Stomach Pain

Stomach or abdominal pain is the pain felt between the chest and pelvic regions. Constipation, diarrhea, gastroenteritis (stomach flu), stress, acid reflux, and vomiting are some of the causes of stomach pain. Severe stomach pain is seen in appendicitis, gallbladder stone, and kidney stones.

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Even though my wife is three weeks pregnant, she does not have any signs of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had a severe cough, for which she took antibiotics for a week. She missed her periods the following month, and the home pregnancy test was positive. So, we did a urine pregnancy test in the doctor's office, which was also positive. But, it has been three weeks, still, she is n...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not see any reason for you to be worried about the cough, fever and the antibiotics. Most of the antibiotics and medicines for respiratory infection are safe in pregnancy.Why are you not getting an ultrasound scan done? Why are you stressing yourself waiting for t...  Read Full »

Will recurrent UTI occur due to holding urine for a prolonged time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I did a urine test today, there is no UTI or any infection, but the RBC count was 0 to 1. I did a test six weeks back, which showed the RBC count to be 4 to 6. I still feel there is a block to the urine flow, and I have to go every 15 minutes or every one hou...  Read Full »

Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your history suggests that you have very frequent urination and poor flow with recurrent UTI (urinary tract infection). I would like to know the following. Do you have constipation or numbness of the sole? How frequently do you get up at night? Has any catheter been put ...  Read Full »

Will IBS worsen stomach pain and discomfort on sitting down?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have been having abdominal pains and discomfort for the last six months. The pain has been mostly on the left side and middle of my abdomen. It feels like I have a knot in my stomach. The discomfort is worse when I am sitting down. I have recently had an ultras...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may also be having IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Also possible that you are only having dyspepsia and indigestion. What are your dietary habits? Please try to have small quantities of food at regular intervals. You should not be eating more quantities, frequently,...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old son suffers from pain above the belly button. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 4 years old. He has had pain above his belly button for two days. He only wants to sleep. He is vomiting and not eating anything. Why? What is he suffering from?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is he passing stools? This is a very important question because if he is not then, it may point to obstruction. Another possibility is that there may be some mild gastritis. You can manage the pain by giving syrup Colicaid (Simethicone) 5 mL only when there is the pain. F...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old son suffers from stomach aches and fatigue. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 5 year old son lives in a village and is habitual of having milk twice a day. As he loves milk sometimes, he drinks raw milk (unsterilized milk). His father owns a dairy business. For the last one week, he is not feeling well and mostly complained about having a stomach ache, fatigue ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to could be some gas problem probably, which is a minor issue.I suggest syrup Colicaid (Simethicone) 2.5 mL thrice a day for three days.Also, I would advise against drinking raw milk. Please sterilize and drink. Please educate your son about raw milk that it can cause d...  Read Full »

Will constipation cause extreme pain on the right side of the abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel extreme and sharp stomach pain on the right side. I also have constipation and chills. I have had these symptoms for three days now. I have just had urinalysis. I have the reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Such pain can be due to acidity or constipation. Because as you mentioned, you are constipated, so there is bowel obstruction and formation of gases. That is causing all this pain. I would suggest you attach your reports. I will check and let you know further. I ...  Read Full »

Do stomach ache and diarrhea after intake of a large meal indicate food poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, I had stomach ache and diarrhea last Monday and vomited last Tuesday (two days). Probably due to food with coconut milk and other dishes (mostly meat and sweets) I ate last Sunday night. I am a 25-year-old female. I had the same history when I ate too much meat last month. Last time I to...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you had stomach discomfort and diarrhea for two days. It is better to get a COVID RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerize chain reaction) test to rule out any COVID infection. Meanwhile, please isolate until you get the test result. Your symptoms may be du...  Read Full »

Can a painful mass of about 6 cm on the adrenal gland be cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in the abdominal region. I got a checkup and test done near my area. I am attaching reports for the same. Kindly have a look and let me know what exactly is the reason and is it serious? What are the next steps I should take for the cure? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you seem to have a mass in the right adrenal gland. The appearance of it looks benign (not cancer), but I say this from the report and the images I could see with very little clarity. The pain ...  Read Full »

Does a hiatus hernia cause ulcer formation in the lower end of the gullet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 10 cm hiatus hernia. I have been under a specialist for 12 months now. I had two endoscopic procedures done, one under GA, but my gullet was not opening and was severely inflamed. On the CT scan, it shows a dark shaded area. The consultant could not get to see a closer picture o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want some clarification before I would be able to guide you on what further you should do. TB (total billirubin) is 20. Is it in mmol/liter, or is it mg/dl? It is important. Please upload the liver function test results. I could not find this in your notes nor in the ...  Read Full »

Does abdominal pain above the belly button indicate GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having abdominal pain for several weeks off and on. In addition, I have worsening acid reflux and chills. I am curious if there is blood in the stool since it is speckled what appears to be black. I am attaching the picture. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, the stools look fine. There is no blood in it (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to know about your abdominal pain. 1) Where do you feel pain? Is it above the belly button or below the belly button? 2) Is it like a cramp or p...  Read Full »

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