Everyone experiences abdominal pain from time-to-time. Though rarely a sign of a serious health condition, abdominal pain may benefit from medical treatment in some cases. If your abdominal pain is severe or getting worse, the health care providers at New York Specialty Clinics can diagnose and treat it. To schedule an appointment at the practice serving patients of Astoria, Queens and Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, and Marine Park/Flatlands of Brooklyn, call the nearest office or book online today.
Abdominal pain refers to any discomfort located between your chest and groin. Stomachache, tummy ache, gut ache, and bellyache are other terms you may use to describe your abdominal pain.
Your abdominal pain symptoms may help determine the cause of your discomfort.
Generalized abdominal pain means your discomfort affects more than half of the abdominal area. Common causes of generalized pain include indigestion, gastroenteritis, and gas.
With localized pain, your abdominal discomfort occurs in a specific location in your abdominal area. This type of pain may indicate a problem with an abdominal organ.
Common causes of localized pain include appendicitis, kidney stones, and gallbladder disease.
With cramp-like abdominal pain, your discomfort may come and go and include other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If your pain comes and goes, then you have colicky pain. Kidney stones and gallstones cause this type of abdominal pain.
You should seek medical care for your abdominal pain if your discomfort lasts longer than a few days, or your pain is severe. You should also seek medical care for your abdominal pain if you’re experiencing other symptoms such as:
Though these symptoms may not be signs of a serious illness, New York Specialty Clinics offers treatment that may help you feel better.
The specifics of your abdominal pain evaluation at New York Specialty Clinics may depend on your symptoms, medical history, and overall health and wellness. New York Specialty Clinics has been providing medical care for more than 20 years, and you can expect a comprehensive, patient-focused exam.
During your evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and the types of medications and supplements you take. They conduct a physical exam and may request diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a suspected cause of your abdominal pain, such as:
Based on the information gathered during your exam, your provider develops your personalized treatment plan, which may include disease-specific medication, lifestyle changes, or a referral to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.
To get relief from your abdominal pain, call New York Specialty Clinics, or book an appointment online today.
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