It is so important to ask the patient where the stomach pain is located. Do not assume when the patient says that he/she has stomach pain that it is generalized pain in the stomach. The location of the stomach can provide an answer. Do not forget that it is the nurse’s job to assess the patient!

 

Top Right

  • Gallstones
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Pancreatitis

Middle Right

  • Kidney Stones
  • Urine Infection
  • Constipation
  • Lumbar Hernia

Bottom Right

  • Appendicitis
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Groin Pain (Inguinal Hernia)

Top Middle

  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Heartburn/Indigestion
  • Pancreatitis, Gallstones
  • Epigastric Hernia

Middle

  • Pancreatitis
  • Early Appendicitis
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Inflammatory Bowel
  • Small Bowel
  • Umbilical Hernia

Bottom Middle

  • Urine Infection
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel
  • Pelvic Pain

Top Left

  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Biliary Colic
  • Pancreatitis

Middle Left

  • Kidney Stones
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Constipation
  • Inflammatory Bowel

Bottom Left

  • Diverticular Disease
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Groin (Inguinal Hernia)
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