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Neck and Thoracic Pain| Atypical Chest and Abdominal Pain by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 10:16am Patients may present with atypical abdominal and chest pain that may be related to spinal problems. The key features on history that point to spinal referred pain are pain on movement, tenderness and tightness of musculoskeletal structures at a spinal level supplying the pain ful area, and an absence or paucity of symptoms suggestive of a nonmusc ... Read on »
Abdominal pain by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Abdominal pain is the symptom for which we frequently see patients. Many different diseases can lead to various types of abdominal pain. When trying to differentiate the various causes for these types of pains, the physician will want to know several characteristics and qualities about the pain. These questions might include: 1) ... Read on »
Abdominal pain - again by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:13pm I don't think I've really said much about it, but I've been having abdominal pain again - very similar to the pain I was having before I had my gallbladder removed (and two hernias repaired, and adhesions fixed). I've had the pain, intermittently, for the past two months. This past weekend was horrible though - worse pain ever. I felt l ... Read on »
Guided imagery may help abdominal pain by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:01pm Guided imagery, a method used in hypnotherapy, may be effective for easing abdominal pain and conditions such as IBS. Related News:Supplement helping treat inflammatory bowel diseaseFibromyalgia... Click on the title to read the post in full Read on »
What are the causes of abdominal pain during pregnancy? by rita359 Posted Thu 25 Apr 2013 8:13am Experiencing abdominal pain during pregnancy is not uncommon. During the very first weeks of pregnancy, women may experience lower abdominal pain which is similar to menstrual cramps, and is usually a sign that the uterus is preparing for the changes during pregnancy.  When the uterus is growing, it puts pressure on the abdomen, urethra and low ... Read on »
Exercising your Abdominals: A Pain in the Neck? by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:27pm 1 Comment How often do you go to a gym and watch someone do 100 sit ups with their head behind their neck, yanking it with each attempt to throw themselves upward to a seated position. There is a natural tendency to do this since it helps you lift up and the tendency will increase as your abs get tired . However, the push on your head will strain the m ... Read on »
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children May Be Migraine by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 09 May 2011 1:54am From Medscape Medical News > Neurology Pauline Anderson May 5, 2011 — Up to 15% of recurrent abdominal pain in children meets criteria for abdominal migraine (AM), a new study suggests. The findings underline the importance of recognizing AM in children with recurrent abdominal pain because there are now a wide range of treatments availabl ... Read on »
Paucis Verbis: Diagnostic testing tips for acute abdominal pain by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 22 Jul 2011 6:00am In the most recent EM Clinics of North America publication, Dr. Panebianco et al. discussed the evidence behind diagnostic tests for acute abdominal pain. There were some really great teaching points in this broad-reaching topic. My favorite pearl: A 3-way acute abdominal series is too insensitive to rule-out any major acute causes of abdo ... Read on »
Children Can Greatly Reduce Abdominal Pain by Using Their Imagination by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Sat 24 Oct 2009 10:01pm I read somewhere that lots of powerful pharma drugs (esp. SSRIs/antidepressants) work largely on the placebo effect, but their side effects are unfortunately quite biologically real. Maybe physicians should start with sugar pills, first. The mind is a powerful thing. This study was conducted at UNC Chapel Hill, published in the journal Pediatric ... Read on »
Review Found No Link Between Pediatric Abdominal Pain and H pylori Infection by Poh Tin Tan Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:00am From Medscape Medical News Laurie Barclay, MD February 19, 2010 — A systematic review found no link between pediatric abdominal pain and Helicobacter pylori infection, as reported online in the February 15 issue of Pediatrics. "Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are common complaints among children," ... Read on »