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Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain

Your answers have been reassuring, and they make it probable that your pain is not from a dangerous condition. Severe or persistent abdominal pain should still evaluated by a doctor.

Common causes of diffuse abdominal pain that might explain your symptoms include a viral infection (gastroenteritis), gas, constipation, an irritable colon, or inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis).


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