Urgent Care for Stomach Pain
Most people have experienced stomach pain (or abdominal pain) at one time or another. This can range from mild aching to acute pain and occurs between your pelvis and your chest. Typically, most stomach pain is mild and can be caused by indigestion, food allergies, or muscle strains.
Severe or acute stomach pain may indicate a more serious condition, like appendicitis and gall bladder stones. Often, these require emergency care.
If you are experiencing mild stomach discomfort, come to Bayside Urgent Care Center. We can help you determine the cause of the pain and recommend treatment. We are located in Clearwater, Florida, and we’re always accepting new patients. No appointments are necessary.
What Are Common Causes of Stomach Pain?
There are several causes of pain in the abdominal area. Some of the more common reasons are:
- Gastroenteritis (stomach “flu”)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Acid reflux
- Food sensitivities
- Menstrual cramps
- Food poisoning or allergies
- Kidney stones
- Urinary tract infections(UTIs)
- Pulled or strained muscles
When Should I Seek Emergency Care for Stomach Pain?
If your stomach pain is severe enough that you can’t stand or you begin vomiting blood, you should go to the emergency room. The following are some other indicators of when stomach pain may be more serious:
- Stabbing pain
- The abdomen is tender when touched
- Coughing up or vomiting blood or green or yellow fluid
- Bloody diarrhea
- Chest pain or pressure
- Difficulty breathing
- Dizziness or fainting
- Vision changes
- Pain the neck, shoulder, or between the shoulder blades
- Inability to have a bowel movement accompanied by vomiting
- The pain lasts for several days
How Do You Treat Stomach Pain?
Treating stomach pain first depends on identifying the cause. Our medical team will perform a thorough physical and ask questions to find the underlying issues.
Typically, treatments range from medication for reducing inflammation and antibiotics to clear up bacterial infections to advice about lifestyle changes to avoid certain foods. Other remedies like tea and clear liquids can help relieve discomfort.
What Should You Bring When You Visit?
To make the most out of your visit to Bayside Urgent Care Center, please bring a list of any medications you take (including vitamins and supplements), past illnesses and surgeries, and your primary doctor’s phone number and address in case we need to transfer records.
Does Bayside Urgent Care Accept Insurance?
Yes. We accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers. If you are underinsured, uninsured, or prefer to pay out-of-pocket, our services are reasonably priced, and we offer flexible payment plans.
Choose Bayside Urgent Care for Stomach Pain
Our center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, and Tampa. If you are experiencing symptoms detailed above, visit our office or call.
*Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you are experiencing very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care for more information.