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Abdominal Distress

Alternate Names : Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Discomfort

Abdominal Distress | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

There are hundreds of conditions that can cause abdominal discomfort. There are several aspects of abdominal pain or discomfort that a healthcare provider may want to know about, including:

  • how severe the pain is
  • what makes the pain better or worse, if anything
  • what the pain feels like, such as whether the pain is sharp or cramping
  • when the pain started
  • where the pain is located
  • whether or not other symptoms are present
  • whether or not the pain moves to other areas
  • whether the pain is constant or comes and goes
  • whether the pain is related to certain foods or a certain time in the menstrual cycle for women

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    Abdominal Distress: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/25/01

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