Should I be worried about persistent abdominal discomfort?

If you are having persistent abdominal discomfort, you should certainly be examined by your doctor. There are a number of causes for this. Some causes are less concerning, like gas or muscle strains. Other causes can be serious, like appendicitis or not getting adequate blood flow to your intestines.

If you experience abdominal pain, gas, or bloating on a regular basis, you should notify your doctor. These can be symptoms of rectal cancer. The earlier rectal cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of recovery.

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