Open Accessibility Menu
Hide

Common causes of abdominal pain

Common causes of abdominal pain

Abdominal pain can be a very general term, and often one of the trickiest things to diagnose. When pain or discomfort occurs between the chest and pelvis, it's considered abdominal pain. Most of the time it’s mild or subsides quickly, but if symptoms worsen or become more severe, it could be a sign of another underlying cause. To better understand the reason for your abdominal pain and how to treat it, you’ll want to understand the most common cause:

Stomach Flu
When you suffer from the stomach flu, you often have a variety of symptoms that accompany it. Vomiting, nausea, bloating, gas, and fever are some of the most common. Symptoms should subside in a few days; if not it could be a sign of something more serious.

Gas
Symptoms can vary from increased pressure to sharp pains. At times, tightness or restriction in the abdomen can occur, too. Most of the time, a change in diet can stop the reoccurrence of gas, and it can often be relieved with a belch, flatulence, or medication.

Pulled or Strained Muscles Pain
If you are experiencing soreness or pain or around your belly, it could be a sign of a strain or pulled muscles, especially if you have recently started a new activity. You’ll want to stop any activity that causes more pain and ice daily. Pulls or strains should heal on their own.

Often abdominal pain can be caused by other issues that are not related to your digestive tract such as:

If you experience fevers, signs of dehydration, pain that lasts for more than a few hours, or your belly is tender to touch, visit the Campbell County Medical Group Walk-in Clinic in Gillette, Wyoming.

We can provide you with the personal and quality care you need. Save your spot in line or walk-in today!

Learn more at www.cchwyo.org/wic.