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services - STOMACH AND ABDOMINAL PAIN

Stomach and abdominal pain can be from many things including infections, hormone conditions including pregnancy, side effects of medicines or toxin exposure, electrolyte abnormalities, functional or obstructive causes like reflux disease (heart burn), gallstones, appendicitis, pancreatitis or diverticulitis. Gynecological, kidney and urinary tract conditions can cause abdominal or stomach pain as well as more serious conditions like aneurisms, cancer, masses or stones. Other causes include psychiatric or central nervous symptom conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. Marque Urgent care doctors can check basic blood, urine and stool tests. They can obtain imaging studies like X-Rays, ultrasounds and CT (CAT) scans and refer you to the hospital or specialist if needed. Seek medical attention if your abdominal pain is associated with fevers, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody stools, if the pain is severe or a sharp, knife like pain, worse with eating foods or if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

Abdominal Pain in Children

The most common cause of acute abdominal pain in children is gastroenteritis. Marque Urgent Care doctors can help diagnose and treat acute gastroenteritis, which is also commonly known as the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”. Some of the most common symptoms include: diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, generalized weakness and stomach pain. Acute gastroenteritis is especially common among children, though it is certainly possible for adults to suffer from it as well. While most cases of gastroenteritis last a few days, acute gastroenteritis can last for weeks and months if the underlying causes are not treated properly.

Bacteria and viruses remain the top two likely causes of acute gastroenteritis. There are other pathogens, such as parasites, that can cause acute gastroenteritis, but not typically seen within the U.S. If you have recently traveled outside the U.S., you should definitely disclose the relevant information to your doctor.

The initial treatment for acute gastroenteritis is always fluid. With frequent diarrhea, you can lose a lot of fluid, and result in dehydration, which is especially true for children. IV fluids are available at Marque Urgent Care if needed.

When you do not improve from stomach flu symptoms within two to three days from the onset of symptoms, it is a good idea to check in with your doctor. Some types of acute gastroenteritis may not resolve without antibiotic treatment, especially when bacteria or exposure to parasites are the cause. The diagnosis of the specific cause for the acute gastroenteritis is typically made via the analysis of analyzing a stool sample which we can do at Marque Urgent Care.

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