Share your story with others:

MedicineNet appreciates your comment. Your comment may be displayed on the site and will always be published anonymously. Patient Comments FAQs

Tell us a bit about your background to make your comments more useful to other MedicineNet users.

Screen Name: *

Gender of Patient:Male Female

Age Range of Patient:

I am a: Patient Caregiver

Enter your Comment

* Screen Name will appear next to the published comment. Please do not include your full name or email address.

By submitting your comment, and other materials (collectively referred to as a "Submission") to MedicineNet, you grant MedicineNet permission to use, copy, transmit, publish, display, edit and modify your Submission in connection with its Web site. MedicineNet will not pay you for your Submission. You represent that you have all rights necessary for MedicineNet to use your Submission as set forth above.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when writing your comment:

  • Please make sure you address the question asked.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of comments received, not all comments will be published.
  • When selecting comments to publish, our staff will choose those that are educational and complement the topic. Please try to stay on topic.
  • Your comment may be edited. We would typically edit comments to make them clearer and more readable. We will remove personal information such as last names, email and web addresses, and other potentially harmful information.
  • We will not notify you if your comment has been published. We suggest that you check back on the topic article regularly.
  • We do not provide medical or healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

Thank you for participating!

I have read and agree to abide by the MedicineNet Terms and Conditions and the MedicineNet Privacy Policy (required).

To prevent our systems from spam, please complete the following prior to submitting your comment.

Definition of abdominal pain

Abdominal pain is pain or discomfort that a person feels anywhere between the lower chest to the distal groin. Some health care professionals include the diaphragm, pelvis (and genitals) and the retroperitoneal space. Chest and abdominal pain are the two top reasons why people go to emergency rooms, according to the CDC.

Return to Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)

See what others are saying

Comment from: Jane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I had severe abdominal pain for decades. The first problem was when I was in my early 20s. I had 7 golf ball sized cysts on my fallopian tubes. I had surgery to remove them. Then I got a uterine fibroid that grew to the size of a cantaloupe. I had a partial hysterectomy for that problem. The abdominal pain persisted still. After decades of going to doctors I finally found a gastrointestinal (GI) specialist who would tackle and diagnose my problems. He diagnosed microscopic colitis, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), hiatal hernia, and abdominal adhesions from my previous surgeries. I had surgery to remove the adhesions and that pain was gone immediately. I've finally been able to find ways through diet (FODMAP elimination diet and a vegan diet) and exercise to manage my colitis, SIBO, and hiatal hernia. These problems are difficult to distinguish because they all cause pain and similar symptoms. There are good GI doctors out there who can help you diagnose your problems. I'm proof! Best of luck.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Worried, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I have been having upper abdominal pain off and on for years. I often feel a lump at the edge of my left rib cage. The pain is a constant ache. I can now see the lump when standing and it feels hard and lumpy. My doctor believes there is nothing nasty going on.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Kelly's tummy hurts, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I have had severe lower abdominal cramps for two days. I have bloating, and it is tender to touch; with several hours in duration. Cramping begins two inches above navel and goes down into pelvic region. Eating makes pain worse.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors