Often overlooked, abdominal pain can be a signal for a variety of different issues. When the pain becomes severe, you may want to consider getting emergency medical attention. Physicians at Riverside ER in New Braunfels, TX are ready to diagnose the problem. Our goal is to get our patients on the road to treatment quickly and conveniently. There are many different ailments that can cause abdominal pain. Here are some of the common causes of abdominal pain.
There are many different types of digestive disease. Digestive diseases are also very common, so don’t be afraid to reach out to medical professionals if you are concerned. A common symptom of many digestive diseases is having abdominal cramping. Abdominal cramping or discomfort can be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, Gallstones, Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, and anal fissures. Some of these diseases are more serious than others, but it is important that you don’t downplay any of these symptoms. Your health is important to us at Riverside ER, and we are happy to assist you with any concerns.
One of the first symptoms that becomes noticeable with food poisoning is abdominal cramps and pain. This is caused by your stomach lining becoming inflamed and swollen. This is what gives you that upset stomach feeling. The three most common culprits of causing food poisoning are Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria. If you suspect you may have food poisoning, it is important that you receive medical attention immediately.
Infections such as UTI’s (urinary tract infections) and STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) can cause your urinary tract to become inflamed. This could cause pain in your lower abdomen. Other signs that you may have a UTI or STI include frequent urination, cloudy or strong-smelling urine, and rashes, lesions, or discharge from the genital area.
One common symptom of kidney stones is a sharp pain in the back or lower abdomen. Nausea and vomiting, painful urination, and bloody urine are also symptoms. If you suspect you may have kidney stones, please contact us at Riverside ER today. While some kidney stones can be flushed out with a high liquid intake, many require medical assistance to remove.