When to go to urgent care: Abdominal pain
I’m pretty sure that most of us, if not all of us, have suffered abdominal pain at one time or the other. This is what is commonly referred to as stomach pain, or a stomachache. The abdomen, as per discussions on the same over at the excellent frontlineer.com, is much more than just the stomach. This means that your abdominal pain may be as a result of issues in any of the different organs in the abdominal region of your body. Some of the organs found here other than the stomach includes the liver, spleen, intestines, pancreas among others, all of which are covered in detail over at the excellent frontlineer.com. Finding out that you have abdominal pain is the easy part, pinpointing the cause behind it is usually the hard part given the many potential culprits. This is even more so for children who may complain of a stomach ache and it may be as a result of stress or anxiety. It is therefore important to know the signs and symptoms that indicate that you need to get medical help for your abdominal pain. This article, with the help of the gurus over at frontlineer.com, will look to highlight the signs and instances when you should go to urgent care for abdominal pain.
If you are experiencing persistent abdominal pain, then you might want to head over to urgent care so that you can be assessed and treated. As per discussions on the same over at frontlineer.com, the abdominal pain may be a sharp pain, cramping or it could be a dull ache in the abdomen. If you feel like you need medical attention for your abdominal pain, although it is not severe enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room, then heading over to your local urgent care clinic may be the way to go. You should also head over to urgent care if you are experiencing abdominal pain as well as vomiting which is persistent. Such a situation may be due to an infection, and if it persists and doesn’t resolve on its own, then heading over to urgent care may be the way to go to both see if the infection can be treated and also prevent severe dehydration. You should also do the same if you are experiencing abdominal pain accompanied by persistent diarrhea. As per discussions over at frontlineer.com, if your diarrhea persists for more than 3 days, you should visit your local urgent care facility so that you can be assessed and attended to.
While a fever with abdominal pain may not always be indictive of a serious problem, if the fever is persistent and extreme, then you should also head over to your local urgent care clinic to be checked out. A fever, as per discussions on the same over at frontlineer.com, may be a sign of an infection and you should probably go get checked out if the fever and your abdominal pain lasts for more than a day or two. You should also go to urgent care if you are experiencing abdominal pain if the pain persists for several days. As mentioned earlier on, abdominal pain is pretty common and, in most cases, resolves itself in a day or so. If it persists for a number of days without easing, or is even getting worse, than you should head over to an urgent care clinic to be checked out. Persistent abdominal pain, as per discussions on the same over at frontlineer.com, may be due to an infection that is not resolving on its own, or it could be something else entirely, which is why you should go get checked out so as to be safe.
If you are experiencing pain in your lower abdomen as well as urinary problems, then you should also go to urgent care and get checked out as this may be a sign of a urinary tract infection, UTI, a topic covered in detail over at the excellent frontlineer.com. You may be experiencing lower abdominal pain coupled with urinary issues such as a strong and persistent urge to urinate, urine that appears cloudy, passing frequent but small amounts of urine, passing strong-smelling urine, painful urination among others. If you have had repeat urinary tract infections and present with the above signs, then it is recommended that you book an appointment with your primary physician. However, if you can’t get a hold of them and feel like you need medical attention, then an urgent care clinic is the best place to go for matters UTIs. As per the gurus over at frontlineer.com, you should take your child to urgent care if they have abdominal pain and they appear to be pale in appearance and are also refusing to play, drink or eat. They could be suffering from a number of issues and it is important to take them over to urgent care just to be safe.
As always, if you are looking for more information on this and other related topics, including when to go to an emergency room for the same, then the excellent frontlineer.com is the place to visit.