Nausea and Pain Stomach


Abdomen | General Practice | Nausea and Pain Stomach (Symptom)


Description

Stomach pain and nausea are the pains felt in the area between the chest and groin, often called the stomach region or belly. For example, a person may feel pain if he or she has severe abdominal or stomach cramps gas due to viral gastroenteritis. Sometimes, life-threatening conditions such as cancer of the colon or early appendicitis, may cause only mild pain or no pain.

Causes

The pain may be generalized, which means that a person feels it more than half of the abdomen. This is more typical for a stomach virus, indigestion or gas. If the pain becomes more intense, it may be caused by a blockage of the intestines.

The pain is located in only one area of the abdomen. It is more likely that this type of pain is a sign of a problem with an organ like the appendix, gall bladder or stomach. The pain of colic (spasmodic) usually is not serious and is more likely due to gas and bloating. Often is followed by diarrhea. The most worrying signs include pain that occurs most often lasts more than 24 hours or is accompanied by fever.

Colic is pain that comes in waves, usually begins and ends suddenly, and often intense. Kidney stones and gallstones are common causes of this type of abdominal pain. The less serious causes of abdominal pain include: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies or intolerance to medications (such as lactose intolerance), food poisoning or stomach flu.

Diagnosis and Treatment

A treatment plan will be adopted depending upon the condition the patient is suffering from. For instance, treatment for stomach pain includes medications such as antibiotics that are taken by people diagnosed with gastritis or IBD, in order to kill the bacteria responsible for causing stomach pain and nausea. One of the best remedies for stomach pain in case of gallstones, involves drinking plenty of water to remove them naturally. Surgical procedures may be used to remove gallstones if the pain is unbearable. On the whole, maintaining a healthy diet, low in fats, is equally important to overcome these stomach problems.

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