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How can my doctor determine the cause of my abdominal pain?
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In brief: Combination
Take a complete history="your story of what, when, where, why, foods, diet, other issues - prior problems , habits, surgery exam your abdomen and pelvis do tests with ultrasound/ x-ray / blood and using contrast-dye studies perhaps look with scopes -upper esophagogastroduodenoscopy or lower- colonoscopy.

In brief: Combination
Take a complete history="your story of what, when, where, why, foods, diet, other issues - prior problems , habits, surgery exam your abdomen and pelvis do tests with ultrasound/ x-ray / blood and using contrast-dye studies perhaps look with scopes -upper esophagogastroduodenoscopy or lower- colonoscopy.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: Stop look & listen
There are hundreds of causes of abdominal pain which can be narrowed down to a handful by having your doctor take a thorough history of your symptoms, supplemented by a careful physical exam. If necessary, this can be aided by certain tests such as a ct scan or ultrasound.
In some cases, they may refer you to a gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) who may recommend endoscopy.

In brief: Stop look & listen
There are hundreds of causes of abdominal pain which can be narrowed down to a handful by having your doctor take a thorough history of your symptoms, supplemented by a careful physical exam. If necessary, this can be aided by certain tests such as a ct scan or ultrasound.
In some cases, they may refer you to a gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) who may recommend endoscopy.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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