Often, after we experience abdominal pain, we say that it is only a stomachache without thinking much. Abdominal pains are different and their location could tell us what we suffer from.
What do different types of abdominal pain suggest, depending on where they are and what kind of sensation they cause?
Cramping in the lower abdomen
Cramps in the lower abdomen, accompanied by gases, swelling and discomfort may mean changing the intestinal flora, irritable bowel syndrome or problems with the colon. In any case it is necessary to consult a gastroenterologist, as these conditions are not harmless.
Pain in the lower abdomen, accompanied by blood in the stool
This condition necessarily has to be discussed with a doctor as blood in the stool suggests a serious problem. It may be due to gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer, inflammation of the colon such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or cancer.
Stomach pain, accompanied by heartburn and chest burning
Very often chest burning is associated with heart problems. However, it may be caused by stomach problems, including ulcers, inflammation of the esophagus or throat, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux or gastritis.
Pain in the navel
Pain around and below the belly button can be attributed to excessive consumption of fatty foods and fat deposits are due to them. High levels of estrogen can also be the cause for this type of pain.
Besides, these pains around the navel may suggest a presence of gallstones.
Burning sensation and pain in the upper stomach
This pain usually indicates ulcers, acute or chronic gastritis, especially if you it’s provoked by eat some food or drinking water. It is usually accompanied with weight gain, bloating, loss of appetite and weight loss. In milder cases there can be erosion of the lining of the stomach. These conditions are often caused by bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori. Furthermore it causes can be the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pills, aspirin, and other drugs which aggressivly irritate the gastric mucosa.
Sudden pain in the right side of the abdominal cavity
Pain accompanied by spasms that make you twist to the right can mean ruptured appendicitis, chronic or acute appendicitis without a rupture, biliary crisis or liver disease.