Symptom: Abdominal pain


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Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
Introduction: Abdominal pain can range from various harmless conditions to extremely severe life-threatening conditions. Any symptom of abdominal pain needs prompt professional medical advice. Sudden and very severe abdominal pain should be treated as a medical emergency.

Abdominal pain is a very common symptom, and also common in children. Unfortunately, many cases of acute appendicitis are misdiagnosed each year as gastroenteritis or some other condition, especially in children and infants. Although appendicitis is an uncommon condition, it can be fatal. And there are many other serious conditions that may cause abdominal pain.


Detailed cause information for symptom: Abdominal pain:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Abdominal pain (280 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Abdominal pain (194 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Abdominal pain (9 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Abdominal pain: stomach cramps (46), stomach ache (46), heartburn (8), liver pain (4)
    Abdominal pain type of: Common symptoms (662), Digestive symptoms (397), Abdominal symptoms (272), Pain (604)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Abdominal pain: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Abdominal pain as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Abdominal pain: The following list of conditions have 'Abdominal pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Abruptio Placentae ... abdominal pain
  • Acute Appendicitis ... abdominal pain on breathing, abdominal pain, abdominal sensitivity, abdominal pain near navel, abdominal pain on sneezing, abdominal pain on activity, right-side abdominal pain, abdominal pain on coughing
  • Acute Nonulcer dyspepsia ... upper abdominal discomfort, abdominal burning, upper abdominal pain
  • Acute Pancreatitis ... severe abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, central abdominal pain, upper abdominal pain
  • Acute rheumatic fever ... abdominal pain
  • Addison's Disease ... abdominal pain
  • Addisonian crisis ... abdominal pain
  • Alcoholic liver disease ... abdominal pain
  • Allergies ... abdominal pain
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... upper abdominal pain
  • Amphetamines ... stomach cramps
  • Anaphylaxis ... stomach cramps
  • Anthrax ... abdominal pain
  • Ascariasis ... severe abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis ... abdominal discomfort

    B

  • Behcet's Disease ... stomach pain
  • Bladder Cancer ... abdominal pain
  • Blastocystis hominis ... abdominal pain
  • Bornholm disease ... upper abdominal pain
  • Bowel Obstruction ... severe abdominal cramps, intermittent abdominal cramps
  • Brainerd diarrhea ... mild abdominal cramping
  • Bulimia nervosa ... abdominal pain

    C

  • Campylobacter food poisoning ... abdominal cramps, abdominal pain
  • Celiac Disease ... abdominal pain
  • Chlamydia ... lower abdominal pain, lower abdominal pain worse during menstruation
  • Cholangitis ... upper right-side abdominal pain, biliary colic, biliary colic after a fatty meal, abdominal discomfort
  • Cholecystitis ... upper right-side abdominal pain, biliary colic, biliary colic after a fatty meal, abdominal discomfort
  • Chronic appendicitis ... recurrent lower abdominal pain
  • Chronic Hepatitis C ... abdominal discomfort
  • Chronic Nonulcer dyspepsia ... abdominal burning, persistent upper abdominal pain, persistent upper abdominal discomfort
  • Chronic Pancreatitis ... Abdominal pain
  • Ciguatera poisoning ... abdominal cramps
  • Clostridium perfringens food poisoning ... abdominal cramps
  • Colic ... abdominal pain
  • Colitis ... abdominal pain
  • Colonic volvulus ... abdominal pain, sudden severe abdominal pain
  • Colorectal cancer ... abdominal cramps, abdominal discomfort
  • Constipation ... abdominal pain
  • Crohn's disease ... abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, abdominal cramping, abdominal cramping
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome ... abdominal pain
  • Cyclosporiasis ... stomach cramps
  • Cystitis ... lower abdominal pain, abdominal sensitivity

    D

  • Decompression sickness ... abdominal pain
  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever ... abdominal pain
  • Depression ... stomach aches
  • Depressive disorders ... stomach aches
  • Diabetes ... Abdominal pain
  • Diabetic Diarrhea ... Abdominal cramps
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis ... Abdominal discomfort
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis ... Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea ... abdominal pain
  • Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli ... abdominal cramps
  • Dientamoeba fragilis ... abdominal tenderness, abdominal cramping, abdominal cramping
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy ... abdominal pain
  • Diverticular Disease ... abdominal pain, tender abdomen, abdominal cramping, abdominal cramping, mild abdominal cramps
  • Duodenal ulcer ... abdominal pain after meals, Abdominal pain
  • Dysentery ... abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, abdominal cramping
  • Dysthymia ... stomach aches

    E

  • E-coli food poisoning ... severe abdominal pain
  • Ebola ... stomach pain
  • Ectopic pregnancy ... mild abdominal pain, severe abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, sudden severe abdominal pain
  • Endometriosis ... intestinal pain
  • Endometritis ... lower abdominal pain
  • Enteritis ... abdominal pain
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli ... abdominal cramping
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 ... abdominal cramps
  • Esophagitis ... stomach pain

    F

  • Fascioliasis ... abdominal pain
  • Food allergies ... abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort
  • Food poisoning ... abdominal cramps

    G

  • Gallstones ... abdominal pain, Biliary Colic, upper abdominal pain
  • Gas ... abdominal pain
  • Gastrinoma ... abdominal pain
  • Gastritis ... upper abdominal pain, burning feeling in stomach
  • Gastroenteritis ... abdominal pain
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ... acid regurgitation, persistent heartburn, heartburn, reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Anthrax ... abdominal pain
  • Gastrointestinal Basidiobolomycosis ... abdominal pain
  • Gastroparesis ... Abdominal discomfort
  • Giardia ... abdominal pain
  • Gonorrhea ... abdominal pain

    H

  • Heart attack ... stomach discomfort
  • Heartburn ... stomach discomfort, reflux
  • Hemochromatosis ... abdominal pain
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome ... abdominal pain
  • Hepatitis ... abdominal pain
  • Hepatitis A ... abdominal pain
  • Hepatitis B ... abdominal pain
  • Hepatitis C ... abdominal pain
  • Hepatitis D ... abdominal pain
  • Hepatitis E ... abdominal pain
  • Hepatitis X ... abdominal pain
  • Hepatoma ... abdominal discomfort
  • Hiatal hernia ... abdominal discomfort, heartburn, heartburn, reflux
  • HIV/AIDS ... abdominal cramps
  • Hookworm ... abdominal colic, vague abdominal pain, intestinal cramps, intestinal cramps
  • Hyperparathyroidism ... abdominal pain

    I

  • Ileitis ... abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness
  • Indigestion ... abdominal pain, burning feeling in the upper abdomen, heartburn
  • Inflammatory bowel disease ... abdominal cramps, abdominal pain
  • Intestinal obstruction ... severe abdominal cramps, intermittent abdominal cramps
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction ... stomach pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... abdominal colic, abdominal discomfort, abdominal cramping, abdominal cramping

    K

  • Kawasaki disease ... abdominal pain
  • Kidney Cancer ... abdominal pain, kidney pain
  • Kidney stones ... severe abdominal pain, kidney pain

    L

  • Lactic Acidosis ... Abdominal pain
  • Lactose Intolerance ... abdominal cramps
  • Lassa fever ... severe abdominal pain
  • Lead poisoning ... abdominal pain
  • Legionnaires' disease ... abdominal pain
  • Leptospirosis ... abdominal pain
  • Leukemia ... tender liver
  • Liver abscess ... abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, liver pain, tender liver
  • Liver cancer ... upper right abdomen pain
  • Lupus ... abdominal pain, Abdominal discomfort
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum ... lower abdominal pain

    M

  • Marburg virus ... abdominal pain
  • Marfan syndrome ... radiated abdominal pain
  • Mastocytosis ... Abdominal discomfort
  • Melioidosis ... abdominal pain
  • Mesenteric Adenitis ... abdominal pain
  • Miscarriage ... lower abdominal pain
  • Mittelschmerz ... abdominal tightness, abdominal tenderness
  • Mononucleosis ... liver tenderness
  • Mycobacterium avium Complex ... abdominal pain
  • Ménétrier's disease ... abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort

    N

  • Nonulcer dyspepsia ... abdominal burning, persistent upper abdominal pain, persistent upper abdominal discomfort
  • Norwalk-like viruses ... abdominal cramps

    O

  • Ovarian Cancer ... abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort
  • Ovarian cysts ... severe abdominal pain, abdominal pain, abdominal ache, abdominal ache

    P

  • Pancreatic cancer ... abdominal pain lessens when bending forwards, worsening abdominal pain, upper abdominal pain
  • Pancreatitis ... severe abdominal pain, Abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, central abdominal pain, upper abdominal pain
  • Paralytic ileus ... abdominal pain
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease ... lower abdominal pain
  • Peptic Ulcer ... Abdominal pain relieved by antacids, Abdominal pain on empty stomach, Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain after a meal, Abdominal pain relieved by food
  • Peritonitis ... severe abdominal pain, abdominal pain
  • Pernicious anemia ... abdominal pain
  • Pheochromocytoma ... abdominal pain
  • Pinworm ... abdominal pains
  • Plague ... abdominal pain
  • Polyarteritis nodosa ... abdominal pain
  • Polycystic kidney disease ... kidney pain
  • Porphyria ... abdominal pain
  • Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis ... kidney pain
  • Preeclampsia ... abdominal pain
  • Proctitis ... left-sided abdominal pain
  • Prostatitis ... abdominal pain
  • Puerperal fever ... abdominal pain

    Q

  • Q fever ... abdominal pain

    R

  • Reflux ... acid regurgitation, Heartburn, reflux
  • Renal colic ... lower abdominal pain
  • Renal tuberculosis ... kidney pain
  • Rheumatic fever ... abdominal pain
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... abdominal pain

    S

  • Salmonella enteritidis ... abdominal cramps
  • Salmonella food poisoning ... abdominal cramps
  • Salpingitis ... severe lower abdominal pain, abdominal pain worse during defecation
  • Schistosomiasis ... liver tenderness
  • Scleroderma ... heartburn
  • Scombrotoxic fish poisoning ... abdominal pain
  • Septicemia ... abdominal pain
  • Shigellosis ... abdominal cramps, intestinal pain
  • Short Bowel Syndrome ... heartburn
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... abdominal pain
  • Simple kidney cysts ... kidney pain
  • Small Intestine Cancer ... abdominal pain
  • Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning ... abdominal cramps
  • Stomach cancer ... upper abdominal discomfort, heartburn, upper abdominal pain
  • Strep throat ... abdominal pain
  • Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome ... abdominal pain
  • Strongyloidiasis ... abdominal pain
  • Sudden Digestive Conditions ... abdominal pain
  • Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... abdominal pain

    T

  • Tapeworms ... abdominal pain
  • Thromboembolism ... severe abdominal pain
  • Traveler's diarrhea ... abdominal cramping
  • Trichinosis ... slight stomachache, abdominal pain
  • Trichomoniasis ... lower abdominal pain
  • Type 2 diabetes ... Abdominal pain
  • Typhoid fever ... abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, mild lower abdominal cramps
  • Urinary stones ... abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort
  • Urinary tract infections ... kidney pain

    V

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus ... abdominal cramping
  • Vibrio vulnificus ... abdominal pain
  • Viral gastroenteritis ... abdominal cramps, stomach ache
  • Viral Hepatitis ... abdominal pain

    W

  • Weil's syndrome ... abdominal pain
  • Whipple's Disease ... abdominal cramps, abdominal pain
  • Whipworm ... intermittent stomach pain
  • Wilms' tumor ... abdominal pain

    Y

  • Yersiniosis ... abdominal pain, right-sided abdominal pain

    Z

  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome ... abdominal pain
    Conditions listing complications: Abdominal pain: The following list of conditions have 'Abdominal pain' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    C

  • Chronic Pancreatitis ... abdominal pain
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... abdominal pain

    H

  • Hiatal hernia ... heartburn, reflux

    I

  • Intussusception ... abdominal colic

    M

  • Miscarriage ... abdominal pain

    P

  • Porphyria ... abdominal pain

    R

  • Reflux ... heartburn
  • Reye's Syndrome ... abdominal pain

    S

  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... abdominal pain, heartburn


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