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What causes severe pain in abdomen?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: I'm in a lot of pain and I think it's another kidney stone. I have had them before, like often. What should I do about my current issue?
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need details of the pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Severe pain is often due to renal stones. However to be sure I need the following details
1. Which side of the abdomen is the pain? Right or left?
2. Is it dull aching or sharp shooting?
3. Is it radiating towards your groin?
4. Do you have family history of renal stones?

People who have had renal stones have about 75% chance of recurrence. Here is what you should do for the pain and stone. Get an ultrasound of the abdomen immediately to looks for stones

1. The ideal tablet would be Tab Diclofenac twice a day for 3 days, this tablet might require a prescription. Tab paracetamol three times a day will also help reduce the pain
2. Drink atleast 3-4 litres of water in a day
4. Avoid chocolates, spinach, red meat
5. Most importantly you must reduce your salt intake to less than 3 grams a day. One tea spoon of salt is approx 2 grams


Please get back to me, I am awaiting your reply

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What causes severe pain in abdomen?

Brief Answer: Need details of the pain Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query Severe pain is often due to renal stones. However to be sure I need the following details 1. Which side of the abdomen is the pain? Right or left? 2. Is it dull aching or sharp shooting? 3. Is it radiating towards your groin? 4. Do you have family history of renal stones? People who have had renal stones have about 75% chance of recurrence. Here is what you should do for the pain and stone. Get an ultrasound of the abdomen immediately to looks for stones 1. The ideal tablet would be Tab Diclofenac twice a day for 3 days, this tablet might require a prescription. Tab paracetamol three times a day will also help reduce the pain 2. Drink atleast 3-4 litres of water in a day 4. Avoid chocolates, spinach, red meat 5. Most importantly you must reduce your salt intake to less than 3 grams a day. One tea spoon of salt is approx 2 grams Please get back to me, I am awaiting your reply Regards