Abdominal pain, also known as stomach pain, is a common symptom associated with both temporary, non-serious disorders and more serious conditions.
Common causes of pain in the abdomen include gastroenteritis and irritable bowel syndrome. In a third of cases the exact cause is unclear. About 10% of people have a more serious underlying condition such as appendicitis, leaking or ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, diverticulitis, or ectopic pregnancy. Determining the cause can be difficult, because many diseases can cause this symptom
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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2321.html acute abdominal pain in children alexander k.c. leung, m.b.b.s., and david l. sigalet, m.d. ph. d. university of calgary faculty of medicine, calgary, alberta am fam physician. 2003 jun 1;67(11):2321-2327.