Common Specialities
Common Issues
Common Treatments


Last Updated: Sep 03, 2019
Change Language

Abdominal Pain - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Abdominal pain? What causes abdominal pain? What are the symptoms of Abdominal Pain? Diagnosis of Abdominal pain Treatment for abdominal pain

What is Abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is characterized by immense pain and discomfort on and around the abdominal area. Abdominal pain on its own is not fatal or life threatening but can be an underlying symptom of a serious illness.

What causes abdominal pain?

What are the symptoms of Abdominal Pain?

  • Fever
  • Signs of dehydration
  • Inability to pass feces
  • Vomiting
  • Frequent urination
  • The tender sensation on the abdomen

Diagnosis of Abdominal pain

It is vital to seek medical help if you are experiencing abdominal pain. The specialist usually performs tests such as CT scan, ultrasound, X-ray, endoscopy, enemas, blood tests, urine test and stool test. The doctor will also ask questions related to the type of pain, the area where the pain persists, the intensity of the pain, the intervals at which the pain occurs, your menstruation cycle (if you are a girl), food products which you have consumed, the time span of this pain, if you are pregnant or not and recent injuries you have experienced.

Treatment for abdominal pain

Treatment usually depends on the root cause of the pain. It can range from consuming antibiotics prescribed for ulcers, GERD and inflammation. In some cases, if the abdominal pain is caused due to hernia and appendicitis, surgery can be performed. It is important to contact a doctor as soon as possible if you experience difficulty breathing, acute tenderness in and around the abdomen, swelling of the abdomen, yellowness of the eyes or skin, vomiting, persistent nausea, hematemesis (vomiting blood), high fever, loss of appetite, unexplainable loss of weight, burning sensation while urinating and bloody stools.

Key Highlights

  • Treatable by medical professional
  • Usually self diagnosable
  • Lab test not required
  • Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
  • Non communicable

Popular Questions & Answers

My wife has mild probe tenderness is elicited in right iliac fossa. Will she be operated or can be cured by medicine?She is 27 years old and has child.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
Your wife's mild probe tenderness in right iliac fossa. Proper diagnosis is necessary for deciding further course of action.

I am detected with h.pylori bacteria recently and I am under medication. I have stomach hernia and abdominal gastric erosion detected through endoscopy and rut test. I am taking sompraz hp tablets 2 week course. Please answer if I can I physical contact with my partner now? Will it effect my partner health? Will any kind of physical intimacy effect my partner? What things are restricted in this?

MS - General Surgery, Post-doctoral Fellowship in Surgical Gastroenterology, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Don't worry about transferring any of these to your partner, you can continue being physically intimate. As for the h pylori rut test coming positive, please ensure you don't deviate from your 14 day course and get a breath test 1 month later to e...

Both my sides hurt. This has been happening for about 3 days. I can't eat when I stand or lay down it hurts. I feel like i'm about to threw up. Please suggest me.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Though there is a little vagueness in your query, however I assume that you are concerned about chest pain. There could be various reasons of your pain. You may get a detailed medical consultation post discussing your issue over a call or over a v...
1 person found this helpful

Popular Health Tips

Abdomen Pain After Surgery - How To Resolve It In Children?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Paediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Kolkata
Abdomen Pain After Surgery - How To Resolve It In Children?
Abdominal pain after surgery is common. It is only a part of the healing process. But extreme pain or prolonged pain is a sign of infection, surgical complications or some other underlying health condition. It is difficult to detect whether the pa...
1533 people found this helpful

Abdominal Injuries - In Depth About It!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Varanasi
Abdominal Injuries - In Depth About It!
Abdominal injury can be of various types; it may be confined to the abdomen or involve multiple systems. The severity and nature of abdominal injuries can vary widely, and thus generalizations cannot be made about the need for any type of surgery....
2988 people found this helpful

How To Treat Acidity And Gastritis Problems Through Ayurveda?

MD - Kayachikitsa, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Faridabad
How To Treat Acidity And Gastritis Problems Through Ayurveda?
Gastric and acidity are the common problems which are heard very frequently by most of the people. Though these are not severe diseases, still they create an uncomfortable feeling for those who are suffering from these problems. Acidity and gastri...
4919 people found this helpful

What Is Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What Is Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
What is Abdominal aortic aneurysm? The abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weakened and bulging area in the lower part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. Most small and slow-growing abdominal aortic aneurysms don t ru...
2 people found this helpful

Abdominal Strain - An Overview!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Abdominal Strain - An Overview!
What is Abdominal Strain? Abdominal strain is damage to the abdominal muscle due to over-stretching of the muscle tissue. It is an injury to one of the muscles of the abdominal wall. The damage involves tearing the muscle tissue. Symptoms of Abdom...
Play video
Pain In Abdomen
Hello, I am Dr. Rajesh Patil, General Surgeon, I am practicing general surgery. So we'll be talking on this important topic of pain in abdomen. Most of the time patients come to the hospital with two important complaints that is fever and pain and...
Play video
Ascites - What Is IT?
Ascites - what is it?
Play video
Most Common Health Issue Among Children
Hi everyone! I am Dr. Preeti Singh, consultant pediatrician. Today I am going to speak about stomach ache and abdominal pain. What are the common causes and what are the measures that you can do to prevent this problem at home? So as most of us ha...
Play video
Chronic Diseases
Hello friends, I am Dr. Amarjit Singh. I am from Natural Look. Natural Look ek ayurvedic sansthan hai. Jisme sabhi hi chronic disease ke upar hum kaam karte hain. Jitni bhi bimariyan aaj ke daur mein chal rahi hai. Jaise females ki agar hum baat k...
Play video
Chronic Abdomen Pain
HI, I am Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta. I am into practicing of laproscopic and general surgery for the past 10 years from now. I have been witnessing many patients of chronic pain abdomen. It may lead to bowel habits leading to constipation and may lead t...
Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice