Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain is a common condition that will affect everybody at one point or another. Most cases are caused by indigestion, gas, food sensitivities, and other factors that generally aren’t a cause for concern. Some abdominal pain causes, however, can be dangerous or life-threatening. A few of the dangerous conditions include appendicitis, gall bladder infection, pancreatitis, aneurysm, diverticulitis, limited blood flow to the intestines, or a bleeding or perforated ulcer. It is important to quickly seek emergency care if:

  • Your pain is a result of trauma, such as a car accident or fall
  • Your abdomen is swollen or sore to the touch
  • You are feeling dizzy or short of breath or fainting
  • You are vomiting blood or experiencing persistent nausea
  • You are urinating blood or black/bloody stools
  • Your pain is accompanied by a fever or chest pain
  • You’ve had so much vomiting or diarrhea and are dehydrated
  • Your pain is severe or unrelenting
  • Your pain is possibly due to a complication of pregnancy