There are many women’s health conditions that relate to abdominal pain — and that pain can range from very mild to quite severe. In many cases, everyday pain like menstrual cramps are treatable with over the counter anti-inflammatory pain relievers like naproxen sodium (Midol, Aleve) or ibuprofen (Advil).
The stomach and gastrointestinal system is highly complex, so it’s not easy to pinpoint the exact cause of pain in the abdomen.
If you suspect that the cause of your abdominal pain is NOT related to the stomach or gastrointestinal system, then we recommend calling 706-389-9228 to make an appointment.
Pain Causing Health Condition
Some of the most common minor causes of this type of pain include:
- Acid Reflux
- Food Allergies
- Gas & Bloating
If you’re experiencing lower abdominal or pelvic pain, these are some of the conditions specific to women’s health that commonly result in pain:
Reproductive disorders affecting the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes
- Fibroids & cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage
- Bowel or bladder issues
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn's Disease
- Urinary tract infections and disorders of the kidneys or bladder
- Kidney Stones
When to See a Doctor for Abdominal Pain
If conservative measures like over-the-counter pain relievers fail to relieve pain, we recommend seeing a healthcare provider.
Keep a note on any symptoms you experience alongside the pain — pain plus other symptoms like discharge, nausea or bleeding can help your doctor more quickly diagnose you and prescribe a treatment plan to have you feeling better as quickly as possible.
Your healthcare provider will likely order diagnostic tests to locate the source of your abdominal or pelvic pain.
If you are currently experiencing fever, bloody stools, chest pain, yellow skin (jaundice) or abdominal swelling and tenderness, seek immediate medical attention as you could be experiencing a serious medical condition urgent immediate medical help.
How Advanced Gynecology Can Help: Treatment Options for Pain
If you’ve been suffering with persistent pain, Advanced Gynecology is here for you.
Our board certified team of women’s health experts are ready to help you with diagnostic care and a range of options from pain management solutions to surgical procedures to hormone therapy to a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. We will counsel you about the best options for you and your health.
In the meantime, it can be helpful to take anti-inflammatory NSAID medications like over-the-counter Advil or Aleve. Heating pads, warm baths and gentle exercise may also reduce some of your pain.