About 90% of individuals will experience abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is felt between the groin and the chest. Since this area is so wide spread, it is best to know the exact area the pain if felt in so it can be easier to find the cause of the pain.
While it can be intense, and may possibly scare us, it might not be anything too serious. But it could also be a lingering disease so one should use the utmost caution when they have abdominal pain.
Pain that lasts for more than 2 weeks should be seen by a doctor to rule out various diseases. The pain may also be associated with bloating, diarrhea, blood in the stool and vomiting.
Here are some reasons as to why pain may be felt in the abdominal region:
- Upper Right side- Gallstones,stomach ulcer, pancreatits
- middle right- kidney stones, urine infection, constipation, lumbar hernia
- lower right- constipation, groin pain, pelvic pain, appendicitis
- upper center- stomach ulcer, heartburn, indigestion, gallstones, pancreatitis, epigastric hernia
- center- pancreatitis, stomach ulcer, early appendicitis, umbilical hernia, inflammatory bowel, small bowel
- lower center- urine infection, appendicitis, pelvic pain, diverticulitis disease, inflammatory bowel
- upper left side- stomach ulcer, duodenal ulcer, biliary colic, pancreatitis
- middle left- kidney stones, diverticulitis disease, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease
- lower left- groin pain, pelvic pain, diverticulitis disease