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Abdominal pain is typically a common problem which we typically experienced in our daily life. It can be a cramp, ache, dull, intermittent or sharp. Most of the time abdominal pains aren’t serious, and it can easily diagnose and treated. However, it can become a critical illness, and it is essential which symptoms to watch for and to contact a prominent doctor.
• Stomach flu.
• Food poisoning.
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
• For woman, menstrual cramps.
• Kidney stones
• Crohn’s disease
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
When to typically visit the doctor?
When you do not have mild abdominal pain or you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, consult a doctor:
- Vomiting up blood
- Difficulty breathing
- Bloody stools
- Swelling of the abdomen
- High fever
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
The doctor will do a thorough physical exam and ask you various questions:-
- How long have you had this pain?
- Do you take any medications or herbal supplements?
- Does the pain sometimes move into your lower back, groin or buttocks?
- Does it hurt after you consume certain foods or drink alcohol?
- Are you pregnant?
- Were you injured recently?
- Does an activity or position develop the pain worse?
After your exam is over then, the doctor will recommend some test to help find the cause of your pain.