What Are Abdominal Bloating and Abdominal Pain?

Abdominal bloating occurs when the abdomen fills with air or gas. This may cause the area to appear visually larger. The abdomen may feel hard or tight to the touch. The condition can cause discomfort and pain.

Abdominal pain is pain that originates between the chest and the pelvis. Abdominal pain can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. It is often called stomachache.