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Stomach ache

Stomach ache: Introduction

People tend to use the term "stomachache" for various types of stomach or other abdominal discomfort. Hence, to find all possible causes of "stomach ache" as a symptom, it is necessary to consider other causes of symptoms such as stomach cramps, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, and other abdominal symptoms....more »

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Causes of Stomach ache:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Stomach ache. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Stomach ache

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Causes of Types of Stomach ache:

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Stomach ache Treatments

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Stories from Users for Stomach ache

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Message Boards for Stomach ache

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Stomach ache: Animations

Medications or substances causing Stomach ache:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Stomach ache as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Stomach ache

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Stomach ache: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Stomach ache

Undiagnosed acute appendicitis deadly in children: It is a sad reality that a child with acute appendicitis has a high likelihood of misdiagnosis. This misdiagnosis is a well-known cause of death, and indeed of more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, more »

Stomach ache: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Stomach ache

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Stomach ache: Related Rare Diseases

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Stomach ache: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Stomach ache:

An ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Stomach ache:

The list of organs typically affected by Stomach ache may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Stomach ache

The list below shows some of the causes of Stomach ache mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Stomach ache?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Stomach ache. Of the 385 causes of Stomach ache that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 7 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 14 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 359 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Stomach ache:

The following list of conditions have 'Stomach ache' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Stomach ache Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Stomach ache based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Stomach ache?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Stomach ache, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Stomach ache:

    Subtypes of Stomach ache:

    Stomach cramps (379 causes), Stomach pain (49 causes), Intermittent stomach pain (1 cause), Intestinal cramps (8 causes), Abdominal cramps (345 causes), Severe abdominal cramps (8 causes), Stomache, Cramping abdominal pain (16 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Stomach ache:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Stomach cramps (379 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Stomach problems (397 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Stomach ache:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Stomach pain (49 causes), Stomach upset (8 causes), Vomiting (2819 causes), Nausea (2564 causes), Upset stomach (11 causes), Indigestion (112 causes), Stomach ulcer, Irritable bowel syndrome (26 causes), Food poisoning, Gas (201 causes), Abdominal disorders, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease

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    Medical News summaries about Stomach ache

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Stomach ache

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