Abdominal Pain Specialist

Texas Gastroenterology Associates

Gastroenterologists located in Tomball, TX

Abdominal pain is a symptom of many underlying issues, and it’s not something you want to self-diagnose with an online symptom checker. You need the expertise of a specialist in gastroenterology to diagnose and treat your abdominal pain correctly. Maninder Guram, MD, provides state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to determine the cause of your abdominal pain at his practice, Texas Gastroenterology Associates. He brings relief to those suffering from stomach pain in the Tomball, Texas, community. Book the next available appointment online or over the phone.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

Texas Gastroenterology Associates

What causes abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain is a symptom many conditions have in common, so it’s important to consult Dr. Guram if you have any unexplained pain. The most common causes of abdominal pain usually aren’t serious, such as:

  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Virus
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Food poisoning

However, stomach pain is a common symptom of other conditions such as:  

  • Acid reflux
  • IBS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Food sensitivities
  • Ulcer
  • Hernia
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infection

It may not be immediately apparent what’s causing your symptoms, so it’s important for Dr. Guram to provide a thorough exam to uncover the cause of your abdominal pain.

Your abdomen contains your digestive organs as well as your liver, kidneys, appendix, spleen, and vast networks of blood vessels. Any illness or injury that affects those bodily systems could cause abdominal pain.

When should I call my doctor?

Call Dr. Guram if your abdominal pain is severe, gets worse, or lasts longer than a few days. If you don’t find relief from lying down, Dr. Guram can help you. You should also consult him if the following symptoms coincide with your abdominal pain:

  • Fever
  • Inability to eat
  • Vomiting
  • Belly tenderness or swelling
  • Bloody stools

Seek immediate medical care if you’re injured or have severe symptoms like yellowing skin, blood in your vomit, or trouble breathing.

How does my doctor diagnose my abdominal pain?

Dr. Guram starts with a series of questions about your health and pain along with a physical exam to understand your abdominal pain. He may request labs of your blood, urine, and stool to screen for infections and other markers of disease.

Imaging tests like endoscopy, ultrasound, and X-ray give Dr. Guram a visual inside your body. A CT scan or MRI may be necessary to get more detailed imagery of your abdominal structures. If he suspects food sensitivities, Dr. Guram can also test for food allergies.

Once Dr. Guram finds the cause of your pain, he can provide a treatment plan. If you’re experiencing abdominal pain, don’t wait. Call or use the online booking option to schedule an appointment.