WHAT IS ABDOMINAL PAIN?
Abdominal pain is a broad term used to describe discomfort in the abdomen and can mean different things to different people. It can manifest as cramps, burning, pressure, a dull ache or even a sharp stabbing like pain. It can happen anywhere in the abdomen or even the lower chest and can last from seconds to days at a time. It can come and go on its own or be made worse by certain things like eating, bowel movements or physical activity.
WHEN DO I NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR IN SAN ANTONIO TX?
Some occurrences of abdominal pain can be an indicator of a larger medical issue. If you have new onset abdominal pain with no known cause, if your abdominal pain continues to get worse or does not improve with conservative measures its best that you see a physician for further evaluation. Using a combination of things like physical exam, lab work, x-ray studies, upper endoscopy and colonoscopy the cause of your abdominal pain can usually be diagnosed and appropriately treated.
If you are experiencing stomach pain, please contact your physician or my office for an appointment at 210-615-8308 or by clicking the “schedule an appointment” link below and filling in the appropriate information. My office will contact you to make the arrangements. We will also help you deal with and answer all questions regarding your insurance coverage.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CAUSES OF ABDOMINAL PAIN?
The list of different things that can cause abdominal pain is very long. Sometimes abdominal pain can be a secondary symptom of a different disease process (for example diabetes or heart disease). Some of the most common causes of abdominal pain that we diagnose are as follows:
- Esophageal Reflux
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Liver Disease
- Intestinal Obstruction
- Gallbladder Stones
- Celiac Disease