Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County
Gastroenterologists located in Irvine, CA & Other Orange County Locations
There’s no need to live with any digestive problem that causes you discomfort. Many people suffer with abdominal pain for months or even years before seeking medical help. The experienced team of gastroenterologists at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Tustin, and Foothill Ranch, California, offers many diagnostic tools to find and treat the root cause of your abdominal pain. To get relief, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.
What is abdominal pain?
Abdominal pain includes any discomfort you feel in the area from your chest to your groin. It’s a common pain complaint that may come and go quickly without the need for medical intervention.
However, if your abdominal pain is severe, worsens over time, or doesn’t go away, you need to contact Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County to schedule an evaluation.
There’s no need to spend months or years suffering with abdominal pain when you can get the answers and treatment you need to feel better.
What causes abdominal pain?
You may develop abdominal pain from any number of causes and conditions. Some of the most common include:
- Food poisoning
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Food allergies
- Celiac disease (gluten intolerance)
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection
- Acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Stomach ulcer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Fatty liver disease
- Hepatitis B or C
Some causes of abdominal pain are more serious than others. But getting the right diagnosis can help you get the treatment you need to alleviate your discomfort and improve your overall health and wellness.
How is abdominal pain diagnosed?
Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County is a full-service gastroenterology practice and uses many advanced diagnostic tools and tests to pinpoint the cause of your abdominal pain. The type of testing you need may depend on your symptoms.
Some of the advanced diagnostic tools available at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County include:
- Upper endoscopy
- Capsule endoscopy (a pill-sized camera you swallow)
- Specialized blood testing
- H. pylori breath test
When you need to get answers and relief from pain or discomfort in your upper or lower abdomen, you’re in good hands with the team of well-trained, highly skilled, board-certified gastroenterologists at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County.
How is abdominal pain treated?
Treatment for your abdominal pain is individualized based on the underlying cause of your discomfort, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health.
The experienced team reviews the details of your treatment plan with you. They schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and adjust your treatment plan as needed.
There’s no need to suffer any longer. To schedule a consultation for your abdominal pain, call Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County or book an appointment online today.
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