Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening 02/22/2012
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Topic Overview Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be found during an ultrasound screening test. Screening tests help your doctor look for a certain disease or condition before any symptoms appear. Your doctor may recommend a screening test if you are a man who is: Age 65 to 75 and has ever smoked.
Abdominal Fullness or Bloating 07/12/2011
Abdominal Fullness or Bloating Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Abdominal Fullness or Bloating Topic Overview Abdominal fullness or bloating occurs when excess gas builds up in the digestive tract. Common causes of gas include: Swallowed air. If swallowed air is not burped up, it passes through the digestive tract and is released through the anus as gas (flatus). Excessive air swallowing may cause hiccups.
Abdominal Gas and Colic 05/10/2011
Abdominal Gas and Colic Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Abdominal Gas and Colic Topic Overview Some people have problems digesting milk protein or milk sugar ( lactose intolerance ). But these problems are very rare in babies. Until your doctor can evaluate your baby, it is usually not advisable to switch formula or stop breast-feeding as a means to remedy suspected food digestion problems.
Abdominal Pain Causes 01/13/2011
Abdominal Pain Causes Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Abdominal Pain Causes Topic Overview Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help determine the cause of the pain.
Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger 01/13/2011
Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information References Credits Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger Topic Overview Abdominal pain in children is a common problem. About one out of three children is seen by a doctor for abdominal pain by the time they are 15, but only a small number of these children have a serious problem.
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older 01/13/2011
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older Topic Overview The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes minor and serious abdominal problems start with the same symptoms. Fortunately, most abdominal problems are minor, and home treatment is all that is needed.
Abdominal Ultrasound 12/05/2010
Abdominal Ultrasound Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Abdominal Ultrasound Test Overview An abdominal ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen. Sometimes a specialized ultrasound is ordered for a detailed evaluation of a specific organ, such as a kidney ultrasound.
Abdominal X-Ray 12/21/2010
Abdominal X-Ray Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Abdominal X-Ray Test Overview An abdominal X-ray is a picture of structures and organs in the belly (abdomen). This includes the stomach, liver, spleen, large and small intestines, and the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest and belly areas. Often two X-rays will be taken from different positions.