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Any pain located in between chest and groin region is termed abdominal pain

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Updated: Tuesday, Sep 28,2010, 2:08:48 PM
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What is Abdominal Pain?

Any pain located in between chest and groin region is termed abdominal pain. Other names for abdominal pain are stomach ache
or belly ache. There are many organs in the abdominal cavity and pain can originate from any of these organs. Abdominal pain is a symptom and it refers to some disease or infection in abdomen and its surrounding area.


When to visit a Doctor / Physician?
Call or see your Doctor if any of the following is present:

•    Abdominal pain lasting for more than 5 hours and getting worse
•    Pain associated with vomiting - at least 3-4 times.
•    Inability to pass stools for more than 2 days.
•    Severe abdominal pain because of which the patient cannot move.
•    Pain accompanied by vomiting of blood/blood in stools.
•    Pain before and after meals.
•    Pain or difficulty in swallowing food.
•    Unexplained weight loss.
•    Abdominal pain during pregnancy.
•    Pain accompanied by burning sensation while urinating
•    Abdominal pain spreading to chest and shoulder.
•    Pain accompanied by fever.
•    Loss of appetite.
• Trauma of chest or abdomen.

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