When you have abdominal pain, it could be caused by a wide variety of conditions. From routine gastritis to gallstones or organ failure, the cause of your stomach pain needs to be evaluated by a medical professional. At Primary Care Joliet, we have advanced diagnostic testing and imaging that can be used by our primary care providers to determine the cause of your abdominal pain and recommend treatment.
Possible Causes of Abdominal Pain
Many of your vital organs are located in your abdomen, which is why any lasting abdominal pain is concerning. It is normal to have an occasional stomach ache from a poor diet choice or due to an illness, but ongoing pain should be investigated by a medical professional. There are many different possibilities when it comes to stomach or abdomen pain, including:
- Gallbladder conditions such as gallstones, bile duct blockages or infection
- Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- Muscle strain
- Kidney stones
- Urinary tract infections
- Heart conditions
- Bowel diseases and conditions
There is an almost endless list of possible causes of abdominal pain, which is why you need a medical professional to provide a diagnostic examination and testing. It may be a non-serious condition that can be managed with medication, or you may need more complex tests to determine the cause of your pain.
Relief for Stomach Pain
Stomachaches are usually related to food consumption, but chronic pain or nausea can be indicators of more serious health conditions. Our medical team at PCJ can perform a comprehensive exam to determine the source of your abdominal pain. We will compile your symptoms and medical history to determine the best path forward to find the cause of your discomfort and the best treatment for relief.
If you have severe stomach pain, it is vital to seek medical care. PCJ is your source in the Joliet and Wilmington, IL area for urgent and primary care appointments. We can usually see you the same day if you need medical care for severe abdominal pain. Call one of our medical centers near you to schedule an appointment with one of our providers – we welcome new and existing patients for routine and urgent care visits.