Abdominal Exploration: Definition
An x-ray creates pictures of organs in the body. This type of x-ray takes a picture of organs in the abdomen.
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Your doctor may order this test if there is a problem in your abdomen. The area includes everything from just under your chest to your pelvic area. Some symptoms that may make your doctor concerned include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain or side pain
- Blood in the urine
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Bloody or dark black stools
- Abdominal trauma
Last reviewedFeburary 2014by Michael Woods, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.