Abdominal migraine

Abdominal migraine refers to episodic (at least twice in 6 months) abdominal pain with sudden and severe onset, diffuse in location or around the navel (belly button) that lasts for an hour or more. It can be completely disabling.

The pattern of symptoms is stereotypical in each patient, i.e. the symptoms are always the same (or very similar) in each episode.

The pain is often associated with some of the following symptoms:

  • anorexia (loss of appetite)
  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • photophobia (aversion to light due to the discomfort or pain it causes)
  • pallor (paleness)

The symptoms are very similar to what is popularly known as a migraine, but instead of having a severe headache, patients have severe stomach pain.

After a proper medical evaluation, it cannot be attributed to any disease.

darreraactualitzacio: 10/03/2020 14:31h