Abdominal Pain Specialist

My Emergency Room 24/7

Emergency Room located in Abilene, TX

If you’re experiencing severe abdominal pain, especially if you also have a fever and are vomiting, you should make your way to My Emergency Room 24/7 in Abilene, Texas. The emergency room medical team are trained and equipped to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal emergencies. You can call the practice for advice on whether your abdominal pain and symptoms require emergency care, or you can come directly to the practice for immediate attention.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

When should I go to the emergency room for abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is very common; almost everyone experiences it from time to time. However, if you develop abnormally severe pain in your abdomen that feels different or more urgent than other stomach aches or pain you’ve had before, you may need immediate care.

If any of the following symptoms accompany your abdominal pain, you should go to My Emergency Room 24/7 right away.

  • Fever
  • Vomiting and unable to keep down any fluids or foods
  • Vomiting blood
  • Blood in your stool or black stool
  • Chest pain
  • Troubled breathing
  • Lightheadedness

Also, if you are or think you might be pregnant and you develop severe abdominal pain, you need to visit My Emergency Room 24/7 as soon as possible. Similarly, you should seek emergency care for abdominal pain if you’ve recently had gastric surgery or endoscopy.

What gastrointestinal disorders need emergency treatment?

Some of the gastrointestinal conditions that need emergency medical attention include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Ruptured or punctured stomach or intestine
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal obstructions
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Abdominal abscess
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy

How is the cause of my abdominal pain diagnosed?

Your provider will ask you questions about your abdominal pain and other symptoms, including:

  • How long have you had the pain?
  • What were you doing when the pain started?
  • Can you describe the pain? Is it sharp, dull, cramp-like, etc?
  • Is your pain constant or does it come and go?
  • When was your last bowel movement and was it normal?
  • Are you vomiting and how often?
  • Is there blood in your vomit or stool?

Your provider will perform a physical exam, checking your heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature. They’ll palpate your abdomen to feel for abnormalities and to identify the specific location of your pain.

Your provider may order further tests including ultrasounds, CT scans, or X-rays to gather more information. You will also have blood drawn for lab testing.

Your treatment depends on the condition causing your abdominal pain. Once your provider has diagnosed your condition, they can begin treatment to both relieve your pain and address the condition responsible for it.

Call or come directly to My Emergency Room 24/7 for expedient and expert care for abdominal pain.