abdominal pain

Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Abdominal pain (or stomach ache) is a common symptom associated with both temporary non serious disorders and more serious conditions. Common causes 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 or diverticulitis. Determining the cause can be difficult, because many diseases can cause this symptom.