abdominal pain

Get Quick Relief By Visiting Family Urgent Care

There’s no doubt that abdominal pain can throw a wrench in the work and disrupt your daily hustles. Whether the pain is dull, sharp or constant, it is important to identify the root cause, as it can stem from a number of factors.  

Many organs are found in the abdominal region, including the liver, gall bladder, stomach, pancreas, spleen, small and large intestine, kidneys, and appendix. 

Therefore, if you experience even mild to moderate pain in your abdominal area, you should seek expert medical care from a nearby clinic to find out the underlying cause. 

This is where Family Urgent Care steps in to provide quick relief from nagging pain! We have experienced healthcare providers and doctors who accurately diagnose and help you manage and recover easily.

When Should You Seek Help For Abdominal Pain?​​

Some of the common causes of abdominal pain are as follows:

If you experience mild abdominal pain that feels like indigestion or bloating and isn’t bothering you much, you can wait for a day. However, if the pain doesn’t worsen but is still there, or if you have severe pain, it is better to consult a healthcare professional without delay.

Moreover, if you have some other symptoms along with abdominal pain, it is a sign of emergency:
  • Fever and chills
  • Severe diarrhea 
  • Intense, stabbing or excruciating pain
  • Tenderness or swelling in the abdominal area
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Blood in stools

If you experience any of the above symptoms along with abdominal pain, do not delay and see a doctor as soon as possible.

What Are The Potential Root Causes Of Abdominal Pain?​​

Some of the common causes of abdominal pain are as follows:

  • Indigestion or bloating: Overeating or consuming too much fatty foods can often lead to ingestion or bloating. As a result, mild to moderate abdominal discomfort or stomach ache occurs in many people.
  • Gall stones: Hardened deposits of cholesterol or bilirubin in the gall bladder cause moderate to severe abdominal pain in some people. Therefore, seeking urgent care is necessary if you experience pain in the upper right abdominal area. 
  • Gastric ulcers: These are very common in males and cause dull or burning pain in the abdomen. 
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation in the pancreas can also lead to severe stabbing pain in the central abdominal region. 
  • Kidney Stones: Occur when minerals and salts deposit in the kidneys, leading to severe lower abdominal pain that radiates towards the groin and other symptoms such as painful urination, nausea and vomiting.
  • Appendicitis: Inflammation of the appendix (a small finger-shaped pouch that comes out from the colon) causes moderate to severe pain in the lower right area of the abdomen.
  • Gynecological issues: Some conditions in females, like irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome, can also cause mild to severe pain in the lower abdominal area.

Treatment For Abdominal Pain At Urgent Care​

The treatment strategy for abdominal pain depends on the underlying disease and its severity. Some common treatment options include:

  • Pain relief or anti-inflammatory medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
  • Antacids like omeprazole or esomeprazole can be helpful if you suffer from dyspepsia or any gastric problem. 
  • The doctor prescribes antibiotics if the cause of the pain is a bacterial infection. 
  • Dietary changes can help reduce the symptoms, like avoiding spicy and fatty food and incorporating fibre-rich foods in your diet.  
  • Applying heat pad to the abdominal can help relieve muscle-related pain such as menstrual cramps in the lower abdominal area.
  • Resting and applying heat (like a heating pad) to the abdominal area may help relieve muscle-related pain or discomfort.

How Can Family Urgent Care Help In Treating Abdominal Pain?

Once you visit Family Urgent Care clinic for mild to moderate abdominal pain, here is what you can expect from our experienced healthcare providers and doctors.

  • Quick evaluation of symptoms:  The doctors examine your abdominal area and ask you about your symptoms, medical history and if you have any other disease like diabetes, hypertension or gastric issues.  
  • Lab-testing & imaging facility: We have on-site diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasound machine and lab tests so you won’t need to travel to another lab-testing facility. 
  • Prompt treatment: After evaluation of your symptoms, we are well-equipped to handle non-life-threatening medical issues like abdominal pain. 
  • Convenience & accessibility: Can’t visit a healthcare facility on weekdays due to a busy schedule? You can visit us even on weekends and share your health concerns with our experienced healthcare providers. 

Follow-up care: You can also book online video or phone appointments and connect with expert doctors and healthcare providers without commuting to the clinic.

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