Pathophysiology of Abdominal Pain or Stomach Ache Include
Ulcer: Ulcer is most common in stomach and duodenum. Ulcer causes severe pain, often mostly after food intake. Ulcer pain responds to antacids.
Obstruction: Bowel obstruction causes distention of intestine or large bowel, stretching of intestinal or bowel external wall generate severe sharp and squeezing pain.
Enlarged Organ: Hepatoma, splenomegaly stretches the organ and the peritoneal covering causing severe pain.
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.
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