It is the pain in the abdomen. It may last for a while or for months or years. It can be mild or very severe. The other synonyms of abdominal pain are stomach ache, tummy ache or belly ache.
Acute Abdominal Pain:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Fecal impaction
- Kidney stones
- Liver abscess
- Ruptured spleen
- Urinary tract infection
Chronic Abdominal Pain:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease(PID)
- Peptic ulcer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Ovarian cysts
In 105 patients (42%), US examination of the abdomen resulted in a relevant clinical finding and was thus considered positive.
A high percentage of patients were elderly (>65 years; 52%) and very elderly (>80 years; 24%); these patients showed a significantly higher percentage of positive US scans.
The proportion of positive scans was not significantly different between localized and non-localized pain.
Specific pain location was associated with US findings such as hepatic masses, ovarian masses and renal stones, whereas non-localized pain was associated with abdominal free fluid and fluid-distended bowel loops.