Any pain in the abdomen is referred to as abdominal pain. Some other symptoms which can occur along with abdominal pain are fever, frequent urination along with pain, dehydration, tender abdomen and vomiting for more than 2 days. Food allergies, stomach virus, hernia, kidney stones, menstrual cramps, GERD, endometriosis, ulcers, appendicitis, gas and constipation are some of the common causes of abdominal pain.
HOW IS ABDOMINAL PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Depending upon the severity, and area of abdomen following tests can be conducted • Stool/urine test • Blood tests • Endoscopy • USG • Barium swallows • CT scan
HOW IS ABDOMINAL PAIN TREATED?
The cause of the abdominal pain determines the kind of treatment to be used.
DID YOU KNOW?
Surgery is needed for abdominal pain when it is caused by hernia or appendicitis.