When you have a stomachache or abdominal pain, it could be a symptom of many different illnesses. While many stomach pains may go away quickly on their own, if you have ongoing or severe abdominal pain, you should see doctor for diagnosis. At Rapid Healthcare, we are here to help you when you have abdominal discomfort at our walk-in clinic in Bolingbrook, IL.
Causes of Stomach Pain
There are many organs within the abdominal cavity below the ribcage and not all “stomach” pain is from the stomach. The gallbladder, spleen, colon, liver, pancreas and kidneys are all within the abdomen and may contribute to stomach pain. From stomach cramps from food poisoning or the flu to infections and gallstones, there are many possible causes of stomach or abdominal pain. Most issues are temporary and can be fixed with conservative treatments and medications, but there are serious conditions that can cause abdominal pain. Some of these include appendicitis, intestinal blockages and gallbladder infections. The most common causes of stomach pain include:
- Peptic ulcers
- Gas or bloating
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Menstrual cramps
While the majority of stomach discomfort is not serious, it is prudent to have your symptoms diagnosed if they are severe or prolonged. Some painful abdominal conditions can require urgent care to prevent serious complications.
Treatment for Stomach Pain
At Rapid Healthcare, our medical team will listen to your concerns about your abdominal pain and perform a thorough exam to determine the cause of your symptoms. Treatment for abdominal pain varies greatly, depending on the cause. Most common causes of abdominal discomfort can be treated with medication to relieve the pain. We will perform a comprehensive exam and testing to determine the source of your pain and recommend treatment or referral to a specialist.
If you have abdominal pain and want relief, call our friendly team at Rapid Healthcare. We can schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, or you can stop in for a same day appointment at our walk-in clinic. Contact us today for stomach pain treatment at our facility in Bolingbrook, IL.