The area between your chest and legs is the abdomen. There are various reasons for feeling pain in this area, and while some of them are harmless, others can seriously threaten your health.
About 90% of people are occasionally affected by the common pang known as abdominal pain.
On the other hand, mild, but long-term abdominal pain might be a sign of a chronic disease that needs to be cured.
If your abdominal pain lasts more than two weeks, regardless of the specific part of your abdomen, you need to visit your doctor to eliminate more severe diagnosis. Other reasons to consult your doctor should be persistent vomiting and bloat, or blood in your stool.
According to MedlinePlus, abdominal pain is pain felt anywhere between the groin and chest.
Since the abdomen takes a larger area of your body, it is important to determine the exact location of your pain, so that you can easily determine the reason for its occurrence. Once you determine this location on the abdominal map, read its meaning.
1. Stomach ulcer; gallstones; pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
2. Gastric acid; stomach ulcer; pancreatitis; poor digestion; gallstones; a hernia above the navel (an epigastric hernia)
3. Duodenal ulcer; stomach ulcer; pancreatitis; bile duct obstruction
4. Inflammation of the urethra; kidney stones; constipation; herniated or ruptured disk in the spine (a lumbar hernia)
5. Inflammation of the appendix (early stage of appendicitis); pancreatitis; large intestine inflammation; stomach ulcer; small intestine inflammation; an umbilical hernia; Crohn’s disease (regional enteritis)
6. Diverticular disease; kidney stones; large intestine inflammation; constipation
7. Constipation; appendicitis; an inguinal hernia – groin pain; gynecological disorders – pelvic pain (endometriosis and others)
8. Appendicitis; inflammation of the urethra; large intestine inflammation; diverticular disease; pelvic pain – gynecological disorders
9. Groin pain – an inguinal hernia; pelvic pain – gynecological disorders; diverticular disease
Less Serious Disorders
There are various causes of abdominal pain and the less serious are the following ones: The less serious causes of abdominal pain are intolerance to certain types of food; constipation as a result of poor physical activity and improper diet; food poisoning; stomach/intestine virus; and gastritis as a result of excess gastric acid production.