A precise location of abdominal pain can be difficult to identify. The most common causes of recurring abdominal pain can be separated into two groups based upon their location. Do you feel your most noticeable pain in the lower abdomen or is it somewhere higher, in . Chronic abdominal pain is pain that is present for more than 3 months. It may be present all the time (chronic) or come and go (recurring). Chronic abdominal pain usually occurs in children beginning after age 5 years. About 10 to 15% of children aged 5 to 16 years, particularly those aged 8 to 12 years, have chronic or recurring abdominal pain.
Recurrent abdominal pain is a frequent presenting complaint in general practice, general paediatric clinics and paediatric gastroenterology clinics. Since its first description in 1958, 1 the condition has remained poorly understood with a multitude of factors being implicated in causation. The Cited by: 60. Chronic abdominal pain (CAP) persists for more than 3 mo either continuously or intermittently. Intermittent pain may be referred to as recurrent abdominal pain (RAP). Acute abdominal pain is discussed elsewhere. CAP occurs any time after 5 yr of age. Up to .
Abdominal migraines (stomach pain that comes back a lot without a known cause) Health issues that can cause RAP in adults include: “8 steps to manage recurrent abdominal pain. Author: Stephanie Booth. Jul 01, 2001 · Objective. To determine whether medically unexplained recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood predicts abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), other somatic complaints, and psychiatric symptoms and disorders in young adulthood. Methods. A sample of 28 young adults evaluated for RAP between the ages of 6 and 17 years were compared with 28 individually matched Cited by: 306.