Stomach and Abdominal Pain

STOMACH AND ABDOMINAL PAIN
 
Abdominal pain is the number one cause of a walk-in center visit. The causes can range from the stomach flu or an obstruction, to heart burn or diverticulitis. Whatever the cause, our doctors can help. Whether it be by conducting a urine, blood or stool test at our onsite lab, taking a digital X-ray or ultrasound, or referring you to a specialist when needed. Seek immediate medical attention if 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.

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, commonly known as the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug. ” A few of the most common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, generalized weakness, and stomach pain. While especially common in children, adults are susceptible to gastroenteritis as well. And while most cases tend to last only a few days, acute gastroenteritis can last for weeks or even months if the underlying causes are not treated properly. This is where Marque Medical and our highly skilled doctors can help. We can quickly diagnose and address gastroenteritis, putting you on the path to feeling better fast.

Dehydration is a frequent result from acute gastroenteritis, especially with children, which is why it is important to not let the symptoms go too long without being addressed. At Marque Medical we can offer you IV fluids to keep you or your child hydrated while diagnosing the specific cause of acute gastroenteritis through a stool sample. There are some types of gastroenteritis which may not resolve without the aid of antibiotics. If you do not improve within two or three days from the onset of the symptoms, it is a good idea to check in with your doctor.