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1.  Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions. Abdominal pain can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. Organs in the abdomen are: intestines kidneys appendix spleen stomach gallbladder live...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain
2.  Food Poisoning
Every year, millions of people eat food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. The result can be food poisoning, an uncomfortable experience characterized by nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. One in si...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Tingling hands and feet
3.  Viral Gastroenteritis
Viral gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by one of any number of viruses. Also known as the stomach flu, viral gastroenteritis can affect anyone throughout the world. This highl...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dehydration
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Body ache
  • Rectal hemorrhage
4.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A syndrome is a collection of symptoms that often occur together. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common syndrome that causes many individuals to seek medical help. This condition is separate from inflammatory bowe...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Burping
  • Abdominal discomfort
5.  Painful Menstrual Periods
Menstruation is a monthly occurrence for women in which the body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb), which is then passed through a small opening in the cervix and out through the vaginal canal. Some pain, cramping...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heart rate altered
  • Headache
  • Moist skin
  • Throbbing sensations
6.  Urinary Tract Infection
The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters (which connect the kidneys and the bladder), bladder, and urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are caused b...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Urethral discharge
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in penis
7.  Types of Acid Reflux
Acid reflux disease or GERD is a chronic digestive disease with symptoms of esophogeal burning & heartburn. GERD can be managed thru medication & lifestyle changes.
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain on swallowing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Burning abdominal pain
8.  Appendicitis
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. It may be acute or chronic. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine states that appendicitis is the most common medical emergency in the United States. More than 250,00...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Pelvic pain
9.  Indigestion
Indigestion (dyspepsia) happens to almost everyone from time to time. It may cause stomach discomfort or a feeling of being too full. When severe, it can cause heartburn, bloating, nausea, and vomiting.Indigestion ma...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Foul smelling stool
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain worse with eating
10.  Food Allergy Basics
Food allergies are overblown responses by the immune system to foods that aren't typically harmful - like eggs and peanuts. Continue reading and learn more about food allergies, and how to prevent or treat sever...
Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Choking
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
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