Abdomen

Definition of Abdomen:

That part of the body between the chest and the hips that contains the stomach, intestines, liver, bladder, pancreas and other organs.

Also: Abdominal

Topics Related to Abdomen

Abdominal Hernia

...the condition
“A herniation is a protrusion of tissue through a weakness in the abdominal wall...”
...related topic
“An abdominal hernia occurs when there is an area where the muscles are weak, and this allows the internal organs to bulge through the abdominal wall...”
...our question about Abdominal bloating, distension, swelling
“A strangulated hernia may cause abdominal distension...”

More topics Related to Abdomen

Abdominal Pain

...related topic
“Acute or chronic, localized or widespread pain in the abdominal cavity...”

Acute, Intermittent Porphyria

...the condition
“...It may be generalized or localized, and in severe cases can be confused with an acute surgical abdomen...”

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...Symptoms of an Addisonian crisis include the following ... Sudden penetrating pain in the lower back, abdomen or legs...”

Adenomyosis

...the condition
“...Diagnostic tools include an abdominal X-ray that is taken after ingestion of contrast (a dyelike material that is visible on X-ray); MRI with contrast medium that can often distinguish adenomyosis from fibroids (although its...”

Aerobic Exercise Need

...relationship to Vitamin E Requirement
“...Vitamin E concentration was inversely related to abdominal circumference...”

Andropause/Male Menopause

...relationship to Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome
“...Visceral fat cells are the most insulin-resistant cells in the human body, and help to kickstart the vicious cycle known as Syndrome X that results in abdominal obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol levels...”

Aneurysm / Rupture

...the condition
“...Most aneurysms occur in the abdomen or the brain...”
...relationship to Chronic / Hidden Infection
“Results of a small study suggest that an antibiotic may help people with abdominal aortic aneurysms...”

Angiostrongyliasis

...the condition
“...Angiostrongyliasis is infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis (cerebral) or Angiostrongylus costaricensis (abdominal)...”

Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

...our question about Metformin use
“...Insulin makes you hungry and causes fat cells in your abdomen to fill with fat...”

Aorta

...related topic
“The largest artery in the body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen...”

Appendicitis

...the condition
“...The first sign is usually a pain or discomfort in the centre of the abdomen, which comes and goes in waves and is often thought at first to be a simple stomach upset...”

Ascaris lumbricoides

...related topic
“...Signs include passage of adult worm(s) from mouth or anus; wheezing (early infection); mild abdominal tenderness (established infection)...”

Ascites

...the condition
“Ascites is a build-up of fluid in the peritoneal cavity – the space between the lining of the abdomen and abdominal organs...”
...related topic
“Accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“Malignant ascites is typically due to advanced cancers of the organs in the abdominal cavity...”

Atherosclerosis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: The doctor will listen for a bruit during a stethoscope examination of the patient's neck, abdomen, or groin area...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...The symptoms include abdominal distension, carbohydrate intolerance, fatigue and impaired mental function...”

Bentonite Clay

...as a treatment
“...The percent of relief indicated for the symptoms were: abdominal cramps - 80%; anorexia - 78%; malaise - 80%; headaches - 71%; nausea - 85%; and weakness - 100%...”

Bile Duct Cancer

...the condition
“...Ultimately, other lymph nodes as well as other organs within the abdomen may become involved...”

Biopsy

...related topic
“...A core biopsy involves obtaining a sample of tissue with a thick needle or by inserting a thin, lighted tube (laparoscope) into a small incision in the abdomen...”

Bloating

...related topic
“...A common way to describe abdominal fullness or swelling after a meal...”

Calming / Stretching Exercises

...as a treatment
“...Yoga, Tai Chi, abdominal breathing and Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) are among many techniques that have been used successfully to deal with the effects of stress and generally improve health...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...Patients often present with vague right-sided abdominal pain which has often been present for a number of years, suggesting a right-sided abdominal mass or hepatomegaly...”

Castor Oil

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Conditions which have been responsive to castor oil applications include ... abdominal stretch marks (prevention)...”

Celiac

...related topic
“Pertaining to the abdomen...”

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

...the condition
“...Discomfort on the left side of the abdomen from an enlarged spleen is a frequent complaint...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and peripheral vascular disease are all caused by smoking...”
...relationship to Aneurysm / Rupture
“...639-46, 1993] Studies have consistently found a 50% decrease in mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysms among former smokers compared with current smokers...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...that may be associated with this disease: Urine output, decreased Swelling, overall Stools, pale or clay colored Nosebleed or bleeding gums Gynecomastia (breast development in males) Abdominal pain Abdominal indigestion Fevers Symptoms may develop gradually, or there may be no symptoms...”
...our question about Edema of the abdomen
“When the liver loses its ability to make the protein albumin, water accumulates in the legs and abdomen...”

Cold Applications (Cryotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...Cold packs applied to the abdomen cause increased gastrointestinal motility and gastric acid secretion; therefore, this treatment is contraindicated in those with known peptic ulcer disease...”

Colic

...the condition
“...Digestive dysfunction is supported by the fact that colicky babies typically pull their legs up as if experiencing abdominal cramps or pain...”

Consequences of Gallbladder Surgery

...the condition
“...Patient surveys taken 2 to 24 months after both open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy indicate that 40-50% of patients have one or two symptoms that continue, such as abdominal discomfort from excess bowel gas or dull pain, although 80-90% regard the operation as highly successful...”

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

...recommendation Calming / Stretching Exercises
“...He taught them techniques of yoga breathing, which encouraged the use of all chest and abdominal muscles as well as ten yoga postures...”

Core Stability

...related topic
“...This can be felt by placing a hand on the abdomen...”

Corticosteroids

...as a treatment
“...Anyone who is taking corticosteroids and has any of the symptoms listed below should check with the physician who prescribed the medicine as soon as possible ... Stomach or abdominal pains, nausea, or vomiting...”

CT Scan

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: A CT scan is particularly useful for detecting small structures inside the body, and for visualizing severe trauma to the brain, spine, chest, abdomen, etc...”

Delayed Gastric Emptying (Gastroparesis)

...our question about Unexplained nausea
“...viral etiology was suggested in these patients and in other series when there was an acute onset of nausea and vomiting with other features of a viral illness (fever, myalgia, diarrhea, fatigue, or abdominal cramping)...”

Desmoplastic Small Cell Tumor

...related topic
“A rare sarcoma of adolescents and young adults, found most often in the abdomen...”

Diaphragm

...related topic
“The thin muscle under the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the stomach/abdomen...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...A palpable abdominal mass or tenderness, perianal fistulae, oral aphthous ulcers, sacroiliac, spinal or peripheral arthropathy, or skin changes (erythema nodosum or pyoderma gangrenosum) all suggest a diagnosis...”

Diverticular Disease

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: In over 90% of cases, serious diverticulitis affects the sigmoid colon, in the lower left side of the abdomen...”
...related topic
“...The most common symptoms of diverticulitis are abdominal pain and tenderness around the left side of the lower abdomen...”

Dysentery

...the condition
“...The mild form of amebiasis includes nausea, loose stools, weight loss, abdominal tenderness and occasional fever...”

Dysmenorrhea

...related topic
“...This pain can be felt in the lower abdomen, umbilical region, above the pubic region, or the right or left abdomen possibly radiating to the thighs or lower back...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Belching, distension and abdominal sounds often occur in association with abdominal or epigastric pain...”

Edema (Water Retention)

...the condition
“...Idiopathic Cyclic Edema is one subtype primarily occurring in young menstruating women in which large amounts of tissue swelling occurs in the legs and abdomen after sitting or standing, and swelling of the face and eyelids upon lying down...”
...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“Fasting promotes the drying up of abnormal fluid accumulations, such as edema in the ankles and legs and swelling in the abdomen...”

Elevated Cortisol Levels

...the condition
“...New studies demonstrate that elevated cortisol levels can lead to abdominal weight gain, loss of verbal declarative memory (words, names, and numbers), insulin resistance, and Type 2 Diabetes...”

Elevated Insulin Levels

...recommendation DIM / I3C
“DIM has been reported to enhance insulin sensitivity and encourage abdominal fat loss...”

Endocarditis

...the condition
“...Back pain, may be severe Heart murmur Weight loss Late stages ... Swelling of the feet, legs and abdomen...”

Enlarged Liver

...the condition
“...Located in the upper-right part of the abdomen behind the ribs, the liver is dark red-brown organ with a soft, spongy texture that is nearly 15cm (6in) thick and consists of two main overlapping lobes (right and left)...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...There are also lymph nodes that you can not feel, in your abdomen, pelvis and chest...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...The spleen is located on the left side of the abdomen and weighs around 200g (8oz) in the average healthy adult...”
...our question about Pain in the upper abdomen / stomach area
“The spleen in located in the upper far left part of the abdomen...”
...relationship to Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono
“...If you have mono and get a severe sharp, sudden pain on the left side of your upper abdomen, go to an emergency room immediately...”

Enteritis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms are extremely variable but usually include continuous or intermittent diarrhea, which may be bloody, painful abdominal cramps...”

Esophageal Cancer

...the condition
“...Diagnosis of esophageal cancer symptoms is usually conducted through an X-ray method known as the barium swallow, and may also include endoscopy along with a biopsy, and a CT scan of the chest and abdomen...”

Fatty Liver

...the condition
“...In rare cases, it causes jaundice, right-side abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, and fever...”

Fennel

...as a treatment
“...A decoction from the seeds is used in Chinese medicine to relieve abdominal pains, colic, and stomach chills...”

Gallbladder

...related topic
“...The following are the most common symptoms: steady, severe pain in the middle-upper abdomen or below the ribs on the right; pain in the back between the shoulder blades; pain under the right shoulder; nausea; vomiting; fever; chills; jaundice; abdominal bloating; intolerance of fatty...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...In IBS, however, pain usually occurs in the lower abdomen...”
...our question about Pain between the shoulder blades
“The pain is usually felt in the upper abdomen but sometimes the pain may spread to the right shoulder or between the shoulder blades...”
...recommendation Surgery
“...It is preformed by cutting a 4 to 8 inch hole in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen...”

Gallstone

...related topic
“...The following are the most common ones: steady, severe pain in the middle-upper abdomen or below the ribs on the right; pain in the back between the shoulder blades; pain under the right shoulder; nausea; vomiting; fever; chills; jaundice; abdominal bloating; intolerance of fatty...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...Some report upper abdominal burning or hunger pain one to three hours after meals and in the middle of the night...”
...relationship to Peritonitis
“...Bacteria and partially digested food can spill through the opening into the sterile abdominal cavity, called the peritoneum...”

Gastritis

...related topic
“...In the acute phase, there may be pain in the upper abdomen, nausea and vomiting...”

Gastroenteritis

...the condition
“...Self-treatment for adults may consist of the following ... Do not assume that all abdominal pain is a mild case of gastroenteritis, particularly if it is centered in the lower right abdomen, since this condition is often mistaken for other more serious ailments...”

Giardiasis Infection

...the condition
“...Signs include weight loss, abdominal distension and tenderness, bad-smelling flatulence and burps, pale watery stools, frothy, foul-smelling stools...”
...recommendation Prebiotics
“...2gm twice daily), as symptoms such as abdominal bloating and flatulence may increase...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“...Therefore, minimizing consumption of lactose-containing dairy products may improve diarrhea and the abdominal bloating and pain commonly associated with giardiasis...”

Gulf War Illness

...the condition
“...signs and symptoms characterized by disabling fatigue, intermittent fevers, night sweats, arthralgia, myalgia, impairments in short-term memory, headaches, skin rashes, intermittent diarrhea, abdominal bloating, chronic bronchitis, photophobia, confusion, transient visual scotomata, irritability and depression and other signs and symptoms that until recently have defied appropriate...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...the condition
“...All carbonated beverages increase the risk for symptoms of GERD by bloating the abdomen and causing pressure that forces acid up into the esophagus...”

Hemangiopericytomas

...related topic
“...It most often develops in the legs, pelvis, and retroperitoneum (the back of the abdominal cavity)...”

Hepatitis

...the condition
“...Silymarin (milk thistle) reverses liver cell damage, increases protein level in the blood, lowers liver enzymes and generally improves symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, decreased appetite and fatigue...”

Hiatal Hernia

...the condition
“...Coughing, vomiting, straining, or sudden physical exertion can cause increased pressure in the abdomen resulting in hiatal hernia...”

Hirsutism

...the condition
“...There may be hairs on the chest or an extension of pubic hair on to the abdomen and thighs...”

HIV/AIDS

...the condition
“...Also, a mononucleosis-like syndrome can occur, characterized by prolonged fever, rigors, myalgias, arthralgias, rash, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, and this is associated with seroconversion for the HIV antibody...”

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...determine the stage of Hodgkin's disease ... Whether the affected lymph nodes are on one or both sides of the diaphragm (the thin muscle under the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen); and...”

Hydrotherapy

...as a treatment
“...You will need two large plastic containers, big enough to hold your hips, buttocks, and lower abdomen comfortably, yet fit inside the bathtub or shower...”

Hyperparathyroidism

...the condition
“...Abdominal radiographs may reveal the presence of kidney stones and a 24-hour urine collection may provide information on kidney damage and the risk of stone formation...”

Hysterectomy

...related topic
“Surgical removal of the uterus, by way of either an abdominal or vaginal incision...”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...recommendation Peppermint Oil
“...In one double-blind cross-over study, it was shown to significantly reduce the abdominal symptoms...”

Ileostomy

...related topic
“...The surgeon makes an opening in the abdomen and attaches the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) to it...”

Inguinal

...related topic
“...Generally, the lowest lateral regions of the abdomen just above either side of the genitals...”

Internal Bleeding

...the condition
“Alternative Names: Abdominal Bleeding, Intra-abdominal Bleeding This is a very serious condition involving bleeding at some site within the abdomen...”

Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...As a result, fluid, gas and intestinal contents accumulate and abdominal distention with nausea and vomiting occurs...”

Intraperitoneal

...related topic
“In the peritoneal cavity underlying the abdomen, often referring to the location of experimental injections...”

Intussusception

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Examination may reveal a sausage-shaped mass in the abdomen, and signs of dehydration or shock...”

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

...related topic
“...In order to be diagnosed with IBS, a person must have at least three of the following symptoms: pain in the lower abdomen; bloating; constipation; diarrhea or alternating diarrhea and constipation; nausea; loss of appetite; tummy rumbling; flatulence; mucous in stools; indigestion; constant tiredness; frequent...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: The primary symptoms of RCC include the following ... An abdominal mass or lump...”

Kidney Stone

...related topic
“...Typically, a person feels a sharp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen...”

Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

...our question about Lower front abdominal pain
“...back and sides of the abdomen, lower front of the abdomen and groin area...”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...When symptoms do occur, however, they can include gas, abdominal distention, diarrhea, and recurrent abdominal pain, especially among children...”

Laparoscopy

...related topic
“...This procedure allows the doctor to view the internal abdominal and pelvic organs on a computer screen, as well as take specimens for cultures or microscopic studies...”

Liposarcomas

...related topic
“...They can develop anywhere in the body, but they most often develop in the thigh and inside the back of the abdomen...”

Liver

...related topic
“...Found behind the ribs on the right side of the abdomen, it has many important functions such as removing harmful material from the blood, making enzymes and bile that help digest food, and converting food into substances needed for life and growth...”

Liver Cancer

...the condition
“...But, as the cancer grows, symptoms may include ... Pain in the upper abdomen on the right side; the pain may extend to the back and shoulder...”

L-Lysine

...as a treatment
“...Side-Effects; Counter-Indicators and Warnings: Side-effects are rare with lysine supplements, although a few cases of abdominal cramps and diarrhea have been reported with very high doses (more than 10gm per day)...”

Low Back Pain

...relationship to Problems Associated With Lack Of Exercise
“Exercise that strengthens the abdominal musculature sometimes helps reduce low back pain...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“...Exercises to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles can be useful, but only after recovery from the acute phase...”
...recommendation Calming / Stretching Exercises
“...Breathing exercises can affect the spine in various ways, such as movement of the ribs and changes in pressure within the chest and abdomen...”
...recommendation Posture Improvement
“...This lightens the abdominal muscles and is the sitting-up equivalent of the old bent knee sit-up exercises"...”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“...There are from 400 up to 1,000 nodes in the human body, more than one-half located in the abdomen...”

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma

...related topic
“...Less often, it can develop inside the back of the abdomen...”

Malnutrition

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms include ... abdominal swelling...”
...our question about Abdominal bloating, distension, swelling
“Low protein intake can manifest as edema of the hands and feet, swollen abdomen, irritability, anorexia, a peeling rash, hair discoloration, and a large fatty liver...”

Massage

...as a treatment
“...Abdominal surgery patients have been found to recover more quickly after massage...”

Mastocytosis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: When too many mast cells are present in the body, the chemicals that they release can cause ... Abdominal cramping...”

Mesenteric

...related topic
“Pertaining to the great fold that holds the small intestines, blood vessels and lymph in a great curtain, connected with the back of the abdominal wall...”

Meteorism

...related topic
“Tympania; swelling of the abdomen from gas in the intestinal or peritoneal cavity...”

Myelofibrosis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: The liver and spleen will try to compensate by taking over some of the blood cell production, causing swelling of these organs, which can in turn result in a feeling of abdominal fullness...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...Other signs and symptoms depend on the underlying condition and include ... Abdominal discomfort...”

Nephrotic Syndrome

...our question about Edema of the eyelids
“As nephrotic syndrome progresses, edema is noticed in the eyelids, hands, feet, knees, abdomen and (in males) scrotum...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...During this operation, a surgeon cuts into the abdomen and removes samples of tissue to be checked under a microscope...”

Ovarian Cancer

...the condition
“...In 70-75% of cases the cancer has spread to other parts of the abdomen before it is detected...”
...our question about Abdominal bloating, distension, swelling
Abdominal swelling/bloating/clothes being too tight is a possible early warning sign...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms include ... A feeling of fullness or swelling of the abdomen...”
...related topic
“...Symptoms may not be present but can include pressure or pain in the abdomen, problems with urine flow or pain during sexual intercourse...”

Ovary

...related topic
“Ovaries are about the size of an almond and lie on either side of the lower abdomen beside the uterus...”

Pancreatitis

...related topic
“...Symptoms begin as those of acute pancreatitis: a gradual or sudden severe pain in the center part of the upper abdomen goes through to the back, perhaps becoming worse when eating and building to a persistent pain; nausea and vomiting; fever; jaundice (yellowing of the skin); shock; weight loss; symptoms of...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...Especially with heavier infections, intestinal parasites can also cause symptoms such as ... Abdominal cramps and gas...”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

...the condition
“...Other symptoms such as fever, pain in the right upper abdomen, painful intercourse, and irregular menstrual bleeding can occur as well...”
...recommendation Hydrotherapy
“Sitz baths can powerfully affect the organs of the lower abdomen and pelvis...”

Pelvis

...related topic
“The lower part of the abdomen between the hip bones...”

Peritoneum

...related topic
“Serous sac lining the abdominal cavity and covering most of the organs inside it...”

Peritonitis

...the condition
“The peritoneum is the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers organs...”

Pleurisy

...the condition
“...When you breathe in, the large muscle separating the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity (diaphragm) contracts and your chest wall expands, causing your lungs to expand...”

Polycythemia Vera

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: The earliest symptoms frequently include ... liver and spleen enlargement, causing a dull, intermittent ache in the abdomen...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms of Small Intestine Dysfunction ... General symptoms of small intestine dysfunction include abdominal bloating and pain, gas, diarrhea, nausea...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...A published case study describes the complete healing of a long-standing abdominal wound by using magnet therapy for one month...”

Posture Improvement

...as a treatment
“...Performing regular back and abdominal exercises (e.g. yoga, Pilates, etc...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS A (Anxiety)

...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“...Symptoms amongst these women included depression, irritability, tiredness, headache, breast tenderness and swollen abdomen/hands...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS D (Depression)

...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“...Symptoms amongst these women included depression, irritability, tiredness, headache, breast tenderness and swollen abdomen/hands...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS H (Headache)

...the condition
“...This subgroup of PMS is characterized by weight gain (greater than three pounds), abdominal bloating and discomfort, breast congestion and mastalgia, and the occasional swelling of the face, hands and ankles...”

Probiotics

...as a treatment
“...If you suspect that the digestive flora have been disrupted by antibiotics (typical symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and gas), have a comprehensive stool analysis performed in order to check the proper balance of bacterial flora...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...The one dietary behavior most associated with an expanding waistline was high meat consumption and the dietary behavior most strongly associated with a loss of abdominal fat was high vegetable consumption...”

Progesterone Excess

...our question about Oral progesterone use
“...In one study, oral micronized progesterone at a dose of 400mg per day was associated with dizziness, abdominal cramping, headache, breast pain, muscle pain, irritability, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea and viral infections...”

Radiation Therapy (Radio Therapy)

...as a treatment
“...Radiation therapy to the abdomen may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or urinary discomfort...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...Stage III B Cancer has metastasized to organs and lymph nodes in the abdomen, groin, or rectum...”

Roundworm Infection

...the condition
“...Later, abdominal symptoms may develop because of the mechanical effects of the relatively large adult worm...”

Sickle Cell Trait / Disease

...the condition
“...Patients and families should watch for the following conditions that need an urgent medical evaluation ... Abdominal swelling...”

Slipped Disc

...the condition
“...Prevention involves ... An appropriate exercise program to strengthen weak abdominal muscles...”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“...They may include abdominal discomfort associated with nausea, bloating and/or loss of appetite...”

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...the condition
“...The rest arise in the trunk, head and neck area, internal organs, or the retroperitoneum (the back of the abdominal cavity)...”

Steatorrhea

...the condition
“...In order to confirm the presence of pancreatic disease, a structural abnormality in the pancreas is sought by abdominal X-ray (calcification), ultrasound, CT scan, or ERCP...”

Stiff Man Syndrome

...the condition
“...Postsurgically, abdominal incisions are at risk of spontaneous rupture...”

Stomach

...related topic
“A hollow, muscular, J-shaped pouch located in the upper left abdomen...”

Strongyloides stercoralis

...related topic
“...These parasites are found in hot, humid areas and usually produce no symptoms although there may be mild skin and abdominal symptoms in few cases; hives (urticaria) is seen usually in the buttocks and wrists; there may me peptic ulcer-like pain aggravated by food intake...”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Syndrome X can remain effectively hidden for years, masquerading as symptoms of other conditions including fatigue, poor mental concentration, abdominal (apple-shaped) obesity, edema (fluid retention), nerve damage and an intense craving for sweets...”

Tapeworm Infection

...the condition
“...Aside from nutritional problems, the presence of this tapeworm generally causes mild to moderate abdominal symptoms (nausea, pain, etc)...”

Tendency Toward Allergic Reactions

...the condition
“...Severe reactions can include: abdominal cramping or pain pain or tightness in the chest diarrhea difficulty swallowing dizziness / vertigo fear or anxiety facial flushing nausea or vomiting heart palpitations swelling of the face,...”

Test Serum Uric Acid Levels

...as a treatment
“...These uric acid stones are radiolucent and so do not appear on an abdominal plain x-ray or CT scan...”

Testicular Cancer

...the condition
“...Besides lumps, if a man notices any other abnormality - an enlarged testicle, a feeling of heaviness or sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum, a dull ache in the lower abdomen or groin, or enlargement or tenderness of the breasts, this should be investigated...”

Thoracic Duct

...related topic
“...It starts in the little collecting bladder in the abdomen (the cisterna chyli), moves up the center of the body in front of the spinal chord, alongside the esophagus and aorta to the neck, where it drains into the left subclavian vein...”

Trichinosis

...the condition
“...Chest pain may be experienced since the parasite may become imbedded in the diaphragm (the thin muscle separating the lungs from abdominal organs)...”

Trichotillomania

...the condition
“...Sometimes a physician can feel a trichobezoar by gently pushing in the mid or left upper area of a patient's abdomen...”

Typhoid Fever

...the condition
“Typhoid fever is a condition in which there is typically fever and marked abdominal symptoms consisting of ulceration of the bowels...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: During the ultrasound examination, a machine called a transducer aims ultrasonic waves at a specific area of the body (generally the abdomen), detects the returning echoes, and feeds this data to the scanner...”

Uterus

...related topic
“The part of the female reproductive system specialized to allow the implantation, growth and nourishment of a fetus during pregnancy; the muscular organ in a woman's abdomen that holds the fetus...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...recommendation Hydrotherapy
“Sitz baths can powerfully affect the organs of the lower abdomen and pelvis...”

Varicose Veins

...the condition
“...Obesity, menopause, aging, constipation and repeated abdominal strain, as well as heavy lifting, may contribute...”

Vasoconstriction

...related topic
“A narrowing of any blood vessel, especially the arterioles and the veins in the blood reservoirs of the skin and the abdominal viscera...”

Visualization/Relaxation Techniques

...as a treatment
“...your mind's voice, repeat the sentence below which best applies ... For muscle tension: Fill in the blanks with the name of the body part you wish to relax: Shoulders, neck, jaw, forehead, leg or abdominal muscles...”

Vitamin B6 Requirement

...the condition
“...pain and stiffness in arms and hands, painful 'knots' on the last joints of the fingers, headaches, bad breath, dizziness, extreme nervousness, foul-smelling flatulence, burning pain and cramps in abdomen, lethargy, dizziness, swollen ankles, an itching red rash around genitals, nausea, sore lips, mouth and tongue, and "showers of dandruff"...”

Vulvodynia / Vestibulitis

...the condition
“...The clitoris can become involved, becoming painful or hypersensitive and there may be shooting pains from the clitoris up the abdomen...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...Possible complications include leaking of stomach juices into the abdomen, injury to the spleen, erosion of the band, breakdown of the staple line and the sectioned portion stretching from overeating...”

White Peony Root

...as a treatment
“...Pain in the hypochondrium, stomach and abdomen due to disorder of the liver-qi or spasm and pain in the extremities...”