Abdominal Pain

Abdominal areas where pain may occur

Abdominal (or belly) pain can be felt in many different parts of the belly. If you see a doctor about belly pain, he or she will ask you questions to find out where you feel the pain the most. The location of your pain can help the doctor know what might be causing it.

Current as ofNovember 7, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology

Is it an emergency?

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