Common Causes of Abdominal Pain and When to Seek Help

We've all struggled with stomach aches, some more troublesome than others, and a few that really worried us. There is a lot going on in the area around your abdomen including many important organs, muscle tissue that can become strained, and your gastrointestinal tract. Your lifestyle along with your health and family history all hold clues as to what the cause could be for your abdominal pain. The only way to know for sure what the underlying problem is, is by visiting your physician. Not every bellyache needs emergency intervention, your level of discomfort is a good guide to follow, but don't ignore any abdominal pain. Learn more about the possible issues that could be to blame by reaching out to your Flemington, and Hillsborough, NJ, gastroenterologist of Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists, Dr. Anubha Sinha.

Common Causes

Lifting heavy objects, especially if done incorrectly, or when lifting too much, can cause damage to the muscle tissues around your abdomen. The action can cause a muscle strain and possibly even a hernia. Organ failure can manifest in the form of abdominal pain from the kidneys, the appendix, and even the pain from a heart attack, among others.

What tends to be the most common source of stomach pain is problems with our digestion and with our gastrointestinal tract. The blame can fall on overeating, a virus, or an underlying condition.

Gastrointestinal Care in Flemington, and Hillsborough, NJ

Severe pain is a sign that you should seek immediate care, the more painful, the less you are able to just go about your daily activities and the quicker you need to see your doctor. In some instances, such as with appendicitis, visiting an emergency room is your best course of action. Just keep in mind not to ignore signs that something could be wrong.

What may seem like simple indigestion may not be so simple if it keeps coming back. An underlying chronic condition could cause recurring symptoms, so it's important not to ignore these either. Schedule a consultation with your gastroenterologist in Flemington, and Hillsborough, NJ, Dr. Sinha of Hunterdon Digestive Health Specialists, by dialing (908) 788-8200.

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