Usually, abdominal pain is nothing serious and can be treated without problem by our physician. On the other hand, it may be a symptom of other more severe illnesses that require urgent medical attention. In this article we talk about stomach ache and when to call our GP at home for stomach pain in Manilva.
Types of Abdominal Pain
How long and how quickly abdominal pain begins dictates what type of pain it is:
- Accompanied by other symptoms, acute pain begins within hours or days.
- Chronic pain comes and goes, and lasts longer, weeks to months.
- Progressive pain is accompanied by other symptoms and worsens over time.
Abdominal Pain Causes
Abdominal pain can have many causes whether it is severe cramping or mild pain. For example, if you are a woman it can be menstrual cramps, indigestion, stomach virus or constipation.
Other causes can be:
- Urinary tract infection
- Food allergies
- Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Food poisoning
- Abdominal muscle tension or pull
If you have ulcers, are lactose intolerant or have pelvic inflammatory disease you may also have abdominal pain. Other possible causes may be:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, for example, in a fallopian tube).
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (inflammation of the main artery of the belly)
- Cancer of pancreas, stomach, liver, gallbladder, bile duct or immune cells
- Ovarian cancer or cysts
- Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
- Intestinal blockage or obstruction
- Kidney stones
- Low blood flow to the intestines caused by a blocked blood vessel
When to call our GP at home for stomach pain in Manilva
If your abdominal pain doesn’t disappear or keeps coming back, or you consider it serious, talk to our GP at home for stomach pain in Manilva. Call us at +34 952 811 818 right away if you have had a recent accident in the belly or have pain in the area or in the chest.
If you have symptoms along with the pain, such as the following ones you should also contact our GP at home for stomach pain in Manilva as soon as possible:
- Unable to pass stools, or vomiting
- Need to urinate frequently in addition to pain
- Signs of dehydration, such as not urinating often, dark-colored urine, and being very thirsty