Full Question: For as long as I can remember I have been having bouts of abdominal pain, nausea and occasionally vomiting. I am now 69 and the vomiting is mainly absent. As a child the vomiting was sometimes severe with delirium on a few occasions. About five years ago, a physician diagnosed abdominal migraine which he told me was relatively common in children but that most adults "got over it." Any comments appreciated and advice about medication/prevention, etc. Mary. Answer: Dear Mary; Your observation is correct: a lot of the severe abdominal symptoms seem to diminish over time. I like metochlopramide (Reglan) which is cheap, effective and free of sedating side effects. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to the forum, you'll need to r...
Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalopathy or ME/CFS, is an autoimmune illness characterized by profound and prolonged exhaustion that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other illnesses or conditions. People who have chronic fatigue syndrome report flu-like symptoms that do not go away in a few days or even a few weeks. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that four million Americans have ME/CFS. However, because it is such a complicated illness, only about 20 percent of them have been diagnosed. Symptoms Although the primary symptom of ME/CFS is extreme fatigue, the International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group identified eight additional primary symptoms: Loss of memory or concentration Sore throat Painful and mildly enlarged lymph nodes in neck or armpits Unexplained muscle soreness Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness Headache of a new type, pattern or severity Sleep disturbance Extreme e...
Abdominal rigidity is stiffness of the muscles in the belly area, which can be felt when touched or pressed.
Rigidity of the abdomen
When there is a sore area inside the belly or abdomen, the pain will get worse when a hand presses against muscles of the abdomen.
Your fear or nervousness about being touched (palpated) may cause this symptom, but there should be no pain.
If you have pain when you are touched and you tighten the muscles to "guard" against more pain, it is more likely caused by a physical condition inside your body. The condition may affect one or both sides of your body.
Abdominal rigidity may occur along with:
Abscess inside the abdomen
caused by gallstones
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