What Does My Stomach Pain Mean?
posted: Nov. 02, 2021.
When you are experiencing pain in your stomach it can be both alarming and disruptive to your life. At GI Med Health, Dr. Sushil Rattan and Dr. Radman Mostaghim can help you understand what is causing your difficulties and find treatment solutions for your stomach pain in Greenbelt, MD. Keep reading to learn more.
Causes of Pain in Stomach
Gastro pain can have many causes. Some of these causes can be as simple as dietary choices. If the stomach is sensitive to certain things such as gluten or lactose, it can cause pain and digestive issues. These problems can be easily resolved with simple diet changes.
Other causes of pain can be more serious. Ulcers, acid reflux, chronic constipation, IBS, and other stomach disorders will create pain and digestive problems. It is important that these symptoms not be ignored. If you are experiencing pain in the stomach, you should contact a gastroenterologist.
In addition to pain, there are other symptoms that could be warning signs of stomach issues. For many people stomach pain in Greenbelt, MD is their first sign that something is wrong. For other people, however, pain may be minimal or non-existent even though a serious problem is still developing. Other symptoms you can look for will be changes in digestion. Some changes can include:
- Changes in stool color
- Red or bloody stool
- Black or tar-like stool
- Lack of appetite
- Acid reflux
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and they persist for more than a few days, it could be a sign that a serious stomach issue is developing. It is a good idea to contact your doctor or to speak with a gastro specialist.
If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for stomach pain in Greenbelt, MD, please contact Dr. Rattan or Dr. Mostaghim at GI Med Health by calling 301-982-7900