Abdominal pain is any pain which occurs around the abdominal region. Associated symptoms of abdominal pain which need medical attention are vomiting for more than two days, fever, and tenderness near the abdomen, painful and frequent urination and dehydration. Menstrual pain, gas, hernia, GERD, constipation, endometriosis, gallbladder and kidney stones, ulcers and appendicitis are some common problems which manifests itself through abdominal pain.
HOW IS ABDOMINAL PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosing abdominal pain is a matter of finding out the cause of the pain. One can go to a specialist or get a reference for check ups and internal medicine from a general physician. Usually, the patient is put through stool and urine tests to determine the cause of the pain, as well as an X Ray or endoscopy for more severe cases where blood vomiting and other such factors are involved.
HOW IS ABDOMINAL PAIN TREATED?
Treatment largely depends on the type of pain diagnosed. However proper medications ending up to antibiotics, controlling or changing food habits, are common treatments for such pains. Surgery may be needed in case of hernia or appendicitis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Abdominal pain which is a result of hernia or appendicitis needs surgery to be cured completely.