What Would Cause Someone's Upper Abdomen to Twitch?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 5:35:04 AM ET

Twitching in the upper abdomen can be the result of peritonitis, acute pancreatitis, acute cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, intestinal obstructions or duodenal perforation, as reported by Healthgrades.com. Involuntary twitching is referred to as spasming, and while the mentioned medical conditions could be a likely cause, the spasms could also be the result of some types of medication.