The intensity of the pain experienced from abdominal pain ranges from mild stomach ache to severe acute pain. The pain is frequently nonspecific and can be brought about by a variety of conditions.
Stomach pain can make a person need to stay in one spot and not move a muscle. Alternately the pain can make them so eager they need to walk around or toss and turn in an attempt to find “just the right position.”
• You have abdominal pain that is sudden and sharp
• You also have pain in your chest, neck or shoulder
• You’re vomiting blood or have blood in your stool
• Your abdomen is stiff, hard and tender to touch
• You can’t move your bowels, especially if you’re also vomiting
Your health care professional will try to pinpoint the area of the abdomen where the pain originates when determining the cause of abdominal pain.