Though central abdominal pain could present in various forms from individual to individual, the symptoms and sign depends on the cause. We bring you a few examples of how some of the common causes of central abdominal pain might come on:
Emma is 36. She developed stabbing central abdominal pain which comes on and goes off in the last two weeks. Eating makes the pain worse, and this pain wakes her up in the middle of night between 23:00 and 03:00 Hours. The pain spreads through to her back between the shoulder blades. She feels sick and actually vomited on an occasion. Because of the pain in her central abdomen, Emma is scared of eating, and has lost some weight. What could this be?She saw her doctor who suspected she may be having stomach ulcer. She was given a prescription of lanzoprazole 30mg daily and an arrangement was made for a camera test to see her stomach and upper small intestine.
A diagnosis of stomach ulcer was confirmed on endoscopy, and she continued on the Lansoprazole, along with Rannitidine 150mg twice daily for 6 weeks. She was cured of her ulcer pain.
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