Abdominal Pain Specialist

Abdominal pain is a common ailment affecting most adults in their lifetime. However, when you have abdominal pain that is severe, recurring, or associated with other conditions, this can require medical attention. Discover how you can benefit from care by your gastroenterologist, Dr. Morris B. Silver, practicing in the Garden Grove and Beverly Hills areas of Los Angeles, CA.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

by Morris B. Silver, MD

How Do I Know When To See A Gastroenterologist For My Abdominal Pain?

If you have severe abdominal pain to the point where you cannot move, this is a definite sign that something is significantly wrong. Other indicators that you should see a gastroenterologist are when the stomach pain is accompanied by a fever or vomiting. If your abdominal pain is associated with bloody stools, this could be a sign of inflammation or infection in the digestive tract. Seek medical attention immediately with Dr. Silver’s office. Additionally, if your abdomen is swollen or tender or you have unexplained weight loss or yellow skin, you may be suffering from an internal condition that requires medical help.

What Are Medical Conditions Associated With Abdominal Pain?

One of the main reasons why you need to see Dr. Silver when you are suffering from abdominal pain is because it could be a symptom of other conditions. Inflammation of the fallopian tubes, abdominal lining, heart tissue, lungs, small intestine, gallbladder, and bladder can all lead to acute stomach pain. Other conditions that show signs of abdominal pain include an abdominal aortic aneurysm, heart attack, pneumonia, kidney infection, and stomach flu. The best way to determine what is causing your stomach pain is to see your doctor if the pain becomes acute. Dr. Silver can diagnose your abdominal pain effectively and treat associated medical conditions.

What If My Stomach Pain Gets Worse Over Time?

This is known as progressive stomach pain and it is associated with serious medical conditions. For example, if you have cancer including gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, or liver cancer, this will cause progressive abdominal pain. You can also have this condition if you are suffering from an enlarged spleen, lead poisoning, uremia, or Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. All of these medical emergencies require care immediately to prevent life-threatening situations. If you are suffering from progressive stomach pain without a diagnosis of any associated medical condition, contact Dr. Silver at his Beverly Hills or Garden Grove offices. He will be able to diagnose your condition and treat your severe stomach pain.

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At Dr. Silver's practice, we are in-network with Medicare, Blue Cross, and Blue Shield. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

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