Abdominal Pain, Lower Abdominal Pain & Stomach Pain
Abdominal pain and lower abdominal pain is commonly referred to as stomach pain and should be monitored closely. While organs in the abdominal area generally function rather quietly, we become aware of possible malfunction when we feel abdominal ache or mild-to-severe pain below the ribs and above the pelvis and groin. Some forms of abdominal pain are common, while others may be serious and even life-threatening.
Pain that occurs in more than half of the abdomen is referred to as generalized abdominal pain and is usually associated with gas, indigestion, or a stomach virus. Localized pain occurs in just one area of the abdomen and is likely associated with a particular organ—stomach, appendix, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, bladder, kidneys, ureters, small and large intestines, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
Upper & Lower Abdominal Pain Symptoms
Abdominal Pain Causes
Abdominal Pain Treatment & Abdominal Pain Relief - When to See a Doctor
Some abdominal pain can be treated by self-care methods, such as dietary changes. Over-the-counter or prescribed medications may relieve some abdominal pain, depending on the cause, but some medications may irritate the stomach and even increase abdominal pain. Your primary care physician may advise you of appropriate medications for you, other remedies, or other proper course of action to treat your pain. Seek immediate medical attention if: