Abdominal pain is a sensation of discomfort or pain in the area below the chest and above the pelvis. It can range from mild to severe and results from digestive issues, infections, injuries, and other medical conditions. Abdominal pain can become concerning and addressed by our gastroenterologists Drs. Prasad Penmetsa, Surinder Devgun, Marvin Singh, and Ari Chodos at Rochester Gastroenterology Associates serving Rochester, Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairpoint, and Brighton, NY, if persistent or severe, accompanied by other symptoms like vomiting, fever, or if the pain is sudden and intense.
It can also indicate an underlying medical condition such as appendicitis, gallstones, or kidney stones. It's beneficial to seek medical attention from Rochester Gastroenterology Associates if you experience abdominal pain that's unusual, severe, or lasts for more than a few days.
When To See a Gastroenterologist for Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain can result from minor issues such as gas or indigestion to illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. It may be time to see a gastroenterologist if you experience persistent or severe abdominal pain that doesn't improve with over-the-counter medications or lifestyle changes.
Other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation, may also indicate a need for medical attention. Additionally, if you have a family history of gastrointestinal problems or are experiencing other unexplained symptoms, our gastroenterologist can help diagnose and treat the underlying condition.
Schedule Your Appointment
During a consultation for abdominal pain, our gastroenterologists will typically discuss the nature and duration of the pain, any associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or changes in bowel habits, plus any relevant medical history, medications, and dietary habits. Our gastroenterologist may also conduct a physical examination and recommend further diagnostic tests such as blood work, imaging studies, or endoscopy to identify the underlying cause of the abdominal pain. They'll advise treatment options based on the diagnosis.
Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have any questions for our gastroenterologist Drs. Prasad Penmetsa, Surinder Devgun, Marvin Singh, and Ari Chodos at Rochester Gastroenterology Associates serving Rochester, Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairpoint, or Brighton, NY, or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, we have two convenient locations. Please call (585) 227-1080 or (585) 267-4040.