Articles by Dr. Chris

Bowel Pain (Small and Large Intestine) Causes and Symptoms

The bowels (small and large intestines) occupy most of the abdominal cavity. The small intestine is about 20 feet (6 meters) long in adults. It is coiled in the middle of the abdomen. The large intestine is shorter at 5 feet (1.5 meters) and lies along the sides of the abdomen. Pain in the bowels can arise for several >> Read More ...

Monthly Headaches (Every Month) Types and Causes

Monthly headaches or migraines are often connected with the menstrual cycle and menstruation in particular. It may be a more common occurrence in girls and women. It may even appear to correlate the menstrual periods. However, monthly headaches may occur for other reasons and even men may be affected. It is therefore >> Read More ...

Pain Above Breasts (Right and Left) – Causes and Symptoms

Pain anywhere on the chest is a cause for concern and should always be taken seriously. Two vital organs, namely the heart and lungs, are located in the chest. Therefore pain in the chest may be due to a lung or heart disease which can be deadly. However, chest pain is not always a life threatening symptom. Sometimes even >> Read More ...

Itchy Chest – Causes, Pictures and Other Symptoms

Itching of the chest is not an uncommon symptom. It occurs for many of the same reasons as itching elsewhere on the body. Occasional itching is not usually a cause for concern. It can occur for various reasons, such as minor irritation on the skin surface. However, when there is constant itching on the chest along with >> Read More ...

Belly Button Pain Causes in Adults, Children and Pregnancy

Pain in the belly button or pain around the belly button may arise with various diseases. Usually it is caused by problems with the abdomen. The pain may come from the abdominal wall or from the organs within the abdominal cavity. Belly button pain can sometimes be serious and should always be investigated, especially if >> Read More ...

5 Signs of a Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

A frozen shoulder is long term shoulder problem that is not caused by cold despite its name. The term frozen shoulder simply means that movement at the shoulder joint is restricted and usually painful. It affects about 3 in 100 people at some point in their life and women in the 40 to 60 age group tend to be at the highest >> Read More ...
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