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Abdominal pain or stomach pain is a common symptom associated with both temporary, non-serious disorders and more serious conditions.

Common causes include gastroenteritis and irritable bowel syndrome. In a third of cases the exact cause is unclear. About 10% of people have a more serious underlying condition such as appendicitis or diverticulitis.[1] Determining the cause can be difficult, because many diseases can cause this symptom.

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain can be characterized by the region it affects.

Differential diagnosis

The most frequent cause of abdominal pain is gastroenteritis (13%), irritable bowel syndrome (8%), urinary tract problems (5%),inflammation of the stomach (5%) and constipation (5%). About 30% of cases the cause is not determined. About 10% of cases have a more serious cause including gallbladder or pancreas problems (4%), diverticulitis (3%), appendicitis (2%) and cancer (1%). More common in those who are older, mesenteric ischemia and abdominal aortic aneurysms are other serious causes.

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