Abdominal Pain in Adults (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Abdominal Pain in Adults Treatment
Patient Comments Read 33 Comments
The patient's treatment will depend on what the doctor thinks is causing the abdominal pain.
The patient may be given IV (intravenous) fluids. The health care professional may ask the patient not to eat or drink anything until the cause of the pain is known. This is done to avoid worsening certain medical conditions (for example adding food to the stomach if there is a ruptured ulcer) or to prepare the patient in case they need to have surgery (an empty stomach is better when general anesthesia is needed).
The patient may be given pain medication.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/7/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Abdominal Pain in Adults
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Abdominal Pain (Adults):
Abdominal Pain - Medical Treatment
Please describe the cause and treatment of your abdominal pain.
Abdominal Pain - Self-Care
What self-care did you use on your abdominal pain?
Abdominal Pain - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your abdominal pain?
Abdominal Pain - Causes
What do you think was the cause of your abdominal pain?
Abdominal Pain - Physical Examination
Please describe your experience with abdominal pain physical examination.
Abdominal Pain - Diagnosis
Please share your abdominal pain diagnosis experience.