Posts for: March, 2019

By Gastrointestinal Specialists
March 06, 2019
Category: Gastroenterologist
By Gastrointestinal Specialists
March 06, 2019
Category: Gastroenterologist
Tags: Stomach Pain  

How your gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd, Bucks, and Torresdale, PA, can help you feel better

Stomach pain is a common problem, and it can have many causes. Most stomach pain goes away by itself, however, chronic stomach stomach painpain can be a sign of a more serious problem. The gastroenterologists at Gastrointestinal Specialists can help with stomach pain and other GI problems. They have several convenient office locations in Bala Cynwyd, Bucks, and Torresdale, PA, to help you.

 

More about Stomach Pain

Stomach pain can be caused by benign issues like constipation, diarrhea, influenza, a bacterial infection, or other common causes. There are some easy tips you can try to feel better, including:

  • Eating a bland, non-spicy diet
  • Eating several small meals instead of three large ones
  • Eating a small amount of peppermint or ginger
  • Drinking chamomile or licorice tea
  • Taking antacids or anti-nausea medications
  • Avoiding aspirin and NSAID medications
  • Avoiding alcohol and smoking

Sometimes stomach pain doesn’t go away by itself. Chronic stomach pain can be caused by:

  • Lactose intolerance
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

It’s important to visit your gastroenterologist if your stomach pain continues and you also have:

  • A high fever greater than 101 degrees
  • Vomit containing blood
  • Stool containing blood
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Extreme pain

The doctors at Gastrointestinal Specialists will do a comprehensive examination and may recommend tests which can include endoscopy, colonoscopy, and state-of-the-art imaging to determine what is causing your stomach pain. Once the cause of your stomach pain is identified, your doctors will build a customized treatment plan to eliminate, reduce, or manage stomach issues. Recommended treatment may include:

  • Diet and lifestyle modifications
  • Prescription medications
  • Surgery and other treatment options

 

Need Care? Give us a Call!

If you have stomach pain, you don’t have to deal with it by yourself. You need to talk with your gastroenterologist. Relief from stomach pain starts with a simple phone call to Gastrointestinal Specialists, with offices in Bala Cynwyd, Bucks, and Torresdale, Pennsylvania. For Bala Cynwyd, phone (610) 664-9700, for Philadelphia, call (215) 632-3500, and for Langhorne, phone (215) 702-7090. Call now and feel better fast!




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