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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain services offered in Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ

Abdominal Pain services offered in the greater Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ area

Abdominal pain that lingers, worsens, or occurs together with symptoms like a fever needs prompt medical attention from Shakti Singh, MD, and the caring team at Premier Gastro Care in Phoenix, Arizona. They carefully diagnose the underlying cause and develop individualized treatments that ease your pain by healing its source. Don’t wait to seek help for abdominal pain. Use online booking or call the office today to schedule an appointment and get relief from your pain.

What is abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is any mild to severe pain in the area below your chest. The pain may be general and affect a large area or settle in a specific location.

When pain is limited to a localized area, it’s often related to one of the abdominal organs, which includes your:

  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Spleen
  • Kidneys
  • Small intestine
  • Large intestine (colon)
  • Uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes
  • Urinary bladder and ureters
  • Muscles and connective tissues

Abdominal pain comes in many forms. Your pain may feel like an aching, cramp-like pain or a sharp, stabbing pain. It could be a constant problem, come and go, or feel better or worse after eating or having a bowel movement.

What causes abdominal pain?

Temporary abdominal pain often occurs from overeating, gas, constipation, or a stomach virus. Pain that persists may indicate an underlying health condition, such as:

  • Ulcers
  • Hernia
  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Appendicitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Gallstones
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas)
  • Gastritis (inflamed stomach)

Advanced cancer may also cause abdominal pain.

Will I have other symptoms with my abdominal pain?

The conditions that cause abdominal pain may cause additional symptoms, including:

  • Fever
  • Blood in your stools
  • Ongoing constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal bloating and swelling
  • Yellow-looking skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • Tenderness when touching your abdomen

You should seek immediate medical attention if your abdominal pain worsens, doesn’t improve, or is accompanied by any of these symptoms.   

How is abdominal pain treated?

The Premier Gastro Care team has extensive experience finding the underlying cause of your pain and creating personalized treatments. The first step is diagnosing the underlying problem and determining if you have an emergency condition like appendicitis.

Your provider begins by learning about your symptoms. Knowing details like where you feel the pain, what it feels like, and whether it comes and goes helps your provider narrow down the possible causes and determine the best diagnostic tests.

There are many possible treatments for abdominal pain, ranging from dietary changes, antacids, antibiotics, and other medications to minimally invasive procedures to repair the problem.

Call Premier Gastro Care today or book an appointment online to get relief from your abdominal pain.