Abdominal pain is quite common in individuals with majority of causes being trivial. Few notable causes depending on the severity of the pain like stomach ache or cramps, or sharp pain can be indigestion, food poisoning constipation, gas, gallstones, ulcers or even menstrual cramps.
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.