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Abdominal Pain Specialist

New York Medical and Vascular Care

Cardiologists, Vascular Doctors, Podiatrists, Gastroenterologists, Physical Therapists, Pediatricians, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Physicians Serving Patients in Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Flatlands & Midwood, Brooklyn, New York, Astoria Queens, New York, & Manhattan, New York

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 Q & A

What is abdominal pain?

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.

What are abdominal pain symptoms?

Your abdominal pain symptoms may help determine the cause of your discomfort. 

Symptoms include:

Generalized pain

Generalized abdominal pain means your discomfort affects more than half of the abdominal area. Common causes of generalized pain include indigestion, gastroenteritis, and gas. 

Localized pain

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.

Cramp-like pain

With cramp-like abdominal pain, your discomfort may come and go and include other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. 

Colicky pain

If your pain comes and goes, then you have colicky pain. Kidney stones and gallstones cause this type of abdominal pain. 

When should I seek medical care for 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:

  • Fever
  • Bloody stools
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Skin that appears yellow
  • Severe tenderness when you touch your abdomen
  • Swelling of the abdomen 

Though these symptoms may not be signs of a serious illness, New York Specialty Clinics offers treatment that may help you feel better. 

What happens during an abdominal pain evaluation?

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:

  • Blood work
  • Urinalysis
  • Stool analysis
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper endoscopy

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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