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Abdominal Painin Phoenix, AZ

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Prevention: Sometimes, the best way to treat abdominal pain is to prevent it from happening by making simple changes to your lifestyle habits:

  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, and other drugs
  • Eat smaller portions
  • Drink beverages at room temperature
  • Drink more water
  • Don’t eat food you’re allergic to or that gives you gas or indigestion
  • Cook your meat thoroughly
  • Eat a low-FODMAP diet for those with IBS or BRAT diet
  • Manage your stress
  • Heat therapy can help relieve cramps or sore muscles
  • Natural remedies: mint tea or candies, yoga, or ginger
  • Surgery: For conditions such as appendicitis or cancer, you may need surgery to remove the affected organs
  • Medication: Over-the-counter medication, such as acetaminophen, may relieve stomach pain. Pamprin or Midol can help relieve abdominal pain associated with menstruation. Medications such as Pepto Bismol or Gas-X can help relieve symptoms

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

Because a myriad of sources can cause abdominal pain, your doctor will conduct a thorough physical exam.

They’ll inquire about your symptoms, what kind of pain you’re having, the duration of your symptoms, and what you’ve already tried to relieve the pain. To better diagnose you, your doctor may order tests such as:

  • Stool, urine, or blood tests
  • Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or endoscopy
  • Imaging tests: X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan

Common Causes of Abdominal Pain

The most common cause of abdominal pain is related to the digestive system, and most abdominal pain will dissipate without medical treatment.

The Pain Experts of Arizona was founded to bring the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art setting that emphasizes the belief of treating our patients with the same respect, compassion, and dedication we would treat our own friends and family.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you get back on your way to an active life without the limitations of chronic pain. From our Phoenix office, The Pain Experts of Arizona, serves pain management patients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and the entire Phoenix area.