Tenderness To Touch (Abdomen (Upper)) And Tenderness To Touch (Abdomen (Lower))

Last Editorial Review: 2/19/2021

Tenderness to touch in any area of the abdomen can be caused by infections or chronic conditions that affect the digestive tract. Injuries or infections of the skin or deeper tissues can also cause tenderness. If you are concerned about abdominal symptoms, seek the advice of a healthcare provider to determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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