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How does your doctor figure out the cause of your abdominal pain?

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Since there are so many possible causes, your doctor will do a thorough physical exam. He or she will also ask you some questions about your symptoms. Your doctor will want to know what type of pain you have. For instance, is it a severe stabbing pain or a dull ache?

National Institutes of Health.

Mayo Clinic: "Abdominal Pain."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 30, 2019

National Institutes of Health.

Mayo Clinic: "Abdominal Pain."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 30, 2019

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