Abdominal pain update: Lower abdominal pain in men and women, upper abdominal pain, gastritis, and appendicitis

Lower abdominal pain in menAbdominal pain is something that almost everyone experiences at some point in their lives. In fact, approximately 7–10 percent of all emergency department visits are for acute abdominal pain symptoms. There are many reasons why you may get this type of pain, which is why we have provided you with a detailed description of several forms of the condition. You will learn the difference between gastritis pain and appendicitis as well the most common reasons for lower abdominal pain in men and women.

Lower abdominal pain in men: Causes and treatment tips

Lower abdominal pain is experienced by both sexes, but the causes can vary. The abdominal pain in men may be due to chronic diseases, urinary tract infections, or even digestive tract conditions. Research estimates that the majority of men who experience abdominal pain never seek treatment, as they are more likely to use over-the-counter or herbal remedies to alleviate pain, rather than finding a doctor to discover the underlying cause of their pain. Continue reading…

Lower abdominal pain in womenLower abdominal pain in women: Causes and treatments


A lot of people experience tummy pain at some point in their lives, but lower abdominal pain in women is rather common. The reasons for this pain vary from person to person, so treatment should not follow a one size fits all approach.

The abdomen is the area containing your digestive organs and is bound by the pelvic bone and diaphragm. Abdominal pain, including lower abdominal pain, is usually a term used to describe the pain that comes from organs within the abdominal cavity. Continue reading…

Upper abdominal painUpper abdominal pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Upper abdominal pain is pain that is experienced in the esophagus or stomach. There are many reasons for upper abdominal pain varying in severity. For some, upper abdominal pain is temporary and a rare occasion. For others, it is a chronic experience that can disrupt their daily life.

Narrowing down on your upper abdominal pain can help you get a proper diagnosis and receive the proper treatment for reducing your discomfort. Continue reading…

Gastritis symptoms including upper abdominal pain, bloating, and nauseaGastritis symptoms including upper abdominal pain, bloating, and nausea

Gastritis symptoms can include upper abdominal pain, bloating, and nausea. Gastritis can be seen as a group of conditions that mainly have one commonality: the inflammation of the stomach’s lining. There are two main types of gastritis: acute and chronic. In acute gastritis, symptoms are sudden, and in chronic gastritis, symptoms appear over time.

Symptoms of gastritis can be quite bothersome and vary in severity. It’s important to understand your symptoms in order to get proper relief. Not treating your gastritis symptoms properly can prolong your symptoms and actually make them worse. And although some remedies may offer quick relief, they won’t keep your symptoms at bay in the long run. It’s also important to understand the underlying cause of your symptoms to properly treat gastritis which can be done with the help of your doctor. Continue reading…

AppendicitisAppendicitis (inflamed appendix), abdominal pain, causes, symptoms and treatment


Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix and can lead to severe abdominal pain. The appendix is a tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine.
Although many do not know what the function of the appendix is, we do know that we can live without it. Therefore, we know that if we develops appendicitis, removing it is safe and won’t hinder our health.

Although we may not need the appendix, when the appendix becomes inflamed it is a serious condition that requires emergency surgery.

If untreated the appendix can burst, which can send toxins into the body and abdomen. If this occurs it can lead to peritonitis – inflammation of the abdominal cavity. Continue reading…


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