If you’re suffering from abdominal pain in Manhattan or in one of the other boroughs, your abdominal pain can be a mild inconvenience treatable with over-the-counter remedies, or it can be a sign of a serious illness that deserves immediate attention by a best in class gastroenterologist.
Abdominal pain should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan
Abdominal pain should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan as it may be a symptom of a serious illness or condition. Abdominal pain (stomach pain) has a large number of causes and should be investigated by a top gastroenterologist. Abdominal pain can be acute or chronic and can be caused by issues relating to the stomach, appendix, gallbladder, spleen, bowel, liver, gynecological issues or other issues.
It is therefore important to see a gastroenterologist, such as the NYC board certified gastroenterologists of our practice, for an examination and further investigation to understand the cause of your pain. If you’re suffering from abdominal pain in Manhattan or in NYC, your abdominal pain deserves attention by a best-in-class gastroenterologist.
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Causes of Abdominal Pain
There are many potential causes of abdominal pain. The list is long and includes the following and many others:
- Bile duct inflammation (cholangitis)
- Bladder, kidney or spleen infection
- Colon cancer
- Crohn’s disease
- Excessive gas and bloating
- Food allergies
- Food or lead poisoning
- Gallbladder inflammation
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gluten intolerance (Celiac disease)
- Heightened ketone levels (diabetic ketoacidosis)
- Inflammation of the abdominal lining (peritonitis)
- Inflammation of the appendix (appendicitis)
- Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Inflammation of the small intestine (duodenitis)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)
- Intestinal obstruction
- Intra-abdominal malignancies
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Kidney disease (uremia)
- Kidney stones
- Lactose intolerance
- Large intestine inflammation (diverticulitis)
- Less blood to the intestines (mesenteric ischemia)
- Liver disease (hepatitis)
- Lymphatic cancer (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma)
- Ruptured spleen
- Sickle cell anemia
- Stomach lining inflammation (gastritis)
- Stomach virus or flu
- Strained, pulled, or injured abdominal muscle
- Swollen lymph nodes (mesenteric lymphadenitis)
- Torn or punctured colon
- Urinary tract infection
- Many other conditions
Women must add other potential causes to the list:
- Fallopian tube inflammation (salpingitis)
- A fertilized egg outside your uterus (ectopic pregnancy)
- Infection of your reproductive organs (pelvic disease)
- Menstrual cramps
- Ovarian cancer
- Ovarian cysts
- Ovulation pain (mittelschmerz)
- Tissue growing outside your uterus (endometriosis)
Diagnosing Abdominal Pain
If your pain is localized, its location (high or low, left or right, front or back) can help your GI specialist narrow down the cause. The duration and intensity of the pain can also point your GI doctor to a likely cause. Associated symptoms, such as diarrhea or fever, also signal particular causes.
When you come for a consultation to our Chelsea/Union Square, Midtown or Upper East Side NYC offices, our doctors will review your medical history and symptoms before performing a comprehensive examination. If necessary, your GI doctor may order blood, urine and or stool tests. In some cases, our doctors may need imaging or endoscopy, colonoscopy, small bowel capsule or other medical diagnostic procedure as part of the evaluation. Determining the correct diagnosis is the first step to feeling better.
Treating Abdominal Pain
Your doctor may need to order testing in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
Treating abdominal pain depends on an accurate diagnosis by the GI doctor. To find out more about your specific treatment options, schedule an appointment with one of our gastroenterologists so we can determine an accurate diagnosis and get you on the right track. Once they uncover the cause of your abdominal pain, they can discuss your options for treating it whether it be medication, lifestyle modification, surgery or other treatment recommendations.
Important Reminder: This information is only intended to provide guidance, not definitive medical advice. Please consult a GI doctor about your specific condition. Only trained gastroenterologists like our doctors can determine an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
As best in class NYC gastroenterologists, our doctors of Manhattan Gastroenterology provide highly personalized and comprehensive care.They have has earned some of the most respected reputations in NYC. For more information about the GI conditions we treat including stomach pain (abdominal pain) or to schedule a consultation with one of ourGI doctors (gastroenterologists), please contact our NYC offices.
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