Gastro Center of Maryland
Gastroenterologists located in Columbia, MD
Abdominal pain is very common, just about everyone will experience abdominal pain in their lifetime. Most of the time, it is not serious and will resolve itself. However, if the pain persists it could be a sign of serious illness or underlying gastrointestinal conditions. Don’t ignore your symptoms, get help today! Board-certified gastroenterologists at the Gastro Center of Maryland, offer specialized diagnostic testing and treatment options for abdominal pain and underlying gastrointestinal conditions. The Gastro Center of Maryland offers services to patients who live in the greater DMV area. To schedule a consultation, call 410-290-6677 or book an appointment online today!
Abdominal Pain Q & A
What is abdominal pain?
Abdominal pain is discomfort anywhere in your stomach region. Abdominal pain can take many forms and can mean many things. Ultimately, abdominal pain is a subjective symptom that only you can describe. Gastro Center of Maryland will always take your abdominal pain seriously.
What causes abdominal pain?
Most causes of abdominal pain are temporary and not serious. They may have to do with digestion, menstruation, or a temporary infection. However, abdominal pain can indicate a serious medical condition that will require treatment.
Most common causes of abdominal pain include, but not limited to:
- Bowel obstruction
- Colon Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Food allergies or intolerance
- Food poisoning
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Kidney Infection
- Kidney Stones
- Liver Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Stomach Ulcer
- Ulcerative Colitis
How is abdominal pain treated?
During your consultation at Gastro Center of Maryland, your provider will ask several questions to better understand your abdominal pain. They will also rewiew your medical history, any medications and supplements you are currently taking, and perform a physical examiniation. In addition, diagnostic testing may be discussed.
When should i see a healthcare provider for my abdominal pain?
Always seek medical attention if your abdominal pain is unexplained, persistent or severe, if you have been injured, or if your abdominal pain is accomponied by any of the following:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blood in your stool, urine or vomit
- Swelling and tenderness to the touch
- Pain in any other part of your body
- Shortness of breath
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