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Abdominal Pain


Four locations used to describe abdominal pain

Three regions used to describe abdominal (belly) pain

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Abdominal (belly) pain can be described as generalized or localized.

Generalized pain occurs in two or more sections of the belly. Localized pain is confined to or is most intense in one section of the belly.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedOctober 30, 2012

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