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1. What are the causes of stomach pain?
Stomach pain can be caused by the following:
-Indigestion or gas
-Menstruation or endometriosis.
-Food allergy or poisoning
-Pelvic inflammatory disease
-Kidney or gallstones
-Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
-Appendicitis or diverticulitis
2. Under what circumstances is immediate physician attention required?
Immediate medical attention is required if:
-The pain is extreme and does not reduce or is recurrent
-The pain is a consequence of a recent injury
-The pain is accompanied by chest pain
-Your stomach is tender to touch
-You are pregnant
3. What symptoms occuring with stomach pain require immediate medical attention?
Medical attention is required if the following symptoms are present along with stomach pain:
-Increased urine frequency, dark-colored urine, painful urination, excessive thirst
-Blood in vomit or stools
-Yellowish skin discoloration
4. How will the doctor find out the cause of stomach pain?
Your doctor will ask you a bunch of questions to rule out the cause of pain along with physical examination. He will further advise tests based on his observation and analysis, which may include:
-Blood, urine, or stool tests
-Barium swallows or Enemas
5. What are the different types of stomach pain?
The different types of abdominal pain include:
-Localized: Limited to a single area commonly seen with stomach ulcers
-Cramp-like: Linked with flatulence, constipation, bloating, or diarrhea associated with menstruation, miscarriage, or any complications related to female reproductive organs
-Colicky pain related to an underlying severe condition, which includes kidney or gallstones
The pain occurring in the area between the chest and pelvic region is known as stomach pain or stomach ache or abdominal pain. The stomach pain can be caused by either virus or bacteria or parasite. Stomach pain can be sharp, intermittent, crampy, or achy. Stomach pain can be due to inflammation or diseases that affect the abdominal organs. The major abdominal organs are:
The large and small intestine
Abdominal or stomach pain be caused by many conditions; however, the main causes are:
Other common causes of stomach pain are:
Diseases that induce stomach pain are:
Severe stomach ache can be caused by:
The stomach pain can be characterized into 3 types of pain:
Generalized pain throughout the abdomen indicates:
Lower stomach pain indicates:
Lower stomach pain specifically in women:
Upper stomach pain:
Stomach pain in the center:
Following are the symptoms indicating emergency medical attention:
Following are the diagnostic methods for stomach pain:
All kinds of stomach pain cannot be prevented; however, the risk of developing severe stomach pain can be prevented by the following ways:
Follow the diet given by the doctor if an individual has Crohn’s diseases or GERD to minimize the discomfort. Lying down soon after eating increases the chances of heartburn and stomach pain, hence avoid it.