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1. What are the causes of stomach pain?
The common causes of stomach pain include infection, constipation, peptic ulcers, hernia, gallstones, appendicitis, food allergy, lactose intolerance, acid reflux disease, and food poisoning.
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 occurring 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