Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain (CFAP)

Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain,CO

Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain in Colorado

We Provide Cost-Effective Healthcare Services

Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology provides chronic functional abdominal pain treatment to patients throughout the state of Colorado. Our highly-experienced team of professionals has provided the best in gastrointestinal care since 1997. We serve the needs of patients throughout the state who are suffering from various disorders and diseases of the digestive tract. We perform a wide range of procedures and boast an unwavering commitment to providing appropriate and cost-effective healthcare services.

What is Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain?

Chronic functional abdominal pain (CFAP), also known as intractable abdominal pain and functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS), is a gastrointestinal disorder that causes constant abdominal pain without an identifiable cause. Though similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it is not associated with changes in bowel patterns. This medical condition does not resolve with usual therapeutic treatment. The pain associated with this condition can be constant or can come and go.

What Causes Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain?

Chronic functional abdominal pain causes are complex and varied. Causes of this gastrointestinal condition can include genetics, environmental factors, behavioral factors, and more. Repeated injury or infection of the digestive system can also be a contributing factor, as they can lead to hypersensitivity of the nerve receptors in the area. This includes people who have undergone multiple abdominal surgeries, suffered recurrent infections, or had a history of repeated physical or sexual abuse. It’s also not impossible for someone to develop a functional pain disorder with no apparent cause. Most often, CFAP can be triggered by conditions such as allergies, infections, trauma, or conditions like Chron’s disease.

The Symptoms of Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain

Chronic functional abdominal pain symptoms are known to vary depending on the person, as well as the underlying cause of the condition. However, the most common symptom of CFAP is abdominal pain. This pain can be severe and may impact one’s quality of life significantly. While this condition is not typically associated with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation, children with this condition may experience one or both of these symptoms. Additional symptoms of CFAP include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain with bowel movements
  • Feeling full after eating a small amount of food

Treatment for Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain

Oftentimes, it is difficult for doctors to diagnose the underlying cause of this treatment. However, if doctors can diagnose the underlying cause, treatment will typically involve managing the specific condition. This medical condition does not resolve with usual therapeutic treatment. If the cause of a patient’s chronic functional abdominal pain cannot be determined, treatment may include:

  • Pain control
  • Physical therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral treatments
  • Nutrition advice and dietary changes
  • Identification and treatment of specific pain triggers
  • Treatment of associated symptoms and problems

Why Choose Our Team for CFAP Treatment?

At Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology, our valued patients are our priority. Our physicians regularly perform nearly 30,000 procedures each year at one-third to one-half the cost of the same procedures in a hospital. It’s important to us to offer our patients highly-efficient medical services at affordable prices. Our clinical staff is highly trained in coordinating patient care, so you can rest assured that all your medical needs will be expertly met. With six outpatient endoscopy centers to choose from, our patients can easily access the location that is most convenient for them. Additionally, each of our facilities is professionally maintained by high-level staff who are outfitted with cutting-edge technology.

Contact Us Today for CFAP Treatment

Chronic functional abdominal pain in adults is not uncommon, but treatment is available. If you’re exhibiting any signs or symptoms of CFAP, it’s important to contact us at your earliest convenience. Chronic pain can severely impact the quality of one’s line, but you don’t have to live with CFAP. We offer CFAP treatment in a comfortable and compassionate setting. To learn more or to request an appointment, contact our highly-experienced team today. We look forward to assisting you.

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