Maybe it was something you ate or perhaps it’s something more serious, but abdominal pain is always disruptive and uncomfortable. At New Tampa Internal Medicine Associates, in Tampa, Florida, Zubair Farooqui, MD, offers diagnostic testing to identify the issue causing your abdominal pain and customized treatment to relieve your pain and heal the condition causing it. Call New Tampa Internal Medicine Associates or schedule an appointment online today for personalized medical care for abdominal pain.
You have a lot of organs, muscles, and connective tissue in your abdomen, and there are a lot of issues that can trigger pain. Some of the common causes of abdominal pain include:
Your abdominal pain could also be due to constipation or women’s health issues like menstrual cramping or endometriosis. In rare cases, your abdominal pain could be due to gallstones or colorectal, uterine, or ovarian cancer.
Most of the time, abdominal pain goes away on its own after a day or so of rest and at-home treatments. You should call New Tampa Internal Medicine Associates to make an appointment if your abdominal pain doesn’t start to subside or gets worse as time passes.
Other signs that indicate that you should talk to Dr. Farooqui include:
Additionally, you should seek emergency treatment if you have sudden and severe pain, if you can’t urinate, or if you have black, tarlike stools.
Dr. Farooqui provides thorough exams and testing to identify the cause of your abdominal pain. He talks to you in detail about your symptoms, lifestyle, and overall health. During your physical exam, he feels your abdomen for signs of swelling or other abnormalities. Dr. Farooqui also uses a variety of diagnostic tests, including blood and urine analysis and abdominal ultrasounds, to identify the issue causing your abdominal pain.
Treatment for abdominal pain depends on its root cause as well as how it’s affecting your life. For example, digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease and celiac disease often improve with dietary changes. You might also benefit from anti-inflammatory or acid-reducing medications. If you have a severe condition such as appendicitis or diverticulitis, you may need surgery to remove the infected and inflamed tissue.
If you have abdominal pain that’s interfering with your health and quality of life, call New Tampa Internal Medicine Associates or schedule a consultation online today.