ABDOMINAL PAIN

Abdominal pain has many possible causes some more serious than others.  Often, time and treating the symptoms will help with discomfort, but there are times when seeking care is important.

WHEN SHOULD I SEEK IMMEDIATE CARE?

If your pain is:

  • sudden and severe
  • associated with chest pain
  • prevents you from drinking fluids
  • associated with fevers
  • progressively worsens over hours

SEVERE SYMPTOMS?

We’re available Sunday-Thursday, 10AM-10PM and Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM

CALL (719) 522-2727

EVALUATION

After obtaining a comprehensive history and physical your doctor will determine how to further evaluation and treat your abdominal pain.  A variety of lab tests can help your doctor determine the cause of your abdominal pain:

  • CBC
  • CMP (including liver function tests)
  • lactate
  • urinalysis
  • Imaging studies may be indicated to diagnose your problem. Options at our
  • facility include:
  • CT scan
  • Bedside ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • IV and oral medications used to treat abdominal pain are tailored to your
  • individual needs by your doctor.

COMMON CAUSES OF ABDOMINAL PAIN

  • gastritis/ulcer disease
  • pancreatitis
  • cholecystitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • obstruction
  • colitis
  • diverticulitis
  • bowel perforation
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • pyelonephritis
  • kidney stones

If you are experiencing symptoms of abdominal pain and you can safely come to ER Specialists, we would love to help you.  If you are alone or have any doubt about getting to our facility safely, or, believe you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911. 

CALL WITH STOMACH PAIN QUESTIONS

(719) 522-2727

Our staff is ready for you Sunday-Thursday from 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 A.M.- 11:00 P.M.

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