Abdominal pain is one of the most prevalent issues that we face. And, it is usually ignored thinking that it might be a result of overeating, constipation, or gas accumulation in the digestive intestine. Well, most of the time, these hold true. But, if you are facing this problem recurrently and especially on one side of your abdomen, there is something seriously wrong with your health. And, you need to consult a doctor. To give you a clear picture of your suspected condition, here we tell you about three reasons that may be a reason behind your abdominal pain. Also Read - Veteran Actor Tanuja Rushed to Hospital After Abdominal Pain

Appendicitis

If you are experiencing abdominal pain on the right side, appendicitis may be the cause. It is a condition that occurs when your appendix, a finger-shaped pouch, becomes inflamed. It is located on the right side of your abdomen at the starting point of your large intestine. Notably, the appendix has no known function. Appendicitis can be both acute or chronic. It is characterised by other symptoms like vomiting, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, etc. Factors including intestinal worms, tumour, traumatic injury, enlarged lymphoid follicles, and accumulation of hardened stool can cause appendicitis. Also Read - Women with lower abdominal pain need not rush and undergo surgery and remove uterus: Embolisation is an alternative



Muscle spasm

When you perform an intense exercise or run fastly, your diaphragm moves too much and causes pain and muscle spasm. Also, dehydration, muscle fatigue, and electrolyte abnormalities can cause this problem. You can avoid this condition by warming up before working out. Also Read - Cricket commentator Mark Nicholas hospitalised due to severe abdominal pain

Kidney stone

Kidneys stones are hard minerals usually made up of uric acid or calcium. Kidneys are located on both sides of your lower abdomen and therefore, having stones in them can cause abdominal pain. If this symptom is followed by lower back pain, blood in urine, nausea, etc., your probability of having kidney stones is more than average.