Abdominal Pain Location and Its Possible Causes

If you have an abdominal pain, do you know where the location of your pain is? Knowing the location of your abdominal pain would be useful for your doctor to make a better diagnosis.

As we have explained in our previous article about abdominal pain causes, there are several possible causes related to abdominal pain. The complexity of signals which is sent by number of organs inside your abdomen makes your doctor hard to find the most possible cause of the pain.

Therefore, the location of abdominal pain would help to narrow the list of causes.

Abdominal Pain Location

  • Navel area
    Possible causes
    Do you feel pain near your bellybutton? If you feel it, it might be related to an infection or a small intestine disorder in your appendix (appendicitis).

    Your appendix is a little, finger-shaped pouch which projects out from the colon on the lower right side of the abdomen. If the appendix gets blocked, it might become infected and filled with pus.


    • Burst and peritonitis (serious inflammation)
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Fever
    • Loss of appetite
    • Have a bowel movement
    • The urge to pass gas
  • Area above the navel (epigastric area)
    Possible cause
    The epigastric area is located in the upper middle section of your abdomen (above your navel). If you have painful feeling in this area, you might have a stomach disorder.

    Other possible causes
    When you have a persistent pain in the epigastric area, it may also a signal for:

    • Duodenum (upper small intestine) problem
    • Gallbladder problem
    • Pancreas problem
  • Area lower middle abdomen (below the navel)
    Possible cause
    If the painful feeling expanses to either side, it might relate to a disorder in your colon. For females, it might indicate a pelvic inflammatory disease or a urinary tract infection.
  • Upper-left abdomen area
    Possible cause
    It is rarely for people to feel abdominal pain in this location. When you do, you may have problems in:

    • Colon
    • Pancreas
    • Stomach
    • Spleen
  • Upper-right abdomen area
    Possible cause
    Do you feel an intense pain in this area? Maybe you have an infection in your gallbladder. The pain might spread to the center of your abdomen and then penetrate to your back.

    Other possible causes:

    • Inflamed pancreas
    • Inflamed duodenum
  • Lower-left abdomen area
    Possible cause
    Pain feeling around this area often relates to lower colon problem, where food waste is barred.

    Other possible causes:

    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Diverticulitis (inflammation in the colon)
  • Lower-right abdomen area
    Possible cause
    Infection of the colon would be the most possible cause.
  • Migrating Pain (Referred pain)
    Abdominal pain has the odd ability called as referred pain. The pain might travel along deep nerve ways and emerge at location away from the source of the pain.

    For example, a pancreas disorder may spread to your shoulder blades while gallbladder inflammation can radiate up to your chest and right shoulder.

You should consult with your doctor, clinicians and other healthcare professionals to get a better knowledge and information about Abdominal Pain (stomach pain) Location and Its Possible Causes.

Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about Abdominal Pain.

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