What are the causes of abdominal Abdominal pain is one of the most frequent reasons why patients see doctors. There are many different potential causes and presentations of abdominal pain. Pain can be the result of a non-severe cause or can represent a severe condition that may need immediate evaluation and treatment. Some of the most common causes of abdominal pain are the following?
• Stomach or intestinal ulcers
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Acid reflux
• Gas distention
• Kidney stones
• Liver disease and inflammation
While many cases of abdominal pain may resolve on their own, it is important to consult with a doctor to determine the cause of your pain. Depending on the cause for pain, you may require immediate treatment. Certain things that may require immediate evaluation include bloody stools, high fevers, yellowing of skin or eyes, persistent vomiting, severe abdominal pain that does not go away or inability to eat.
Depending on the cause of your abdominal pain, you will either need no testing at all or multiple tests including possible blood work, imaging (ultrasound, X-rays, CT scan and MRI), breath testing and endoscopic procedures. Your physician will help you determine whether testing is required.
The information provided above is meant to be used as an informative guide for patients. For precise and individualized recommendations, please consult with one of our board certified gastroenterologists to discuss your symptoms.
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