Treating Abdominal Pain

Most people will experience abdominal (belly) pain at some time. Most abdominal pain is not serious. However, some abdominal pain may be a sign of serious illness.

Common Causes of Abdominal Pain

There are many reasons for abdominal pain, including but not limited to:
  • Constipation
  • Stomach flu
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Indigestion
  • Food poisoning
  • Food allergiesGas
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Hernia
  • Kidney stones
  • Gallstones and bile duct stones
  • Pancreas pathology
  • Ulcers
  • Endometriosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Urinary tract infections
Contact your doctor if you have abdominal pain that is severe or accompanied by any of these symptoms:
  • Nausea, fever, inability to keep food down for several days
  • Bloody stools
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting blood
  • Pain during pregnancy
  • Abdomen tender to the touch
  • Pain due to recent injury to the abdomen
  • Pain lasting several days

Symptoms can be caused by internal inflammation, infection or bleeding and require treatment as soon as possible. Some symptoms may even be caused by colorectal, ovarian or an abdominal cancer.

Treating Severe Abdominal Pain

In more severe cases such as appendicitis and hernia, surgery is necessary. Unlike most other gastroenterology practices, Center for Digestive Diseases also uses endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to thoroughly examine the abdomen for a more accurate diagnosis and better treatment, especially for pancreatic disorders such as chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and gallbladder disorders.
For more information about abdominal pain treatment, call us at 908-688-6565 or use our Request an Appointment form.

Office Locations

Main Office

695 Chestnut Street
Union, NJ 07083
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West Livingston Office

200 South Orange Avenue
Suite 128
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Millburn Office

116 Millburn Avenue
Suite 108
Millburn, NJ 07041
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East Livingston Office

22 Old Short Hills Road
Suite 104
Livingston, NJ 07039
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West Orange Office

92 Old Northfield Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Onsite Ambulatory Surgery Location

EndoSurgiCenter

1201 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
908-688-0066
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Affiliated Hospitals

St. Barnabas
Medical Center

94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
www.barnabashealth.org/Saint-Barnabas-Medical-Center

Overlook
Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901 www.atlantichealth.org/overlook

Newark Beth Israel
Medical Center

201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112 www.barnabashealth.org/Newark-Beth-Israel-Medical-Center

Trinitas Regional
Medical Center

225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
www.trinitasrmc.org