Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help
determine the cause of the pain.
Gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation,
peptic ulcer disease,
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or
Urinary problems, such as a
kidney stone, kidney disease,
kidney infection, or
Dietary, such as
lactose intolerance or
Inflammatory disease, such as
Crohn's disease or
Irritable bowel syndrome
Infection with a parasite, such as
Female reproductive problems, such as
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Sickle cell disease
Blood vessel problems, such as an
aortic aneurysm or
peripheral arterial disease
Hernias, such as
January 9, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& David Messenger, MD
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