Abdominal Pain

Family & Primary Care Practices located in Wynantskill, NY

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain services offered in Wynantskill, NY

While everyone has a stomachache from time to time, severe or chronic abdominal pain means it’s time to get professional help. At Wynantskill Family Medicine in Wynantskill, New York, Ritchie J. Parrotta, DO, and Scott M. Parrotta, DO, provide state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments to relieve abdominal pain so you can get back to your regular activities. Don’t put up with chronic abdominal pain. Call the office or make an appointment online today.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

What causes abdominal pain?

Your abdomen holds your digestive organs and a network of muscles, connective tissue, and nerves. Abdominal pain can originate in any part of your abdomen, and as a result, many conditions or diseases could be the root cause of your pain, including:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Gallstones
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney infection
  • Duodenitis 
  • Diverticulitis 
  • Appendicitis
  • Cystitis

You could also have abdominal pain from an issue with your cardiovascular system, such as pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue around the heart), angina (reduced blood flow to the heart), or heart attack. 

When should I talk to a doctor about abdominal pain?

You should make an appointment with Wynantskill Family Medicine if you have severe or chronic abdominal pain that interferes with your life. 

Minor abdominal issues, such as temporary constipation or normal menstrual cramps, pass within a day or so. If your pain persists, it’s a sign that you may need medical attention. Wynantskill Family Medicine is equipped to help you with your abdominal pain; however, you should go to the emergency room if you have abdominal pain following a traumatic accident or injury.

How is abdominal pain diagnosed?

The team at Wynantskill Family Medicine provides comprehensive consultations, physical exams, and testing to evaluate your abdominal pain and diagnose its root cause. 

Your provider begins by reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. They feel or palpate your abdomen to check for inflammation in any of your organs or signs of hernia. The team also uses alternative tests, such as ultrasounds, X-rays, and MRIs, when necessary to learn more about your condition. 

What are the available treatments for abdominal pain?

Wynantskill Family Medicine tailors your abdominal pain treatment plan to reduce or eliminate pain, restoring your quality of life. Depending on your needs and the root cause of your pain, your treatment plan could include:

  • Medication
  • Pelvic physical therapy
  • Lumbar epidural injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Joint Injections

In some cases, the team may refer you to a specialist if surgery or more intensive diagnostic tools are required. 

Call Wynantskill Family Medicine or make an appointment online today for expert treatment of abdominal pain.