The abdomen or belly contains digestive organs such as the stomach, small intestine and large intestine, which comprise the gastrointestinal tract. It also carries the liver, pancreas and gallbladder.
Mount Sinai says you may feel abdominal pain between your chest and groin, often called the stomach region. However, pain in more than half of your belly suggests a stomach virus, indigestion or gas.
Studies published in Gut and Gastroenterology & Hepatology showed abdominal bloating is one of the most reported chronic symptoms of gut-brain or gastrointestinal (GI) problems. A bloated and distended belly can also be a symptom of endometriosis, a serious gynaecological condition.