Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain services offered in Inland Empire, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Unexplained abdominal pain can be the first sign that something isn’t right with your gastrointestinal tract. At Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., diagnostic services are available to assess your gastrointestinal health and identify the source of your abdominal pain. Hussein Abidali, DO, and the medical team personalize a treatment plan to resolve your pain and the condition causing it. Call the office in Rancho Cucamonga, California, to schedule a consultation for abdominal pain, or request an appointment online today. 

Abdominal Pain QA

What causes abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is a feeling of discomfort or pain within the abdomen or the abdominal wall.

You can experience occasional abdominal pain due to temporary digestive upset, gas, or bloating. Persistent abdominal pain may be a sign of a more serious condition that affects your stomach, liver, intestines, or other areas of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including:

  • Cancer
  • Ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Dysfunction in the urinary tract or pelvic region

You may also experience abdominal pain outside the abdomen from various underlying medical conditions. For instance, you might feel pain in the abdomen rather than your chest during a heart attack.

When should I seek medical attention for abdominal pain?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., if you have persistent abdominal pain for a week or longer or if your pain worsens even with rest and home care.

Get immediate medical attention for abdominal pain if you also have a high fever, are vomiting blood, or have shortness of breath.

The medical team completes a physical exam and may order diagnostic tests like:

  • Blood work
  • Urine tests
  • Colonoscopy
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Upper endoscopy

These tests can help identify the cause of your pain, so the providers can create a treatment plan to resolve it.

How is abdominal pain treated?

Your treatment plan for abdominal pain depends on its underlying cause. Once the Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. team identifies the source of your pain, they create a care plan to address it.

The providers may prescribe medications to relieve inflammation in your digestive tract if you have IBS or other gastrointestinal conditions. They may also suggest diet changes to prevent an inflammatory response in your GI tract that contributes to abdominal pain.

Some conditions like colon cancer or bowel obstructions may require surgery. The providers can discuss your options for surgery during your consultation.

If you have Crohn’s disease or other chronic conditions, the team monitors your gastrointestinal health during routine appointments. They adjust your care plan as needed to prevent abdominal pain and other symptoms interfering with your quality of life.

Call Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for abdominal pain or request an appointment online today.