Abdominal Pain Causes
If you have stomach pain (abdominal pain), do you know the causes? Have you known that the location of your abdominal pain may indicate the cause? Surely, having sufficient knowledge about abdominal pain is beneficial for you, especially when you suffer with abdominal pain.
In our previous article about abdominal pain, we provide you with information about definition of abdominal pain, epidemiology, incidence and symptoms. Now, you may add more knowledge of abdominal pain, especially about its causes.
Abdominal pain, also known as stomach pain, is common in the medical world. More than 10 percent of emergency department visitor have problems related to abdominal pain.
Causes of Abdominal Pain
Then, what causes abdominal pain? There are many causes which may lead to abdominal pain.
The following points may become examples:
- Bowel problems including gas (fart), constipation, or diarrhea
- Infections, such as food poisoning, gastroenteritis, pelvic infections, or sexually transmitted
- Liver problems and gallstones
- Gastric irritation or peptic (stomach) ulcers, such as heartburn and indigestion
- Medical conditions, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Crohn’s disease
- Pregnancy related problems
- Menstrual pain
As a matter of fact, abdomen is not the only source of abdominal pain. There are other causes which may cause abdominal pain, such as conditions in the groin or pelvis, heart attacks, pneumonia and some skin rashes, i.e., shingles.
Abdominal pain patients might have other problems as well, such as bowel motions, passing urine, flatulence or menstruation problems.
Causes based on location of pain
If you have abdominal pain, where do you feel the pain? Inform it to your doctor. For your information, location of your pain may indicate cause.
Why is it matter to know the location of the abdominal pain? It is because organs inside your abdomen along with the complex signals which are sent by them could make your doctor and clinicians hard to identify the cause of pain. Therefore, knowing the location of abdominal pain would be helpful to find the answer.
Usually, your doctor and clinicians will make an assessment to the following areas:
- Navel area
- Area above the navel
- Area below the navel
- Upper-left abdomen area
- Upper-right abdomen area
- Lower-left abdomen area
- Lower-right abdomen area
- Migrating Pain
Be prepared to explain about the pain, including the location and what the pain feels like. Based on this information, you will get a better diagnosis and treatment in a bid to regain your best condition.
In the upcoming article, we will explain further about abdominal pain location and its possible causes.
You should consult with your doctor, clinicians and other healthcare professionals to get a better knowledge and information about Abdominal Pain (stomach pain) Causes.
Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about Abdominal Pain.