Chronic functional abdominal pain.

  title={Chronic functional abdominal pain.},
  author={Douglas A. Drossman},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={91 11},
Certain parts of the brain sense abdominal pain. One part is focused on the amount of pain and where it is located. The other part is focused on memories and feelings. Our nerves and the way we sense pain can be affected by feelings and stress. While symptoms of CFAP can come on without a cause, they can also happen after a stressful event. During times of added stress, symptoms can get worse. Injury, such as surgery, can also cause nerves in the abdomen to become very sensitive. Even normal… CONTINUE READING

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