Alternate Names : Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Discomfort
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Often, nothing can be done to prevent new abdominal discomfort. Some abdominal problems can be avoided by:
avoiding illegal drugs
drinking alcohol in moderation or not at all
following safer sex guidelines to prevent STDs
seeking prompt treatment for infections, diseases, and conditions
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Long-term effects can range from none to permanent disability or even to death. This depends on the underlying cause of the abdominal distress.
What are the risks to others?
Abdominal distress itself is not contagious. However, an underlying cause such as sexually transmitted disease may be contagious.