Emergency Room: Go for Abdominal Pain
The human abdomen is composed of muscles, vital organs blood vessels and other connective tissues. Moreover, the stomach, kidney, liver, pancreas, intestines and the gallbladder make up this section. When this region is affected, pains called abdominal pain can be felt.
Abdominal pain is a discomfort around the pelvis and chest areas. The cases of abdominal pain can be mild, achy, crampy, intermittent, sharp or even dull. The abdominal pain especially the severe ones; can be an indicator of more serious medical conditions like organ failure or cancer require urgent treatment.
With this in mind, below are some of the facts about abdominal pains:
• Some cases can resolve themselves before any medication
• Most abdominal pains are as a result of digestive problems
• Over the counter, services can help alleviate mild abdominal pains
• Intense and sudden abdominal pain requires quick medical attention and medication
Causes of Abdominal Pain
You may have heard that one of the main causes of abdominal pain is indigestion or muscle strains. However, FrontLine ER brings you the other causes of this condition.
Viral Gastroenteritis is a stomach flu that arises due to the inflammation of the intestines and stomach. These inflammations cause seismic pain around the abdominal area. The pain may last long or short-lived. The flu is usually characterized by vomiting, fluid-filled stool, and nausea that frequently occur soon after eating.
The small intestines contain micro bacteria that break down foods that are intolerant in the body. However, the breakdown of this food can lead to an increase in the pressure of gases in the intestines. The buildup of pressure results in a sharp pain in the intestine and stomach walls. The gas also causes tightening and restriction of the abdomen or even belching and flatulence.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are less able or unable to digest some types of foods. When they consume these kinds of foods, the digestion tract finds it hard to absorb them into the body causing a mild pain along the stomach walls. Such pain can often is relieved after the bowel movement.
The stomach walls occasionally release acids that at times travel backward moving up into the food pipe. This reflux of acids causes a burning sensation that can be accompanied by pain. The reflux can lead to abdominal symptoms like bloating.
When one vomits, stomach acids travel back through the digestion track that can irritate tissues along the track. Vomiting also stretches abdominal muscles making them sore.
The swelling and inflammation of the stomach lining cause a pain that can be of severe consequences to the abdominal part of the body.
Severe constipation causes the bowel to be backed up with waste that builds pressure in the colon. The pressure causes pain in the lower abdomen.
Peptic or Stomach Ulcers
Ulcers and unhealed wounds in the stomach may cause persistent and severe pain in the abdomen. Several symptoms like diarrhea can accompany the pain.
Know the Symptoms of the Condition
With all the above causes, it is important to know the possible symptoms that cause the pain you are feeling. Some of the symptoms may include:
• Sharp, crampy and burning pain
• Exhaustion and weight loss
• Painful urination
FrontLine ER has specialized emergency room doctors who are in a position of ruling out abdominal pain by performing examinations and tests. We offer a wide variety of high tech medical equipment and scanners that can detect any problems arising from the abdomen of the body. The physicians will ask an array of questions regarding the pain or the persistence patterns of the pain.
The diagnosis processes may also include:
• Ultrasounds using our high-quality set of modernized equipment
• Barium X-rays to the abdomen
• Radiographic studies
• Laboratory tests
• Capsule endoscopy
• Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy
• CT scans can also be done within the abdomen
What Happens In The Emergency Rooms?
When patients with the symptoms mentioned above are brought into any FrontLine ER Emergency rooms, the physicians first screen them to check if the symptoms may be due to abdominal pains. The doctors also assess the possibility of the symptoms being related to other body complications.
The physicians will treat the pain depending on what caused it. The treatments could be medications for inflammations and ulcers. Also, the treatment can range from antibiotics to lifestyle changes, for the cases of pain arising from consuming certain food and beverages.
Diagnostic tests and CT scans are required to confirm or rule out the possibility of more severe cases like a hernia and appendicitis, which are mostly characterized by abdominal pain. Such acute causes may require surgery for its treatment.
At FrontLine ER we offer the following treatment plans for our patients
• Low -dose antidepressants
• Surgical removing of blockages in the intestine
• Over the counter antibiotics
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