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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: stomach


 lcanny - Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:34 am

i have had a stomach pain for the last 3 days, i have gone off my food and feel like to vomit. pain is not sharp but constant like period pain, i am not due on,
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:55 pm

User avatar Dear lcanny,

Nausea and abdominal pain can be due GI infections like stomach flu (gastroenteritis) or associated to other conditions like GERD,, Gall bladder diseases, Gastritis, Dyspepsia, IBS etc.

In GASTROENTERITIS, or the stomach flu, however the pain is more acute and is associated with diarrhea.

If the pain starts in the middle of the abdomen (para-umblical) then localize to the lower right part of the abdomen, appendicitis is to be considered. Diverticulitis can cause same symptoms but the pain is felt on the left side of the lower abdomen.

If the condition is related to certain type of food, then a possibility of food allergy or intolerance is there.

You have to take an appointment with your doctor, for complete physical examination and investigations.

Best regards,

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