Abdominal pain is one of the more common problems that may affect more than 90% of the population. The intensity of the pain may often scare us, but it is not necessarily due to something serious. However, lingering symptoms can indicate a chronic disease that should be treated.
If any kind of pain lasts more than two weeks (long-term bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool, etc) you should consult with your doctor for a full diagnosis. The location, chronology, severity, aggravating and alleviating factors, and associated symptoms helps your health practitioner assess the exact diagnosis.
Abdominal pain can be any kind of discomfort felt between the chest and groin. Since this is an extensive area of the body, it is necessary to know the exact location of the pain so you can easier find the cause. The evaluation of abdominal pain requires an understanding of the possible mechanisms responsible for pain, a broad differential of common causes, and recognition of typical patterns and clinical presentations. All patients do not have classic presentations.
You can use the image above to help you evaluate which quadrant you experience pain in your abdomen and the possible causes.