Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain Treatment Specialist Questions and Answers

If you are experiencing any serious symptoms of abdominal pain, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention as untreated abdominal pain can result in permanent damage or organ failure. For more information, call us today or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL and St. Petersburg, FL to serve you.

Abdominal Pain Treatment Specialist Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL and St. Petersburg, FL.
Abdominal Pain Treatment Specialist Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL and St. Petersburg, FL.

Table of Contents:

What is the cause of abdominal pain?
How do you know when abdominal pain is serious?
How long does abdominal pain last?

An abdominal pain treatment specialist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal pain. These specialists are usually board-certified in their respective fields, and many of them have additional training in pain treatment. An abdominal pain treatment specialist will perform several tests to better understand the source of the abdominal pain and recommend a treatment plan. They also assist in the management of pain and focus on helping patients return to their regular, everyday activities.

What is the cause of abdominal pain?


The abdomen is a large region of the body that houses many internal organs, such as the stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, and large intestine, as well as the reproductive organs in females. Because of this, many conditions that affect these organs can also cause abdominal pain. Common causes of abdominal pain include:

Acute conditions:
– Abdominal aortic aneurysm
– Appendicitis
– Cholangitis (bile duct inflammation)
– Cholecystitis
– Cystitis (bladder inflammation)
– Diabetic ketoacidosis
– Diverticulitis
– Duodenitis (inflammation in the small intestine)
– Ectopic pregnancy
– Fecal impaction (stool that cannot be eliminated)
– Heart attack
– Injury
– Intestinal obstruction
– Intussusception (in children)
– Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
– Kidney stones
– A liver abscess (a pus-filled pocket in the liver)
– Mesenteric ischemia (decreased blood flow to intestines)
– Mesenteric lymphadenitis
– Mesenteric thrombosis
– Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation)
– Pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue around the heart)
– Peritonitis (infection of the abdominal lining)
– Pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane surrounding lungs)
– Pneumonia
– Pulmonary infarction
– Ruptured spleen
– Salpingitis (inflammation of the fallopian tubes)
– Sclerosing mesenteritis
– Shingles
– Spleen infection
– A splenic abscess (a pus-filled pocket in the spleen)
– Torn colon
– Urinary tract infection (UTI)
– Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)

Chronic (intermittent, or episodic):
– Angina (reduced blood flow to the heart)
– Celiac disease
– Endometriosis
– Functional dyspepsia
– Gallstones
– Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining)
– Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
– Hiatal hernia
– Inguinal hernia
– Irritable bowel syndrome
– Mittelschmerz (ovulation pain)
– Ovarian cysts
– Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
– Peptic ulcer
– Sickle cell anemia
– Strained or pulled abdominal muscle
– Ulcerative colitis (type of inflammatory bowel disease)

Progressive conditions, such as:
– Crohn’s disease (type of inflammatory bowel disease)
– Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
– Gallbladder cancer
– Hepatitis
– Kidney cancer
– Lead poisoning
– Liver cancer
– Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
– Pancreatic cancer
– Stomach cancer
– Tubo-ovarian abscess
– Uremia (buildup of waste products in the blood)

How do you know when abdominal pain is serious?


Some many signs and symptoms can indicate that abdominal pain is serious and should be treated as soon as possible, including:

– Constant or severe abdominal pain
– Pain associated with a high fever
– Changes in pain intensity or location
– Pain accompanied by other unusual symptoms
– Pain localized to one particular area:
– The right lower quadrant could indicate appendicitis
– The right upper quadrant could indicate cholecystitis
– Left lower quadrant could indicate diverticulitis

How long does abdominal pain last?


The length of time abdominal pain will last vary from patient to patient and depends upon several factors, including:

– The cause of the pain
– The severity of the pain
– How long the pain has been present
– The patient’s overall health
– If any underlying conditions are present
– Lifestyle factors, such as diet & exercise

In mild cases that are not caused by a chronic condition, abdominal pain typically lasts a few hours or days; moderate to severe cases, especially those caused by an underlying health condition, can last for several weeks or even months.

If you are experiencing abdominal pain, come to Ramos Center today. Our interventional pain physicians are experienced at treating abdominal pain and can help you find relief, even if other treatments have not been effective. Call us today to book an appointment with our abdominal pain treatment specialist, or visit one of our seven Florida locations: in Bradenton, Dunedin, Englewood, Port Charlotte, St. Petersburg FL, Sarasota, and Venice. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Palmetto FL, Laurel FL, Venice FL, St. Petersburg FL, Englewood FL, Cortez FL, Memphis FL, Port Charlotte FL, and Dunedin FL.

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