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Pathophysiology of Abdominal Pain or Stomach Ache

Pathophysiology of Abdominal Pain or Stomach Ache

Pathophysiology of Abdominal Pain or Stomach Ache Include

Inflammation: Pain at times is severe and continuous and caused by appendicitis, diverticulitis and colitis.

Ulcer: Ulcer is most common in stomach and duodenum. Ulcer causes severe pain, often mostly after food intake. Ulcer pain responds to antacids.

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Obstruction: Bowel obstruction causes distention of intestine or large bowel, stretching of intestinal or bowel external wall generate severe sharp and squeezing pain.

Hepatoma Can Cause Abdominal Pain or Stomach Ache

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Enlarged Organ: Hepatoma, splenomegaly stretches the organ and the peritoneal covering causing severe pain.[1]

Ischemic Pain: Lack of blood supply or ischemia of intraabdominal organ can cause severe pain as seen in ischemic bowel disease or embolism of mesenteric blood vessels.[2]

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