NYC Abdominal Pain Doctor

Jkan Gastroenterology is one of the top clinics for G.I. issues and stomach complaints in NYC. Our NYC abdominal pain doctor, Nancy Lau, holds an M.D. degree and possesses several years of experience in treating a variety of liver and gastrointestinal tract diseases.

Causes of abdominal pain

The causes of your abdominal pain can either be harmless such as indigestion, gas, a pulled muscle, etc. or can occur as a result of more urgent medical conditions. Several times, the site and pattern of the pain in the abdomen offer important clues about the cause. The general causes of abdominal pain include:

  • Indigestion after eating, gastritis

  • Gallstones

  • Gallbladder inflammation

  • Pregnancy

  • Gas, celiac disease, food poisoning

  • Inflammatory bowel disease, constipation

  • Appendicitis, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Pancreatitis, gastroenteritis, parasite infection, etc.

Our top NYC gastroenterologist, Dr. Nancy, examines and analyses the characteristics of the pain, it's timing, duration, etc., before diagnosing its cause. Sometimes your pain may also be due to conditions like endometriosis, kidney stones, abdominal muscle injury, or a hernia.

What kind of doctor should I see for abdominal pain?

For minor stomach complaints, you can go to a general physician for treatment. However, for persistent stomach pains, bloating, acid reflux issues, bleeding in stools, diarrhea, constipation, etc., you need to make an appointment with a skilled gastroenterologist. A GI specialist diagnoses treats and manage disorders of the digestive system.

When you visit a gastroenterologist, make sure to explain to him all of your symptoms, its duration, the pattern of pains, and your family G.I. history, if any. This will help the doctor arrive at an accurate diagnosis and prescribe a necessary course of treatment.

When should you see a doctor for abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is a common condition that mostly resolves without any treatment. However, in certain cases of abdominal pain, you must seek immediate medical attention. The abdomen lies in the digestive tract along with other vital organs such as the large intestine, stomach, esophagus, liver, pancreas, kidneys, and gallbladder. The cause of your abdominal pain could be due to an issue in any of these organs.

While simple issues in the G.I. such as stomach upset, constipation, abdominal cramping, gas pains, etc., can be treated with over-the-counter antacids and other medications, sharp and persistent abdominal pains can point to problems in one of your organs. As a general rule, make sure to meet with a doctor at the earliest, if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Dull pains in the abdomen that lasts for more than 4-5 days

  • Severe pain that does not resolve within 2-3 days

  • Pain that gets worse and sharper with time

  • Pain in the abdomen for more than two days along with bloating

  • Stomach pain along with unexplained weight loss

  • Abdominal pain along with diarrhea

  • Stomach pain along with fever or a burning sensation while urinating

Reach us at 212-388-1062 to make an appointment with our #1 NYC GI doctor. Jkan Gastroenterology is an AAAASF accredited surgical unit, and our NYC abdominal pain doctor, Nancy, offers on-spot diagnosis and individualized patient care. Our stomach pain doctor specializes in treating abdominal pains, celiac disease, and acid refluxes.

ADDRESS

115 Broadway Suite 1800,

New York, NY 10006 

Tel: 212-388-1062

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 8:30am – 6:00pm   
Tuesday & Friday: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am - 1:00pm

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