From irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to gynecological issues and diverticulitis, find out the common causes of lower abdominal pain and when to seek medical attention.
Sometimes, your child’s abdominal pain is just a run-of-the-mill stomachache. But if it keeps coming back along with bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, it could be irritable bowel syndrome.
Gallbladder symptoms often include an achy pain in the mid-upper abdomen that lasts for 20 minutes to an hour and recurs in an identical fashion. Learn more about this tiny, pear-shaped organ and how to know when something’s wrong.
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Pain definitely isn’t all psychological, but some doctors say behavioral medicine is one of the best and most underutilized tools to help people with irritable bowel syndrome and other chronic GI disorders.
Pancreatitis can cause pain and organ damage. Treatment is vital, but managing the condition long-term requires lifestyle changes as well.
Do you have IBS? Living with irritable bowel syndrome is tricky because symptoms and triggers vary. Get advice from GI experts to help you avoid the most common mistakes.
There are certain foods or ingredients that are likely to give you that dreaded bloated feeling. A registered dietitian lists five that are problematic and why.
Does your child have chronic pain and associated depression and anxiety? Learn about the relationship between chronic pain syndromes and mental health disorders in children.
Gastroparesis is rapidly becoming a more common diagnosis. This mysterious illness reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents. It can be especially detrimental to people with diabetes. Learn more.