Abdominal Pain

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Content updated on Jan 4, 2023

About the symptom

Abdominal pain is a painful sensation in the abdominal area. The abdominal area is the part between the chest and pelvis, often called the belly, tummy, stomach. The pain may be pressing, sharp or dull in nature.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Intermenstrual bleeding

  • Jaundice

  • Fever

  • Sensation of incomplete voiding

  • Melena (black stools)

  • Edema

  • Recent weight loss

  • Constipation

Possible causes

  • Helicobacter pylori infection

    Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori, is a bacteria that is commonly found in the stomach of approximately half the world's population.The vast majority of people have no symptoms. However, H. pylori is capable of causing a number of digestive problems, including ulcers and, rarely, stomach cancer. H. pylori bacteria may spread through direct contact with saliva, vomit, feces or contaminated food or water.

  • Colonic polyp

    Colonic polyps are benign growths that appear on the inner lining of your large intestine. They have a small chance of turning malignant, or cancerous, over the next 5-15 years, hence require monitoring by a doctor.

  • Ovulation bleeding

    Ovulation bleeding is vaginal bleeding which occurs during or immediately before or after ovulation. Ovulation occurs during the middle of a menstrual cycle. It is usually due to changes in estrogen levels and is not a serious problem.

  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Gastritis
  • Meckel's diverticulosis

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Are you unable to take a deep breath due to the stomach pain?

  • Do you feel severe pain when pressing on your abdomen (stomach)?

  • Does your stomach feel constantly hard and stiff like a board?

  • When you press lightly on your stomach, do the muscles stiffen or harden?

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