Abdominal pain, also known as stomach ache, tummy ache, gut or belly ache, can be one of the symptoms associated with transient disorders or serious conditions. Making a definitive diagnosis of the cause of abdominal pain can be difficult without specific examinations, since many diseases can result in this symptom. It is common for people to complain about stomach ache and while most frequently the cause is benign more serious causes may require urgent intervention.
Everyone’s stomach hurts from time to time, however the pain has different characteristics. Abdominal pain can be mild or severe; it can be caused be a variety of conditions, such as Helicobacter Pylori – a bacteria which may cause infection of the stomach, and it is often nonspecific and may appear at any part of the belly. It is important to notice if the pain is sharp and stabbing or dull, cramp-like, twisting or of a different kind entirely.
The pain may be triggered by specific events, such as meals or bowel movements, or it may improve or worsen while resting or lying down. The duration of the pain is also important: while it may be short-lived and last for a couple of minutes, it may continue for several hours and longer. It may also come and go, ranging in intensity.
- Stomach cramps and intermittent aches
- Sudden and severe stomach pain
- Mild continuous aches
- Bloating and gas
- Pain radiating to the back, flank or genitals
How we can help:
Call us right away if you have abdominal pain so severe that you can’t move without causing more pain, or you can’t sit still and find a comfortable position. Seek immediate medical help if pain is accompanied by other worrisome signs and symptoms, such as:
- Bloody diarrhea
- Trauma: such as an accident or injury
- Pressure or pain in your chest
- Pain is accompanied by bloody stools
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Skin that appears yellow
- Severe tenderness when you touch your abdomen
- Swelling of the stomach
- Pain lasting over 6 hours and worsens with time
Yermiyahu Clinic is at your service at any time for initial emergency care. Dr. Sunny Sapir, an experienced physician with an expertise in family medicine, will be glad to assist you with professionalism and utmost empathy. After a careful examination of your personal situation, Dr. Sunny will provide you with the most appropriate medical solution.