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Abdominal Pain

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What is Abdominal Pain?

The abdominal region can experience muscular pain, but the term abdominal pain refers to discomfort caused by organs within the abdominal cavity, such as:

• Stomach
• Colon
• Intestinal region
• Liver
• Gallbladder
• Spleen
• Pancreas

What Causes Abdominal Pain?

There are several causes of abdominal pain,

  1. Inflammation of an organ within the abdominal cavity such as:
  • Appendicitis
  • Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  1. Stretching or Distention of an Organ such as:
  • Inflammation and even obstruction of the appendix.
  • Gallstones can obstruct the bile ducts
  • Hepatitis-induced liver swelling
  1. Lack of blood to any organ results in ischemic colitis
  2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), it is unclear what exactly causes the pain, but physicians believe possibly either of these:
  • An abnormal contraction of the intestines.
  • Visceral hypersensitivity is an abnormally sensitive nerve within the intestines.

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How to Prevent Abdominal Pain

There are a lot of reasons behind abdominal pains. It can prevent by eating a healthy diet and adopting an active lifestyle. Increase the intake of fiber in your diet.

If you are suffering following precautionary measure can stop the disease outbreak:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Drink clean and filter water
  • Do not the undercooked meal
  • Avoid eating meals from streets and hotels
  • Use precautionary measures during sex

In order to avoid ischemic colitis patient must live an active lifestyle some of the things that you can do in your daily routine are listed below:

  • Make a habit of daily exercise
  • Make a healthy diet plan
  • Reduce the cholesterol level in the body
  • Stop smoking

Abdominal Pain Symptoms

The area where the abdominal pain effect will depend on the causes.


Appendicitis is usually accompanied by severe pain in the belly. Appendicitis is a serious health condition, and if it is left untreated it can lead to the death of the patient.


It is accompanied by the severe ache in the upper part of the stomach. When a person has a meal the pain worsens. Other symptoms associated with pancreatitis include nausea, vomiting, fast heartbeat.


Gallstones are also a serious condition. When the person is suffering from gallstones the discomfort starts in the upper right side of the belly and spreads to the right upper back, chest, or arm.

What Causes Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain Symptoms

Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction is characterized by such symptoms as stomach discomfort and discomfort that comes and goes. The symptoms increase after a meal. Other symptoms include smelly farts and stools, watery stool, and vomiting.


Diverticulitis is accompanied by pain in the lower side of the abdomen. In some of the cases, it is accompanied by fever.

Viral Hepatitis

Patients suffering from virus-induced hepatitis have chronic abdominal pain, yellowing skin and eyes, and dark urine.

Stomach Ulcers and Gastritis

Stomach ulcers are a condition that is not consistent. It can come and go in phases. Usually when the stomach is empty. After eating food these symptoms disappear. Symptoms of an ulcer include black stools, indigestion, gas, and heartburn.

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