At some point or another, just about everyone will experience abdominal pain. While most occurrences are not serious, and can be easily diagnosed and treated, some pain can be more serious. When it comes to abdominal pain it is important to be able to recognize symptoms that are severe and to know when to call your gastroenterologist.
Whether you are suffering from a mild stomachache, multiple things can cause sharp pain, or stomach cramps, abdominal pain. Some of the most common causes are:
- Stomach virus
- Menstrual cramps
- Food poisoning
- Food allergies
- Lactose intolerance
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Kidney stones
- Crohn’s disease
- Urinary tract infection
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Talk to your gastroenterologist if you are experiencing abdominal pain that does not subside, progresses and is accompanied by fever and other symptoms, as it is important to seek treatment immediately. Your gastroenterologist will work with you to create an appropriate treatment plan.
If you're experiencing persistant adbominal pain, call our Kennewick, WA office today at (509) 460-5500 to schedule an appointment.