Central abdominal pain can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'life-threatening'. 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 central abdominal pain, we could:
|Possible Urgent Medical Need||4%||Ruled out|
MIDDLE-CENTER abdomen: Do you experience discomfort or pain in the area of your navel (belly button)?
Possible responses:→ No / only after meals / don't know
→ Occasional mild discomfort
→ Frequent mild and/or occasional moderate pain
→ Frequent moderate and/or occasional severe pain
→ Frequent or constant severe pain