Abdominal Pain

Treat Abdominal Pain in Lima, OH

One of the most common gastrointestinal issues is stomach pain, which can be caused by anything from lactose intolerance to gall stones. In fact, just about everyone has experienced some level of stomach pain during their lives, and while it's rarely debilitating, these pains should be investigated if they persist for longer than a few hours. After all, many of the most problematic health issues start with symptoms as subtle as abdominal or residual digestive tract pain, so seeing your trusted gastroenterologist if symptoms persist is of paramount importance for your continued digestive (and overall) health.

At some point or another, just about everyone will experience abdominal pain.  While most occurrences are not serious, and can be easily diagnosed and treated, some pain can be more serious.  When it comes to abdominal pain it is important to be able to recognize symptoms that are severe and to know when to call your gastroenterologist. 

Common Causes of Abdominal Pain:

Whether you are suffering from a mild stomachache, multiple things can cause sharp pain, or stomach cramps, abdominal pain.  Some of the most common causes are:

  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Stomach virus
  • Abdominal PainMenstrual cramps
  • Food poisoning
  • Food allergies
  • Gas
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Ulcers
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Kidney stones
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Appendicitis

Talk to your gastroenterologist if you are experiencing abdominal pain that does not subside, progresses and is accompanied by fever and other symptoms, as it is important to seek treatment immediately.  Your gastroenterologist will work with you to create an appropriate treatment plan.

For more information on Abdominal Pain, call The Endoscopy Center of West Central Ohio in Lima, OH at (419) 879-3636!