Abdominal & Primary Care
Abdominal discomfort, often known as a stomach ache, is a type of pain that occurs beneath the rib cage and above the pelvic area. Abdominal discomfort can be caused by inflammation of the small or large intestines, kidneys, appendix, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, liver, or pancreas. Infections that affect the intestines and stomach can result in severe stomach discomfort. By examining your physical signs and symptoms, your primary care physician can usually diagnose stomach discomfort. Treatment for abdominal pain is determined by the illnesses that may be causing it, the patient's age, and his or her medical history.