Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain may be characterized as an achy, dull, intermittent, or sharp pain located in between the chest and pelvis. The general term for this phenomenon is a stomachache. However, inflammatory diseases can also cause mild, moderate, or severe abdominal pain.

Abdominal Pain Causes
Abdominal Pain Causes

Abdominal pain can arise from a variety of conditions and ailments. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food allergies
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Kidney stones
  • Stomach cancer
Abdominal Pain Symptoms
Abdominal Pain Symptoms

Depending on the cause, symptoms of abdominal pain can vary from a mild ache to a debilitating pain. Abdominal pain symptoms may also include:

  • Dehydration
  • Fever
  • Inability to pass stool (constipation)
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal Pain Treatments
Abdominal Pain Treatments

Treatments for abdominal pain can range from medications for inflammation to interventional therapies for pain and discomfort. The following treatment options are common for patients with chronic abdominal pain: