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Abdominal Pain


Picture of the four quadrants (locations) of abdominal pain

Picture of the three regions (locations) of abdominal pain

Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com

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 RevisedJanuary 11, 2011

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