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.  It can be either external or internal...”
...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.  Signs include a lump (soft bulge of tissue) or a small, localized swelling on the abdomen.”
...our question about Abdominal distension, swelling
“A strangulated hernia may cause abdominal distension.”
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Abdominal Pain

...related topic
“Acute or chronic, localized or widespread pain in the abdominal cavity (the area below the chest and above the hips)...”

Acute, Intermittent Porphyria

...the condition
“...It may be generalized or localized, and in severe cases can be confused with an acute surgical abdomen.  Other GI features may include nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, abdominal distention, and ileus...”

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...”
...our question about Duration of current abdominal pain
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is asymptomatic in 75% of cases, but may present as sudden severe pain that is not relieved by position change.”
...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).  Both are parasites of rats that can infect humans...”

Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

...the condition
“...(orange); intolerance of cold, low body temperature (especially in the extremities); abnormally fast or slow heart rate; depression; insomnia; muscle aches, pains and tension; distended abdomen; bad breath (halitosis); (chronic) fatigue; rapid mood swings; Common signs and symptoms of anorexia specifically include: extreme weight loss (very low BMI) due to self-imposed starvation; an...”
...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 center 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.  Examples include ovarian cancer in particular, as well as colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, and cancer of the uterus or liver.”

Atherosclerosis

...the condition
“...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...”

Bile Duct Cancer

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

Biliary Colic

...related topic
“A steady or irregular pain in the upper abdomen, usually under the right rib cage, and frequently severe...”

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.  Another biopsy method is to remove tissue during an operation.”

Bloating

...related topic
Abdominal bloating is the feeling that the abdomen is larger than normal...”

Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms include ... Ascites, the most common symptom: a build-up of fluid in the abdomen (peritoneal cavity)...”

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...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Symptoms of carbohydrate intolerance include ... abdominal bloating after a meal (especially after sweet, starchy foods)...”

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
“...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
“...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
“...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.”

Clostridium Difficile Infection

...the condition
“...Bad bacteria release toxins, which lead to a variety of symptoms, including ... Mild to severe lower abdominal tenderness/cramps/pain...”

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...”

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.”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...our question about Duration of current abdominal pain
“The pain caused by a Myocardial Infarction may extend downward into the abdominal area.”

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, upset stomach, nausea, or vomiting...”

CT Scan

...as a treatment
“...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.  Common uses include...”

Desmoplastic Small Cell Tumor

...related topic
“A rare sarcoma of adolescents and young adults, found most often in the abdomen.  Its name means that it is formed by small, round cancer cells surrounded by scar-like tissue.”

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
“...In over 90% of cases, serious diverticulitis affects the sigmoid colon, in the lower left side of the abdomen.  The diagnosis can be confirmed by a barium enema X-ray...”
...related topic
“...The most common symptoms of diverticulitis are abdominal pain and tenderness around the left side of the lower abdomen.  When infection is the cause, fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping and constipation may also occur.”

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...”

Ectopic Pregnancy

...the condition
“...Aside from those mentioned below, other symptoms of ectopic pregnancy include: urinary symptoms; passage of tissue through the vagina; rectal pain or pressure during defecation; pelvic or abdominal tenderness; adnexal tenderness; enlarged uterus; rebound tenderness; cervical tenderness; pallor; abdominal distension; tachycardia and/or hypotension (related to hypovolemia); shock or...”

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...”

Endometriosis

...our question about Abdominal distension, swelling
“A study of 51 women, 26 with endometriosis and 25 without, found that a significantly larger proportion of women with endometriosis than control subjects experienced abdominal bloating (96% vs...”

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
“...The average human body has some 500-600 lymph nodes, with clusters found in the neck, armpits, chest, abdomen, and groin...”

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.  Various conditions can cause it to increase in size and cause abdominal pain.”
...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.”

Epigastric

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

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.  Analysis of esophageal cancer symptoms may also be accomplished using a thin, lighted tube known as an esophagoscope...”

Fatty Liver

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

Fecal Impaction

...the condition
“...The symptoms of fecal impaction include: chronic constipation; leakage of watery stool or liquid; abdominal discomfort; abdominal bloating; abdominal pain and cramping; straining when trying to pass stools; feeling the need to push; nausea; vomiting; headache; unexplained weight loss; weak appetite; hardened areas or...”

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 Cancer

...the condition
“...Symptoms match those of many other diseases and include ... Lumps in the abdomen.  These can be due to gallbladder swelling (due to bile ducts blocked by cancer), or cancer that has spread to the liver nearby...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...In IBS, however, pain usually occurs in the lower abdomen.  Acute appendicitis, pneumonia, stomach ulcers, hiatal hernia, pancreatitis, hepatitis, kidney infections, and even a heart attack may mimic a gallbladder attack, so it is important to see a...”
...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.  The gallbladder is directly visualized and removed by the surgeon...”

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
“...A doctor should also be consulted if the any of the following occur ... Severe abdominal or rectal pain...”

General Abdominal Pain

...related topic
“Pain in the abdomen that is vague and hard to pinpoint.”

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 Dairy Products Avoidance
“...Therefore, minimizing consumption of lactose-containing dairy products may improve diarrhea and the abdominal bloating and pain commonly associated with giardiasis...”
...recommendation Prebiotics
“...Only minimal dosages of prebiotics can be used (e.g. 2gm twice daily), as symptoms such as abdominal bloating and flatulence may increase.”

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...”
...our question about Upper-center abdomen pain made worse by eating
“The pain often starts in the upper abdomen and spreads up into the neck...”

Hemangiopericytomas

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

Herniated Disc In Lower Back

...the condition
“...Prevention Ways to reduce your risk of developing herniated discs include ... Exercise to strengthen weak abdominal muscles...”

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...”

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...”

Hypogastric

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

Hysterectomy

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

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...our question about Onset of lower-left abdominal pain after meals
“The pain is generally located in the lower abdomen, although the location and type of pain can vary...”
...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.”
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More topics Related to Abdomen

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.  The most common causes are trauma to the abdomen and disease...”

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

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...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.  Sometimes nausea and vomiting occur...”

Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

...our question about Lower front abdominal pain
“Kidney stones are characterized by (often extreme) pain at the site where the stone is causing irritation i.e. back and sides of the abdomen, lower front of the abdomen and groin area.”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...When symptoms do occur, however, it is usually within 30 minutes to 2 hours of consuming dairy products and can include gas, abdominal distention, diarrhea, and recurrent abdominal pain, especially among children...”
...our question about Onset of lower-left abdominal pain after meals
“Pain or cramps in the lower abdomen usually begin 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating or drinking milk or milk products.”

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.”

Lavender Oil

...as a treatment
“...Studies have also suggested that lavender oil is useful for anxiety disorder, stress, insomnia, restlessness, vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, abdominal swelling, headache pain, sprains, wound healing, canker sores, post-operative pain (including C-sections), alopecia areata, and preventing general hair loss...”

Left Hypochondriac

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

Left Iliac

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

Left Lumbar

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

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.  This occurs mostly in adults between 50 and 65 years old...”

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 Abscess

...the condition
“...It is relatively rare, affects mainly the elderly, and is often caused by bacteria spreading through the blood from nearby abdominal structures such as the appendicitis, intestines (diverticulitis), or bile ducts...”

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...”

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.  Exhaling can help relax muscles; relaxation provides a physiologic antidote to stress.”
...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.  Lymph vessels can become clogged with protein deposits or the flow can stagnate or even stop for reasons such as fatigue, stress, infection, emotional shock, lack of physical activity or...”

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma

...related topic
“...Less often, it can develop inside the back of the abdomen.  This sarcoma is most common in older adults.”

Massage

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

Mastocytosis

...the condition
“...the presence of histamine; Corticosteroids can be used topically, inhaled, or systemically to reduce inflammation; Steroids treat nutrient malabsorption; Cromolyn sodium may reduce cramping in the abdomen.  Antidepressants are an important and often overlooked treatment...”

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.”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms of chronic disease develop more slowly and include abdominal pain after eating, abdominal distention, unintentional weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and loss of appetite...”

Meteorism

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

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...”

Nutritional Deficiency

...the condition
“...Symptoms include ... abdominal swelling...”
...our question about Abdominal 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...”

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 distension, swelling
Abdominal swelling/bloating/clothes being too tight is a possible early warning sign...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“...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...”
...our question about Duration of current vomiting episodes
“...an ovarian cyst ruptures, fluid and sometimes blood are released into the ovary or surrounding tissues; 2) In some women the cause can be severe pain from a cyst; 3) Irritation of tissues in the abdomen.”
...recommendation Hydrotherapy
“Hydrotherapy applied to the abdomen may help prevent a cyst from rupturing...”

Ovary

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

Pancreatitis

...the condition
“...Other possible symptoms include ... Abdominal swelling...”
...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...”
...our question about Upper-center abdomen pain made worse by eating
“The main symptom of pancreatitis is pain felt in the upper left side or middle of the abdomen.  The pain often begins or worsens after eating...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...Especially with heavier infections, intestinal parasites can also cause symptoms such as ... Distended abdomen...”

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...”

Pericarditis

...the condition
“...Depending on the underlying cause, the following symptoms may also be present ... edema of the legs or abdomen...”

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...”

Periumbilical

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

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

Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...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

...the condition
“...Some physical symptoms of PMS include ... Abdominal bloating...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS A (Anxiety)

...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“...Symptoms amongst these women included depression, irritability, tiredness, headache, breast tenderness and swollen abdomen/hands.  At this dose depression, irritability and tiredness were the only symptoms to respond and they were reduced by 50%...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS D (Depression)

...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“...Symptoms amongst these women included depression, irritability, tiredness, headache, breast tenderness and swollen abdomen/hands.  At this dose depression, irritability and tiredness were the only symptoms to respond and they were reduced by 50%...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS H (Headache)

...the condition
“...A, C, D and H – which were originally identified by Dr. Guy Abraham, M.D. 'Type H' or 'PMS-H' ("Headaches, Heaviness, Hydration") is characterized by weight gain (greater than three pounds, 1.5kg), abdominal bloating and discomfort, breast congestion and mastalgia, and the occasional swelling of the face, hands and ankles...”

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...”

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...”

Right Hypochondriac

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

Right Iliac

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

Right Lumbar

...related topic
“The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips...”

Roemheld Syndrome

...related topic
“A syndrome where problems in the gastrointestinal tract or abdomen trigger or cause cardiac symptoms...”

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...”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“...Upper GI tract endoscopy may be useful in detecting areas of concern in the immediate upper GI tract, and a CT scan of the abdomen or an abdominal ultrasound may help to visualize bulky tumors and to rule out any spread of the cancer to adjacent lymph nodes and distant organs such as the liver...”

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).  Risk factors include the following...”

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

...relationship to Angina
“Heart conditions such as angina or ischemia can cause pain that appears to come from the abdomen.”

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...”

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.”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“Alternative names: Subdiaphragmatic Abscess A subphrenic abscess is a localized accumulation of pus in the abdominal cavity just beneath the diaphragm in the "subphrenic space"...”
...our question about Pain in the upper-right abdomen under rib cage
“The pain occurs on the affected side, in the chest, upper abdomen, and/or shoulder.”

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)...”

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).  Additional symptoms include abdominal discomfort, cramping and diarrhea...”

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.  Trichobezoars can be diagnosed by using special upper gastrointestinal X-rays, looking into the stomach with an endoscope, or using ultrasound...”

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...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...suddenly and severely, the patient may experience violent diarrhea (typically containing mucus and blood), high fever, abdominal pain, and occasionally peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity).  Ulcerative colitis primarily affects the colon and the rectum and is characterized by chronic inflammation of the entire mucosal layer...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...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...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...If symptoms are present, they may include ... Constant, mild discomfort in the lower abdomen...”

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.  My ________ (body part) is becoming warm, loose and relaxed...”

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.  Sexual intercourse and urination may be very painful...”

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...”
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