Stomach Ache can be a sign of several different medical issues. To find out what caused the pain, Norwood, East Tremont, Morris Heights, Parkchester in Bronx, NY and Brooklyn, NY area residents can see the skilled doctors at Metro UrgiCare today.
A stomach ache is generally one of the symptoms connected to a medical problem or condition. A stomach ache is usually not serious, but it does require medical attention if it worsens.
If a stomach ache doesn't resolve on its own quickly, or if it causes severe pain rather than just a mild ache, it is time to seek out urgent care. Any stomach ache that is accompanied by other symptoms requires prompt attention. This includes stomach aches accompanied by nausea, a distended stomach, vomiting, disorientation, dizziness, loss of consciousness, or other major symptoms.
Stomach aches can happen for many reasons. Some of the more common reasons for stomach aches include: Indigestion, constipation, flu, menstrual cramps, gas, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, kidney stones, gallstones, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and Crohn's disease. The stomach ache may range from mildly uncomfortable to overwhelmingly painful.
Acute stomach pain is one which happens suddenly. The pain is severe and is highly persistent, although it may go away for brief periods of time. When stomach pain includes stabbing, severe twisting, nausea, fever, and a distended abdomen it will usually be classified as acute. This type of stomach pain may require surgical correction.
The treatment for stomach pain depends on the severity of the pain, the type of pain, and the underlying cause of the pain. Pain medications used to treat stomach pain may include NSAIDS and prescription opiates. For people who suffer from IBD, a medication such as sulfasalazine may be helpful. The doctor may also be able to recommend alternative therapies as well. Stomach pain can be beaten with the right medical care team.
Metro Urgicare is an approved urgent care provider by Medicaid and Medicare. As such, all Metro Urgicare locations accept patients on Medicaid and Medicare. Metro Urgicare is also a participating provider with several other health insurance companies, click here to see the latest list of accepted insurance plans. If you don't see your insurance plan on our list, please give us a call at 718-METRO-UC (718-638-7682) to confirm. You can also contact us online and we will be happy to answer any of your questions and get you an appointment!
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