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Abdomen Conditions

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Abdomen Conditions

30 Abdomen Conditions

Abscess

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Lump  |  Redness  |  Pus

 

A bacterial infection frequently causes an abscess, which is a painful collection of pus. Abscesses can form in any part of the body. If you suspect you have one, see your doctor. Without therapy, they normally do not improve.

 

Related Conditions:
Staph infection

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Lump  |  Dizziness  |  Shortness of breath

 

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an aortic swelling (aneurysm). The aorta is the major blood vessel that transports blood and oxygen throughout your body. If a AAA isn’t detected early on, it can be dangerous. AAAs are more common in men aged 65 and above.

Acute cholecystitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Temperature  |  Nausea  |  Vomiting

 

An inflamed gallbladder is an acute cholecystitis. It normally happens when a gallstone plugs the cystic duct, however, it doesn’t always. Acute cholecystitis can be dangerous. It typically necessitates hospitalisation.

 

Related Conditions:
Stomach ache and abdominal pain

Acute pancreatitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Poor appetite  |  Nausea  |  Vomiting

 

Acute pancreatitis is a dangerous illness in which the pancreas is inflamed for a brief time. The pancreas is a tiny organ located behind the ribcage and behind the stomach. Acute pancreatitis usually improves within a week for the majority of people. Severe cases can lead to major problems, and in the worst-case scenario, death.

 

Related Conditions:
Stomach ache and abdominal pain

Acute kidney injury (AKI)

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Reduced urine  |  Nausea  |  Vomiting

 

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is when the kidneys are suddenly damaged and stop working normally. It might range from a slight reduction in kidney function to total renal failure. AKI usually develops as a result of another major illness. AKI must be detected and treated as soon as possible.

Alcohol-related liver disease

Symptoms Include:
Jaundice  |  Swelling  |  Temperature  |  Itch

 

The term “alcohol-related liver disease” (ARLD) refers to liver damage caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Regular heavy drinking can lead to liver disease, which can result in significant and permanent liver damage. Drinking within suggested limits prevents liver damage, and abstaining from alcohol can typically prevent or reverse the damage.

 

Related Conditions:
Liver disease

Appendicitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Nausea | Temperature | Diarrhoea

 

Painful swelling of the appendix is known as appendicitis. If you’re having stomach (abdominal) pain that’s growing worse, seek counsel from a GP or a local GP out-of-hours service.

 

Related Conditions:
Stomach ache and abdominal pain

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Symptoms Include:
High blood pressure  |  Blood in urine  |  Pain  |  Tummy ache

 

ADPKD (autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease) is a genetic disorder. It creates cysts, which are tiny, fluid-filled sacs that grow in the kidneys. It has the potential to cause renal failure. If you suspect you might have ADPKD, see a doctor.

Coronary heart disease

Symptoms Include:
Chest pain | Fast heartbeat | Shortness of breath | Nausea

 

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of death in the UK, as well as the rest of the world. Ischaemic heart disease is another name for CHD. If you suspect you’re experiencing a heart attack, dial 999 for emergency medical assistance (see heart attack symptoms).

 

Related Conditions:
Ischaemic heart disease

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Diarrhoea | Constipation | Bloating

 

The disorders diverticular illness and diverticulitis both affect the large intestine (colon). The large intestine is where digested food is processed to its final state.

 

Related Conditions:
Diarrhoea

Endometriosis

Symptoms Include:
Painful periods | Heavy periods | Painful sex | Bleeding between periods

 

Endometriosis is a common condition in which endometrial deposits (small portions of the womb lining) are located outside the womb. Endometriosis is more common in women between the ages of 30 and 40.

 

Related Conditions:
Period pain

Gallbladder cancer

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Nausea | Jaundice | Weight loss

 

The gallbladder is a pouch-like structure that sits beneath the liver. Gallbladder cancer is a very uncommon malignancy. If you develop signs of gallbladder cancer, see a doctor to have them checked out.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Gallstones

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Jaundice | Temperature

 

Gallstones are tiny stones that occur in the gallbladder and are usually formed of cholesterol. The gallbladder is a pouch-like structure that sits beneath the liver.

 

Related Conditions:
Stomach ache and abdominal pain

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Change in bowel habit | Bloating | Flatulence

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term digestive disorder that affects many people. Stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea, and/or constipation are all possible side effects. Individual symptoms differ, and some people are more affected than others. Women are affected twice as often as males.

 

Related Conditions:
Diarrhoea

Kidney cancer

Symptoms Include:
Blood in urine | Pain | Tiredness | Fatigue | Weight loss

 

One of the most frequent types of cancer in the United Kingdom is kidney cancer, often known as renal cancer. Adults in their 60s and 70s are most commonly affected. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, you should see your doctor. Even if you don’t think you have cancer, it’s a good idea to have your symptoms looked out for.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Kidney infection

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Peeing more | Temperature | Nausea

 

A kidney infection is a painful, unpleasant illness usually caused by bacteria travelling from your bladder into one or both of your kidneys.

 

Related Conditions:
Blood in urine (haematuria)

Kidney stones

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Blood in urine | Nausea | Peeing more

 

Kidney stones can form in either one or both of the kidneys. They’re really common. They primarily afflict persons in their forties and fifties. Kidney stones are discussed on this page, along with their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

 

Related Conditions:
Blood in urine (haematuria)

Limp in a child

Symptoms Include:
Limp

 

A limping youngster is usually the result of a small injury, such as a sprain or splinter. However, if there’s no evident cause, consult your doctor because there could be a dangerous underlying medical disease.

Liver cancer

Symptoms Include:
Jaundice | Itch | Weight loss | Tiredness

 

Cancer that starts in the liver is a rare but deadly form of cancer. This is distinct from liver cancer that develops elsewhere in the body and then spreads to the liver (not covered on this page). If you detect any of the symptoms listed, consult a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Miscarriage

Symptoms Include:
Vaginal bleeding | Cramps | Tummy ache | Blood clot

 

A miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy is lost before it reaches the 24-week term. Vaginal bleeding is the most common indicator of a miscarriage, and it’s often followed by cramping and pain in your lower abdomen. If you’re experiencing vaginal bleeding, see your doctor or a midwife.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Symptoms Include:
Glands up | Can’t fight infections | Night sweats | Weight loss

 

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a lymphatic malignancy that affects the immune system. If you have any of the symptoms listed, especially persistently swollen glands with no other evidence of illness, see your doctor. Although cancer is improbable, you should have your symptoms evaluated.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Symptoms Include:
Pelvic pain | Painful sex | Pain peeing | Bleeding between periods

 

The infection of the female upper genital system, which includes the womb, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, is known as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is a prevalent ailment. It primarily affects sexually active women between the ages of 15 and 24. If you have any symptoms, visit a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Period pain

Pelvic Pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Pelvic pain is a generic phrase for pain that occurs mostly or exclusively below the belly button. Patients frequently seek medical help for this type of pain. The pain may be constant or intermittent. Severe pain can make daily life difficult and reduce one’s quality of life.

Pericarditis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Fatigue | Temperature | Shortness of breath | Tiredness

 

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium, the sac that surrounds your heart and protects it. Chest discomfort is the most common symptom. Pericarditis is usually not a life-threatening condition. However, it’s critical to rule out more dangerous conditions like a heart attack. Call 999 if you have chest pain and are feeling ill.

 

Related Conditions:
Chest pain

Period pain

Symptoms Include:
Painful periods

 

Most women feel period pain as a regular component of their menstrual cycle. It commonly manifests as excruciating stomach pains that travel to the back and thighs. It can come in strong spasms at times, or it can be dull but consistent at other times.

 

Related Conditions:
Period problems

Polycythaemia

Symptoms Include:
Tummy ache | Muscle ache | Redness | Tiredness | Fatigue

 

Polycythaemia, also known as erythrocytosis, is a condition in which your blood contains a large proportion of red blood cells. If you have persistent polycythaemia symptoms, see a doctor. If you or someone you’re with is having a heart attack or stroke, you should seek emergency medical attention.

Prostatitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Pain peeing | Peeing more | Temperature

 

The inflammation (swelling) of the prostate gland is known as prostatitis. It can be excruciatingly painful, but it usually improves over time. Prostatitis can strike males of any age. It mostly affects men between the ages of 30 and 50. If you have any of the main symptoms of prostatitis, see a doctor.

Pulmonary hypertension

Symptoms Include:
Shortness of breath | Tiredness | Fatigue | Dizziness | Chest pain

 

Pulmonary hypertension is a condition in which the blood vessels that supply the lungs have high blood pressure (pulmonary arteries). It’s a dangerous condition that can harm the heart’s right side. If you have any signs of pulmonary hypertension, visit a doctor.

Spleen problems and spleen removal

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Can’t fight infections | Blood

 

Some people are born without a spleen, while others require surgery to remove it due to sickness or damage. The spleen is a small organ around the size of a fist. It’s near your stomach and behind your left ribs on the top left side of your abdomen.

Stomach ache and abdominal pain

Symptoms Include:
Tummy ache

 

Stomach pain is a common word for cramps or a dull ache in the abdomen (tummy). It’s usually not serious and is usually short-lived.

Stomach ulcer (and duodenal ulcer)

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Heartburn | Indigestion | Poor appetite

 

Stomach ulcers, sometimes called gastric ulcers, are open sores that form on the stomach lining. If you develop symptoms of a major complication of a stomach ulcer, contact a GP or GP out-of-hours service, or go to the nearest emergency department (see symptoms below).

 

Related Conditions:
Stomach ache and abdominal pain

Stretch marks

Symptoms Include:
Stretch marks | Skin lesions | Skin discolouration

 

Stretch marks are long, thin streaks that develop on the skin’s surface. They’re usually crimson or purple at first, then fade to a silvery-white colour. They’re especially frequent during pregnancy, puberty, or when a person gains a lot of weight quickly. They’re more prevalent in women, although they can happen to men as well.
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