Experiencing Abdominal Pain That Won't go Away? You May Need to Vistit Your ERgent Care

Experiencing Abdominal Pain, Chesapeake ERgent Care

It’s easy to ignore stomach pain, especially when it doesn’t seem severe and doesn’t interfere with your daily life. But sometimes stomach pain can be cause for concern.

At Chesapeake ERgent Care, our team strives to provide the highest quality care to men, women, and children in Gambrills, Maryland, and the Crofton area in 30 minutes or less. In most cases, we can get to the bottom of your abdominal pain fast.

Understanding abdominal pain

Your abdomen area begins just below your chest and runs to the top of your groin. This area contains numerous vital organs, like your intestines, kidneys, and liver. While abdominal pain is often called a stomachache, it’s common to experience dull or sharp pains as well as cramps. Abdominal pain can also be ongoing or sudden and can vary in intensity.

In most cases, stomach pain isn’t serious, but it can be a cause for concern when it lasts for more than a week. Don’t ignore stomach pain if you have additional symptoms, including:

We make it easy to identify the cause of your abdominal pain at Chesapeake ERgent Care.

Getting to the source of abdominal pain

When your stomach hurts, it can be due to several causes — and not all of them are serious. In many cases, infections from bacteria, viruses, or parasites can trigger significant abdominal pain. You might also have periodic discomfort in this area because of menstrual cramping or stress.

When abdominal pain doesn’t go away, though, it can indicate other underlying conditions. Some of these are inflammatory, like having irritation in the lining of your stomach or acid reflux disease. Others can be functional problems in your abdomen, like:

For women, abdominal pain can also develop because of reproductive problems, like:

Sometimes, you can even have stomach pain that isn’t related to your abdomen at all but is the result of other conditions, like:

You can also experience abdominal pain when you have a heart attack.

Diagnosing abdominal pain

Our team at Chesapeake ERgent Care understands that when you have concerns about your health, you want answers fast. At our urgent care clinic, you don’t have to wait to see a friendly and experienced medical professional.

During your appointment, our team discusses your abdominal pain symptoms and conducts a physical exam. We might also recommend additional tests to help reach a diagnosis, including:

We offer many of these tests on-site and can work with you to order other screenings at another location, if needed.

Once we identify the cause of your abdominal pain, we work closely with you to outline a treatment strategy. These can vary depending on your condition but often include a change in your eating habits, nerve blocks, or surgery. We also offer both prescription and IV medications on-site.

Don’t ignore your abdominal pain. Call Chesapeake ERgent Care or schedule an appointment online today.

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