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Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

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  • If you are pregnant or just had a baby: Go to the topic Pregnancy-Related Problems or Problems After Delivery of Your Baby.
  • If you have had surgery to your belly recently and are having problems: Go to the topic Postoperative Problems.

Do you have severe pain?

Do you think you may be pregnant?

Have you had a recent injury to the abdomen?

Do you have localized abdominal pain?

Do you have generalized or cramping abdominal pain?

Are your stools black or bloody?

Are you vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds?

Do you have a fever?

Do you have symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration?

Do you think that a medicine is causing your abdominal pain?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

Review health risks that may increase the seriousness of your symptoms.


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Last Updated: May 09, 2013
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