Abdominal Pain Diagnosis in NYC

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Abdominal pain can happen to anyone and in many cases is nothing to be alarmed over. An upset stomach could simply indicate that you’ve eaten something too late in the evening or that doesn’t agree with you. You could experience dully, aching, crampy, intermittent, or sharp stomach pain. Any of these types of stomach pain could be normal and nothing to be alarmed over. However, in some cases, abdominal pain might indicate a more serious condition. Certain symptoms accompanied by abdominal pain, such as vomiting blood, blood in the stool, persistent nausea, or persistent constipation may warrant a visit to your doctor or even an emergency room.

What causes abdominal pain?

Depending on the area you are experiencing abdominal pain, you may need to visit one of our physicians at Gotham Gastroenterology to discuss your symptoms and to get an accurate diagnosis. Consult a medical professional if you experience abdominal pain, as it could indicate one of the below underlying gastrointestinal conditions:

Causes of Lower Abdominal Pain

Causes of Upper Abdominal Pain

  • Stomach ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Pancreas issues
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Gallstones
  • Heart attack
  • Hepatitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Kidney infection

Abdominal Pain from Gas

Sometimes, gas collects in the colon and can cause pain in the stomach. This kind of pain should pass relatively quickly. If you experience abdominal pain that is persistent or accompanied by other symptoms, like blood in the stool, nausea, fever, or any of the below signs and symptoms of serious stomach issues, consult a gastroenterologist right away.

When should I see a doctor for abdominal pain?

The following symptoms accompanied by abdominal pain warrant a visit to a gastroenterologist at Gotham Gastroenterology:

  • Fever
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic constipation
  • Burning when peeing
  • Abdominal pain that does not go away (for more than a day)

Additionally, the below symptoms may indicate an emergency. Seek immediate medical help if you experience any of the following symptoms accompanied by abdominal pain:

  • Blood in stools
  • High fever
  • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Severe abdominal swelling
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Vomiting up blood

How is abdominal pain diagnosed?

Because there is a wide range of conditions that cause stomach pain, your doctor might recommend one or a combination of the following diagnostic tests to ensure an accurate diagnosis:

For more information or to book an appointment with Gotham Gastroenterology, contact our office at 212-794-0240. Our team of experts strives to provide excellence in gastroenterology for patients in NYC. You can also make an appointment by filling out a form.

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