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Visit Washington Township Medical Foundation for Stomach Pain

Our gastroenterology department at Washington Township Medical Foundation provides diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of abdominal issues. Most people are familiar with the feeling of stomach pain. Whether caused by muscle cramps, indigestion, anxiety, or some other cause, stomach pain can be serious and debilitating, but in most cases it does not signify a serious underlying problem.

Why Does My Stomach Hurt?

These are some of the most common causes of abdominal pain:

  • Indigestion
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Hernias
  • Food poisoning
  • Food allergies
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gas
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Endometriosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Appendicitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD)
  • Kidney stones

Do I Need to See a Doctor Because of My Abdominal Pain?

If you are experiencing severe stomach pain and / or chronic stomach pain, it may be wise to receive medical help, especially when any of the following symptoms also occur:

  • Fever
  • Abdomen hurts to touch
  • You are experiencing abdomen pain after an injury to the abdomen
  • Painful urination / frequent urination
  • Constipation / inability to have a bowel movement
  • Not able to eat without keeping food down for two days or more
  • Evidence of dehydration, including thirst, weakness, dry mouth, swollen tongue, fainting, inability to urinate frequently, inability to swear, and heart palpitations
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