Stomach Pain Overview
Another name for Stomach Pain is Abdominal Pain.
What is abdominal pain?
A person with abdominal pain has discomfort in the abdomen. The location of the pain within the abdomen can be an important clue in determining the underlying cause. Pain located in one area of the abdomen may be more serious than pain in the entire abdomen.
What are the symptoms of abdominal pain?
Important features of abdominal pain include pain severity, character, timing, location, and the presence of associated symptoms. Symptoms that often occur with abdominal pain include back pain, chest pain, constipation, diarrhea, cough, breathing difficulty, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
How does the doctor treat abdominal pain?
The treatment for abdominal pain depends on the underlying cause for the pain. Some conditions can be treated with antacids or other medications. Serious causes of abdominal pain may require antibiotics or surgery.
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