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Stomach Pain - April 17th 2009, 02:45 AM

Hi, I've been having a bit of pain in my stomach right above my belly button I guess is the best way to describe it. I went to the doctor a long time ago, and she gave me some acid reflex pills or whatever. They didn't help, cuz I'm pretty sure that's not what it is.. but I don't know what it could be.
I'm scared to go to the doctor though because now I have scars on my stomach, even though they're healed... it's just awkward. Plus we don't have money for me to go get checked out.

Would a TeenClinic, usually for birth control and stuff, look at something like that?

But what are the possibilities it could be. I know you can't diagnose but like... I'm just kind of curious?
   
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Re: Stomach Pain - April 17th 2009, 11:19 PM

Hi there! Well, I'm not a doctor, but check out this website: http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/abdominal_pain.htm

It seems like it has a lot of good information about abdominal pain and you can even do the checklist to try and get a better idea of what your pain might be. It's unfortunate you can't go back to the doctor. If it's really bad though, you should do that as soon as you can. If there are any free clinics in your area go there, and it certainly wouldn't hurt to try and see if you can go to the TeenClinic.

In the mean time, maybe take some ibuprofen or tylenol/advil to help the pain when it's really bad.

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Re: Stomach Pain - April 18th 2009, 04:57 PM

Check out these sites with similar information:

People with similar issues, solutions provided:
http://www.healingwell.com/community...f=17&m=1079951

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Abdominal pain is often caused by infection (often associated with diarrhea and vomiting), a reaction to a medication, lactose intolerance (difficulty digesting the lactose sugar in milk), inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), ulcer disease, gastritis, gynecologic problems, or stress.
http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/...ageS551P0.html

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Abdominal pain: Pain in the belly (the abdomen). Abdominal pain can come from conditions affecting a variety of organs. The abdomen is an anatomical area that is bounded by the lower margin of the ribs above, the pelvic bone (pubic ramus) below, and the flanks on each side. Although abdominal pain can arise from the tissues of the abdominal wall that surround the abdominal cavity (the skin and abdominal wall muscles), the term abdominal pain generally is used to describe pain originating from organs within the abdominal cavity (from beneath the skin and muscles). These organs include the stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
Occasionally, pain may be felt in the abdomen even though it is arising from organs that are close to but not within the abdominal cavity, for example, the lower lungs, the kidneys, and the uterus or ovaries. This latter type of pain is called "referred" pain because the pain, though originating outside the abdomen, is being referred to (felt) in the abdominal area.
Abdominal pain can be acute and sudden in onset, or the pain can be chronic and longstanding. Abdominal pain may be minor and of no great significance, or it can reflect a major problem involving one of the organs in the abdomen. The characteristics of the pain--location, timing, duration, etc. are important in diagnosing its cause. Persistent or severe abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician.
Acute abdominal pain may require urgent surgery such as for a twisted ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, intestinal obstruction, appendicitis, peritonitis, perforated peptic ulcer, perforated diverticulitis, or abdominal aortic aneurysm. Patients with gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, or a kidney stone may also need urgent treatment. Acute or chronic abdominal pain may also call for medical (nonsurgical) therapy.
The causes of abdominal pain depend on sex and age of the patient. A woman may have a twisted ovarian cyst while a man may have testicular torsion with a twisted testis. Abdominal pain in infants and small children may be due to intestinal obstruction from atresia or stenosis of the intestine, esophageal webs, intussusception, volvulus, imperforate anus, and Hirschsprung disease. These causes of abdominal pain are rarely, if ever, encountered in adults.
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/...rticlekey=6139

This site lists free health clincs by state:
http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/

Random places with free clinics (includes UK I believe):
http://www.uniteforsight.org/freeclinics.php

I would definitely see a doctor if the pain doesn't subside in a few days. If you can't get to a free heath clinic, other offices can work out the price with you as well. You could pay over a course of months perhaps.

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