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By THE ENDOSCOPY CENTER OF WEST CENTRAL OHIO
February 02, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Abdominal Pain  

Find out what could be causing your abdominal pain and when to get medical attention.

Whether you’ve been dealing with abdominal pain for a couple days or it just started, this symptom can be a bit unnerving. Fortunately, abdominal painour Lima, OH gastroenterologists are here at he Endoscopy Center of West Central Ohio to make sure that you get the care you need to alleviate your symptoms and start feeling better quickly. Discover what could be causing your problems and what symptoms signal a trip to our office.

What exactly is abdominal pain?

People use the symptom abdominal pain to describe discomfort coming from many different organs--the intestines, the gallbladder, the stomach and the appendix. Generally, abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic region. The pain also feels different for everyone, with some describing it as dull or cramps, while others may experience sharp, severe pain.

What could be causing my abdominal pain?

Since there are countless causes for this discomfort, the only way to truly determine the cause of your pain is to get it checked out by one of our Lima gastroenterologists.

Viral, parasitic, or bacterial infections can affect the organs in the abdominal region, causing discomfort and pain. There may also be changes to your digestion, including diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.

Inflammation or diseases that affect abdominal organs can also cause pain. These organs include:

  • Kidneys
  • Appendix
  • Spleen
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Stomach
  • Gallbladder
  • Small and large intestines

Other abdominal pain causes include:

  • Gastroenteritis (sometimes called the stomach flu)
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Stress
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Kidney infection
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

If you are experiencing severe abdominal pain, it’s important that you see us right away as it could be a serious health issue such as:

  • A ruptured organ
  • Kidney stones or gallstones
  • A kidney infection

Let the Lima, OH expert GI team at The Endoscopy Center of West Central Ohio care for all of your intestinal-related issues. Call us today to schedule an appointment.