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Should I Be Concerned About Occasional Abdominal Pain?

What Are the Different Types of Abdominal Pain?

The abdominal area is filled with vital anatomy like the stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, kidneys, reproductive organs, and much more. When these organs cause you pain, there are some general guidelines on the type of pain they cause and where. Keep in mind these generalizations don’t hold true in each case. They include:

What Are the Main Causes of Abdominal Pain?

Because there are so many organs and structures in the abdominal cavity, there are numerous causes of abdominal pain. A partial list includes: Common Causes: Gas, indigestion, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or menstrual cramps Other causes include a wide variety of disorders and conditions such as:

When Should I Worry About My Abdominal Pain?

Self-diagnosis is effective for heartburn or gas. However, be sure to see your doctor if you’re experiencing new and unusual symptoms.  See a doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

How Will My Doctor Diagnose My Abdominal Pain?

Your doctor will begin your exam by asking you a series of specific questions about the type of pain you have including the duration and placement. Other questions include if the pain recurs, if you can find relief in different body positions, and targeted questions based on your health history. You’ll undergo a thorough physical exam where your doctor may touch or push on the affected area to gauge the severity of the pain. Your doctor may suggest the following tests to aid in a diagnosis:

If you’re tired of living with abdominal pain and want a firm diagnosis, make an appointment today with one the board-certified gastroenterologists of Gotham Gastroenterology. Our team treats all diseases and conditions of the GI tract and strives to deliver personalized, compassionate care to our patients.

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