Abdominal Pain: Causes and Treatment

Suffering from abdominal pain or stomach ache?

Abdominal pain is a pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and pelvic regions. It can be a mild ache or crampy, sharp, burning or twisting feeling in the abdomen.

Minor abdominal pain is very common that goes away in a few days, however, sometimes it can be a sign of serious health conditions.

SMILES, is one of the best gastroenterology hospitals in Bangalore will help you in understanding reasons for abdominal pain and how we can treat abdominal pain?

What are the causes of abdominal pain?

Stomach ache or abdominal pain is a characteristic of the diseases that affect the digestive tract. Let us see the possible causes of abdominal pain.

  • Gas: Gas in your stomach can result from swallowing more than the usual amount of air when you eat or drink. The feeling of being bloated & severe pain in the abdomen is that you have gas or gastritis.
  • Constipation: Constipation is the most common digestive disorder that can lead to Piles and Fissures. It occurs when a person has difficulty emptying bowels (fewer than three times a week) or passing hard and painful stools.
  • Diarrhoea: Diarrhoea is a loose, watery stool that may occur frequently and with a sense of urgency. Abdominal cramps or pain may accompany diarrhoea. It might be due to viral or bacterial infections and food intolerance.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine and digestive system. Symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea.
  • Crohn’s Disease: Crohn’s Disease is a form of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of your digestive tract. This can lead to pain in the abdominal area, severe diarrhoea, fatigue, and weight loss.
  • Hernia: hernia occurs when an organ pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. Pain or discomfort in the abdomen, especially when coughing, sneezing and lifting heavy objects are some of the symptoms of a hernia.
  • Peptic Ulcers: Peptic or stomach ulcers are sores in the lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus. Symptoms of peptic ulcers include blood in the vomit, black stools, burning sensation or pain in the abdomen.
  • Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches (diverticula) in the digestive tract. It usually affects the large intestine. The symptoms of diverticulitis include stomach ache, fever, nausea, and change in bowel habits.
  • Appendicitis: Appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch that projects from the colon on the lower right side of the abdomen. Appendicitis causes nausea, vomiting, and pain in the navel and abdomen.
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Cancer that begins in the organ lying behind the lower part of the stomach (pancreas) is known as pancreatic cancer. The most common symptoms of pancreatic cancer include Jaundice, back pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating and abdominal pain.

How can I treat abdominal pain?

Abdominal Pain treatment depends on the severity & the cause of your pain. Some types of abdominal pains can be treated simply with over the counter medication and home remedies. Other chronic abdominal pains should be monitored and treated by the best gastroenterologists.

Experts of gastroenterology at SMILES recommend some natural ways to treat your abdominal pain.

  • ● Place a heat pack or hot water bottle on your stomach.
  • ● Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
  • ● Start a BRAT diet
  • ● Eat smaller meals
  • ● Get more fiber
  • ● Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • ● Take small amounts of baking soda
  • ● Exercise regularly
  • ● Take Apple cider vinegar

In some cases, abdominal pain may warrant a doctor’s visit. Yes, if the pain is so severe or gets worse, seek medical help immediately and avoid further complications.

Consult our team of top gastroenterologists in Bangalore who are experts in abdominal pain treatment. They will give us a definitive analysis of your condition & provide you with better treatment.