What’s Causing My Abdominal Pain and Frequent Urination

What Is Lower Abdominal Pain?

Lower abdominal pain (LAP) is one of the most common complaints among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). LAP is a symptom of GERD which causes symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhea or constipation. Other symptoms include cramping and burning sensations in the abdomen. LAP may occur at any age but it tends to increase with advancing age.

The cause of LAP is unknown, however studies have shown that LAP is caused by acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when stomach acids move into the esophagus and back up again causing pain.

Symptoms Of Low Back Or Abdominal Pain:

Nausea and/or vomiting

Vomiting blood or bloody stool (hematuria) from time to time.

Bloody stools (hematuria) are often accompanied by severe abdominal pain.

Painful heartburn, indigestion or other types of food intolerance.

Difficulty swallowing large amounts of liquid.

Poor appetite.

Trouble sleeping due to pain.

Loss of weight.

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication:

The laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is an increasingly popular surgical treatment option for GERD. The Nissen procedure involves the placement of a special belt around the top of the stomach that helps prevent acid reflux from occurring in excessive amounts.

Part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower end of the esophagus and secured with staples. This procedure is almost always done using a laparascope and is typically performed on an outpatient basis. The major advantage with this surgery when compared to other forms of surgical repair of GERD, including the LINX procedure and the Zimmer fundoplication, is that it has a lower risk of complication and recurrence.

About The Procedure

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects a large number of Americans on a daily basis. While many people find that antacids or over-the-counter medications provide adequate relief from GERD, for some the condition is more severe and prescription medication can help with the symptoms.

For others, however, medication isn’t enough. People with severe GERD may experience ongoing complications and need to consider more invasive treatment options including surgery. One of the most common surgical treatments for GERD is the Nissen fundoplication.

What Is The Nissen Fundoplication?

The Nissen fundoplication is a surgical procedure used to treat people with severe GERD.

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