Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can range from mild to severe. Abdominal pain—defined as the pain between your lower ribs to your pelvic bone—can be acute or chronic, meaning it can come and go quickly, or happen over a long span of time. It is caused by organ inflammation, distention, or blockage.

Contact your doctor right away if you are displaying:

  • Severe pain that doesn’t allow you to move without causing more pain
  • Bloody stool
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Severe abdominal tenderness
  • Abdominal Swelling
  • Jaundice
  • Severe weight loss

The diagnosis of the cause of your pain will call for a physical examination by your gastrointestinal physician. Contact your doctor for any questions and concerns.

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