Abdominal pain can be caused by many different conditions, and a diagnosis begins by locating the pain in the area of the abdomen that is affected. For instance, lower abdominal pain may mean ovarian cysts or appendicitis, while upper pain may mean peptic ulcer or heart attack. Severe pain that comes with other symptoms like vomiting is a medical emergency; a doctor can help identify and treat abdominal pain depending on findings.
Acid reflux happens when the muscle at the bottom of the esophagus (tube that carries food to the stomach from the mouth), called the esophageal sphincter (LES), does not close properly and stomach acid leaks back into the esophagus. This can cause a burning sensation in the chest area. Acid reflux is caused by a number of things, including certain foods like citrus foods and onions, alcohol, and conditions like pregnancy and being overweight.
The following departments see patients with Acid Reflux:
The ACL is the anterior cruciate ligament that runs on the inside of the knee, and along with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), holds the knee together. The ACL can be injured or tear, most often during sports like tennis and soccer that require fast changes in direction. Symptoms include swelling, severe pain, and an audible “pop” sound when the injury occurs.
A cancer that starts from glandular cells in the lining of the nose and skull base. Adenocarcinomas also exhibit locally destructive growth patterns. Like other cancers, their level of destruction is related to microscopic signs of how aggressive and disarrayed they are. Treatment can vary, depending on the aggressiveness of the cancer.