Overview: Stomach pain has a host of causes. All of these causes are the result of disease processes located in the abdominal cavity. The abdominal cavity has a host of organs contained within its depths. The pancreas, liver, small intestines, large intestines, duodenum and the spleen all are innervated by pain sensing nerves. And all of these organs are relatively close, if not on top of each other. This makes figuring out the source of your abdominal pain particularly hard, but we will give you common non-emergency and emergency causes of abdominal pain so that you can make a well rounded and educated decision.
Stomach Ulcer: This is another cause of stomach pain that is associated with pain due to NSAID or over the counter pain medicine use, caffeine, smoking, and chewing tobacco. It is a highly painful cause of stomach discomfort that can sometimes be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and bleeding. Stomach Ulcers are an emergency that should always be evaluated by a physician. A sure symptom of a stomach ulcer is bloody vomit. If you have blood in your excretions or coffee ground colored excretion then see your doctor immediately.
Gastritis: This is a result of inflammation in the stomach that can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and bloody vomit. It can be caused by a bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori which induces inflammation and pain due to the byproducts of its metabolism. These byproducts can create severe symptoms and would need to be evaluated immediately by a doctor. These symptoms can result in malabsorption, malnutrition as well as terrible pain. The best way to get treated for this infection would be to see a physician in order to get testing for this bacteria. Next the physician can give you antibiotics to completely eradicate the infection as well as the stomach pain. For further questions call 1 919-759-5430.
Other Causes of Stomach Pain
If you are a female there can be other causes of stomach pain that differ from that of a male.
Pregnancy: If you are experiencing stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and are currently sexually active then it maybe necessary to take a pregnancy test to make sure you are not expecting. Classic symptoms of pregnancy often masquerade as a stomach infection, nausea, and vomiting. Make sure to take a pregnancy test. If this test is positive see your physician immediately who can do further testing with a serum pregnancy test with 99% accuracy in detecting pregnancy. Do not hesitate to see your physician for your initial pregnancy visit in order to get recommendations about the next step. If you have more questions about pregnancy call now.
Periods: If you are experiencing nausea, and vomiting with your periods then this could be a probably cause of your stomach pain. Some women have periods that can cause severe symptoms such as the ones described above. If you have a particularly bad period then this could be a reason behind your ailment.
Ectopic Pregnancy: This is the result of pregnancy in an area outside of the uterus. The ovum can implant on the fallopian tube, the fimbrae, or even the intestines. If this happens you could have symptoms of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It is a very painful experience. Again you will want to take a pregnancy test to be sure because you could even have an ectopic pregnancy and not know that you are pregnant. Again you will want to talk to your physician immediately if you test positive for pregnancy. For further questions call 1 919-759-5430.