Abdominal Wall Pain

Abdominal wall pain can be easily diagnosed with a physical examination and treated as quickly as it is diagnosed. There isn’t always an underlying cause behind the pain that is in the abdominal wall, but some of the causes may include:

  • Constipation
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Indigestion
  • Overeating
  • Gas due to indigestion
  • Pulled or strained muscles

There are a few ways that you can attempt to treat yourself if you have minor pain. That includes drinking plenty of fluids, eating food that is easily digestible, taking over the counter antacids, and using a heating pad. You may want to visit a doctor if you notice more serious symptoms such as the following:

  • Persistent vomiting
  • Fever
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Changes in bowel and urination habits

You should visit a doctor immediately if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Chest pain
  • Injury following an accident
  • Very severe pain
  • Blood in stools or vomitus

To read an article that Dr. Singaram, Kelsey Butler, Bharathi Vallalar, and Cason Heier published about the Long-term Efficacy of Abdominal Wall Trigger Point Injections, click the button below.

To schedule an appointment, please call the office of Singaram Gastroenterology at 605-310-2000.