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Stomachache/Abdominal Pains – Overview

The pain that develops between the pelvic region and chest is referred to as abdominal pain. The pain is dull, achy, sharp or intermittent in nature. Abdominal pain or stomachache can be caused by the inflammation of the abdominal organs such as kidneys, appendix, spleen, gallbladder, pancreas, liver etc. Parasitic, viral or bacterial infections that affect the intestines and the stomach cause severe abdominal pain.

Abdominal pain in children can be due to various causes and affects multiple organs. There are expert pediatricians available on mfine, who will advise several tests to confirm the diagnosis such as complete blood count, liver function tests, examination of stool, ultrasound, CT scan, etc.

Symptoms:

Most common symptom of abdominal pain include:

- Bloody stools
- Persistent vomiting and nausea
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin
- Severe tenderness or swelling of the abdomen
- Difficulty in breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Fever
- Unknown reason for weight loss

Abdominal Pain Causes

There are various causes of abdominal pain such as abnormal growths, infection, obstruction, inflammation as well as intestinal disorders. Infection in the intestines, blood, and throat can cause bacteria to enter the digestive tract and cause abdominal pain. The infections can bring about changes in the digestion like constipation or diarrhea.

The common causes of abdominal pain are as follows:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Stress
  • Vomiting
  • Acid reflux

Causes of chronic abdominal pain are as follows:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Lactose intolerance

Treatment:

  • Kidney stones
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Kidney infection

Treatment:

Treatment for abdominal pain includes medications for GERD, inflammation or ulcers. It also includes treating infections with antibiotics or surgeries for removing a hernia, infected organs, and internal blockages.

Specialist:

You can get in touch with renowned general physicians at mfine who can offer the best treatment for abdominal pain. Connect with expert doctors near you and get top quality treatment for abdominal pain.

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