Everyone experiences abdominal pain at some point in their lives, even if it’s something as simple as an upset tummy. Stomach pain can range widely from very mild to quite severe. Often, it can be simple discomfort that will pass in time. In other cases, it can signal a serious medical issue that requires attention.
What Is Abdominal Pain?
Abdominal pain is any pain you experience in the abdomen or stomach area. It can be a dull throbbing pain, a sharp stabbing pain, a cramping pain, or a consistent ache. Each of these could signal a different underlying cause.
How Is It Caused?
There are a great many possible causes of abdominal pain. Stomach pain can often come from overeating, gas, food poisoning, or eating/swallowing something you are allergic to. Pain in the abdomen can also result from chronic conditions like Crohn’s Disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Physical trauma can also be the cause of pain. Finally, pain can result from a serious medical condition like a hernia, gallstones, or kidney stones, endometriosis, diverticulitis, or appendicitis.
How Do We Treat Abdominal Pain?
If you are experiencing persistent abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, pain with urination, or constipation, you should seek treatment immediately. Medical attention is also necessary if you have symptoms like a belly that is tender to the touch, inability to keep food down, nausea, dehydration, or difficulty urinating. We will give you a thorough examination and make recommendations for treatment based on our diagnosis of the source of your abdominal discomfort.
BeWell Immediate Care for Abdominal Pain Near Whittier, CA
In conclusion, if you are vomiting blood, cannot breathe, have immobilizing pain, yellow skin, or belly swelling, you should call 911 immediately. If your abdominal pain is strong or persistent but does not appear immediately critical, come right down to BeWell Immediate Care. We should be able to see you around an average waiting time of only 15 minutes. Schedule a consultation online, or just walk into our 12533 Washington Blvd. Suite B office in Whittier, CA.