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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Recurring Abdominal Pain

Good. You do not have any "red flags" that would suggest a complicated problem.

You have identified that your pain is in the upper abdomen or near your navel, and it is neither triggered nor relieved by food. It might be provoked by some other common triggers, so we should explore these.

Do you use one or more medicines from the following list:

  • pain medicines that are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, and others)

  • alendronate (Fosamax) or other osteoporosis medicine

  • antidepressants

  • laxatives?

Yes, I take one of these medicines.

No, I do not take these medicines.

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