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Causes of abdominal pain

If we are to make a connection between the location of the abdominal pain and the organ itself we can have the following situations:

1. Pain around the right upper quadrant region:

  • Abdominal causes: duodenal ulcer, cholecystitis, biliary  lithiasis, acute  hepatitis, liver stasis,  diverticulosis.
  • Extra-abdominal causes: right basal pneumonia, right renal colic.

2. Pain around the left quadrant region:

  • Abdominal causes:  ruptured spleen, perisplenitis, chronic pancreatitis, colon perforation, spastic colitis, aortic aneurysm.
  • Extra abdominal causes: left basal pneumonia, left renal colic.

3. Pain around the epigastrial and mesogastrial region: acute and chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, mesenteric thrombosis, aortic aneurysm, acute appendicitis at the beginning.

4. Pain around the right iliac fossa region:

  • abdominal causes: appendicitis, Meckel diverticulitis, regional ileitis, colon perforation.
  • other causes: salpingitis, right anxieties, right ovarian cyst rupture, ectopic pregnancy rupture, right reno-urethral lithiasis.

5. Pain around the left iliac fossa region:

  • abdominal causes: strangulated hernia, regional ileitis, colon perforation, colon neoplasm.
  • another causes: left anexitis, left salpingitis, left ovarian cyst rupture, ectopic pregnancy, left reno-urethral lithiasis.

6 Opinions

  • Mary Stewart said:

    One information i’ll never forget here is about the appendicitis which is the pain round in right iliac fossa. Knowing this abdominal pain is very useful as a signal for us not to take for granted those simple pain. Thank you very much for sharing this one. I’ll definitely share this one. All the best.

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