Know more about Abdominal Pain
Have you ever experienced abdominal pain? Have you wondered what causes abdominal pain and how to get relief from abdominal pain? Abdominal pain is one of the most frequent ailments that a doctor sees in his or her daily practice. Abdominal discomfort can be caused by a variety of factors. In some cases, abdominal suffering is simply a sign of another sickness and will go away once the underlying cause is addressed. Appendicitis and gall bladder stones, on the other hand, can also produce abdominal pain. The type of food that you consume may irritate your stomach, which might cause abdominal discomfort.
Abdominal pain, along with belly bloating, nausea, and belching beyond normal. This happens when your abdominal muscles are stretched beyond their usual limit. Lifting heavy weights can also lead to abdominal discomfort if you strain your abdomen while doing so. It is not suggested that you pick up hefty items, as it might result in abdominal muscle strain and pain.
The most common causes of abdominal muscle strain include:
- Exertion, strenuous activity or exercise
- Stomachs upset, such as nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal muscle strain, cramp, or spasm
- Abdominal muscle tear
Symptoms of abdominal muscle pain include:
Tenderness, bloating, and stiffness in the abdomen. Vomiting, nausea, fever, shivers, diarrhea, and constipation are also possible symptoms.
Abdominal discomfort can last a few hours or days, but it might linger for weeks or months in some instances. If you are experiencing abdominal pain for more than a few weeks, you should see your doctor right away since this might be a sign of an underlying problem such as appendicitis or inflammation of the liver, gallbladder stones, and other conditions.
Treatment of abdominal muscle pain at home:
Abdominal muscles are made up of three distinct layers. The abdominal muscles contain nerves and blood vessels. A strain of the abdominal muscle is painful and tender. Simple home treatments can help you get rid of abdominal muscle strain.
To relieve pain caused by strained muscles, you can use hot fomentation on the abdomen. You should not apply direct heat to the abdomen but may instead wrap a hot water bag around it. Follow these steps to take care of your stomach:
- Set it afire, then cool it down.
- Apply the heat for a few minutes before removing it.
- Repeat this procedure several times until you experience pain relief from your abdominal cramp and strain.
If you experience abdominal muscular spasms, you should lie down flat with your back on the bed to prevent gravity from putting pressure on your abdominal muscles and causing another spasm. You should avoid any activities that might increase abdominal muscle spasms since they will only make things worse. You suffer an abdominal muscle tear, apply an ice pack over your abdomen immediately afterward to decrease inflammation. If you don't have access to an ice pack, a bag of ice cubes will do.
For any queries related to abdominal pain ask our consultant at Global Hospital, Mumbai Department of Gastroenterology.
Frequently Asked Question
Where is the abdominal pain located?
Abdominal pain is discomfort anywhere in the abdominal area. The stomach, the small intestine, the large intestine, the appendix and even reproductive organs can cause abdominal pain.
What causes abdominal pains?
Various causes of abdominal pain include, but are not limited to, indigestion after eating, gallstones and gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), pregnancy, gas, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), appendicitis, ulcers, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), pancreatitis.
When to consult a doctor for abdominal pain?
As a rule of thumb, any abdominal symptom should be checked by a healthcare provider if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: Pain that is dull and lasts for more than a week. Pain that is significant and does not get better within 24 to 48 hours. For any queries related to acute appendicitis ask our consultant. Book an appointment by clicking on the link: https://globalhospitalsmumbai.com/book-appointment/
To know more watch the live discussion video with Dr Jignesh Gandhi –