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Posts for: February, 2020

By Vikram Jayanty, M.D. PA
February 21, 2020
Tags: Abdominal Pain  

The causes of abdominal pain aren't always clear, which is why gastroenterology is so important. The reasons for abdominal pain may be something as simple as a menstrual cramp that only needs pain medicine or rest, or something more serious. Dr. Vikram Jayanty of Houston, TX, addresses the causes resulting in abdominal paint.

Causes Abdominal Pains

Gastroenterology focuses on the digestive system and its disorders, and abdominal pain falls under this branch of medicine. Pain is a natural occurrence that usually isn't very serious but is actually quite important in diagnosing and treating serious illnesses at your Houston, TX, gastroenterologist's office.

Common causes of stomach pain are:

  • Indigestion is a sign of an underlying problem, like ulcers, or gallbladder disease. Symptoms include persistent or recurrent pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen, bloating, heartburn, and/or burping.
  • Constipation is one of the most common digestive problems and symptoms include hard, dry bowel movements, or going to the bathroom fewer than three times a week.
  • Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts inside your kidneys that may affect any part of your urinary tract. Symptoms include severe pain in the side and back; pain that moves to the lower abdomen and groin area; pain that fluctuates in intensity; pink, red or brown urine; and urinating in small amounts.

Other causes of abdominal pain include:

  • Stomach virus or menstrual cramps
  • Food poisoning, food allergies, or gas
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, gallstones, or a hernia
  • Crohn’s disease, urinary tract infection
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or appendicitis

Gastroenterology is a vital part of medicine and if you are experiencing abdominal pain that does not subside, progresses, and is accompanied by fever, you definitely need to speak with Dr. Vikram Jayanty immediately. For more information on abdominal pain or treatment options call your Houston, TX, gastroenterologist at (713) 932-9200 today!