What is Abdominal Pain?
Abdominal pain, which may be accompanied by diarrhea, cramps, or constipation, may be mild or severe and recurring (chronic) or happen suddenly (acute). There are many possible causes of pain, which is why it’s important to see a doctor if you have severe pain or pain that won’t go away.
What are Common Causes of Abdominal Pain?
Common causes of abdominal pain include:
- Stomach flu
- Menstrual cramps
- Food poisoning
- Food allergies
- Lactose intolerance
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Kidney stones
- Crohn’s disease
- Urinary tract infections
If you have abdominal pain that won’t go away or pain along with some of symptoms below, schedule an appointment with Digestive Health Associates of Cheyenne. One of our providers will examine you to determine the cause of your pain and talk with you about options for treatment. If you don’t treat the cause, your pain could get worse.
Concerning Symptoms Associated with Abdominal Pain:
- Severe pain
- Bloody stools
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Weight loss
- Skin that appears yellow
- Severe tenderness when you touch your abdomen
- Swelling of the abdomen
If your abdominal pain is severe and you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please seek medical attention immediately. These symptoms may be a sign of a serious condition that requires immediate treatment.
Treating Abdominal Pain
To evaluate your condition, the provider you see at Digestive Health Associates of Cheyenne may perform diagnostic tests to determine the cause or causes of your pain and make an accurate diagnosis. Depending on the cause of your condition, treatment could range from changes to your diet or lifestyle to prescription pain or antibiotic medication, to surgery.
Our board-certified, experienced physicians at Digestive Health Associates of Cheyenne strive to providing patients with the best diagnosis and treatment options to manage abdominal pain. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.
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