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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain services offered in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, Clayton, Wilson, Henderson, Smithfield and Fuquay-Varina, NC

Abdominal Pain

About Abdominal Pain

If you have frequent and unexplained abdominal pain, don’t put off a diagnostic evaluation. At Wake Endoscopy, with offices in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, Clayton, Smithfield, and Wilson, North Carolina, the gastroenterology specialists offer services to identify the cause of your abdominal pain. They also design treatment plans to ease your discomfort and address the underlying cause of pain. Call the Wake Endoscopy office nearest you or request an abdominal pain consultation online today. 

Abdominal Pain Q&A

*Please note that the content below is a brief overview of common symptoms and digestive conditions, and it is not a substitute for the personalized and comprehensive evaluation from a specialist provider. 

What causes abdominal pain?

Occasional abdominal pain can result from overeating, constipation, and gas. You may also experience abdominal pain if you have a stomach virus or food poisoning. This type of pain usually resolves within a few days with rest and home care.

When your abdominal pain is chronic and lasts for several weeks or months, it may be due to more serious underlying health conditions like:

  • Ulcers
  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

You may also have persistent abdominal pain if you have blockages in your bowel.

When should I seek treatment for abdominal pain?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Wake Endoscopy for abdominal pain that you can’t relieve with rest and over-the-counter medications.

An evaluation is also necessary if you experience other symptoms with your abdominal pain, such as:

  • Fever
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Blood in your urine or stool
  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Inability to keep food in your stomach

Our providers will review your symptoms and your medical history, perform a physical exam, and tailor a diagnostic and treatment plan designed for you. The Wake Endoscopy providers use advanced diagnostic testing, such as colonoscopy and endoscopy, to identify what is causing your pain.

Based on the results of your evaluation and testing, the physicians and providers customize a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and improve your gastrointestinal health.

How is abdominal pain treated?

Your treatment plan for abdominal pain depends on its underlying cause. If you have ulcers, you may need to make dietary changes so your ulcer can heal. If you have constipation, you may need medications that soften your stool so you can empty your bowel.

The physicians at Wake Endoscopy also offer other surgical procedures to treat conditions like colon cancer, GERD, and Crohn’s disease. They can discuss your surgical options during your consultation.

You may also need to avoid certain foods that irritate your esophagus or stomach and focus on maintaining a healthy body weight. The providers may recommend exercises you can do and dietary changes you can make to support your gastrointestinal health.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for abdominal pain, call the Wake Endoscopy office nearest to you or book an appointment online today.