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Abdominal Pain – Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Abdominal Pain – Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
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Overview – Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Swelling or Abdominal Discomfort Diagnosis & Treatment in Dubai

Abdominal pain, swelling, and discomfort are common symptoms that can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions. It’s important you visit the relevant physician or team at Emirates Hospital Groupi in order to understand these symptoms, potential causes and to receive the best diagnosis and treatment plan.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Depending on the nature and severity of your symptom, abdominal pain, discomfort or swelling could come from a number of different organs. Therefore you may need to see a Gastroenterologist, or an expert in Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas such as a General Surgeon (even if surgery is not required) for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Abdominal Pain Diagnosis & Treatment

Abdominal pain can range from mild to severe and may be sharp, crampy, or dull. It can originate from various organs in the abdominal cavity including:

  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Intestines
  • Appendix

Causes of Abdominal Pain include

  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Constipation
  • Appendicitis
  • Kidney stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal Swelling Diagnosis & Treatment in Dubai

Abdominal swelling, also known as distension, occurs when the abdomen appears larger or feels bloated. This can result from a variety of conditions including:

  • Constipation
  • Excess gas (flatulence)
  • Overeating
  • Buildup of fluid (ascites)

Abdominal Discomfort Diagnosis & Treatment in Dubai

Abdominal discomfort is a more vague, uneasy sensation in the abdominal area compared to pain and swelling.  It may not necessarily be painful but can still be distressing.

Causes of abdominal discomfort include:

  • Indigestion
  • Gastritis
  • IBS
  • Food sensitivities
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Gallstones,
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases

As abdominal pain, swelling and discomfort covers a wide spectrum of conditions it’s recommended that you book an appointment with one of our Multidisciplinary Team at Emirates Hospital Group.