Abdominal Pain


Abdominal Pain

Are you experiencing abdominal pain? Don’t wait – seek immediate medical attention at RapidCare Emergency Room.

Our team of experienced physicians is here to provide fast and effective care 24/7, ensuring you receive the right treatment for your condition. Get to know about this highly common symptom, its types, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and why timely care is crucial.

Abdominal Pain

What is Abdominal Pain?

Abdominal pain refers to discomfort or sensations
of discomfort that are felt in the area between the chest and the pelvis. It can range from mild to severe and can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions.

Different Types of Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can present in different ways, including:
  • Localized Pain: Pain in a specific area of the abdomen.
  • Cramping Pain: Waves of pain that come and go, often associated with gastrointestinal issues.
  • Sharp Pain: Sudden, intense pain that may indicate a more serious condition.
  • Dull Ache: A persistent, low-level pain that may indicate a chronic condition.
  • Referred Pain: Pain felt in a different part of the body but originating from the abdomen.


Abdominal pain can be caused by a wide range of factors, including digestive issues (such as gastritis or gallstones), infections, inflammation, muscle strains, and more. It can also be a symptom of serious conditions like appendicitis, kidney stones, or even heart attack in some cases.

How is it Diagnosed?

Our skilled medical team at RapidCare Emergency Room utilizes advanced diagnostic techniques to identify the cause of your abdominal pain. This may involve physical exams, medical history reviews, blood tests, imaging studies (like X-rays or CT scans), and sometimes endoscopic procedures.

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How is Abdominal Pain Treated?

Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the pain. It may include pain management, antibiotics for infections, surgical intervention for conditions like appendicitis, or medications to alleviate digestive issues. Our team ensures personalized care tailored to your specific needs.

Warning Signs to Visit the ER

For Adults:

  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Pain accompanied by fever, vomiting, or blood in stool
  • Difficulty breathing or speaking
  • Pain radiating to the chest, back,
    or shoulder

For Children:

  • Severe or worsening pain
  • High fever
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Vomiting persistently

Importance of Timely Treatment

Swift treatment is essential to prevent potential complications.
Delayed care can lead to worsening of the underlying condition, increased pain, and even life-threatening situations. Our 24/7 availability ensures you receive the care you need when you need it.

Abdominal Pain

Frequently Asked Questions

Some mild cases might improve, but severe or persistent pain requires immediate evaluation.

It’s advisable to avoid eating or drinking until you’re evaluated by a medical professional.

Looking for an Emergency Room Near You? Find a Location.

RapidCare Emergency Room provides comprehensive care for abdominal pain and all major to minor medical emergencies. We have four convenient locations in Texas: La Porte, Montgomery/Conroe, Missouri City/Sugar Land, and Katy. You can call us, use our online check-in, or walk-in. Our dedicated physicians are available 24/7, including holidays, to provide you with the care you deserve.

Remember, when it comes to abdominal pain, seeking prompt medical attention can make all the difference. Don’t hesitate to reach out to RapidCare Emergency Room for fast, effective care tailored to your needs. Your health is our priority.