Why You Shouldn't Ignore Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Pain is good. It tells you when something’s wrong, so you can get help.

Recurring pain is bad. It means you have an unresolved problem, and ignoring it allows the problem to get worse.

Recurrent abdominal pain may point to any of several physical and mental health issues, and all of them can develop into serious conditions if you don’t seek treatment from experts who understand the root causes of on-again, off-again stomach pain.

Our team of specialists at Regency Pain & Therapy Institute in Mansfield, Texas, gets to the bottom of your abdominal issues and treats the underlying problem, so you can live life pain-free again.

What causes stomach pain to come and go?

Some types of abdominal pain hit you suddenly and remain constant. Conditions that cause steady abdominal pain include:

These are only a few examples of a very long list of minor and serious health conditions that can keep you writhing in pain. Some abdominal pain begins with a mild ache and gets progressively worse over time. Crohn’s disease, cancer, lead poisoning, and hepatitis fall into this category.

But what does it mean when you have intermittent abdominal pain? Again, the list of potential culprits is long. Recurrent abdominal pain could be a symptom of:

Finding out exactly what’s causing your abdominal pain is the first step in achieving relief. If you’ve been taking antacids and over-the-counter pain medications to ease your discomfort as it comes and goes, but it keeps coming back, it’s time to seek help.

Why you shouldn’t ignore recurrent abdominal pain

If your pain keeps coming back, it means that whatever’s causing it is still a problem. If you ignore it, your condition may damage your organs and lead to life-threatening situations. Here are some signs your recurrent abdominal pain needs immediate medical attention:

Although these symptoms require urgent care and are essential clues that can help us diagnose the source, some types of recurrent abdominal pain don’t fit neatly into the diagnosis criteria for abdominal pain conditions. Called functional abdominal pain syndrome, this condition requires the advanced pain management treatments we offer here at Regency Pain & Therapy Institute.

Treatment for recurrent abdominal pain

To diagnose your condition, we start with an in-depth conversation about your symptoms, the location of the pain, what makes it better and worse, how long you’ve had it, and what seems to trigger it. The fact that your abdominal pain is recurrent is an important symptom that helps us rule our certain conditions and focus on others.

Then we run tests to gather more information. You can expect a comprehensive physical exam, plus a blood test and an X-ray and/or an MRI to give us a visual of your abdominal cavity. Once we identify the problem, we can develop a treatment plan to resolve the underlying issue and eliminate the pain for good.

As pain management specialists, we offer a variety of pain-relieving treatments and techniques, including regenerative medicinepain pumps, and interventional pain management approaches. This means we don’t just address your pain symptoms; we keep searching until we find the root cause of your recurrent abdominal pain. 

If you have abdominal pain, whether persistent or recurrent, schedule an appointment with our team by calling us at 817-435-1642 today.

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