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Abdominal Pain Specialist

Palmadessa and Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates -  - Gastroenterology

Palmadessa and Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates

Gastroenterology & Hepatology located in Douglaston, NY

Abdominal pain, whether acute or chronic, isn’t something you should ignore. If you feel anything from minor indigestion to severe burning or stabbing abdominal pains, the team of board-certified gastroenterologists at Palmadessa and Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates in Douglaston, New York, provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment. Find out what’s causing your abdominal pain and get the relief you deserve by booking an evaluation online or calling the office today.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

Why do I have abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is defined as any sort of discomfort you feel between your pelvic region and chest. While abdominal pain is sometimes linked to musculoskeletal issues, such as a muscle strain, as well as reproductive organ problems in women, it mostly occurs because of digestive problems. 

Some of the most common upper and lower gastrointestinal causes of stomach pain are:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastroenteritis (flu) 
  • Food intolerances
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease 
  • Gas and bloating 
  • Constipation 
  • Appendicitis 

While some of these issues are acute illnesses that resolve in a few days, others are chronic issues that can affect you for the rest of your life. In either case, it’s important to see a dedicated gastroenterologist. 

When should I see a doctor for abdominal pain?

The expert board-certified gastroenterologists at Palmadessa and Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates encourage you to come in right away if you have abdominal pain that’s worsening or not improving after several days. It’s especially important to have an exam if your stomach pain is associated with:

  • Sharp or stabbing pains
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rashes or hives
  • Dehydration 
  • Diarrhea 

Sudden abdominal pain that’s very intense could be a sign of something serious, such as a blockage or burst appendix. In these cases, it’s important to seek immediate emergency medical attention. 

What is the treatment for abdominal pain?

They team of board-certified physicians at Palmadessa and Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates performs extensive abdominal pain screenings, which may include an endoscopy or colonoscopy, to diagnose your condition and rule out related conditions. 

Once they determine what’s causing your abdominal pain and counsel you about your condition, they talk with you about treatment solutions. Depending on your diagnosis, you may need a combination of the following therapies:

  • Prescription medications 
  • Dietary and nutritional counseling 
  • Weight-loss management

If conservative measures aren’t effective for your abdominal pain, the doctors could recommend surgery to correct the underlying issue. Rest assured, with the help of the team at Palmadessa and Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates, you can expect an effective solution for your abdominal pain.

Book your abdominal pain evaluation at Palmadessa and Brodsky Gastroenterology Associates today. Click the online booking feature or call the office to schedule.