Abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions. Abdominal pain can be crampy, achy, dull, intermittent or sharp. It’s also called a stomachache.
Inflammation or diseases that affect the organs in the abdomen can cause abdominal pain. Major organs located in the abdomen include:
- Intestines (small and large)
- appendix (a part of the large intestine)
Viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections that affect the stomach and intestines may also cause significant abdominal pain.