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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Are itchy skin rashes, abdominal cramps and nausea symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very itchy. One time my finger itched in the same spot for like two or three days intermittently, then it was my foot. I have also developed skin rashes that come and go. Doctors say it is either eczema or some kind of skin condition or bug bite. These rashes come and go, one doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be an eczematous rash. Also, the rest of the symptoms could be a side effect of the IUD (intrauterine device). You can consider removing ...  Read Full »

What causes upper abdominal pain in alcoholics?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my left upper abdomen and feels like something is about to bulge out. I smoke and drink too. I feel quite congested and full at times and it has affected my activity too. Sometimes the pain radiates to the back and I have difficulty in breathing as well. I am 6'2" in h...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaint of left-sided pain in the abdomen and its running to the back can be suggestive of one of the following: 1) Gastritis is the swelling or inflammation of the stomach. The acid problems may be due to your obesity as your weight and BMI are high 32.89. It m...  Read Full »

Will persistent abdominal pain with blood in stools be upper GI problem?

Query: ​Hello doctor, I have been seeing a PCP for a couple of years following my former doctor's retirement. I saw him last time for minor but persistent abdominal pain and blood in the stool which stopped after stopping low dose Aspirin three times a day for one week. He sent me for a CT which reveale...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details that are posted. The causes for persistent pain in the left lower abdomen were not answered by PCP or your CT (computed tomography) abdomen. Normally if there is frank blood in stools we need to do proctoscopy or sigmoidoscopy or ...  Read Full »

How to treat sore abdomen which is likely to be gastroenteritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. My abdomen is sore to touch for about two months. It is sore to the touch at the top of my abdomen below my sternum, and on the far left about an inch up from where my belly button would be. I went to a minor emergency about a week in, and I was told I most li...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sore to touch abdomen for the last two months can be indicative of a few things. It can be gastritis, ulcer related pain, pain related to kidneys, and can also involve the renal tract. Do you have any fever? Does the pain change or subside after food? Do you have any...  Read Full »

Will appendicitis be the reason for varying abdominal pain and missed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old. I am having abdominal pain for a month now. Sometimes localized on the right side or left side. Mostly, the pain is all over the abdomen and going to the back and pelvis as well slightly. It is recurring, sometimes serious, sometimes dull ache and sometimes mild. Al...  Read Full »


Dr. Nageswara Rao

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first thing to be ruled out in amenorrhea or not having menstruation is pregnancy, get a urine pregnancy test done. If there is no possibility of such a thing, then start your hormonal pills and get your menstruation. Amenorrhea could also be due to stress, yet t...  Read Full »

Please suggest an opinion on my lab report for abdominal pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a dull pain on the left side of the abdomen that comes and goes. I had the same pain before 10 years. Can you please provide feedback on the recent labs I had done?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have evaluated your reports and only two findings are significant. 1. Mild vitamin D deficiency- for that you can take Cholecalciferol 60 K tablet once a week for two weeks. 2. Gluten a...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for pain in lower abdomen and thighs in early stage of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am 13 days pregnant and currently experiencing a pain that feels like I have been exercising for a long time. The pain is in my thighs and the lower side of my abdomen. I currently take Metformin 2000 mg per day and folic acid also.   Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you did not have any extraordinary activities to cause the pain around the thighs and lower abdomen. The pain we are to worry about is intermittent pains, that come for a few seconds, just like the pain in periods and then disappears, and come back again later...  Read Full »

Are post-nasal drip and stomach ache symptoms of an allergy?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a sore throat on and off, for the past few weeks. It is not severe, but more of an annoyance with some referred ear pain. This week, I had a family member, who is a nurse, look at my throat to see if it was red or irritated. She noted I had quite a bit of post-nasal drip, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having some mild inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavities. The same instead of causing headache or nose block is causing post-nasal drip which occasionally flares up as a sore throat. Let me suggest some medicines that I would do in my practice...  Read Full »

I am three weeks pregnant and have abdominal pain and cramps. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I found out I am about three weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy, so I have no idea what is normal? I have lower abdominal pain, sort of like period cramps, but they more localized to the right side. Is this normal? ER stated they could not see anything on an ultrasound because...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right to be concerned. It can either be a normal pregnancy, or the pregnancy can be ectopic (in fallopian tubes) and thus should be further evaluated. Get a serum beta hCG levels done. It is a blood test that has to be done twice 48 hours apart. If the value ...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain while coughing, and sneezing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having mild pain while coughing, sneezing, or doing some full stretch work below the lower rib in the right side of the abdomen. Kindly suggest treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly get an ECG, chest x-ray done. Also, mention what medication are you taking for your sickness. Pain while coughing could be due to inflammation in the intercostal muscles due to excessive coughing. Other reason could be due to pleural effusion. That why at lest...  Read Full »

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