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Abdominal Pain: A Guide from TGH Urgent Care Powered by Fast Track

Abdominal pain, frequently reported by patients, can range significantly in intensity and its root causes. At each TGH Urgent Care walk-in clinic near you, we understand the discomfort and concern related to such pain. With over 15 urgent care clinics spread throughout Tampa, Florida, our mission is to provide swift and comprehensive care.

Abdominal pain denotes the range of sensations, whether it be a dull ache or acute discomfort, felt between the chest and the pelvic area. Often referred to as a stomachache, it is the sensation of unease, acute sharpness, or cramp-like feelings that emerge between the chest and the pelvic region.

Types:

It can be categorized as:

  1. Acute: This sudden onset pain can indicate conditions like appendicitis, gallbladder inflammation, or even kidney stones.
  2. Chronic: Persistent pain could be indicative of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pancreatitis, or even ongoing infections. Persisting for a long duration, sometimes months or even years.
  3. Intermittent: Pain that comes and goes, might relate to conditions like gastritis or menstrual cramps.

Causes:

  • The abdomen houses many organs, and the pain can originate from any of them:
    • Digestive Disorders: Issues like acid reflux, constipation, and food allergies.
    • Gynecological Issues: Endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and fibroids.
    • Inflammatory Conditions: Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or peritonitis.
    • Other Causes: Muscle strain, tumors, and even trapped gas.

Diagnosis & Treatment:

 At TGH Urgent Care, we employ a variety of diagnostic techniques ranging from physical examinations to advanced imaging. Treatment depends on the underlying cause and can range from simple pain management to surgical interventions.

  1. Diagnosis: At TGH Urgent Care, our medical team utilizes a combination of medical history, physical exams, blood tests, imaging studies, and sometimes even endoscopic procedures to get to the root cause.
  2. Treatment: Depending on the identified cause, treatments can range from lifestyle and dietary changes to medications, and in some severe cases, surgical intervention.

Frequently Asked Questions on Abdominal Pain:

With the above additions, this comprehensive guide provides a deeper understanding of abdominal pain from the perspective of TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track. Always remember that while general information is useful, specific medical advice should always come from a certified medical professional.

Summary:

Abdominal pain can range from temporary, mild discomfort to prolonged, intense distress. Recognizing its root cause is pivotal for effective management. At all TGH Urgent Care locations, our dedication is to offer unparalleled care, emphasizing swift diagnosis and targeted treatment. TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track, places the health and comfort of our patients at the forefront. Grasping the complexities of abdominal pain diagnosis and treatment, our advanced facilities and experienced healthcare team stand ready to deliver the highest standard of care.

Sources & References:

  1. MedlinePlus. (2021). Abdominal pain.
  2. Mayo Clinic. (2020). Abdominal pain: Causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor.
  3. TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track. (2023). Our commitment to patient care.
  4. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (2019). Digestive Diseases.

Disclaimer:

The information presented in this article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as specific medical advice or practices endorsed by TGH Urgent Care. It is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized medical advice. If you are currently experiencing a medical emergency, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention. We recommend visiting one of our nearest walk-in clinics, and to streamline your visit, we encourage you to utilize our convenient OnmyWay system, designed to save you time in line.

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