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Abdominal Pain

Stoneleigh Medical Group

Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine located in Carmel, NY, Brewster, NY, Pawling, NY, & Jefferson Valley, NY

Abdominal pain is common and rarely a sign of a serious health issue. However, if your abdominal pain is severe or an ongoing problem, Westchester Putnam Gastroenterology can help. The skilled gastroenterologists combine traditional medicine with advanced care to find and treat the root cause of your abdominal pain. Call the office in Carmel, New York, or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.

Abdominal Pain Q&A

What is abdominal pain?

Your abdominal area runs from your chest to your groin. Abdominal pain includes any discomfort you feel in this part of your body. 

Your pain may be generalized, affecting more than half of your abdomen, or localized to one specific spot. In some cases, the pain may come and go and be severe at times.

The type and location of your abdominal pain help determine the cause. 

What causes abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain may develop from any number of causes, some less serious than others. Typical causes of abdominal pain include:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Food poisoning
  • Constipation
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney stones
  • Diverticulitis
  • Acid reflux
  • Ulcers
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Liver disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Muscle strain

Though common and not always a serious medical condition, you should contact Westchester Putnam Gastroenterology if your abdominal pain lasts longer than a week, is severe, or getting worse.

You also benefit from a consultation with a health expert if you have other symptoms, such as a fever, bloody bowel movements, or unexplained weight loss. 

What happens during an abdominal pain consultation?

Westchester Putnam Gastroenterology conducts in-depth clinical exams when you come in with concerns about abdominal pain.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your discomfort, including the type and location of your pain and when it started. They perform a physical and may run lab tests to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis.

In some cases, your provider may request a colonoscopy or upper endoscopy to determine the cause of your abdominal pain. The practice has a state-of-the-art endoscopy center and performs these procedures using advanced equipment with high-definition imaging.

How is abdominal pain treated?

Treatment for abdominal pain depends on the underlying cause. 

Your provider at Westchester Putnam Gastroenterology creates a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and medical history to alleviate your discomfort. 

Treatment may range from lifestyle modifications to surgical intervention. Whatever your needs, Westchester Putnam Gastroenterology provides the right treatment.

To schedule an evaluation for abdominal pain, call Westchester Putnam Gastroenterology, or click the online booking button today.