Abdominal pain occurs between your chest and groin area and is colloquially known as a stomachache.
Your abdominal pain may manifest as cramps, aches, or sharp or dull pains that can be acute, chronic, or progressive. Your organs located in your stomach region–the appendix, gallbladder, intestines, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and spleen, can cause abdominal pain. Abdominal pain usually is not serious and can be caused by everyday things such as the food you have eaten or gas. Everyone has experienced abdominal pain in some form at some point in their life, but if your pain or symptoms become chronic, you should contact your medical professional. Some causes of pain may be benign, such as gas or constipation, but others may be more dangerous, such as colon cancer.
Prevention: Sometimes, the best way to treat abdominal pain is to prevent it from happening by making simple changes to your lifestyle habits:
Because a myriad of sources can cause abdominal pain, your doctor will conduct a thorough physical exam.
They’ll inquire about your symptoms, what kind of pain you’re having, the duration of your symptoms, and what you’ve already tried to relieve the pain. To better diagnose you, your doctor may order tests such as:
The most common cause of abdominal pain is related to the digestive system, and most abdominal pain will dissipate without medical treatment.
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