What Is Recurrent Abdominal Pain ?

A stomachache that comes and goes, but never goes away for good, can truly be a pain. If you have at least three of them over 3 months, and they’re severe enough to keep you from doing everyday activities, you have what doctors call “recurrent abdominal pain” (RAP). The treatment you need will depend on the cause of your pain.

RAP feels different from person to person. The pain may start and stop without warning, or it could be ongoing. Some people describe it as a dull ache in their belly. Others have sharp cramps. Besides pain, there may be symptoms like diarrhea or throwing up.


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