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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 she is first time 2.5 months pregnant and she is having lower back pain can anyone please give me the solution for this and any exercise required to get cure?

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Hello, the backspin could be sue to urinary tract infection. Please get a urine culture and routine microscopy test done to rule out urinary infection.

How much mri scan does cost I have severe upper and middle back pain post c section. My baby is 3 months old and ony milk. I am. On myospas medication but as soon as I discontinued medication pain is worse again.

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Hi mri scan won't cost more than 5000- 10000 rupees depends on the place, better to do whole spine. Most of the times you r back pain is postural. Less likely pathological. If it's pathological, you should have back pain, but you r s is mainly upp...

I am 25 year old female suffering from back pain from last 2 years x ray showing prolapse of l5 to s1. If I take pregeb mod 75 medicine for a month will my pain cure or need any surgery.

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Orthopedic Doctor, Indore
Hello lybrate-user, greetings if the diagnosis is certain that its a disc prolapse and the pain is not unbearable, you can very well go ahead with conservative treatment. In a study it was found that 10 year result of prolapse intervertebral disc ...

My wife's name is renu, she is 23 years old and is pregnant for the last 5 weeks and 3 days. They have mild abdominal pain and back pain. What to do? She only eats one tablet of folic acid at night. Should I eat any medicine or not? Do you know something we know?

Obstetrician, Bardoli
No renu don't need any medicines except rest. Mild abdominal and back pain 2-3 times a day is common in early pregnancy, she should reduce her work and take rest. But if it increases or if there are another symptoms she need to visit her obstetric...

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