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Abdominal Pain Specialist

SmartClinic Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in West Covina, CA & Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, CA

Abdominal pain could be something minor, or it could indicate a more serious underlying condition, so it’s important you get to the root cause of your pain. With the help of the committed health professionals at Smart Clinic Urgent Care, you can determine what’s causing your pain and find much-needed relief in West Covina and Santa Clarita, California. The goal is to protect and improve the health of all your bodily systems. Diminish or alleviate your abdominal pain and visit Smart Clinic Urgent Care. Call, click, or walk-in today.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

What are the types of abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain can have various causes ranging from mild to severe. Abdominal pain falls into one of three main groups: acute, chronic, and progressive.

Acute

Acute abdominal pain typically resolves itself. Acute abdominal pain can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Chronic

Chronic abdominal pain can last for weeks, months, or even years, and it usually comes and goes in flares. Chronic abdominal pain could be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

Progressive

Progressive abdominal pain worsens over time.

What causes abdominal pain? 

Some of the causes of abdominal pain include: 

  • Diverticulitis
  • Injury
  • Cystitis
  • Cholangitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney stones
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Kidney infection
  • Appendicitis
  • Abscess
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

More chronic causes of abdominal pain are: 

  • Hiatal hernia
  • Pelvic inflammatory disorder (PID)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Gallstones
  • Crohn’s disease

Some of the more progressive causes of abdominal pain include:

  • Lead poisoning
  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Uremia (the buildup of waste products in your blood) 

If you have severe abdominal pain, you should visit your local hospital emergency room as soon as possible.

When should I see a doctor for abdominal pain?

You should visit Smart Clinic Urgent Care if your abdominal pain isn’t subsiding with at-home methods, if it’s negatively affecting your daily life, and if you have other concerning symptoms, such as:

  • Swollen abdomen
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Sore and tender abdomen
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Yellowing skin
  • Bloody stools and rectal bleeding

Your Smart Clinic Urgent Care provider works hard to uncover what’s causing your abdominal pain.

What are the treatments for abdominal pain?

Your Smart Clinic Urgent Care provider typically begins with a consultation and any necessary testing, such as urine tests, imaging, and blood work. 

Your provider might suggest several treatments for your abdominal pain, such as. 

  • Medications, such as pain-relievers and anti-inflammatories
  • Antibiotics if you have an infection
  • Healthy lifestyle changes, such as stress management, exercise, and optimal nutrition 

Your provider might suggest other helpful methods, such as staying hydrated, eating more fiber, using a heating pad, and staying away from food that might trigger your pain.

If you need specialist care, your provider refers you to the appropriate professional.

You should not live with with abdominal pain. Ease your pain and enhance your health with top notch care from Smart Clinic Urgent Care. Walk-in, click, or call today.