Abdomen

Discomfort or pain in the area between chest and the pelvis. Pain from inside the abdomen or the outer muscle wall, ranging from mild and temporary to severe and requiring emergency care.

  • abdomen pain

Common causes

Abdominal pain is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:

  • Constipation
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Indigestion
  • Overeating
  • Gas due to indigestion
  • Pulled or strained muscles

Treatment

Self Treatment

Self-treatment: Self- care steps that may be helpful in some less- serious cases:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Eat mild, easy to digest foods
  • Use a hot pack
  • Take over the counter antacids or antiwind medications for heartburn and gas pain respectively

Doctor

See a doctor if you notice:

  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Changes in bowel and urination habits

Urgent

See a doctor immediately if you notice:

  • Chest pain
  • Injury or trauma following accident
  • Very severe pain
  • Blood in stools

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