Visceral pain occurs when there is damage or disruption to internal organs and tissues in the pelvis, abdomen, chest or intestines. Visceral pain is vague, not localized, and often feels like a deep squeeze, pressure or aching feeling.

Overview and Symptoms
Visceral pain is often described as generalized aching or squeezing in your abdomen region. It is caused by compression in and around the organs, or by stretching of the abdominal cavity. Sometimes visceral pain may radiate to other areas in the body, making it hard to pinpoint its exact location.

Some patients with visceral pain also have associated nausea, vomiting and sweating.

Treatment at BIDMC

Your doctor may prescribe pain relievers or other medications to help alleviate the pain. There are also a variety of injection therapies available that can be helpful.

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The Arnold-Warfield Pain Center provides comprehensive care and leading-edge treatments for patients with chronic and complex pain conditions.

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