Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Treats Abdominal Pain
The team of gastroenterology doctors at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology (RMG) can adeptly treat all forms of abdominal pain at our offices throughout Denver, CO and the surrounding area. Whether your abdominal pain is mild or severe, you owe it to yourself to get treatment from our specialists. We have six clinics, four satellite clinics, four technologically-advanced Endoscopy Centers, and a specialized pathology laboratory in the Rocky Mountain region to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of issues that cause abdominal pain. For more than two decades, we have been the area’s leading gastroenterology clinic, always putting the patient first. To facilitate your treatment, we accept most insurance providers and aim to make each of your visits as comfortable as possible. Call us today to learn more about how we can treat your abdominal pain in Denver.
Understanding Abdominal Pain and Its Forms
Abdominal pain is a very common ailment with an extensive list of potential causes. Your abdomen spans the area from your chest to your pelvis and contains many of your vital organs, any of which could be the reason for your discomfort. Most people dismiss abdominal pain as inconsequential, dubbing it a mere stomach, belly, or tummy ache. But severe abdominal pain can be a significant issue. It may be caused by your stomach, appendix, gallbladder, spleen, liver, or other organs. Whether you are struggling with upper or lower abdominal pain on the right or left side of your body, we can help. Let us know where it is most severe so that we can focus our diagnostic efforts in the correct area.
Recognizing When You Should Visit RMG
You should visit a gastroenterology doctor if your abdominal pain worries you or lasts for more than just a few days. While your discomfort may be mild, it could be the sign of a problem that needs attention before it worsens. Any pain that persists for weeks or months is considered chronic abdominal pain. Contact our team if that is the case for you, but also if you notice:
- Bloody stool
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Yellowing skin
- Abdominal swelling
Diagnosing Severe Abdominal Pain in Denver
Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology may use a battery of tests and examinations to diagnose your condition accurately. At our state-of-the-art facilities throughout the Front Range region, we have the most advanced medical and diagnostic equipment available. In addition to a physical exam, we will consult with you to discuss symptoms and potential issues before performing any relevant tests. Among the most common measures we take are endoscopic exams, blood tests, x-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans. But as we aim to pinpoint your condition, we might use more specialized tests such as colonoscopies, liver biopsies, a single balloon enteroscopy, and more.
Treating Your Acute or Chronic Abdominal Pain
The range of treatment options for abdominal pain is vast, so it is critical for you to visit one of our convenient locations in the Denver area for a thorough evaluation. Once we have an accurate diagnosis of your abdominal pain, we will commence a treatment plan. Each quadrant of your abdomen houses different organs and requires different treatment approaches. Upper right abdominal pain may be a sign of appendicitis or hepatitis, while upper left abdominal pain may be indicative of gastritis or splenic disorders. Lower right abdominal pain may also be symptomatic of appendicitis but could signify cecal diverticulitis. Finally, lower left abdominal pain could be ischemic colitis. There are many more potential problems by quadrant, so let us examine you to determine what is causing your abdominal pain. Our treatment options for these varying issues may include simple anti-inflammatory medications or antibiotics but could require extensive, invasive treatments such as surgery or various other procedures. You can trust that you are in capable hands with the team of gastroenterologists at RMG.
Contact Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Today
We recognize how agonizing abdominal pain can be. Even mild, temporary cases can force you to miss work, lose sleep, or refrain from activities that you usually enjoy. Severe chronic abdominal pain can turn your whole life upside down. But the team of gastroenterology specialists at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology in Denver can expertly diagnose and treat your ailment so that you can return to your regular routine. We will meet with you to discuss your symptoms and perform a physical exam before outlining an effective treatment plan specific to your condition. We have several convenient locations throughout Denver, work with most insurance providers, and offer many procedures at a fraction of the cost you would pay at the hospital. Rely on our highly-skilled team to treat your abdominal pain so that you can start living life comfortably again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.