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Abdominal pain Treatments

Abdominal pain: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment plans for abdominal pain are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the cause, minimizes the discomfort of abdominal pain and decreases the risk of developing serious complications of underlying causes, such as anemia, shock, sepsis and dehydration.

When abdominal pain is caused by a self-limiting condition, such as a viral gastroenteritis or indigestion, the treatment includes resting the stomach by not eating solid foods until abdominal pain has passed for a period of time and ensuring adequate hydration. This can be achieved by drinking water or an oral rehydrating fluid, such as Pedialyte.

In some cases, medications are used to treat abdominal pain. Antibiotics may be prescribed when abdominal pain is caused by a bacterial infection, such as in bacterial food poisoning due to shigella, salmonella or campylobacter or some sexually transmitted diseases. Surgery may also be needed to treat some causes of abdominal pain, such as ectopic pregnancy.

Treatment of abdominal pain that is caused by serious or life-threatening conditions, such as intestinal obstruction and appendicitis includes hospitalization, medications, intravenous fluids and medications, and surgery.

Treatments for Abdominal Pain

The following treatments are listed for Abdominal Pain in our knowledge base:

  • Magnesium - possibly used for related magnesium deficiency
  • Vitamin B3 - possibly used if condition is caused by vitamin B3 deficiency
  • Vitamin B5 - possibly used for related vitamin B5 deficiency

Treatments for Causes of Abdominal pain

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Abdominal pain:

More causes: not all possible causes for Abdominal pain are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Abdominal pain.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Abdominal pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Abdominal pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Abdominal pain:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Abdominal pain' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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