Emergency Room and Emegency Care Services for Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain can be a medical emergency. ER of Texas provides 24-hour emergency care with no wait.
Abdominal pain is a universal condition we all experience at some point throughout our lives, and it can range anywhere between mild discomfort to severe pain. Due to the vast number of reasons abdominal pain can be attributed to, it is best to turn to medical professionals to determine whether the pain you are experiencing is a result of a serious underlying medical condition. For situations that are not responding to home remedies or over-the-counter medications and are lingering or recurring, consult with ER of Texas to help with monitoring, diagnosing, and treating your abdominal complications.
The Causes of Abdominal Pain
Attributable to a myriad of different causes, abdominal pain may vary in the intensity of discomfort experienced by a person. The severity of the pain can range from mild discomfort that can be subdued by over-the-counter medicine to critical conditions that require a visit to the emergency room. Additionally, the pain may be pinpointed at a specific spot or felt throughout the abdominal region.
Some of the most common sources of abdominal pain may include:
- Excess gas
- Food allergies or intolerance (such as lactose)
- Food poisoning
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Menstrual cramps
- Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Kidney stones
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
When to visit the Emergency Room
Some cases of abdominal pain are simply transient, with an antacid or other drugstore medication typically enough to help alleviate the discomfort. Regardless, some instances of abdominal pain may require emergency care, especially since it may be indicative of a more serious medical condition. If the pain is persistent and severe, radiating down your back, or if your abdomen is tender or painful to the touch, you should seek emergency care as soon as possible.
If your pain goes hand in hand with any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical attention:
- Signs of fever
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest pain
- Constant vomiting
- Blood in vomit and/or stool
- Painful and/or frequent urination
- Dark/black stool
- Yellowing skin
In addition, meeting any of the following conditions may warrant an immediate visit to the nearest emergency room. Visit the ER of Texas if you:
- Have recently had abdominal surgery or an endoscopy
- Have undergone gastric bypass surgery
- Are over 45 and have symptoms of upper abdominal pain, which might be a sign of a heart attack
- Are pregnant or have suspicions of being pregnant
Our emergency care team is experienced to help monitor and manage your abdominal pain. After speaking to our patients and learning details such as the duration of the discomfort, the location and nature of the sensation, and medications or supplements being taken, our expert staff helps to medically diagnose your condition.
From laboratory tests to imaging tests, and other diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy or endoscopy, our emergency room clinic is equipped with the necessary tools to verify the root cause of your abdominal pain.
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