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Last Updated: Sep 03, 2019
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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.

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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?

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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.

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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...
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