WHAT IS ABDOMINAL PAIN?
At MedNorth Urgent Care, our dedicated team is here to serve the men, women, and children in and around Columbia Falls, Whitefish, and Big Fork, MT. We are equipped with the latest technologies and tools to diagnose and treat a range of abdominal issues. Typically, this stomach pain is caused by minor issues, like gas, indigestion, menstrual cramps, constipation, or something else. However, if your pain doesn’t feel better with over-the-counter medication and some rest, you may want to seek out our help. It’s also wise to seek out medical advice if you’re having these pains while pregnant, if your abdominal pain is accompanied by a fever, or if you have any nausea or vomiting. If you think you’d like to learn more about the services we offer, contact our talented physicians Drs. Shane Hill and Scott Rundle at our Kalispell, MT facility.
HOW ARE MINOR ABDOMINAL PAINS TREATED?
When you experience abdominal pain and don’t know the cause, we suggest seeking out a medical opinion. Our urgent care team in Kalispell, MT has seen a wide range of abdominal conditions. While these issues can range from insignificant to severe, our team can help diagnose and treat most minor symptoms. After an initial conversation and exam, we may choose to draw blood, which we can do in our office, to help us get a greater understanding of your health. Many of the minor conditions we see related to abdominal pain include:
- UTI (urinary tract infection)
- Stomach viruses
- Gas and/or constipation
- Food-related issues, such as food poisoning or a food allergy
- Heartburn or indigestion
Depending on the cause of your abdominal pain, we will determine a treatment plan to help you find relief. We may ask you to follow up with a second appointment based on our findings and your treatment plan.
QUICK AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR ABDOMINAL PAIN
If you’re experiencing mild abdominal pain and aren’t sure if a visit to your primary care physician is necessary, or if they can’t squeeze you in, a visit to MedNorth Urgent Care could help relieve your discomfort. Our team of trained physicians can diagnose and treat a wide range of minor abdominal issues to help you get back to feeling great! Utilizing our state-of-the-art technologies and in-house labs, we can get you in and out relatively quickly so you can get back to your everyday activities. For more information, contact physicians Drs. Shane Hill and Scott Rundle or stop by our Kalispell, MT facility today.
MINOR ABDOMINAL PAIN FAQS
What kinds of pain should I worry about?
Here at MedNorth Kalispell Urgent Care Clinic, we see patients with a range of concerns regarding minor abdominal pain. We see patients with mild abdominal pain that is out of their ordinary experience, from indigestion to dull, persistent pain. If you experience severe vomiting, diarrhea, or spikes in temperature along with your stomach pain, we recommend calling our clinic first to ensure you visit the appropriate care center.
What kind of help can I get for stomach pain?
The kind of treatment we offer for stomach pain can vary, depending on what the root cause of your pain is and a variety of other individual factors. Sometimes, a minor dietary change is all that is needed to alleviate our patients’ pain. At other times, we suggest more diagnostic testing to get to the bottom of the issue and find out what is causing discomfort.
How long will my abdominal pain last?
In most mild cases, your abdominal pain should subside in two hours or so as your digestive tract clears any irritants. If your pain persists for longer, we suggest giving our Kalispell, MT office a visit so that we can provide diagnostic information and care for resolving your pain. If the pain returns or persists, we assist our patients in getting referred to the appropriate treatment as well.