Abdominal pain, Constipation, Pain: 19 Possible Causes
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What causes abdominal pain, constipation and pain? 19 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine and causes many uncomfortable symptoms, such as bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and pain.

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2

PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

PMS symptoms start five to 11 days before menstruation and typically go away once menstruation begins. The cause of PMS is unknown.

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3

Appendicitis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix.

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4

Pregnancy

Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.

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5

Diverticulitis

Diverticula are bulging sacs that can appear in the lining of your large intestine. Diverticulitis occurs when these sacs get acutely infected or inflamed.

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6

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized b...

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7

Intestinal Obstruction

If your small or large intestine becomes blocked, fluid and digested food cannot move through. This can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and burping.

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8

Anal/Rectal Abscess

An anal, or rectal, abscess occurs when a cavity in the anus becomes filled with pus. In addition to pain, it can cause fatigue, rectal discharge, and fever.

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9

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.

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10

Proctitis

Proctitis is a condition in which when the lining tissue of the inner rectum becomes inflamed. The rectum is part of your lower digestive system.

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11

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease systems, diagnosis, and treatment.

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12

Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are small organs on either side of the uterus. They're where eggs are produced. Ovarian cancer can occur in different parts of the ovary.

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13

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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14

Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia is a condition in which you have too much calcium in your blood.

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15

Porphyrias

Porphyrias are rare types of genetic blood disorders in which patients have a defect in heme production, an important part of hemoglobin. Blisters are a sign of porphyria cutanea tarda, the most common type of porphyria.

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16

Lead Poisoning

Lead is a toxic metal and a very strong poison. Lead poisoning is serious and sometimes fatal. Discover the causes, treatments, and tips for prevention.

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17

Hernia

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are most common in th...

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18

Wilms' Tumor

Wilms' tumor is the most common type of kidney cancer in children. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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19

Renal Cell Cancer

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common kind of kidney cancer found in adults. Often aggressive, it occurs when cancer cells grow uncontrollably in the lining of the tubules of the kidney, causing many possible symptoms.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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