1. What are the causes of stomach pain?
Stomach pain can be caused by the following:
-Indigestion or gas
-Menstruation or endometriosis.
-Food allergy or poisoning
-Pelvic inflammatory disease
-Kidney or gallstones
-Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
-Appendicitis or diverticulitis
2. Under what circumstances is immediate physician attention required?
Immediate medical attention is required if:
-The pain is extreme and does not reduce or is recurrent
-The pain is a consequence of a recent injury
-The pain is accompanied by chest pain
-Your stomach is tender to touch
-You are pregnant
3. What symptoms occuring with stomach pain require immediate medical attention?
Medical attention is required if the following symptoms are present along with stomach pain:
-Increased urine frequency, dark-colored urine, painful urination, excessive thirst
-Blood in vomit or stools
-Yellowish skin discoloration
4. How will the doctor find out the cause of stomach pain?
Your doctor will ask you a bunch of questions to rule out the cause of pain along with physical examination. He will further advise tests based on his observation and analysis, which may include:
-Blood, urine, or stool tests
-Barium swallows or Enemas
5. What are the different types of stomach pain?
The different types of abdominal pain include:
-Localized: Limited to a single area commonly seen with stomach ulcers
-Cramp-like: Linked with flatulence, constipation, bloating, or diarrhea associated with menstruation, miscarriage, or any complications related to female reproductive organs
-Colicky pain related to an underlying severe condition, which includes kidney or gallstones