Physician because of abdominal pain in patients presenting primarily to determine the cause of the patient's complaint of pain, are questioned in detail the nature of pain, this physical examination, various laboratory tests, imaging techniques and, if necessary followed by endoscopic examination.
Onset of pain is important. For example, the sudden onset of eating disorders is a pain in the bowels, gall bladder, intestinal blockage, such as channels, or a harbinger of sudden onset of a disease.
Also provides valuable information for the diagnosis of pain. For example, in the form of cramping pain, bowel obstruction occurs due to intestinal spasms. Biliary tract obstruction leads to the upper abdominal pain, severe and constant. Acute pancreatitis is typically in the upper abdomen and back, very severe, intolerable, there is a constant pain. Acute appendicitis pain begins around the navel area and the sliding table moves in the lower right abdomen.
Another important diagnostic criterion for the duration of pain. For example, spastic colitis, and reductions in pain goes on increasing during the months and even years. Gallbladder pain lasts longer than a few hours. Pain due to inflammation of the pancreas is a few days will continue.
There is a very important role of imaging methods in the diagnosis of abdominal pain. Direct graph (x-rays) and bowel obstructions or perforations can be determined. Medicated x-ray gives you valuable information related to the gastro-intestinal system. Ultrasound is a valuable method for the diagnosis. Gallbladder disease, appendicitis, liver problems, kidney and urinary tract diseases detected by ultrasonography. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging anatomy of the abdominal region showed evidence is an excellent way to reach a clear diagnosis in many diseases imaging modalities.