Patricia’s LiFe…

April 9, 2008

Tummy Aches

Filed under: disease — Tags: , — patriciaholdenmd @ 4:36 am

I’ve dealt with a lot of diseases in my practice and most of the time I get cases of stomach pains. Some may think that tummy aches is just a simple stomach pain and most of them ignores it. What we don’t know is most of the stomach pains can be caused by serious diseases.

Here are some of the underlying causes that can present as a simple stomach pain.

  • Food Poisoning

This may present as vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, weakness, headaches and chills.

  • Indigestion

Have belching, bloating, abdominal cramps and nausea.

  • Kidney Stones

First shows to have severe back pains, painful urination, urinary urgency increased, vomiting and nausea, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, blood in urine, urinary hesitancy, and fever.

  • Gastric Ulcers

Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and weight loss may present.

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

Have symptoms like nausea and vomiting, weight loss, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, blood vomitus, too much sweating, cold clammy skin, joint stiffness, and muscle pain.

So let us not ignore these symptoms since these may lead to more severe diseases in the future and may even cost us our lives. I shared this to all of you because I just lost a patient this morning because of food poisoning which could have been prevented and cured if they didn’t ignore the symptoms they felt.