Abdominal pain can be experienced anywhere from below your ribs to your pelvis area. This discomfort can be perfectly normal or the sign of a serious health condition. Primary care services can help you determine the difference. Abdominal pain treatment offered by Dr. Daniel Benhuri in Beverly Hills can help you attain long-lasting relief.
Symptoms of Abdominal Pain
Symptoms of abdominal pain may include cramping, fever, nausea or vomiting, bloating and constipation. You may also experience heartburn, weight loss, muscle pain, diarrhea and urination issues. Some symptoms can remain constant while some may be brief or come in waves.
You may be able to relieve symptoms at home with a warm compress applied to your abdomen or by taking a warm bath. Drink plenty of fluids and rest. Foods like rice, bananas, toast and crackers can help relieve some symptoms. Over-the-counter pain medications and antacids may be beneficial. If symptoms persist, seek medical care from your primary care provider.
Causes of Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain may be caused by a wide range of factors. Common causes can include stomach flu, indigestion and allergies. Certain medical conditions may also cause abdominal pain. Some abdominal pain may come from heart attacks, pneumonia, skin rashes and conditions within the pelvis or groin. Seek emergency treatment for pain resulting from an injury or accompanied by a fever, bloody stool or breathing difficulties.
Your doctor may order blood tests, x-ray or other procedures to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment will depend on the cause of your pain. Common treatment options include medication or surgery in severe cases. Your primary care doctor may recommend fluids or fasting until the cause of your symptoms can be determined.
Beverly Hills Abdominal Pain Treatment
Abdominal pain can be a sign of a serious medical issue. Prompt medical treatment can help you get relief and may prevent future problems. Dr. Daniel Benhuri can make the best recommendations for a treatment plan to fit your health care needs. Virtual and in-person consultations are available as well as same day appointments. If you need urgent care, evening and weekend hours are accessible for convenient scheduling. Make an appointment today.