A Doctor's View on Abdominal Pain: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
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Abdominal pain is a common symptom for may people. It can often is difficult for a health-care professional to diagnosis the cause of a person's abdominal pain. Print out this list of questions to ask your doctor about your abdominal pain, and be ready to provide your past medical history to the healthcare team. Read the entire Doctor's View
How is the cause of abdominal pain diagnosed?
Doctors determine the cause of abdominal pain by relying on:
- characteristics of the pain,
- findings on physical examination,
- laboratory, radiological, and endoscopic testing, and