Abdominal Pain Specialist

Long Island Gastro

Gastroenterology Practice located in Syosset, NY

There are endless possible causes of abdominal pain. Whether or not you can easily identify yours, relief is your number one priority. At Long Island Gastro in Syosset, New York, Jaydeep Kadam, MD, Kostas Sideridis, DO, and their team evaluate your abdominal pain and any other symptoms that come with it to find the cause and develop a strategic treatment plan. To find out how to relieve your particular case of abdominal pain, call Long Island Gastro or request an appointment online today.

Abdominal Pain Q&A

What is abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is discomfort that arises anywhere along your digestive tract within your abdomen. You have nerves throughout your stomach and intestines that monitor your digestive happenings and other functions of your inner organs. When something goes awry, you might experience some abdominal pain.

Abdominal pain can vary in the way it feels and the symptoms that accompany it. Your abdominal pain might come with:

  • Shooting pangs
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

If your pain comes with more symptoms than just the sensation or if it doesn’t go away with time and home care, you should visit Long Island Gastro for an evaluation. 

What causes abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain has many potential causes. In fact, some perceived abdominal pain has nothing to do with your stomach and digestive tract and may be originating elsewhere in your body. 

Possible causes of pain in or near your abdomen are:

  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn’s disease)
  • Appendicitis
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Food poisoning
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Pregnancy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney stones
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Gluten intolerance

The team at Long Island Gastro evaluates your symptoms and may run some tests to diagnose or rule out conditions causing your pain. They may recommend an endoscopy or colonoscopy to view the inside of your digestive tract, or they may have you take a SmartPill™ to gather information about your body’s inner state and functioning.

How can I manage my abdominal pain?

The most successful way to treat abdominal pain is to treat the condition, disease, or injury that's causing it. As you await a diagnosis or begin your treatment, the team may recommend these strategies to manage your abdominal pain:

  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Taking a warm bath
  • Applying a warm compress
  • Resting in bed
  • Avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin

Once you know the cause of your abdominal pain, you’re well on your way to alleviating it. Your physician creates a treatment strategy to help you get back to your normal life and comfort.

If you have pain in your abdomen that feels severe or won’t go away, don’t hesitate to book your evaluation by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.