Acute or chronic abdominal pain can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose acute or chronic abdominal pain, we could:
If you are experiencing episodes of abdominal discomfort or pain, how long ago did they start occurring?
Possible responses:→ No abdominal pain / only after meals / don't know
→ Less than 24 hours
→ 1-6 days
→ 1-4 weeks
→ 1 month or more