Burning in the abdomen and cutting pains in the stomach: their causes
Burning in the abdomen, or rather in its epigastricregion, is a sign of chronic inflammation of the pancreas. Such painful sensations, called pancreatic colic, can last several days, and their intensity depends on the severity of edema. The feeling of heaviness in the abdominal region with pancreatitis indicates a violation of the digestive process as a result of insufficient production of pancreatic fluid by the inflamed gland. The lack of enzymes and slowing down the function of digesting food provokes heaviness and burning in the stomach, especially after a while after eating.
Cutting pain in the abdomen is itselfa common complaint of both adults and children. Such painful sensations can be provoked by acute appendicitis, which is often complicated by peritonitis. First, the pain appears near the navel, then covers the entire abdominal cavity, then it is localized in the ileum on the right side.
Symptoms of acute pancreatitis are very similarappendicitis, only the pain in this case is given in the back and is shrouded in nature. The disease can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and tension of the abdominal walls, and also cause burning in the abdomen and its swelling.
With acute gastritis, cutting pain is associatedsuch symptoms as eructation, nausea, vomiting and decreased appetite. Often the patient has a fever and severe diarrhea, which indicates the development of intestinal infection.
To determine the exact cause of pain in the abdomen, you need the help of a doctor who will conduct an appropriate examination, establish the correct diagnosis and prescribe competent treatment.