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Abdominal Pain Treatment

Is it a cramp…or something more? The twinge of abdominal pain is always poorly timed, but we’re here to help you live pain free! Here at Metro Urgent Care, we want to get to the root cause of your abdominal pain and provide you with the most effective treatment options possible. If you need immediate treatment, skip the ER and step in to one of our clinics instead. We’re happy to provide healthcare when you need it most, promptly and at a much lower cost.

Abdominal pain can have many different sources. It is beneficial to know the location of the pain to better accurately diagnose and treat the cause. Is your pain on the left side of your abdomen? It could be caused by an ulcer or kidney stones. Is your pain present in the right side of your body? Pancreatitis, appendicitis, or constipation are all potential culprits. If your pain runs directly down the center of your abdomen, it could be any of the problems listed above and is subject to testing.

Symptoms of Abdominal Pain

Take note of these symptoms of abdominal pain. If your abdominal pain is severe or unbearable, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

  • Inability to hold down food. This is especially worrisome if mild foods or liquids cannot be consumed without vomiting.
  • Dehydration – dry lips, dry mouth, sunken eyes, loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Unusually frequent urination or painful urination
  • Sharp, throbbing pain that fades and returns multiple times throughout the day.

At Metro Urgent Care, you come first and we are determined to treat your symptoms with equal parts compassion and speed. At Metro Urgent Care and other medical facilities, treatment for abdominal pain will vary based on your situation. Depending on the cause of your abdominal pain and your overall diagnosis, you may be prescribed medication, antibiotics, probiotics, or other clinically recognized treatments for abdominal pain.

Abdominal Pain Treatment

You shouldn’t have to wait to feel your best. If you are looking to find immediate relief before you visit our clinic, we have options that can help. Take a look at some of the tips on the list below.

Heating Pad

A heating pad, gently placed on the site of the pain, may help to alleviate some of the discomfort that you are suffering from. Always remember to keep heating pads on medium low heat and never use for more than 20 minutes at a time.

Soak in a Tub

Taking a nice, warm bath can help to further ease your pain, while also helping you to relax and reduce stress. You may find it helpful to add a few tablespoons of Epsom salts, which are known to relieve cramps and constipation.

Antacids

Over-the-counter antacids may help to ward off your abdominal pain, depending on the cause. Ulcers can be temporarily eased by antacids, but they are not a long term solution.

Pain Relievers

As long as liver disease and stomach ulcers have been ruled out, over-the-counter pain relievers, like Ibuprofen, known to reduce swelling, can also help you to reduce abdominal pain. You should not take pain relievers for abdominal pain relief without first obtaining the approval of a medical professional.
You deserve to feel your best – at school, at home, and on the job! So if pain is stopping you from enjoying life and doing the things you love, make us your first stop! Metro Urgent Care is here to help you feel better as soon as possible, whenever you need us. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and start living a healthier, pain free life today!

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