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Abdominal Pain Treatment in Ghodbunder Road Thane

What causes abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain may be because of a number of reasons viz.

Inflammatory conditions of the abdomen:

  • Esophagitis (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Ulcer disease (duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer)
  • Gastritis (irritation of the lining of the stomach)
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Choledocholithiasis (bile duct stones)
  • Cholelithiasis (stones in the gall bladder)
  • Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder)
  • Hepatitis (infection or inflammation of the liver)
  • Colitis (infection or inflammation of the colon)
  • Enteritis (infections of the small bowel, Crohn’s disease) Diverticulitis
    (inflammation of pouches that form in the colon)
  • Appendicitis
  • Renal or ureteric calculi (stones in the kidney or ureter)

Functional problems of the abdomen:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (pain associated with bowel movements)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer:
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer)
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct or gall bladder cancer)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Lymphoma (cancer of the immune cells)
  • Colon cancer

What are the red flag signs ?

Any individual who has symptoms of involuntary weight loss, recurrent vomiting, loss of appetite, blood in stools or vomit, black colour stools or vomiting with abdominal pain or night time l symptoms need to be investigated on an urgent basis to diagnose the cause of pain.

How is the cause of abdominal pain diagnosed?

  • Based on the patient’s history
  • Whether the pain is sharp, dull, cramping, burning, twisting, tearing, penetrating,
  • Location and relation to eating
  • Ultrasonography
  • (CT) scan of the abdomen
  • Treatment is done for the specific condition diagnosed. Treatment may be by prescribing
  • medications, endoscopic therapy or occasionally surgery if the situation warrants.

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