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Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help determine the cause of the pain.
Most common symptoms
Gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, appendicitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or diverticulitis
Urinary problems, such as a kidney stone, kidney disease, kidney infection, or bladder infection
Dietary, such as lactose intolerance or food allergy
Inflammatory disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
Irritable bowel syndrome
Ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage
Infection with a parasite, such as giardia
Female reproductive problems, such as endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Sickle cell disease
Blood vessel problems, such as an aortic aneurysm or peripheral arterial disease
Hernias, such as hiatal, inguinal, or umbilical
Current as ofSeptember 23, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineDavid Messenger, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Current as of: September 23, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
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