Abdominal Pain

Four locations used to describe abdominal pain

Three regions used to describe abdominal (belly) pain

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Abdominal (belly) pain can be described as generalized or localized.

Generalized pain occurs in two or more sections of the belly. Localized pain is confined to or is most intense in one section of the belly.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofAugust 9, 2016

Current as of: August 9, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology