Stomach Pain Treatment

STOMACH PAIN TREATMENT

Overview

Stomach pain is a very common condition and it cannot be termed medically as a disease, rather, it can be a symptom of an underlying disease. More often, stomach pain eases on its own or by simply home remedies. The degree of stomach pain varies from mild to moderate to extreme; it may also vary in location and the stomach pain treatment will vary accordingly.

For mild cases, stomach pain is accompanied with flatulence,
belching, constipation, indigestion, diarrhoea, heartburn and vomiting. It maybe caused due to an infection, acidity, gas, food poisoning or allergies, or menstruation (in women).

Treatment in this case can be done by simple over the counter medicines or home remedies. A simple change in diet like avoiding spicy food and drinking enough water can be sufficient to ease such pain. The best treatment for stomach pain is usually drinking a lot of water and home remedies. Heat press can also ease the pain in your belly.

Severe stomach pain is usually accompanied by painful urination, dehydration, pain during bowel movements,
blood in stools, black stools etc.

Upper or lower stomach pain are usually not stomach pain but abdominal pain. The pain is usually “referred pain” due to disorder or injury to adjoining organs. The upper stomach pain may occur due to damage to kidney, lower lungs, liver , cardiac issues or gallbladder. In minor cases, it may occur due to a pulled muscle and it goes away on its own. Lower stomach pain indicate injury to reproductive organs in women and usually appendicitis in men. The procedure may varies in both upper stomach pain treatment & lower stomach pain treatment, sometimes it may also require surgery to remove the damaged organ in severe cases.

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In such cases, stomach pain is an indicator of a serious underlying condition such as:

  • Endometriosis (in women)
  • Appendicitis
  • Inflammation of other organs adjacent to the stomach present in the abdominal region
  • Gallstones that block the bile duct
  • Damages to the intestine
  • Urinary tract infection or bladder infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ulcers
  • GERD
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Organ cancer

Diagnosis needs to be done to determine the exact cause. You need to assist your doctor in examining the cause by telling them the location and type of pain i.e whether the pain is dull or cramps or stabbing or steady.

Blood test, urine test, stool test,
endoscopic test, ultrasound, CT scan are performed fire complete diagnosis. In serious cases, the surgery needs to be carried out for the treatment.

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