Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain or stomachache is when a person feels pain or discomfort between the chest and pelvis. The common causes of abdominal pain are gastroenteritis or stomach flu, gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, vomiting, gastritis, food poisoning, peptic ulcers, and constipation.

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Can an H. pylori infection that I had a month ago be the cause of my current abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I have been having upper abdominal pain for a while. I was treated for H.pylori infection with antibiotics a month ago. I ate something greasy, and I have been having chest pain and upper back pain after that. Kindly help me know the cause of my abdomi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your differential diagnoses are acid peptic disease, gall bladder stone (cholelithiasis), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Kindly help me know the following to help you better; 1) How severe is the pain? 2) Do you have any vomiting? 3) Is your pai...  Read Full »

I have abnormal vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and bloating. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hormonal IUD, and I am experiencing abnormal bleeding, abdominal pain, and bloating. I had an abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound today and attached my reports. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Uploaded files contain images from your abdomen and pelvic ultrasound (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is a small, simple ovarian cyst of size 2.5 cm, which is normal up to 5 cm. There is also a small amount of free pelvic fluid, which can be...  Read Full »

I have pain on palpation in the right side of my stomach despite taking gastric medicine. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from pain on the right side of my abdomen, from the past three days. It pains more when I press my abdomen. The pain is not very severe, and it comes and goes. I thought it is a gastric pain, so I took medicines for it. But, it did not help me get rid of the pain. Wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are a few things we worry about in that particular area: Appendicitis: It does not seem to be an acute inflammation; otherwise, you should be in severe pain and unable to do anything. However, it may be chronic recurring appendicitis. Diverticulitis: It usually o...  Read Full »

What causes low sodium and chloride levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a blood test done for my liver or kidney concerns as I had abdomen pain and bloating. I was fasting for the test. And I was found to have low chloride and sodium. Should I get some scans as the next step? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a history of abdominal pain, bloating before six days and undergone liver and renal function tests. According to the investigation reports, all results are normal, except...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent upper abdominal pain after eating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an upper abdominal pain. It feels like winding as if I am being kicked repeatedly. I feel this pain mainly after I eat. It all started last week, but it was very mild for two days. But, then it got much worse the next day. Then next day, the pain became so bad that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an ailment called as gastroenteritis. It is also commonly referred to as stomach flu. The gastrointestinal tract, which comprises of the small intestine and stomach gets inflamed. Gastroenteritis is indicated by the symptoms such as diarrhea, ac...  Read Full »

I feel like water and liquid gets diffused outside the digestive tract. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel irritation and pain in the abdomen, particularly below my right rib cage for almost two years now. I feel like water and liquid food gets diffused outside the digestive tract, into the outer parts and skin. It causes allergic irritation, inflammation, discomfort, and pain in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a detailed advice, I would like to know a bit more regarding your problem first. When did you notice it for the first time? How did it come to your notice? Does this pain come and go or present at all times? Is it a burning, piercing, constricting, or squeezing type? ...  Read Full »

Why am I having decreased appetite and abdominal pain with a headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old unmarried female. I am having decreased appetite, abdominal fullness, mucus in stools, dull pain in the upper abdomen, and get a headache sometimes. I have asthma and take Formosone 125 inhaler, Doxofylline, and Montelukast. I also keep getting aphthous ulcer every mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for uploading the blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your renal and thyroid function are normal. The borderline value of potassium can be easily fixed by a good intake of fruits on a daily basis. Coming to your symptoms, I understand t...  Read Full »

Do iron supplements cause gastrointestinal issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 15-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 4 inches, and my weight is 185 pounds. I am currently on Fluoxetine, Famotidine, and iron supplements. I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, lower back pain, pain while eating, nausea, and pain while deep breathing since I woke up yesterda...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Iron supplements are known to cause various gastrointestinal side effects like nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps, and dark stools. Few iron supplements are more difficult on the stomach than others. ...  Read Full »

Why am I having dull abdominal pain on and off for three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old with a weight of 76 kilograms and a height of five feet five inches. I have dull abdominal pain on and off for around three months. It seems to be more on the right side. I always remain bloated and it gets worse when I work. I usually work for 12 hours on shifts. I sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that you have hyperacidity since you work for 12 hours at a stretch. Your eating habits and intervals can be changed due to work. You are overweight. Please mention whether you are doing any regular exercise and walking. Change your eating habits. Avoid eati...  Read Full »

Why do I have excruciating lower abdominal pain despite normal ultrasound?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old woman. I have been having excruciating pain in my right abdominal area, below my right breast. The pain travels to my back and gets unbearable at times. I have been throwing up today, and my temperature is low since the past five days. This has been going on for a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This lower abdominal pain might me due to acalculous cholecystitis, which means gall bladder dysfunction and pain without gallbladder stones. The test of choice is a HIDA (hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid) scan since the ultrasounds are usually normal and may not sho...  Read Full »

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