Abdominal Pain – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Acute abdominal pain is the sudden onset of any pain and swelling in the abdomen. Acute abdomen as the name implies is the severe pain that occurs in abdomen.

Pain caused by an infectious agent is typically the result of bacterial infections on the large intestine called colon. Another problem that occurs due to this bacterial infection is Diverticulitis. This is the formation of small pouches on inner lining of intestine. Structural defects such as constricted or twisted intestines may also cause pain in the abdomen and possibly requiring emergency surgery. Pain caused by lack of blood flow to the area may also require surgery to remove any blood-deprived tissue that has died.

There are various causes for the abdomen pain and some of them are listed below.

Causes of Abdominal Pain
  1.    Constipation or gas.
  2.    An anatomical defect.
  3.    Lack of blood flow to the area.
  4.    Indigestion.
  5.    Food Infection.
  6.    Gall bladder obstruction.
  7.    Ectopic pregnancy.
  8.    Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  9.    Female organ disorder.
10.    Pancreatitis.

Some of the major symptoms are nausea, vomiting, pain in abdomen and may also lead to fever .If you feel a severe pain in the abdomen you should always be evaluated by a physician immediately as the condition may require emergency surgery. The physician will most likely go for X-rays and CT scans to determine the causes. These tests will show the areas of infection or any other abnormalities. The physician will also draw blood to perform a complete blood cell count to see if the white blood cell count is elevated indicating an infection in the body.

Sometimes person suffering from abdominal pain does not take it seriously and therefore may suffer from acute pain that may be unbearable if proper treatment to the problem is not performed. Therefore to avoid such conditions, a person should go for the precautions and medications recommended by the doctor.

At AOK Emergency Room Houston, the physicians will conduct a thorough physical examination to determine the causes of acute abdominal pain and devise a treatment plan to alleviate pain and discomfort. Each patient at Aok Emergency Room is provided by a quality treatment that leads to faster recovery from any of the acute abdominal problem, which leads to a healthy and happy life. You can call us at 281 542 3998, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year.

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