What is Abdominal Pain?
Abdominal pain is pain felt in the abdomen. It is one of the most frequent and common form of pain among people. Many people have a "stomachache" at one time or another and always blame abdominal pain (especially left abdominal pain) to our stomaches. However, the pain can arise from the tissues of the abdominal wall that surrounds the abdominal cavity (such as the skin and abdominal wall muscles). Since the term abdominal pain is generally used to describe pain originating from organs within the abdominal cavity, any organ in your midsection can cause pain, including your appendix, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, and intestines.
You'd better not ignore your health status whenever the abdominal pain strikes. Although most of the causes of abdominal pain are minor issues and can be readily diagnosed and treated, those pain can also be a sign of a serious illness. If you can heed your pain symptoms early, you can spot the difference between a minor problem and a medical emergency.
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