Abdominal pain or stomach ache is caused due to a number of reasons such as indigestion, constipation, hernia, ulcers, menstrual cramps or food poisoning. It can range from a mild cramp to a serious illness that might require surgery.
HOW IS ABDOMINAL PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Depending upon the severity, and area of abdomen following tests can be conducted • Stool/urine test • Blood tests • Endoscopy • USG • Barium swallows • CT scan
HOW IS ABDOMINAL PAIN TREATED?
Treatment for abdominal pain depends on its cause and the intensity of pain. Treatments range from antibiotics for infections caused by food or beverages to medications for ulcers. In cases of hernia or appendicitis, surgery is required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Abdominal pain which is a result of hernia or appendicitis needs surgery to be cured completely.