Drs. Sushil Rattan and Radman Mostaghim of GI Med Health in Greenbelt, MD, provide patients with much need knowledge and care regarding abdominal pain and what the source of pain could be.
More About Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain is something you'll experience at any point in your life and it's nothing to be worried about most of the time. You need to speak with your Greenbelt gastroenterologist if symptoms are repetitive and worsen over time.
Sources of Abdominal Pain
There are several sources of abdominal pain, like a mild stomachache. Here are some reasons for pain:
- Constipation: A common digestive problem where a person suffers from hard, dry bowel movements, or less than three bowel movements a week.
- Indigestion: This is usually a symptom of an underlying problem, like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, or gallbladder.
- Stomach virus: This is an intestinal infection that causes watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes called the stomach flu.
- Menstrual cramps: Women feel cramps during their periods because the uterus contracts to expel its lining.
- Lactose intolerance: This digestive disorder because people can't digest lactose, usually in dairy products, which causes a series of symptoms: bloating, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
- Ulcers: This is also referred to as a peptic ulcer that develops ion the lining of your stomach, small intestine or esophagus. People usually suffer from symptoms such as vomiting, weight loss and abdominal pain.
Other sources of abdominal pain are pelvic inflammatory disease, gallstones, hernias, kidney stones, Crohn’s disease, a urinary tract infection, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and appendicitis.
Need a consultation?
Talk to your Greenbelt, MD, gastroenterologist if you are experiencing abdominal pain that isn't going away, becomes more severe and/or is accompanied by fever and other symptoms. To contact your gastroenterologist about creating a custom treatment plan, contact GI Med Health by calling (301) 982-7900 today.