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Stomach Pain

Stomach pain and abdominal pain is caused by many medical conditions. These medical conditions can cause an inflammation, distention, or by blood loss of an organ. There are many organs located in the abdominal cavity, and if these organs are affected, certain reactions will occur and pain is one of the reactions. It also has several types and by understanding these types, a medical practitioner will be able to diagnose the condition easily.

The abdomen or stomach is a cavity located just below the rib cage and above the hipbones. It houses several organs and if the organs are damaged or afflicted by a disease, abdominal pain can occur.
Pain has many kinds or types. These are:

  • Acute or suddenly occurring
  • Burning
  • Chronic or ongoing
  • Crampy
  • Dull
  • Gnawing
  • Intense
  • Worse
  • Sharp
  • Steady

The pain is also located in one area or several parts of the abdomen. It can be at the abdomen that radiates to other parts of the body, it can be located in the lower abdomen specifically or middle abdomen can be on one or both sides or upper abdomen.

The pain can be triggered or worsened by:

  • Coughing or jarring movements
  • Eating certain types of foods,
  • Dysmenorrheal or menstrual cramps
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Stress

Abdominal or stomach pain can be relieved by taking certain parts of medications such as antacids, certain food avoidance, changing position, drinking more water, eating certain foods, eating fiber-rich food and more.
Depending on the several factors, abdominal pain can be accompanied by other symptoms including but not limited to:

  • Swelling
  • Black bloody stools
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Inability to excrete waste
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Passing gas
  • Rash
  • Gurgling in the stomach or rumbling
  • Unintended weight loss

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If you think you are suffering from Stomach Pain you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Stomach Pain as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).