Abdominal pain is a pain that appears between the chest and pelvis. Patients with abdominal pain can feel the sensation of cramps, stiffness, and punctured in the abdominal area. Almost everyone has experienced abdominal pain. Most do not have a serious cause, but there are some stomach aches that become symptoms of other more serious and dangerous diseases. We should be able to recognize the symptoms that appear on abdominal pain to know the cause so that it can be treated quickly and precisely.
Pain in the abdomen may refer to abdominal cramps or any abdominal pain. Usually this condition is temporary and not dangerous. If severe abdominal pain occurs suddenly and is concentrated at a certain point, it is usually a sign of an emergency. Call your doctor immediately if this happens.
Abdominal pain can be caused by many factors. Here are some causes of abdominal pain based on the conditions that accompany it:
Stomachache due to Diarrhea
Diarrhea is one of the most common conditions among Indonesians, especially in children. Abdominal cramps that often appear accompanied by diarrhea may signal a condition called gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by viral or bacterial infections. People who suffer from gastroenteritis usually have diarrhea and also vomiting. This condition is generally caused by norovirus and also bacteria that cause food poisoning, namely salmonella and campylobacter.
Norovirus infection is contagious. It usually spreads through contaminated food and drink. We can also be infected through direct contact with an infected person.
Campylobacter and salmonella bacteria commonly enter the body through raw food contamination, poorly cooked food, and unpasteurized milk.
Severe stomach cramps accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting can make the condition of the body greatly decreased. The body will become dehydrated if too much fluid is wasted through diarrhea and vomiting. If you experience this condition, make sure you always consume plenty of fluids. This condition can generally improve on its own. However, if these conditions occur for several days, this may be caused by other diseases that need to be wary of. Immediately consult a doctor to confirm your condition.
In addition to gastroenteritis, a common cause of abdominal pain with diarrhea is dysentery, allergic reactions, worm infections, typhoid, premenstrual syndrome, and side effects of drugs.
Stomach Cramps due to Wind Entry
Wind is the result of the biological process of digestion of food and drink. The symptoms that will be experienced when people catch a cold are belching, bloating, and stomach feeling full. Some foods that cause colds are onions, broccoli, cabbage and soft drinks. High fiber foods can also increase the amount of wind produced.
Colds are a common condition. This condition can cause stomach cramps and also bloating. To overcome the colds, lots of over-the-counter medicines in pharmacies and do not require a doctor's prescription. You can also relieve symptoms by eating slowly and ensuring the position of dentures (when using) to fit properly without causing a gap.
Sudden and Severe Stomach Pain
Although almost all pain or abdominal cramps will heal by itself, but if the abdominal pain experienced is very torture, see your doctor or the hospital immediately. Could be this is a symptom of a serious illness. If so, this condition should immediately get the right handling.