Pain in the stomach is a common affliction and can be treated for a variety of triggers, including menstrual cramps, a viral infection, digestion issues, allergies, constipation, ulcers, gas, stones in the kidney or gall bladder, hernia, and a urinary tract infection. Here’s what you need to know:
The symptoms related to stomach pain can be varied, but the most common one is consistent pain in the entire or a part of the abdomen. There may be a few accompanying symptoms, such as:
There can be serious underlying causes of abdominal pain, and therefore, the line of treatment depends on the diagnosis. Blood and urine tests may be administered along with further investigations to determine the root cause. A healthcare professional may suggest antibiotics for a possible infection along with anti-inflammatory drugs for reducing pain. In some cases, surgery may be necessary, while in other situations; a possible long-term treatment plan is determined after diagnosis.
Simple indigestion problems are often easy to handle and anti-inflammatory drugs are beneficial. However, if you see extreme changes in your urine, stool and vomit, emergency medical care should be sought immediately. Typically, if stomach pain is persistent and reoccurs after certain periods, it is best to consult a medical provider. When left untreated, abdominal pain can lead to serious medical issues. Sudden acute stomach pain requires immediate medical attention.
Many times, a stomachache is associated with constipation, and it is advisable to try defecating before taking medications. Ensure that you are well hydrated and eat healthy foods. Avoid all spicy and oily food items, especially during the summer months during high heat, which can lead to indigestion and gas problems. Resting and drinking warm fluids may also help with existing pain. For menstrual cramps and related pain, you can use a hot-water bag for relief.
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