Chronic functional abdominal pain
What is Chronic functional abdominal pain? Abdominal pain is pain and discomfort in the area below the ribs above the pelvis.
Pain occurs for a variety of reasons, depending on the circumstances and in different areas of the abdomen Each is related to different symptoms and causes.
Could be due to swallowing excess air, eating foods high in fat that delay stomach emptiness, constipation, colitis or gastric inflammation, intestinal obstruction, nervous colon or laziness, and slowing down of the small and large intestines.
The pain is accompanied by heat, diarrhea, constipation, swelling of the abdomen, and loss of appetite. Also, it is likely to be caused by appendicitis requiring immediate medical intervention.
Continued pain may reveal a more serious health problem such as viral gastroenteritis, presence of gastrointestinal parasites, food poisoning, allergies to certain food types, lactose sensitivity, gastroenteritis, certain digestive disorders, or cancers.
Causes of upper abdominal pain
- Gallstones pain in the right shoulder.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Back pain between the shoulder blades.
- Sudden and intense pain in the middle of the abdomen, just below the breastbone.
Pain caused by gallstones may last from a few minutes to a few hours.
Furthermore, a doctor may prescribe treatment for the dissolving of gallstones, but treatment may take months or years.
The doctor may also recommend surgery to remove the gallbladder and will not affect the digestion of the food if it is removed.
Stomach acid reflux can irritate the lining of the esophagus.
Gerd can lead to heartburn, the patient may feel the movement of stomach acids towards the chest. Pancreatitis can lead to pain in the left side of the upper abdomen that gets worse after eating. It can be acute or chronic.
Causes of abdominal pain vary after defecation and include:
- constipation, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, enteritis, and allergies to certain foods.
- abdominal pain when breathing is usually due to fear or anxiety, obesity, COPD, IBS, hiatal hernia, or some digestive disorders.