duration of followup of the group was 69.9 +/- 60.6 months. Deaths were less frequent when patients had been treated with steroids and immunosuppressive drugs (13 patients [24.1%]) than with steroids alone (15 patients [48.4%]) (P < 0.01). The 5-year survival rate was 74%. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that MPA is a multisystemic disease in which renal symptoms are frequent, but the disease is also associated with general symptoms, arthritis, mononeuritis multiplex, and other manifestations that are also seen in various vasculitides. The rarity of abnormal angiogram findings and the high frequency of pANCA are characteristic of MPA. In most cases, the outcome is comparable with those of other systemic vasculitides, but relapses are frequent.  (+info)

Splenic vein aneurysm: is it a surgical indication? (2/1491)

Splenic vein aneurysms are rare and are usually caused by portal hypertension. Symptoms are unusual, but may include rupture or abdominal pain. Diagnosis can usually be made either by means of duplex ultrasonography or computed tomography scanning. Treatment varies from noninvasive follow-up to aneurysm excision. We report an expanding splenic vein aneurysm in a young woman with abdominal and back pain and no history of portal hypertension. She was treated with aneurysm excision and splenectomy.  (+info)

Chronic abdominal pain in childhood: diagnosis and management. (3/1491)

More than one third of children complain of abdominal pain lasting two weeks or longer. The diagnostic approach to abdominal pain in children relies heavily on the history provided by the parent and child to direct a step-wise approach to investigation. If the history and physical examination suggest functional abdominal pain, constipation or peptic disease, the response to an empiric course of medical management is of greater value than multiple "exclusionary" investigations. A symptom diary allows the child to play an active role in the diagnostic process. The medical management of constipation, peptic disease and inflammatory bowel disease involves nutritional strategies, pharmacologic intervention and behavior and psychologic support.  (+info)

Simultaneous rupturing heterotopic pregnancy and acute appendicitis in an in-vitro fertilization twin pregnancy. (4/1491)

The presentation of acute abdominal pain in young women is not an unusual occurrence in casualty and gynaecology departments. Both acute appendicitis and ectopic pregnancy have to be considered and investigated, as these two conditions are accepted as the most common surgical causes of an acute abdomen. Difficulties in correctly identifying the cause of the pain can be hazardous to the patient and care needs to be taken in obtaining a prompt and accurate diagnosis enabling the most appropriate management. The case report presented here describes the extremely unusual occurrence of both these acute conditions happening simultaneously with the added complication of an ongoing twin pregnancy and it highlights the need to look beyond the most obvious diagnosis and always to expect the unexpected.  (+info)

Successful laparoscopic management of adnexal torsion during week 25 of a twin pregnancy. (5/1491)

Adnexal torsion is a rare occurrence during pregnancy. Here we present a case of adnexal torsion during the 25th week of pregnancy, which was managed laparoscopically. The woman had achieved a successful twin pregnancy after in-vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection. She was admitted to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasound with colour Doppler mapping of the intra-ovarian blood flow showed adnexal torsion. Laparoscopic management was successfully carried out.  (+info)

Unusual presentation of spinal cord compression related to misplaced pedicle screws in thoracic scoliosis. (6/1491)

Utilization of thoracic pedicle screws is controversial, especially in the treatment of scoliosis. We present a case of a 15-year-old girl seen 6 months after her initial surgery for scoliosis done elsewhere. She complained of persistent epigastric pain, tremor of the right foot at rest, and abnormal feelings in her legs. Clinical examination revealed mild weakness in the right lower extremity, a loss of thermoalgic discrimination, and a forward imbalance. A CT scan revealed at T8 and T10 that the right pedicle screws were misplaced by 4 mm in the spinal canal. At the time of the revision surgery the somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) returned to normal after screw removal. The clinical symptoms resolved 1 month after the revision. The authors conclude that after pedicle instrumentation at the thoracic level a spinal cord compression should be looked for in case of subtle neurologic findings such as persistent abdominal pain, mild lower extremity weakness, tremor at rest, thermoalgic discrimination loss, or unexplained imbalance.  (+info)

Abdominal pain as an atypical presentation of meningococcaemia. (7/1491)

An atypical presentation of meningococcaemia without purpura poses diagnostic problems. The importance of the identification of shock manifest as delayed capillary refill in two children with meningococcal septicaemia presenting with fever and abdominal pain is discussed. Abdominal pain is an unusual presentation of meningococcal disease.  (+info)

Empirically supported treatments in pediatric psychology: recurrent abdominal pain. (8/1491)

OBJECTIVE: To review the status of empirically supported treatments for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP). METHODS: We identified studies based on literature search and contact with experts in the field and evaluated studies based on guidelines modified from the criteria established by the Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures. RESULTS: Nine published intervention studies were identified that fell into three distinctive approaches: operant procedures, fiber treatments, and cognitive-behavioral treatments. CONCLUSIONS: Operant procedures did not meet even the most lenient category (promising intervention) of the guidelines. Fiber treatment for RAP associated with constipation met the criteria for a promising intervention. Cognitive-behavioral treatment met the criteria for a probably efficacious intervention. We discuss implications and offer recommendations for future intervention research.  (+info)

Chiou E, Nurko S. Functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in children and adolescents. Therapy. 2011;8(3):315-331.. Functional abdominal pain in children. American College of Gastroenterology website. Available at: http://patients.gi.org/topics/functional-abdominal-pain-in-children. Updated December 2012. Accessed December 21, 2017.. Functional abdominal pain in children. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115824/Functional-abdominal-pain-in-children . Updated September 15, 2016. Accessed December 21, 2017. Functional abdominal pain syndrome. International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders website. Available at: https://www.iffgd.org/lower-gi-disorders/functional-abdominal-pain-syndrome.html. Updated August 22, 2017. Accessed December 21, 2017.. Gijsbers CF, Schweizer, Büller HA. Protozoa as a cause of recurrent abdominal pain in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013;57(5):603-606.. ...
About 15 to 20 percent of individuals living in the United States have chronic abdominal pain, often of unknown origin, which is often difficult to diagnose and treat. One possible cause of chronic abdominal pain is an inflammation of the intestines, but it is not known whether the two are related. Furthermore, although overweight people tend to be more likely to have increased inflammation, it is not known whether there is a connection between increased body weight and chronic abdominal pain. This study will examine the relationship between symptoms of chronic abdominal pain and intestinal inflammation by comparing the medical test results of normal weight and overweight patients who have a history of chronic abdominal pain.. This study will include 224 subjects, who must be men and women between the ages of 13 and 45. Half the subjects will be healthy participants, and half will have had chronic abdominal pain of unknown origin for longer than 6 months. Female participants must take a urine ...
Abdominal adhesions can cause bowel obstruction, infertility, and chronic abdominal pain. In this review adhesion-related chronic abdominal pain, diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic adhesiolysis as a treatment for chronic abdominal pain are discussed. There is no difference in benefit with the use of diagnostic laparoscopy versus laparoscopic adhesiolysis. Considering the risk of complications associated with laparoscopic adhesiolysis, it should no longer be recommended as therapy for adhesion-related chronic abdominal pain.
BACKGROUND: Chronic, recurrent abdominal pain is common among children and adolescents. It interferes with everyday life, causes absence from school, and leads to frequent medical consultations, often involving burdensome diagnostic testing and protracted attempts at treatment. METHOD: Selective review of the literature. RESULTS: Organic causes should be ruled out with a thorough medical history and physical examination and a small number of laboratory tests. The pediatric Rome III criteria include valid diagnostic criteria for functional abdominal pain in childhood. The available data imply that this condition is best treated with cognitive behavioral therapy, rather than with medications or dietary measures. CONCLUSION: A systematic approach to chronic recurrent abdominal pain in children and adolescents is key to ruling out organic diseases while avoiding unnecessary tests and treatments.
Chronic Abdominal Pain and Recurrent Abdominal Pain - Etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis & prognosis from the MSD Manuals - Medical Professional Version.
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Oct;2(10):694-695. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(17)30258-3. Epub 2017 Aug 18.. Can we treat visceral hypersensitivity in Functional Abdominal Pain?. Miranda A.L. van Tilburg. PhD , Campbell University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, University of North Carolina, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, School of Social Work .. Almost any pediatrician who has encountered a child with chronic abdominal pain in their office has thought "Now what?". Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders (FAPD) are frustrating disorders for patients, their families, and physicians alike. The frustration starts with the perceived inability to answer two related questions: "What is the cause of the pain?" and "What can we do to treat it?". Read more here. ...
Chronic functional abdominal pain (CFAP) or functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS)[1] is the ongoing presence of abdominal pain for which there is no known medical explanation. It is quite similar to, but less common than, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and many of the same treatments for IBS can also be of benefit to those with CFAP. The fundamental difference between IBS and CFAP is that in CFAP, unlike in IBS, there is no change in bowel habits such as constipation or diarrhea. Bowel dysfunction is a necessary diagnostic criterion of IBS. CFAP is characterized by chronic pain, with no physical explanation or findings (no structural, infectious, or mechanical causes can be found). It is theorized that CFAP is a disorder of the nervous system where normal nociceptive nerve impulses are amplified "like a stereo system turned up too loud" resulting in pain. This visceral hypersensitivity may be a stand-alone cause of CFAP, or CFAP may result from the same type of brain-gut nervous system ...
List of 5 disease causes of Recurrent abdominal pain in infants, patient stories, diagnostic guides. Diagnostic checklist, medical tests, doctor questions, and related signs or symptoms for Recurrent abdominal pain in infants.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chronic abdominal pain in childhood. T2 - Diagnosis and management. AU - Lake, Alan M.. PY - 1999/4/1. Y1 - 1999/4/1. N2 - More than one third of children complain of abdominal pain lasting two weeks or longer. The diagnostic approach to abdominal pain in children relies heavily on the history provided by the parent and child to direct a step- wise approach to investigation. If the history and physical examination suggest functional abdominal pain, constipation or peptic disease, the response to an empiric course of medical management is of greater value than multiple exclusionary investigations. A symptom diary allows the child to play an active role in the diagnostic process. The medical management of constipation, peptic disease and inflammatory bowel disease involves nutritional strategies, pharmacologic intervention and behavior and psychologic support.. AB - More than one third of children complain of abdominal pain lasting two weeks or longer. The diagnostic approach to ...
Patients undergoing appendicectomy, attending a gastroenterology clinic or admitted to hospital after self-poisoning have been examined using the same reliable measures to establish whether life events and psychiatric illness preceded abdominal pain. Life events involving threat were experienced more commonly by those with organic and functional abdominal illness, compared with community comparison subjects. The greatest difference was with severe events, especially those involving the break-up of close relationships, which preceded the development of functional abdominal pain as often as they occurred before self-poisoning, and significantly more frequently than before the onset of organic gastrointestinal illness. Abdominal pain of recent onset, for which no organic cause is found, is often preceded by environmental stress, whether it presents to the surgeon or the physician. Those presenting in the clinic were older than those undergoing appendicectomy and had experienced more long lasting ...
This is an important study conducted by an outstanding group of researchers," John Campo, M.D., chair of psychiatry at Ohio State University, told Psychiatric News. Campo has conducted research on this subject in the past. "A cross-sectional relationship between functional abdominal pain and anxiety has been noted in multiple studies in children, adolescents, and adults, but the nature of this observed comorbidity is unclear....This studys findings that functional abdominal pain and anxiety are associated longitudinally into adulthood offers some support for the notion that functional abdominal pain and anxiety may share common risk factors or perhaps even be manifestations of a common disorder." ...
Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children is defined as at least three episodes of pain that occur over at least three months and affect the childs ability to perform normal activities. RAP is most often considered functional (nonorganic) abdominal pain, but an organic cause is found in 5% to 10% of cases. Further workup is warranted in children who have RAP and fever, vomiting, blood in the stool, more than three alarm symptoms, or a history of urinary tract infections. Physical examination findings that should prompt further workup include weight loss or failure to grow; jaundice; costovertebral tenderness or back pain with lower extremity neurologic symptoms; liver, spleen, or kidney enlargement; an abdominal mass; or localized tenderness on abdominal examination. Workup may include complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein level, fecal guaiac testing, fecal ova and parasite testing, or urinalysis. Pregnancy testing and screening for sexually transmitted infections
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant cannabinoid from the plant Cannabis sativa. There is only equivocal evidence that THC has analgesic effects. We performed a phase 2 controlled trial to evaluate the analgesic efficacy, pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of an oral tablet containing purified THC in patients with chronic abdominal pain. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with chronic abdominal pain for 3 months or more (numeric rating scale scores of 3 or more) after surgery or due to chronic pancreatitis were randomly assigned to groups given the THC tablet or identical matching placebos for 50-52 days. Subjects in the THC group were given the tablet first in a step-up phase (3 mg, 3 times daily for 5 days and then 5 mg, 3 times daily for 5 days) followed by a stable dose phase (8 mg, 3 times daily until day 50-52). Preceding and during the entire study period, patients were asked to continue taking their medications (including analgesics) according prescription. Patients ...
This study aims to determine the relative efficacy, tolerability, and safety of the citalopram in the treatment of pediatric functional recurrent abdominal pain (FAP) in children and adolescents ages 7 to 18 years, inclusive. The goal is to recruit and randomize 100 subjects to citalopram or placebo. Secondary aims include to determine if citalopram is superior to placebo in reducing comorbid anxiety and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents with FAP, to explore potential mediators (i.e., anxiety, depression) and moderators (e.g., age, gender, referral from primary or specialty care) of treatment response, and to explore the durability and tolerability of citalopram treatment 18 weeks following completion of the double-blind treatment phase with the goal of generating data useful to the development of future studies. The study is novel in conducting recruitment, assessment, and treatment in traditional medical settings. Limited exclusion criteria and the delivery of study assessments ...
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Abdominal pain of unknown origin affects up to 20% of school-aged children. Evaluation of children is symptom-based without clear guidelines to investigate molecular mechanisms of abdominal pain. Aberrant molecular mechanisms may increase intestinal permeability leading to interactions between the immune and nervous systems, subclinical inflammation, and visceral pain. This study evaluated the association between interleukin-6 (IL-6), mast cell infiltrates, and serotonin (5-HT) levels in gastrointestinal (GI) biopsies, with perceived abdominal pain in a pediatric cohort. Clinical data and biopsy samples from pediatric patients (n = 48) with chronic abdominal pain, with and without inflammation were included. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded GI biopsies were sectioned and immunohistochemistry performed for IL-6 and 5-HT; mast cells were identified with toluidine blue stain. Histological findings were compared to self-reported abdominal pain between groups. There was significantly greater IL-6
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Week 27 You may be early pregnancy severe abdominal pain to see the numbers on the scale creep (OKAY, soar) up: From right here on out, you will probably be gaining about 1 pound a week. Nausea and vomiting are discovered to be a major drawback in mothers-to-be with twins. Relaxin also impacts different ligaments all through the body which might lead to potential overstretching and joint instability (6). That occurred to me early pregnancy severe abdominal pain yr ago and I had an ectopic being pregnant. As well as, nutritional vitamins and nutrients usually are not effectively absorbed, leading to deficiencies. Your coronary heart charge rises as well, and can proceed to do so until half way by means of the second trimester. 5 Causes Ladies Get Pregnant Whereas on the Tablet. Their actions will most likely feel completely different because theyve much less room to maneuver around, but they should be as strong and frequent as they were before. hey i have a couple of questions. During being ...
List of 40 causes for Chronic recurrent abdominal pain and Frequent bowel movements, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
List of 60 causes for Chronic recurrent abdominal pain and Gerd-like chest pain and Severe heartburn after eating, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
Functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs), such as irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia, are highly prevalent around the world. In children, these disorders are associated with multiple comorbidities, poor quality of life, school absenteeism and enormous costs of care.. A recent multinational study evaluated the prevalence of FAPDs in children with celiac disease (CD) and controls and found surprising results suggesting that not all types of gastrointestinal inflammation lead to FAPDs in children.. "The pathogenesis of FAPDs is not completely understood, and numerous studies in adults and children have shown that FAPDs are frequently preceded by intestinal inflammation," says Miguel Saps, MD, an attending gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and leader of the study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics. "Approximately one in three children who have a bacterial acute gastroenteritis develop FAPDs that ...
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Oct 18, 2011. Ulcers can cause a gnawing, burning sensation, usually felt in the upper abdomen. The pain can find its way up to the chest, Madanick says.. Abdominal pain is common, but certain stomach pains can signal a more serious. Ulcer: Dull, burning abdominal pain relieved by eating or taking antacids.. Abdominal pain is a common symptom associated with non-serious and serious causes. The most frequent reason for abdominal pain are gastroenteritis (13%) , irritable bowel syndrome (8%), Upper middle abdominal pain. pain ( pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, can radiate to the left side of the waist, back, and even.. Pain on the right side of the abdomen can be either in the upper part (RUQ ~ right upper quadrant) or lower part (RLQ ~ right lower quadrant). Abdominal.. Its a constant, strong pain like my insides are being squeezed. The severe upper abdominal pain I get under the breastbone is down to the gastritis. The pain is back again had it on & off for last two weeks, doctor always sends ...
Abdominal Pain Worsens after Meals, Chronic Abdominal Pain, Periumbilical Pain Symptom Checker: Possible causes include Abdominal Angina, Acute Pancreatitis, Acute Mesenteric Ischemia. Check the full list of possible causes and conditions now! Talk to our Chatbot to narrow down your search.
What is abdominal pain?Abdominal pain usually refers to cramps or a dull ache in theabdomen. It is often caused by a minor stomach upset or bugand you recover quickly.Severe abdominal pain is more serious. If it starts suddenly andunexpectedly, it should be viewed as a medical emergency,especially if the pain is concentrated in a particular area. Callyour GP as soon as possible or go to your nearest hospitalaccident and emergency department if this is the case.Cramps due to trapped windStomach cramps are often due to trapped wind and bloating.This is an extremely common problem that is easily treated-your chemist will be able to recommend a product which can bebought over the counter to relieve it.Sudden stomach cramps with diarrhoeaIf you have suddenly developed stomach cramps and you alsohave diarrhoea, the cause is probably a tummy bug also knownas gastroenteritis. This means you have a viral or bacterialinfection of the stomach and bowel, which you will usually fightoff after a few days ...
i am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: severe) (quality: sensation of tearing pain) . the following also describe me: abdominal discomfort, upper abdominal pain, lower abdominal pain, and stomach upset. what should i do? Answered by Dr. Robert Kwok: Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach a...
The freeMD virtual doctor has found 9 conditions that can cause Fainting and Left Upper Abdominal Pain. There is 1 common condition that can cause Fainting and Left Upper Abdominal Pain. There are 4 somewhat common conditions that can cause Fainting and Left Upper Abdominal Pain. There are 4 rare conditions that can cause Fainting and Left Upper Abdominal Pain.
The time course of the pain is a pivotal feature. Some diseases present subacutely/chronically over weeks to months or years (eg, IBS) whereas others present acutely, within hours to days of onset (eg, appendicitis). In patients with their first episode of acute severe abdominal pain, a variety of life-threatening, must not miss diagnoses must be considered (eg, AAA). Many of these diseases that cause acute abdominal pain cannot recur because patients are either treated or die of complications (eg, AAA, acute appendicitis, splenic rupture.) Since prior episodes are incompatible with many of these diagnoses, a history of such prior episodes narrows the differential diagnosis. Therefore, the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain can be organized based on whether patients are presenting with their (1) first episode of acute abdominal pain, (2) a recurrent episode of acute abdominal pain, or (3) chronic/subacute abdominal pain. Table 3-1 outlines the typical time course associated with different ...
Nurses are at increased risk for job burnout, which can lead to psychological and physical problems, decreased quality of care, and premature exit from the profession. Studies have found common predictors of burnout in multiple service occupations, but there are important differences across settings. The current study used embedded mixed-method analyses to explore burnout in a sample of nurses that work with patients with chronic abdominal pain. Thirty-two nurses participated in focus groups and data analyses revealed the following six themes: negative pain beliefs, barriers to effective pain management, nurse empathy/compassion, moral distress, coping methods, and burnout. These themes were evaluated with proposed theoretical frameworks and the extant literature to build the Pediatric Chronic Pain Nurse Burnout model. The constructs in this model were then evaluated quantitatively via measures completed by 41 nurses. Analyses provided partial support for the model and highlighted areas for further
Chronic Abdominal Pain, Parotid Gland Surgery, Swelling of Thigh Symptom Checker: Possible causes include Nephrolithiasis, Ovarian Cyst, Hereditary Angioedema. Check the full list of possible causes and conditions now! Talk to our Chatbot to narrow down your search.
Citation Nr: 18160385 Decision Date: 12/27/18 Archive Date: 12/26/18 DOCKET NO. 15-06 114 DATE: December 27, 2018 ORDER The appeal as to the issue of entitlement to service connection for chronic abdominal pain is dismissed. The appeal as to the issue of entitlement to service connection for liver lesions is dismissed. The appeal as to…
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Crucian carp has the relatives with carp but their body are smaller - illustrating Image. A. Ingredients:. Crucian carp: 1 fish of 250g. Red bean: 50g. Brown rice: 100g. Spices: ginger, onion, wine, salt.. B. Method:. Red bean: soak them in cold water until soft. Wash fish in clean water then cut into pieces, add water & some spices into them, boil them until soft then filter water, remove bones, then pour soaked red bean into a pot then boil them with small fire until soft rice and add spices into them.. C. Use:. Enjoy it in every dish, eat in a day. This dish can treat some diseases because of coldness.. 3. Cooking mushroom beef gruel to treat chronic abdominal pain. A. Ingredients:. Mushroom: 100gr. Beef: 100gr. Brown rice: 100g. Onion: 10g. Ginger: 10g. Spices. B. Method:. Slice beef. Wash mushroom. Pour rice into a pot then boil them until soft, then add mushroom and boil until soft, pour some beef slices and spices.. Notes: Dont boil beef in a long time, just for 1 minutes.. C. ...
Most patients that present with chronic abdominal pain will be diagnosed with functional gastrointestinal disease. However, a detailed history and physical exam
Abstract: A 13-year-old girl presented with a 3-month history of a reticulate hyperpigmented patch over the lower abdomen. Her past medical history was significant for recurrent abdominal pain, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a mild learning disability, and multiple allergies. On physical examination, she had a reticulate, hyperpigmented patch distributed diffusely over the lower abdomen (Figure 1). The remainder of her exam was unremarkable. Upon questioning, it was revealed that the patient had been applying a hot water bottle to the lower abdomen for the last 4 months to help relieve the discomfort associated with the abdominal pain. This history led to the diagnosis. ...
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In a open-label study,93 conducted in a small sample of eight children with IBS, abdominal pain severity, intensity, and interference with daily activities were significantly reduced after one week of LFM diet. Four out of eight children had ≥50% decrease in abdominal pain frequency as compared to the baseline.93 In a randomized double-blind crossover trial,90 33 children with IBS were randomized to receive a LFM diet (0.15g/kg/day, maximum 9g/day of FODMAPs) or a typical American childhood diet (TACD) containing 0.7g/kg/day (maximum 50g/day) of FODMAPs for 48h. After a five-day washout period, the children were "crossed over" to the other diet for another 48h. Children on LFM diet reported significantly lower number of daily episodes of abdominal pain compared to children following TACD. Children who had significant improvement on the LFM diet had a distinct microbiota profile showing enriched taxa with a major saccharolytic metabolic function (e.g. Bacteroides, Ruminococcaceae, F. ...
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Many parents all over the world worry a lot because of the severe abdominal pain in their children especially when it goes to a severe level.
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Doctors can find a specific organic disease as a cause of the symptoms associated with recurrent abdominal pain in about 10% to 20% of children. However, the majority of children with recurrent abdominal pain have no obvious disease. That is not to say that they do not have real symptoms. Indeed, it is rare to find children who fake symptoms. Nonetheless, the lack of obvious abnormalities on testing often leads to a sense of frustration and anxiety on the part of the child, the parents, and, occasionally, the care givers.. Although it is not known the exact way that symptoms are caused in irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia-two common causes of recurrent abdominal pain-there are several current theories. The most current theory is that in both of these conditions, there is visceral hypersensitivity. This means that the intensity of the signals from the gastrointestinal system, which travel by nerves to the brain, seems to be exaggerated. This may occur following illnesses that ...
First of all, lets deal with the elephant in the room. Medical terminology is always evolving and it is sometimes hard to keep up. Many of us heard different terms used when we first studied medicine (such as functional or psychosomatic) for what seem to be the same clinical scenarios that are now labelled as MUS. I dont like perpetual re-labelling of problems. Medically unexplained symptoms, for me, is an exception to this dislike. MUS removes the judgement of how much a problem is psychological and how much it is physical. MUS acknowledges that there is always a combination of the physical and psychological. How much of each component exists is neither measurable nor essential to know. Is it 60:40 or 30:70? I dont know ...
BACKGROUND: Chronic abdominal pain can occur after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and can remain unexplained despite extensive investigation. Bile can pool in the gastric remnant and create a bile reflux gastropathy. The aim of this study was to assess gastric remnant findings in patients with RYGB and chronic abdominal pain of unclear etiology, and to determine the effectiveness of ursodiol therapy for patients with confirmed remnant gastropathy. METHODS: All consecutive patients with RYGB and a diagnosis of chronic abdominal pain, and a negative diagnostic workup (including physical examination, routine laboratory work, cross-sectional imaging, and standard upper endoscopy), who underwent device-assisted enteroscopy for evaluation of the gastric remnant, were included ...
Patient Presentation A 7-year-old male comes to clinic with a 3 month history of abdominal pain that occurs off and on. The pain is periumbilical, lasts several minutes and then resolves. He says it feels like someone is twisting me. The episodes usually occur daily and sometimes several times per day. The pain does not…
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At some point in life, everyone experiences abdominal pain. While most causes of abdominal pain are not serious and can be easily diagnosed and treated, sometimes abdominal pain can be a sign of a serious illness. Watch this recorded web chat to learn more about recognizing symptoms that are severe and when it's time to call your doctor. During the web chat Anuj K. Malhotra, MD, board certified in internal medicine discusses the most common causes of abdominal pain including mild stomach ache, sharp pain, or stomach cramps.
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... abdominal pain; cough; sore throat; pulmonary edema; and difficulty breathing (dyspnea). "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical ...
Both men suffered dizziness; nausea; abdominal pain; irrationality; mucosal fissuring; skin, hair, and nail loss; and the ...
Recurrent abdominal pain[edit]. A 2017 review based on moderate to low-quality evidence suggests that probiotics may be helpful ... in relieving pain in the short term in children with recurrent abdominal pain, but the proper strain and dosage are not known.[ ... Recurrent Abdominal Pain). However, we were unable to recommend the optimum strain and dosage of probiotic based on this review ... "Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood". Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 3: CD010972. doi:10.1002/14651858 ...
Effects observed in people include irritation and burning of skin, eyes, mouth, and throat; abdominal pain and vomiting; heart ... Ingesting high levels results in kidney problems, mouth and throat burns, abdominal pain, vomiting, and effects on the blood ...
This is what accounts for most abdominal pregnancy births. Abdominal pain and tenderness. The pain may not be severe; it may ... The woman may describe a feeling that something "gave way" or "ripped." Chest pain, pain between the scapulae, or pain on ... An old cesarean scar may undergo dehiscence; but with further labor the woman may experience abdominal pain and vaginal ... Signs of an abdominal pregnancy Post-term pregnancy A uterine scar from a previous cesarean section is the most common risk ...
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Abdominal pain. *Yeast infections (thrush) affecting the mouth and tongue or vagina ...
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Abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, blood in the urine[5]. Complications. Liver damage, kidney failure, infertility, ... diffuse abdominal pain, and rash.[14] Chronic disease[edit]. In long-established disease, adult worms lay eggs that can cause ... Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, or blood in the urine.[5] Those who have been infected for a long time ... 11-year-old boy with abdominal fluid and portal hypertension due to schistosomiasis (Agusan del Sur, Philippines). ...
... and a clinical trial in Spain that ended in January 2007 has shown that tianeptine is effective in treating pain due to ... Abdominal pain. *Weight gain (~3%). *Agitation. *Anxiety/irritability. Uncommon (0.1-1% frequency). *Bitter taste ...
Gastrointestinal beriberi causes abdominal pain. Gastrointestinal beriberi is characterized by: *Abdominal pain ... Symptoms of beriberi include weight loss, emotional disturbances, impaired sensory perception, weakness and pain in the limbs, ... and pain.[1] A form with loss of appetite and constipation may also occur.[3] Another type, acute beriberi, is found mostly in ... thoracic pain: 35%), and edemas of the lower limbs (51%). With treatment the rate of healing was about 97%.[47] ...
Abdominal pain. *Anorexia. *Nausea. *Weakness. *Loss of appetite. For young children: *Head-ache ...
Many also report a number of subjective symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, bone pain and insomnia. Crampy abdominal pain may ...
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Uncommonly, somnolence; rarely, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. It usually comes in its hydrochloride hemihydrate salt form; in ... Its onset of pain relief after oral administration is about 10-15 minutes and peak relief from pain occurs about 25-50 minutes ... South Africa and Belgium for treatment of moderate to severe pain, both acute and chronic. ...
Abdominal pain-related FGIDs: H2a. Functional dyspepsia; H2b. Irritable bowel syndrome; H2c. Abdominal migraine; H2d. Childhood ... The cardinal requirement for the diagnosis of IBS is abdominal pain. The Rome II criteria are used to diagnose IBS after a ... of the preceding 12 months there was abdominal discomfort or pain that had two out of three of these features: Relieved with ... Functional abdominal pain syndrome (category D) Biliary (category E) Anorectal (category F) The functional bowel disorders ( ...
Leung, A; Sigalet, DL (June 2003). "Acute Abdominal Pain in Children". American Family Physician. 67 (11): 2321-2327. Glass, C ... Dorfman, R E; Alpern, M B; Gross, B H; Sandler, M A (1991). "Upper abdominal lymph nodes: criteria for normal size determined ...
Severe abdominal pain. *Yellowing of skin or eyes. *Severe depression. *Unusual bleeding ... Pain or discomfort with sex appears to be the most responsive component to estrogen.[20] It also has been shown to have ... HRT can help with sexual difficulties related to pain and lubrication.[5] ...
... abdominal pain, weight loss; missed or painful menstrual periods; and vaginitis. The side-effect profile varies for different ... Backonja M (June 2004). "Neuromodulating drugs for the symptomatic treatment of neuropathic pain". Curr Pain Headache Rep. 8 (3 ... Jensen, T. S. (2002). "Anticonvulsants in neuropathic pain: Rationale and clinical evidence". European Journal of Pain. 6: 61- ... Wiffen, PJ; Derry, S; Moore, RA (3 December 2013). "Lamotrigine for chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults". The ...
... postprandial abdominal pain (due to both the duodenal compression and the compensatory reversed peristalsis), abdominal ... abdominal wall laxity, peritoneal adhesions, abdominal trauma, rapid linear adolescent growth spurt, weight loss, starvation, ... Patients with the chronic, congenital form of SMA syndrome predominantly have a lengthy or even lifelong history of abdominal ... Standard diagnostic exams include abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT) scan with oral and IV contrast, upper ...
Over one-half of patients with hemosuccus also develop abdominal pain, usually located in the epigastrium, or uppermost part of ... They may also develop abdominal pain. It is associated with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and aneurysms of the splenic artery ... The pain is described as being "crescendo-decrescendo" in nature, meaning that it increases and decreases in intensity slowly ...
Most common side effects are gastrointestinal; diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Less common side effects include ...
Symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea. The syndrome is caused by a gastrinoma, a neuroendocrine tumor that secretes a ... Patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome may experience abdominal pain and diarrhea. The diagnosis is also suspected in ... duodenum or abdominal lymph nodes, but ectopic locations (e.g., heart, ovary, gallbladder, liver, and kidney) have also been ... Pain in the esophagus, especially between and after meals at night Nausea Wheezing Vomiting blood Malnourishment Loss of ...
Gastrointestinal disturbances (abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)[4]. *General malaise and fatigue[4] ...
Abdominal pain. * Anxiousness. * Depression. * Difficulty breathing. * Excessive salivation. * Hardness developed in the ... However, if your pet seems to be in excruciating pain, contact our office immediately and we can initiate tests to check for ... Once your pet arrives, we will assess their condition and administer any necessary pain relievers or antibiotics prior to ...
... and abdominal (scar tissue from previous surgeries). Treatment for abdominal pain depends on the cause. ... Abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of problems and locations in the digestive system, for example, diet, gallstones, ... Abdominal Pain Causes. Abdominal pain is a common symptom, and most people have experienced some sort of abdominal pain (belly ... What is abdominal pain?. Abdominal pain is felt in the abdomen. The abdomen is an anatomical area that is bounded by the lower ...
Find out what might be the cause of your abdominal pain. ... Abdominal Pain (Stomach Pain), Long-Term (American Academy of ... Abdominal Pain (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) * Abdominal Pain Syndrome (American College of ... Abdominal Pain (Stomach Pain), Short-Term (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in Spanish ... Pain in the abdomen can come from any one of them. The pain may start somewhere else, such as your chest. Severe pain doesnt ...
Media in category "Abdominal pain". The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. ... Qigong exercise for abdominal distention & generalised pain Wellcome L0038907.jpg 2,069 × 3,104; 2.55 MB. ... Boon Hor Ho examines a local man suffering from abdominal pain during a Pacific Partnership 2009 medical civic action project ... Daoyin technique to cure abdominal pain, C19 Chinese MS Wellcome L0039794.jpg 2,098 × 3,146; 5.92 MB. ...
Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or ... Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or ... Abdominal discomfort that lasts 1 week or longer. *Abdominal pain that does not improve in 24 to 48 hours, or becomes more ... Sometimes, abdominal pain may occur due to a problem somewhere else in your body, such as your chest or pelvic area. For ...
The location of pain, like sharp pain in the lower abdomen is the key to an accurate diagnosis for abdominal pain. ... Whats the difference between a stomachache and more serious causes of abdominal pain? ... Abdominal pain can range in intensity from a mild stomach ache to severe acute pain. The pain is often nonspecific and can be ... Although abdominal pain can arise from the tissues of the abdominal wall that surround the abdominal cavity (such as the skin ...
A 48 year old woman attended the emergency department with a sudden onset of severe abdominal pain, worsening over the few ... Sudden onset abdominal pain. BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2945 (Published 30 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ ...
Although most children with acute abdominal pain have self-limited conditions, the pain may herald a surgical or ... ... Abdominal pain is a common problem in children. ... abdominal migraine, or functional abdominal pain syndrome (see ... Functional abdominal pain is the most common cause of chronic abdominal pain. It is a specific diagnosis that needs to be ... Abdominal pain is a common problem in children. Although most children with acute abdominal pain have self-limited conditions, ...
Abdominal pain or pain in the belly is the reason for around 5% of all emergency department visits. It is a symptom but may ... Management of abdominal pain. Pain is managed right away usually with morphine sulfate at 0.5-0.1 mg/kg or 2-4 mg IV or IM. ... Abdominal pain or pain in the belly is the reason for around 5% of all emergency department visits. It is a symptom but may ... Types of abdominal pain. *Sometimes the pain may be acute among patients with an existing condition including those with peptic ...
Abdominal pain or belly pain can occur due to several underlying pathologies. While some of these are minor and do not lead to ... Abdominal pain can start due to a pathology of any of the structures within the abdomen or the abdominal wall. The pain may ... Abdominal pain or belly pain can occur due to several underlying pathologies. While some of these are minor and do not lead to ... What Causes Abdominal Pain?. News-Medical. 05 August 2020. ,https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-Causes-Abdominal-Pain. ...
Abdominal Muscle Pain. Abdominal muscle pain can lead to discomfort. Most of the time, the pain may be observed in combination ... Severe Upper Abdominal Pain. Severe upper abdominal pain may arise in any organ present in the midsection of your abdominal ... Left Side Abdominal Pain Causes. Pain felt anywhere between the chest and groin comes under the category of abdominal pain. ... Abdominal Pain. Abdominal pain (stomach ache) ranges from a mild to severe pain. There are many organs in the stomach cavity ...
A brief review of abdominal embryology and pain physiology will assist the clinician. ... Most diseases of the abdominal viscera are associated with pain sometime during their course. ... Ant & Lat abdominal walls T7-T11. Posterior abdominal walls L2-L5. Pattern Recognition in abdominal pain. ... Most diseases of the abdominal viscera are associated with pain sometime during their course. A brief review of abdominal ...
Who gets chronic abdominal pain? The prevalence of chronic abdominal pain in community based studies ranges from 0.5% to 19%,8 ... Functional abdominal pain syndrome. Must include functional abdominal pain at least 25% of the time and one or more of the ... Can chronic abdominal pain be treated?. Reassurance is the primary therapy in children with chronic abdominal pain without ... Children with chronic abdominal pain who experience stressful life events are at risk of persistent abdominal pain. The ...
14 years ago I was stricken with severe abdominal pain (left side only). 3 years ago, it worsened to unbearable. Im a 56 year ... usually it is used for abdominal cancer related pain Have you had automonic function tests to assess abdominal autonomic ... Im sorry that they have been unable to find the exact cause of your abdominal pain Organic basically means that there is ... for instance Nerve medications like Neurontin for nerve pain, visceral blocks like celiac blocks for visceral pain (organ pain ...
All are subject to dysfunction and infection, which can lead to abdominal pain and painful urination. Read about prevention, ... Whats Causing My Abdominal Pain and Loss of Appetite? Abdominal pain can be sharp, dull, or burning. It can also cause many ... Whats Causing Pain in my Lower Left Abdomen?. Abdominal pain - upper or lower, left or right - can develop for numerous ... The nature of abdominal pain can vary from sharp to dull and burning to cramping. It can be caused by something you ate, an ...
I am 19 weeks pregnant and have had moderate to severe abdominal pains for the last 7 weeks. The doctor has reassured me that ... Is it pain, or cramping? My OB said any severe pain needs to be explored. But as for the gas, with my first, I couldnt sit on ... I am 19 weeks pregnant and have had moderate to severe abdominal pains for the last 7 weeks. The doctor has reassured me that ...
... intermittent abdominal pain? Ive been tested for all the usual culprits, like gallbladder, and still my pcp ca... ... Also, for lower abdominal pain, I found out I had two 5+ cm ovarian cysts on my right ovary and adhesions, from endometriosis ... But my pain is smack dab center just below my sternum and after I eat it swells up right there with the pain. I was told I have ... Im still trying to figure out the abdominal pain and have an apt with a gastroenterologist on the 12th of May. Eating small ...
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... such as lower or left side abdominal pain. Learn what causes different types of abdominal pain. ... Abdominal pain can be widespread or localized to one area, ... Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and ... Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview. Articles OnAbdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older. ... Many times the exact cause of abdominal pain is hard to find. The severity of your pain, its location , and other symptoms you ...
I noticed that, for the past 1.5-2 years, I have been getting terrible, sharp, long-lasting lower abdominal pains. It begins ... which cause abdominal pain. Another source of vascular abdominal pain is compression of several of the intra-abdominal arteries ... Irritation of the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) is a cause of abdominal pain. If you have had any previous abdominal or ... Please let me know of any hunches you may have, and also, if you have any advice in dealing with such lower abdominal pain.. -- ...
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  • In the late 1950s Apley and Naish introduced the term recurrent abdominal pain in children for pain that waxes and wanes, occurs for at least three episodes within three months, and is severe enough to affect the child's activities (box 1). (bmj.com)
  • For all types of recurrent abdominal pain in children, the primary goals of management are improving quality of life, reducing parent and child concern about the seriousness of the condition, and reducing disability associated with pain rather than complete resolution of pain. (aafp.org)
  • As fore mentioned, the possible causes for abdominal pain are extensive. (myvmc.com)
  • All patients with abdominal pain do not require diagnostic tests. (news-medical.net)
  • Patients with abdominal pain who are found to be septic should receive early administration of antibiotics as part of their initial resuscitation. (saem.org)
  • Elderly patients with abdominal pain are more likely to have serious medical problems that are not present in younger patients. (epmonthly.com)
  • As a result of delayed presentation, nonspecific physical complaints, inconsistent physical findings, and increased risk of life-threatening diseases, elderly patients with abdominal pain are more likely to be misdiagnosed and are more likely to die from their conditions. (epmonthly.com)
  • Keep all patients with abdominal pain as nothing by mouth (NPO) until surgical pathology is excluded. (medscape.com)
  • What is the outlook for patients with abdominal pain? (gi.org)
  • Most patients with abdominal pain can be diagnosed and treated successfully. (gi.org)
  • Extra-abdominal conditions such as pneumonia or pharyngitis caused by streptococcal infection also can present with abdominal pain and must be considered. (selfgrowth.com)
  • All are subject to dysfunction and infection, which can lead to abdominal pain and painful urination. (healthline.com)
  • If an infection is present, an antibiotic will be prescribed, which will eliminate both the infection and the abdominal pain. (healthychildren.org)
  • Sometimes, stomach pain signals the start of a viral infection. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Searching breast immediate pregnant fabp1 antibiotics on of professional titers is i or always was ask is i ask do i. if you get intracranial tetracycline, abdominal pain from doxycycline tell your harde or infection here. (infoglob.se)
  • Wolbachia chlamydiae are abdominal pain from doxycycline believed to be the watery immune infection for pharmacist in severe patients. (infoglob.se)
  • Your abdominal pain may be the result of a viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection. (abc6.com)
  • Colicky pain -- This type of pain comes in waves. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Colicky pain can be very uncomfortable and might seriously affect your quality of life. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Colicky abdominal pain can also be due to kidney stones, which might need to be broken up with laser treatments. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Abdominal pain is traditionally described by its chronicity (acute or chronic), progression over time, nature (sharp, dull, colicky ), characterization of the factors that worsen or alleviate pain, and distribution of the pain. (wikidoc.org)
  • Breath hydrogen tests after fructose dosing revealed that 132 of 245 patients were intolerant to the sugar, but adherence to a low-fructose diet helped to clear up abdominal pain in 88 of the 132 (67.7%) patients, investigators told the American College of Gastroenterology meeting. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Pathways of pain for the visceral and parietal layer are different and the quality is different as well. (medindia.net)
  • One can obtain an idea of the origin of the pain - whether from nerve, spinal, visceral, or soft tissue origin by a careful history, I do not have enough information to ascertain which. (medhelp.org)
  • Abdominal visceral pain is induced by hollow viscera or parenchymal viscera walls stretching or by peritoneal stretching. (scielo.br)
  • Visceral pain may be induced by tension or stretching of hollow viscera or of the capsule of parenchymal viscera and by peritoneal traction or stretching. (scielo.br)
  • Visceral diseases may determine different types of pain: true visceral, referred visceral, localized parietal or referred parietal. (scielo.br)
  • Referred visceral pain is located in myotomes and dermatomes supplied by neurons which project from the same medullar segments of the affected viscera 2 . (scielo.br)
  • This study aimed at analyzing anatomic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of visceral abdominal pain. (scielo.br)
  • Chronic abdominal visceral pain (CAVP) has a significant clinical impact and represents one of the most frequent and debilitating disorders in the general population. (hindawi.com)
  • The biggest hallmark of visceral hypersensitivity to watch out for is pain provoked with normally non-painful stimuli. (healthcentral.com)
  • In the unstable patient with abdominal pain in whom hemorrhage is diagnosed or highly suspected, typed and crossed blood should be immediately ordered. (saem.org)
  • This is because most patients with serious abdominal pain are dehydrated. (news-medical.net)
  • Steroids and other immunosuppressive medications may increase the probability of ulcers or other potentially serious abdominal complications such as perforation. (chemocare.com)
  • I woke up this morning to blood clots in my stool and moderate abdominal pain slightly to the left of my belly button. (celiac.com)
  • Colon cancer often first presents with abdominal pain and blood in stool and thin, ribbon-like stools. (zocdoc.com)
  • Possible causes for a child's abdominal pain range from trivial to life threatening, with little difference in the child's complaints. (selfgrowth.com)