Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Treatment Specialist Q&A
Abdominal and pelvic pain can get severe and affect your daily life. Visit Urgent Care & Wellness Center today for comprehensive treatment and get rid of the pain. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We accept walk-ins. We serve patients from Lutz FL, New Port Richey, FL and surrounding areas.
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Most people will experience abdominal or pelvic pain in their lifetime, though most cases are mild to moderate. If you are experiencing abdominal pain and have questions about the cause, look no further. The Urgent Care and Wellness Center has compiled a few frequently asked questions that may help you decide if you need to see an abdominal and pelvic medical specialist.
Pelvic pain can be very uncomfortable. Some people describe their pain as a feeling of pressure or ache that increases in intensity and frequency during times of stress. Pelvic pain occurs in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or groin area. Abdominal or pelvic pain can also radiate to the lower back.
Luckily, pelvic pain isn’t always dangerous, and, in most cases, it resolves on its own. Your doctor or gynecologist will pinpoint what is causing your pain by assessing your symptoms.
Abdominal and pelvic pain is caused by many medical conditions.
A hernia occurs when an organ or part of an organ pushes through a weakness in the muscle wall that usually holds it in place. This type of abdominal pain is most common in men and older adults. A hernia may cause discomfort when you cough, sneeze, lift something heavy, or exercise.
When tiny sacs (diverticula) develop on the intestine lining, the intestinal contents bulge into surrounding tissues. Most diverticula are harmless, but some develop complications resulting in abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, or constipation (difficulty passing stool). Diverticulitis occurs when those tiny sacs become inflamed.
The appendix is a finger-sized tube that attaches to the large intestine. When the appendix is inflamed (appendicitis), it is the most common cause of abdominal pain in adults.
Other causes of abdominal or pelvic pain include:
Constipation. Having a bowel movement can cause pain if there is a hard stool (fecal impaction) inside the rectum and you try to pass it. Nausea and vomiting often accompany this type of blockage.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis cause abdominal and pelvic pain. With IBD, your immune system attacks your intestines, which could cause severe stomach pain, cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Exercise-induced abdominal pain results from a muscle injury or a hernia.
Issues related to the pelvis, such as:
– Endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are also causes of abdominal and pelvic pain.
The location, nature, and cause of the pain are critical in determining the appropriate treatment.
Go to your local Urgent Care and Wellness Center if you experience any of the following symptoms:
– Sudden and severe pain.
– Ongoing pain – pain continues for three months, see a doctor; this could be due to endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
These conditions require treatment.
– One side (unilateral) abdominal or pelvic pain may signify appendicitis. Suspicion of appendicitis requires immediate attention.
– Blood in your stool.
– Unrelieved nausea and vomiting.
– Difficulty breathing
If you begin vomiting blood, experience a fever accompanied by chills, or have unexplained blood in your stool, seek medical attention immediately.
The specialized healthcare team at the Urgent Care and Wellness Center located in Lutz, Florida, has the expertise and equipment to help diagnose the cause of your abdominal or pelvic pain.
If you’re suffering from abdominal pain, don’t wait for an appointment. Call now to get help from a professional who can treat your abdominal pain and get you back to normal as quickly as possible. If you want to ensure that your abdominal pain goes away forever, the Urgent Care and Wellness Center can help.
Don’t suffer in silence. Call the Urgent Care and Wellness Center today. We serve patients from Lutz FL, New Port Richey FL, Land O’ Lakes FL, Cheval FL, Greater Northdale FL, Greater Carrollwood FL, River Ridge FL, Seven Springs FL, Port Richey FL, Bayonet Point FL, Hudson FL, and Elfers FL.