Why is my stomach in pain?
Most instances of abdominal pain are mild and are not serious enough to require a professional evaluation, but we would like to make you aware of the times in which it is more than just gas and requires medical attention.
There are many different causes of abdominal pain. Let’s go over a few:
- Intestinal viruses or bacteria(such as E. coli)
- Menstrual cramps
- Food allergies or sensitivities(that muffin you ate that wasn’t gluten-free)
- Food poisoning (that chicken Caesar salad that smelled funny)
- Gas or indigestion (too many visits to Taco Bell)
- Lactose intolerance (the milk that isn’t so good for your digestion)
- Ulcers (too much ibuprofen)
- Kidney stones
- Abdominal hernias
- We have a doctor who specializes in abdominal hernia repair
- Gallstones (kidney stones, except for your gallbladder)
- Endometriosis (for females, be wary that you may not just have period pain)
- Urinary tract infections
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
When is my abdominal pain a serious problem?
Your condition might actually be more serious depending on a number of possible accompanying symptoms. To ensure that you are aware of your situation, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I have a fever?
- Have I been throwing up?
- Do I feel pain when I urinate?
- Is my abdomen tender to touch?
- Did I sustain an injury to my abdominal region?
- Have I experienced this pain for several days?
- Do I have blood or mucus in my stool or is it very dark/black?
- Do I find it difficult to breathe?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please seek medical attention. Healthpointe is staffed with professionals that can diagnose the cause of your abdominal pain via various ways, as well as suggest and apply a proper treatment.
For further information, you can call us at 888-719-8448 and we would be happy to help you or visit one of our many Healthpointe locations, such as Long Beach.
However, if you find yourself experiencing these extreme symptoms of abdominal pain, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency facility immediately.
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Roman Shulze