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Posts for: July, 2019

By Vikram S. Jayanty, M.D. PA
July 01, 2019
Tags: Abdominal Pain  

Abdominal pain is somewhat of a vague term, but whether it's from eating very spicy foods or having a stomach virus, Abdominalessentially everyone has experienced it at one time in their life. However, if your abdominal pain has lasted longer than a 10 to 14 days with no relief, it may be time to make an appointment with Dr. Vikram Jayanty, your gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Jayanty is a physician who specializes in the gastrointestinal tract, and he regularly sees patients who have been experiencing abdominal pain. Below, he lists a few of the reasons why it happens and how it's treated.


Causes of abdominal pain

The specific symptoms of your abdominal pain can help Dr. Jayanty, your Houston stomach doctor, determine what might be causing it. For example, if you have a burning sensation in your upper abdomen after you eat, you may be dealing with GERD, or acid reflux. Cramping and gas may be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or food intolerances. Ulcers often produce a gnawing pain that is temporarily relieved by eating. Other abdominal issues can have similar symptoms, which is why it's important to get checked out.


Treatment of abdominal pain

Through various tests, including imaging and blood analysis, your Houston gastroenterologist can diagnose the cause of your abdominal pain and work with you to find an appropriate treatment. For many of our patients with GERD, dietary changes and medication can help control those uncomfortable symptoms associated with ulcers, IBS, and GERD. Less commonly, more invasive or aggressive treatment is needed to manage cysts, tumors, or chronic conditions like celiac or Crohn's disease.

The first step to successful treatment is a diagnosis. If you've been experiencing chronic abdominal pain, don't delay in calling the gastroenterology office of Dr. Vikram Jayanty in Houston, TX, today.