Abdominal Pain in Adults (cont.)
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What kind of doctor treats abdominal pain in adults?
Abdominal pain can be treated by a variety of doctors depending on the cause of the pain. It is usually best to start off with a primary care physician who can start the process of diagnosing the origin of the pain. Depending on the final diagnosis you will be treated by a primary care doctor (i.e. ulcers, infection) or referred to a surgeon (appendicitis, ovarian torsion), gastroenterologist, or gynecologist. If the pain is severe you might end up in the emergency department where an emergency medicine physician will be the first one to take care of you.
When should an adult seek medical care for abdominal pain?
Call or see a doctor if the affected person has any of the following:
If the person has any of the following, or cannot reach their doctor, go to a hospital emergency department:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2015
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