Though most cases of abdominal pain will go away after a few hours with no associated complications, the story is different when you have an acute pain that will not go away or a chronic pain that is difficult to diagnose or treat.
Abdominal pain is the 3rd most common reason why doctors are consulted on a daily basis around the world. Between 8 to 22% of visits to family doctors, gynecologists, general surgeons, urologists, pediatricians, oncologists and a number of other healthcare providers are as a result of pain somewhere in the abdomen.
Do you or your love one suffer with abdominal pain? Are you looking for an explanation for a pain that started a few minutes or few days ago? Or are you trying to understand what might be causing your pain over the past weeks and months?
Here at abdopain.com, we aim to provide you a comprehensive wealth of information on the causes, how to recognise such causes of pain, tests and investigations, current treatment options available and where appropriate, actions that can be taken to prevent abdominal pain in both men and women and from infancy to old age.
We also provide help with interpretation of test results, advice on best lab test to perform and what could be the best medicine or surgery or even natural means to help control some causes of pain in the tummy.
You can start learning about the possible cause of pain in your abdomen by going straight to the part of your abdomen where you have pain, selecting from the 9 sections shown below.
The abdomen has been described as a minefield. This is because of the number of organs, nerves, blood vessels, muscles and other tissues within the abdominal cavity and its surrounding wall.
Any injury or infection or any other cause of inflammation affecting any of these organs and structures in the abdomen could lead to tummy pain. It is therefore important to roughly understand what organ is where in the abdomen, to help understand the possible cause of pain there.
Even at that, half of the time, even well trained doctors may struggle with knowing what could be the cause of abdominal pain in an individual. But with a methodological approach, most causes of pain in the abdomen can be identified. Here are the common causes of pain in the following areas of the abdomen.
Last updated: 28th Day of December 2019