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Abdominal pain is traditionally described by its chronicity (acute or chronic), its progression over time, its nature (sharp, dull, colicky), its distribution (by various methods, such as abdominal quadrant (left upper quadrant, left lower quadrant, right upper quadrant, right lower quadrant) or other methods that divide the abdomen into nine sections), and by characterization of the factors that make it worse, or alleviate it.
Persistent bloating can be a sign of ovarian cancer, warns charity

Persistent bloating can be a sign of ovarian cancer, warns charity

Study: Diagnosis of celiac disease takes 3.5 years for patients who do not report GI symptoms

Study: Diagnosis of celiac disease takes 3.5 years for patients who do not report GI symptoms

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Colonoscopy linked to increased risk of appendicitis

Colonoscopy linked to increased risk of appendicitis

Curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits, study suggests

Curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits, study suggests

Gastric environment permanently changes in the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection

Gastric environment permanently changes in the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection

Terrifying brush with death drives doctor to fight for patients

Terrifying brush with death drives doctor to fight for patients

Wrecked and retching: Obscure vomiting illness linked to long-term pot use

Wrecked and retching: Obscure vomiting illness linked to long-term pot use

T cell-inducing dengue vaccines could confer broader protection for kids born to vaccinated mothers

T cell-inducing dengue vaccines could confer broader protection for kids born to vaccinated mothers

Intensive weight management program can help people with type 2 diabetes achieve remission

Intensive weight management program can help people with type 2 diabetes achieve remission

5 kg of metal removed from man’s stomach

5 kg of metal removed from man’s stomach

FDA approves first adjuvant treatment to reduce risk of kidney cancer recurrence

FDA approves first adjuvant treatment to reduce risk of kidney cancer recurrence

Study: Many patients change their behaviors after suffering repeated bouts of C. diff infections

Study: Many patients change their behaviors after suffering repeated bouts of C. diff infections

Bulgaria reports outbreaks of bird flu (avian influenza)

Bulgaria reports outbreaks of bird flu (avian influenza)

Study findings provide new insight into inflammatory bowel disease

Study findings provide new insight into inflammatory bowel disease

Flat-fee primary care helps fill niche for Texas’ uninsured

Flat-fee primary care helps fill niche for Texas’ uninsured

FDA approves Verzenio for advanced metastatic breast cancer

FDA approves Verzenio for advanced metastatic breast cancer

Benefits of Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Benefits of Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer Treatment

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan