If you have ever been sunburned, then you have experienced hypersensitivity. Your skin was very sensitive to light touch, warm water and clothing for days. Well, imagine if that sensitivity was being experienced in your gut. Some people are troubled by such a problem called visceral hypersensitivity .
The phenomenon of hypersensitivity involves the nervous system. At some point, the irritation to a particular organ system like the skin or the gut leads to the sensitization of the nervous system , the alarm system. In severe cases, the central nervous system becomes so hypersensitive that everything seems to hurt. Painful stimuli become even more painful; that sensitivity is called hyperalgesia . Even non-painful stimuli like touch become painful; this sensitivity is called allodynia . In the case of visceral hypersensitivity, everything from digestion to urination can become painful. Thus, many conditions are linked to visceral hypersensitivity like: noncardiac chest pain, nonulcer...
Definition An abdominal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is a imaging test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of the belly area. It does not use radiation (x-rays). Single MRI images are called slices. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film. One exam produces dozens or sometimes hundreds of images. Alternative Names Nuclear magnetic resonance - abdomen; NMR - abdomen; Magnetic resonance imaging - abdomen; MRI of the abdomen How the test is performed You may be asked to wear a hospital gown or clothing without metal fasteners (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt). Certain types of metal can cause blurry images. You will lie on a narrow table, which slides into a large tunnel-shaped scanner. Some exams require a special dye (contrast). The dye is usually given before the test through a vein (IV) in your hand or forearm. The dye helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly. During the MRI, the person who operates the machine wi...
Under the International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd Edition (ICHD-3) abdominal migraine is a primary headache disorder that falls under the category of episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine. It's seen mainly in children, but can occur in adults as well.
ICHD-3 Information on Abdominal Migraine
ICHD-3 Description of Abdominal Migraine:
"An idiopathic disorder seen mainly in children as recurrent attacks of moderate to severe midline abdominal pain, associated with vasomotor symptoms, nausea and vomiting, lasting 2–72 hours and with normality between episodes. Headache does not occur during these episodes."
ICHD-3 Diagnostic Criteria:
At least five attacks fulfilling criteria B–D
Pain has at least two of the following characteristics:
midline location, periumbilical or poorly localised
dull or ‘just sore’ quality
moderate or severe intensity
During abdominal pain at least two of the following:
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