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

Recurring Abdominal Pain

Excellent. You have not reported any of the "red flags" that are suggestive for one of the most serious causes of abdominal pain. Still, your symptoms need a thorough evaluation and diagnosis.

Lower abdominal pain sometimes begins when your bowel digestion is most active, and this can be a clue to its source. Any evidence that convincingly links your pain to your digestion is important history.

Do your pain episodes follow meals, or occur in the night within four hours of your dinner?

Yes, my symptoms occur after eating.

No, the pain is not worse after meals.

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