Inflammation or enlargement of appendicitis, colitis or diverticulitis causes large intestine pain. Large intestine pain is also known as abdominal pain. However, abdominal pain can also occur without any sort of inflammation. It could also be caused due to reduced blood supply to the abdominal organs. It is believed that Large Intestine Pain Symptoms include abnormal painful sensations in the abdominal nerves which give rise to spasms. Because such pains are not visible and recognizable, they are often referred to as functional pain.
Diagnosis of Large Intestine Pain
Determination of the cause of large intestine pain is done by:
- Characterizing the type of pain being experienced by the patient
- Laboratory procedures like radiology and endoscopic testing
- Surgical procedure
- Results that are found through pathological findings
Symptoms and Signs of Large Intestine Pain
The following information on characteristics and symptoms of large intestine pain help to determine and recognize the type of abdominal pain.
- The way the pain starts: Sudden abdominal pain suggests medical conditions like lack of blood supply to the colon or a sudden interruption in the bile duct by some kind of gallstone.
- Where the pain is located: Diverticulitis causes pain usually in the left lower region of the abdomen where the colonic diverticulitis is located. Appendicitis causes pain in the middle portion of the abdomen and the pain moves further down to the right lower portion of the abdomen. The right lower portion is the place where the appendix organ is located. Gallbladder pain is experienced in the upper middle portion of the abdomen where the gallbladder is located.
- Pattern of the pain:Obstruction in the intestine causes cramps in the large intestine because the intestinal muscles contract. Rapid contraction of the intestines causes cramp-like pain in the abdomen. Pancreatitis causes recurring and severe pain in the upper portion of the back and abdomen. The character of such abdominal pain changes with time and the intensity of the pain differs on the basis of damage done to the large intestine.
- Duration of the pain:The duration of the pain acts as a sign and symptom to determine the specific type. The duration of the pain differs from person to person and also on the basis of the type of abdominal pain. For example, pancreatitis pain lasts for more than a day or two, whereas biliary colic pain does not last more than few hours.
Recommendations from doctors and medical experts to consume conventional medicines help to relieve the patient of the cramps and contractions which are caused in the large intestine. Large intestine pain can be reoccurring and severe in nature. Therefore, they should be given medical attention as and soon it reappears.