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Tummy Ache or Abdominal Pain in Downers Grove?

The dreaded tummy ache. Unfortunately its a common symptom and many things can trigger a tummy ache or abdominal pain. Did you attend the new restaurant that just opened up in Westmont on Cass Ave? Maybe you caught bug from one of your kids who attends Westmont High School? Or are you suffering from abdominal pain after a vigorous session at LA Fitness.





Abdominal pain can be caused by a wide range of conditions, including:

  1. Indigestion or heartburn: These conditions can cause abdominal pain and discomfort after eating.

  2. Constipation: Abdominal pain can be a symptom of constipation, especially if the pain is accompanied by bloating and difficulty passing stools.

  3. Gastroenteritis: Also known as the stomach flu, gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines that can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.

  4. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other digestive symptoms.

  5. Appendicitis: This is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix and is characterized by abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting.

  6. Ovarian cysts: Women may experience abdominal pain due to the presence of ovarian cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs that can form on the ovaries.

  7. Kidney stones: These hard deposits can cause abdominal pain, back pain, and urinary symptoms.

  8. Hernias: Hernias occur when an organ or tissue protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal wall and can cause abdominal pain.

There are many other conditions that can cause abdominal pain, and it is important to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. In some cases, abdominal pain may be a sign of a more serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.


If you think its serious or the pain is getting more severe, please see/call your provider or stop by Immediate Care by Curewell in Downers Grove.



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