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By Babak Mohajer, MD
December 30, 2020
Tags: Abdominal Pain  

Everyone will experience some kind of pain in their abdomen at some time in their lives. The pain could range from constant, chronic pain to a sharp and very sudden pain in the abdomen. The thing is, the abdomen is a huge space, which means that the pain could be felt in different parts of the abdomen or localized in the left, right, middle, bottom, and upper portion of the stomach.

However, at what point should you be concerned that your stomach pain might be a warning sign of something more serious and need to visit your gastroenterologist Dr. Babak Mohajer of Babak Mohajer, MD, PC in New York, NY, for abdominal pain?

Abdominal Pain: Common Causes

Your abdomen comprises lots of organs that range from your reproductive organs to your stomach, as well as soft tissues like tendons and muscles. This means that any of these parts could lead to abdominal pain if any of them becomes irritated, inflamed, injured, or infected. In this light, the most commonly abdominal pain causes are:

  • Indigestion
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Constipation
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Appendicitis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Food intolerances or allergies
  • Conditions that affect the colon like Crohn’s disease and IBD or inflammatory bowel disease
  • Food poisoning
  • Gas in the intestines or stomach
  • Diverticulitis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hernia
  • Endometriosis
  • Kidney stones or gallstones
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Abdominal Pain: When to Seek Medical Attention

Abdominal pain could likewise signal a more serious condition and these require emergency help or evaluation by your gastroenterologist in New York, NY. So if you have abdominal pain and one of these symptoms, call your gastroenterologist or seek emergency care:

  • Blood in vomit, urine, and/or stool
  • An extremely tender abdomen that even touching can cause pain
  • You’re pregnant
  • Can’t stand up straight due to severe pain
  • Experienced an injury or trauma to your abdomen with the past couple of days

You should likewise call for emergency help if aside from abdominal pain you’re also having breathing difficulties and/or chest pain. Additionally, you should likewise visit your gastroenterologist in New York, NY, if your abdominal pain persists for several days, you’re experiencing pain when urinating, or have not had a bowel movement for a couple of days.

Ultimately, if you’re concerned about your abdominal pain, it’s best to see your gastroenterologist to rule out possible issues. The sooner you have your abdominal pain checked out, the sooner you can have it treated.

Contact Us For Any Information, Questions, or Concerns About Abdominal Pain

Call your gastroenterologist in New York, NY, Dr. Babak Mohajer here at Babak Mohajer, MD, PC at (212) 260-6505 to arrange a consultation ASAP.

By Babak Mohajer, MD
August 19, 2020
Tags: Abdominal Pain  

Find out when your stomach cramps may actually require medical attention.

Wondering why your stomach is suddenly in distress? Could it be something you ate, an infection or something more serious? Find out the most common causes of stomach cramps, pain and more, and when to schedule an appointment with our New York gastroenterologist Dr. Babak Mohajer about your abdominal pain,

There are many different conditions and infections that could be causing your abdominal pain. The most common causes include,

  • Gas
  • Food allergies
  • Food poisoning
  • Gastritis (causes inflammation of the stomach lining)
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation

Other common causes of abdominal pain include,

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (this includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Kidney stones or gallstones
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Certain medications such as antibiotics may also lead to stomach upset along with other symptoms such as cramping, diarrhea or vomiting. It’s important to tell your doctor about any medications you may be taking to rule out other possible causes of your abdominal pain.

You should call your New York GI doctor if your abdominal pain,

  • Is getting worse
  • Keeps coming back or doesn’t go away
  • Is accompanied by unexpected weight loss
  • Is accompanied by a fever
  • Is accompanied by diarrhea
  • Is accompanied by painful urination or abnormal vaginal discharge

You will require immediate medical attention if you experience,

  • A severe, sudden stomachache
  • Pain or tenderness when touching your stomach
  • An inability to urinate or have a bowel movement
  • Chest pain
  • Black or bloody stools
  • Yellowing of the skin
  • A swollen or distended stomach

Visiting the Gastroenterologist

When you come into our office, Dr. Mohajer will ask you a series of questions regarding the symptoms you are experiencing while also going through your medical history. Once we get an idea of the symptoms you are experiencing, we can rule out certain problems while also determining which tests should be performed to help us make a definitive diagnosis. Common diagnostic tests include,

  • Urine, stool and blood tests
  • An endoscopy (to examine the upper digestive tract)
  • An ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • X-rays

If you are dealing with abdominal pain here in New York schedule an-office visit by calling (212) 260-6505.