Abdominal Pain Treatment Q&A
Treatment for all Types of Abdominal Pain are available at Express Health Urgent Care. Visit Express Health for all of your urgent care needs. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Brooklyn NYC, East Harlem NYC, Coney Island NYC, Nostrand NYC, and Metropolitan NYC.
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Why does my stomach hurt?
How common is stomach pain?
What are the four types of abdominal pain?
What does abdominal pain location tell you?
Abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of factors. There may be a connection between it and digestion, injury, infection, or disease. Your abdominal wall muscles or skin may be affected, or your organs may be affected. There is also a possibility that it spread from another nearby location.
To determine the cause of your pain, your healthcare provider will ask you detailed questions. There is no direct correlation between how bad it feels and how serious it is. A common, transient condition can feel intense, while a life-threatening condition may feel mild.
The majority of causes are temporary and not serious. Symptoms may be caused by digestion, menstruation, or a virus. It is possible for abdominal pain to indicate a serious medical condition that will require treatment. The presence of pain in different regions may indicate the involvement of different organs.
Most people will experience abdominal pain at some point in their lives. The majority of the time, it does not cause any serious problems and resolves on its own. The condition can, however, be a sign of a serious illness or even an emergency. Approximately 5% of emergency room visits are caused by abdominal pain. In the United States, abdominal pain is the top reason for ambulatory care and emergency room visits.
We tend to brush off stomach pain as a minor problem because it’s so common. Despite the fact that half of the population will suffer abdominal pain at some point during their lifetime, only about 40% of them will seek treatment, leaving many underlying causes undiagnosed and untreated.
Symptoms of generalized abdominal pain affect more than half of your stomach. Gas, indigestion, or stomach flu fall into this category, as do minor conditions you can generally treat on your own. There is also a possibility that severe generalized abdominal pain could be indicative of a more serious problem, like an intestinal blockage.
There may be a problem with an abdominal organ, such as your stomach, intestines, gallbladder, or appendix, causing localized abdominal pain, as opposed to generalized abdominal pain.
In addition to cramp-like abdominal pain, cramp-like abdominal pain may also involve gas pains, discomfort from feeling bloated, and diarrhea. There are times when cramp-like abdominal pain can be severe, but in most cases, you have simply eaten something that doesn’t agree with you and your symptoms will go away. Nevertheless, if you experience gas and bloating with a fever or it lasts longer than a day, you should speak with your doctor.
Having a baby with colic and crying spells is common for parents. When it comes to abdominal pain, colicky abdominal pain is an acute, severe pain that comes in waves that can end abruptly. Symptoms of colicky abdominal pain may indicate gallstones or kidney stones, both of which are serious and painful conditions.
Your healthcare provider may want to narrow down the type of pain you’re experiencing by pinpointing the area where the pain is occurring. The abdomen is often divided into four quadrants: the right upper quadrant, the right lower quadrant, the left upper quadrant, and the left lower quadrant.
The location of your abdominal pain is an important clue, but it is not the only one. This may indicate which organs are affected. An upper right quadrant pain, for instance, may indicate a liver or gallbladder problem.
Additionally, your healthcare provider will want to know how your pain feels, how often you feel it, and how severe it is. You will be able to provide them with additional information about what condition you may have.
Treatment for abdominal care is available for Express Health Urgent Care. Visit Express Health for all of your urgent care needs. We have convenient locations to serve you. For more information, call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Brooklyn NYC, Queens NY, East Harlem NYC, Manhattan NY, Coney Island NYC, Midwood NY, Nostrand NYC, Ridgewood NY, Metropolitan NYC, Greenwich Village NY, and surrounding areas.
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