Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain services offered in Spring, TX and serving the Cypress, Klein, Spring, Tomball, and The Woodlands communities

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain may simply be the sign of a temporary illness or a more severe medical problem requiring immediate care. At Memorial Springs ER in Spring, Texas and the experienced team diagnose and treat common causes of abdominal discomfort in children, teenagers, and adults. Schedule an evaluation at Memorial Springs ER by phone or online today. Walk-ins are welcome.

Abdominal Pain Q&A

What is abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is any discomfort you feel in the upper, lower, right, or left side of your abdomen (stomach). It can stem from an illness, disease, or injury. The cause of abdominal pain determines how to best treat your condition. See the Memorial Springs ER experts at the first sign of extreme or ongoing stomach pain.

What are the symptoms of abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain may feel like dull aching, burning, cramping, or sharp pain. The discomfort might be constant, increase in severity over time, or come and go. It could appear as localized pain or all-over discomfort. You may also develop nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea with stomach pain.

What may cause abdominal pain?

Common causes of abdominal pain include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Illnesses
  • Food poisoning
  • Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Organ damage 
  • Indigestion, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Food allergies
  • Stomach flu
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Acid reflux
  • Menstruation cramping
  • Ovulation in women
  • Liver or gallbladder diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis 
  • Kidney infections or stones
  • Bowel obstruction 
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues
  • Hernias
  • Gynecological issues in women

Abdominal discomfort could also stem from traumatic injuries, stress, or bloating. Nearly everyone experiences abdominal pain from time to time. It’s the cause of 5% of emergency room visits. 

How is the cause of abdominal pain diagnosed?

Pinpointing the root cause of abdominal pain involves a discussion about your symptoms and medical history, physical exam, lab testing, and on-site imaging procedures or other diagnostic tests. Your urgent care specialist might refer you to another specialist if you have a complex problem requiring additional diagnostic testing or surgery. 

How is abdominal pain treated?

Treating abdominal pain may involve:

  • Rest and fluids
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications 
  • Minor procedures
  • Diet changes
  • Other lifestyle changes
  • Surgery

You may need to alter your diet, avoid certain foods and drinks, or consume more water. Your provider may suggest inpatient hospital care in severe cases.

The Memorial Springs ER team follows up to ensure your abdominal pain subsides. Call the office if your discomfort returns or if you have questions about your treatment plan.

Schedule an evaluation at Memorial Springs ER by calling the office or using the online booking tab today. Walk-ins are welcome.