Achiness, Trouble Sleeping, Pains In Stomach. Should I See A Doctor?

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Asked by steve p

Achiness, Trouble Sleeping, Pains In Stomach. Should I See A Doctor?

My symptoms are: body aches, trouble sleeping, pains in the lower left part of my abdomen, rapid heartbeat and pale skin. Should I go to see a doctor?

Answer

Whenever you are experiencing symptoms such as these and you can't pinpoint a cause, it is a good idea to go to the doctor. He or she can determine if you need laboratory testing to see what the underlying cause of the symptoms is after completing a physical exam.  Your doctor might also ask you about the severity of your pain, how long you have been experiencing the pain and ask you to show exactly where the pain is located. All of this information can help him determine the cause.

There are many different causes of abdominal pain. One possibility is pancreatitis. Your pancreas is located behind the stomach, near the small intestine. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of this organ and can cause swelling, pain and, if infected, a fever and achiness.

There are also other organs in your abdomen, such as your liver and gallbladder, which can become inflamed and cause pain. You can also experience pain if you have a blockage in your intestine, irritable bowel syndrome or diverticulitis. It can also be a virus which is causing you to not feel well.

As you can see, there are many different possible causes. Your doctor would be the best person to determine the exact cause and the best treatment for you.

Answered by Eileen Bailey