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What do you need to know about abdominal pain?

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Just about everybody at one time or another will get a bellyache. Most causes of abdominal pain aren't worrisome, and your doctor can easily diagnose and treat the problem. Sometimes, though, it can be a sign of a serious illness. Learn which symptoms to watch out for and when you should get medical help.

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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