The REAL Cause of Abdominal Pain and Bloating – Dr. Berg

The various conditions that cause acute abdominal pain are usually accompanied by other symptoms that develop over hours to days. Causes can range from minor conditions that resolve without any treatment to serious medical emergencies, including:
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Cholangitis (bile duct inflammation)
Cystitis (bladder inflammation)
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Duodenitis (inflammation in the first part of the small intestine)
Ectopic pregnancy (in which the fertilized egg implants and grows outside of the uterus, such as in a fallopian tube)
Fecal impaction (hardened stool that can’t be eliminated)
Heart attack
Intestinal obstruction
Intussusception (in children)
Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
Kidney stones
Liver abscess (pus-filled pocket in the liver)
Mesenteric ischemia (decreased blood flow to the intestines)
Mesenteric lymphadenitis (swollen lymph nodes in the folds of membrane that hold the abdominal organs in place)
Mesenteric thrombosis (blood clot in a vein carrying blood away from your intestines)
PancreatitisAbdominal pain that steadily worsens over time, often accompanied by the development of other symptoms, is usually serious. Causes of progressive abdominal pain include:
Crohn’s disease
Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
Gallbladder cancer
Kidney cancer
Lead poisoning
Liver cancer
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Pancreatic cancer
Stomach cancer
Tubo-ovarian abscess (pus-filled pocket involving a fallopian tube and an ovary)
Uremia (buildup of waste products in your blood)