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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:

  • Appendicitis
  • 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.

7 responses to Abdominal Pain Causes

  1. What types of abdominal pain are associated with anxiety?

  2. how do i treat stomach cramps

  3. you can avoid indigestion by eating high fiber foods.-:’

  4. i often get indestion coz i eat a lot in one day, lots of fruit juice helps ease indigestion-.~

  5. if you are not eating much fiber, then you will always get indigestion. so eat lots of dietary fibers “*`

  6. Your article “Abdominal Pain Causes” is very well written and informative. Also reading some of the comments left by some of your readers leads me to believe that many of them are misinformed about one of the major issues of abdominal pain. Indigestion, acid reflux, gastritis, crohns and the like. Somewhere around 70 million Americans have digestive system issues, which prompt almost 60 million trips to doctors’ offices and hospitals every year.

    Many people think that more fiber is the answer or antacids, but no amount of fiber is going to correct the problem, and antacids we are being warned about by experts that say long term use of these antacids are just making things worse, by stopping the acid and thereby making the system more hospitable to viruses and other pathogens. What is needed is a change of what we eat and how we eat such as proper food combining. Fruit is very easily digested using mostly enzymes and should be eaten on an empty stomach. Eating fruit after a meal that is slow to digest and needs stomach acid leaves the fast digesting fruit sitting on top of the slow digesting meal fermenting and causing gas bloating and many times pain. My answer is to stop eating the SAD ( Standard American Diet ), and learn food combining.

  7. I am 20 yrs of age and i have been recieving pain in my lower left adomin for just over 6 months now. I’ve been doing alot of reading and research online, and after reading so many articles and finding all the symptoms i have it sounds alot like ovrian cancer. I went to the hospital this morning because the pain was so bad, but i was there for so long i ended up leaving before the doctor came. 6 months ago the doctors treated it as a bladder infection, it never went away. Im really nervous to find out what has been hurting for 6 months now.

    Any suggestions?

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