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Glossary for Chronic recurrent abdominal pain

Medical terms related to Chronic recurrent abdominal pain or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Acute Appendicitis: Infection of the appendix
  • Aortic aneurysm: A localised dilatation of the aorta which results in a 50% increase in its diameter
  • Aortic dissection: A tear in the inner layer of the aorta (major artery in the body) which allows blood to escape into outer layers of the artery.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bowel problems: Symptoms affecting the bowel
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Cholangitis: bile duct inflammation (cholangitis)
  • Chronic pyelonephritis: chronic pyelonephritis is persistent kidney inflammation that can scar the kidneys and may lead to chronic renal failure
  • Colitis: Inflammation of the colon
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis: A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when diabetes mellitus is poorly controlled
  • Diarrhea: Loose, soft, or watery stool.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Duodenal ulcer: A peptic ulcer is erosion in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). The word "peptic" refers to pepsin, a stomach enzyme that breaks down proteins. If a peptic ulcer is located in the stomach it is called a gastric ulcer.
  • Endometriosis: Misplaced uterus tissue causing scar tissue.
  • Familial Mediterranean fever: A rare inherited condition characterized by recurrent fever and inflammation. The inflammation usually involves the stomach, lungs or joints.
  • Fibroids: Benign nodules in the uterus wall.
  • Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
  • Gastritis: gastritis is inflammation of the gastric mucosa of the stomach
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
  • Hernia: General term for an organ protruding where it should not.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: A chronic non inflammatory disease with a psychophysiologic basis
  • Lactose intolerance: lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, because the required enzyme lactase is absent in the intestinal system or its availability is lowered
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
  • Lymphocytic colitis: Inflammation of the colon which is only visible through a microscope.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Ovarian cancer: A condition which is characterized by a malignancy that is located in the ovary
  • Ovarian cyst: A cyst which is located in the ovary
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
  • Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
  • Porphyria: A group of disorders characterized by excess production of porphyrin or its precursors which affects the skin and/or nervous system.
  • Renal calculi: A condition characterized the formation of a stone I the renal tract caused by deposition of urates and phosphates
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.
  • Stomach cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs
  • Stomach symptoms: Symptoms affecting the stomach.
  • Uremia: Build up of toxins usually excreted by the kidneys, associated with real failure in a woman who is pregnant.
  • Urinary tract infection: Infection of the urinary tract
  • Vasculitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation to blood vessels
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

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