Abdominal pain can be caused by minor and serious conditions, so it’s important to get to the root cause of your pain. At Illinois Gastroenterology Group in Elgin, Illinois, the gastroenterology experts can determine what’s causing your abdominal pain and provide the best ways to treat it. The team has decades of collective experience in treating abdominal pain from various causes. For quality care when you need it most, call Illinois Gastroenterology Group or book online today.
Abdominal pain can have a number of causes ranging from mild to severe.
Three groups categorize abdominal pain:
Abdominal pain can be caused by:
Some of the more chronic causes of abdominal pain include:
Progressive causes of abdominal pain include:
In more severe cases, abdominal pain can indicate a serious condition like appendicitis. If your abdominal pain is severe, you should visit your local hospital emergency room as soon as you can.
You should visit Illinois Gastroenterology Group if your abdominal pain is negatively affecting your daily life, if it isn’t going away at-home remedies, and if you have other concerning symptoms as well, like:
Your Illinois Gastroenterology Group provider works hard to determine what’s causing your abdominal pain.
How your abdominal pain is treated depends on the cause and severity. Your Illinois Gastroenterology Group provider usually starts with a consultation and any necessary testing like blood work, urine tests, and imaging (X-rays, MRIs, CT scans).
Your provider might recommend a diagnostic procedure like a colonoscopy, an outpatient procedure used to examine your large intestine.
Your provider creates a personalized treatment plan that can include a number of treatments for your abdominal pain, including:
Your provider might recommend other helpful methods like using a heating pad, staying hydrated, eating plenty of fiber-packed vegetables, and staying away from foods that could trigger your pain.
In some cases, surgery will be necessary, including a procedure for diverticulitis where your provider usually drains collections of pus and surgically removes the segment of your colon where the diverticula are located.
For the highest standard of compassionate care for your abdominal pain, call Illinois Gastroenterology Group or schedule online today.