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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain

Our expert team of medical professionals at Local MD Urgent Care can help you and your loved ones with abdominal pain. Schedule an appointment with us below, or walk-in to any of our locations the same day to be treated by our team!

While some people equate abdominal pain with stomach aches or cramps, there are many other areas and potential issues within your abdomen! With so many muscles, organs, and your digestive system, there could be many causes, some much more serious than others, for experiencing abdominal pain.

Abdominal Pain Symptoms

Abdominal pain can have many causes, which we will get into, but many of the presenting symptoms are similar since they are focused in one area of your body. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing abdominal issues of some sort:

  • Fever or Chills

  • Severe Abdominal Pain

  • Bloody Stools

  • Persistent Nausea or Vomiting

  • Weight Loss

  • Yellowing Skin

  • Abdominal Swelling

  • Severe Abdominal Tenderness

Abdominal Pain Causes

With so many organs, muscles, and tracts in your abdominal area, pain can be caused by a wide spectrum of things, which is why it’s essential to see a medical professional when suffering from the symptoms above. Many of the below illnesses vary by severity, but please schedule an appointment with us if you suspect you are suffering from any: 

  • Endometriosis

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Appendicitis

  • Food Poisoning

  • Acid Reflux

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Many, many more

Abdominal Pain Treatments

Since there are so many different potential ailments with your abdominal area, there are no blanket treatments for all kinds of abdominal pain. The best thing you can do is come in to a local urgent care location and speak with our team about potential treatments!

Preventing Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can disrupt daily life and signal underlying health issues. Take proactive measures to prevent discomfort with these simple strategies:

  1. Healthy Eating Habits: Opt for a balanced diet rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to promote optimal digestion and prevent gastrointestinal issues.

  2. Stay Hydrated: Adequate hydration supports digestion and helps prevent constipation, a common cause of abdominal discomfort.

  3. Maintain a Healthy Weight: Excess weight can strain abdominal muscles and lead to discomfort. Maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise and portion control.

  4. Manage Stress: Practice stress-reduction techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to alleviate tension in the abdominal area.

  5. Practice Good Hygiene: Wash hands regularly, especially before eating, to prevent infections that can cause abdominal pain.

  6. Exercise Regularly: Stay active to promote digestion, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce stress levels.

  7. Limit Alcohol and Caffeine: Excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption can irritate the digestive system. Moderation is key.

  8. Quit Smoking: Smoking can contribute to abdominal pain by irritating the stomach lining. Quitting smoking can improve overall digestive health.

  9. Get Regular Check-ups: Routine medical check-ups can help detect underlying health issues early, preventing abdominal pain.

  10. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to any unusual symptoms and seek medical attention if abdominal pain persists or worsens.

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