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What to Know About Stomach & Abdominal Pain

Stomach or Abdominal pain occurs between the pelvic and the chest region. Stomach Pain or Abdominal pain can have multiple causes and it can be crampy, dull, achy sharp or intermittent. 

Common Causes:

Common causes of stomach pain or stomach ache or abdominal pain includes

Food Poisoning 

Stomach Flu

Muscle Strain.

Food Allergy

Indigestion

Constipation

Lactose Intolerance

Stress & Anxiety

Menstruation

Diarrhea

Gastroenteritis 

Acid Reflux

Vomiting

Inflammation or diseases can occur in the abdomen area can occur in any of the Organs including

Small Intestines

Large Intestines

Kidneys

Appendix

Spleen

Stomach

Gall Bladder

Liver

Pancreas.

Types of Abdominal Pain

Stomach Pain/Abdominal Pain or Aches in the stomach and Abdominal area can be categorized into Localized: This is just limited to a single area of abdomen and often caused by one particular organ with the most common cause being stomach ulcers.

Cramp-like pain most likely is associated with constipation, bloating, diarrhea or flatulence and in women can mostly associated with menstruation pain.

Colicky: This may be indicative of more severe conditions

What to Eat?

Taking lots of rest while hydrating yourselves with small quantities of clear liquids till you feel better is essential. Substances such as milk that can form mucus, liquids with sugars such as juices and sports drinks, liquids containing caffeine such as coffee and any sodas especially carbonated sodas need to be completely avoided. Coconut water, Pedialite are very good products to hydrate yourselves. Gatorade is good but the excessive sugar in Gatorade may not be highly beneficial. If any solid food needs to be Introduced slowly with mild foods like rice, banana or a toast. 

Treatment & When to see the Doctor:

Mild abdominal pain may go away without treatment. A stomach virus typically runs its course in 12 hours to 2 days. In some cases, abdominal pain may requires you to take a trip to the doctor.

Walk-in to a doctor at AFC Urgent Care at Warrington should you experience the symptoms below.

  • Pain the abdominal part that that lasts longer than a day
  • prolonged constipation
  • vomiting
  • Sensation of burning during urination. 
  • fever
  • loss of appetite
  • unexplained weight loss

Call your doctor if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and you experience abdominal pain. Treatment for stomach ache or abdominal pain is available at AFC Urgent Care Warrington. Everyone including the residents of Central Bucks located around Warrington, Warminster, Doylestown, Horsham, Chalfont, and Hatboro can walk-in between 8:00AM – 8:00 PM on Weekdays and 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on weekends.

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