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What do I do if the abdominal pain is unbearable?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: Go to ER

The abdominal cavity is like one big "black box", with many different organs present that can each be responsible for abdominal pain, some minor, some life-threatening.
It is simply impossible to sort out the cause or severity of abdominal pain by any other means other than "hands-on" evaluation, often supplemented by sophisticated tests. If the pain is unbearable, you need to see a doctor asap.

In brief: Go to ER

The abdominal cavity is like one big "black box", with many different organs present that can each be responsible for abdominal pain, some minor, some life-threatening.
It is simply impossible to sort out the cause or severity of abdominal pain by any other means other than "hands-on" evaluation, often supplemented by sophisticated tests. If the pain is unbearable, you need to see a doctor asap.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Go to the emergency room. You could have mesenteric ischemia, appendicitis or a ruptured aneurysm.
Don't wait.

In brief: Yes

Go to the emergency room. You could have mesenteric ischemia, appendicitis or a ruptured aneurysm.
Don't wait.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are many things that can cause abdominal pain; and many of these things can be very serious.
Unbearable pain deserves a visit to the emergency department of your local hospital. This is one time where you shouldn't "wait for it to pass.".

In brief: Yes

There are many things that can cause abdominal pain; and many of these things can be very serious.
Unbearable pain deserves a visit to the emergency department of your local hospital. This is one time where you shouldn't "wait for it to pass.".
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: A #

Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome).
Anecdotally (no scientific proof) it is reported to help with headaches, musculo-skeletal pain, dental pain, upper respiratory infections, inflammatory conditions as well as viral & bacterial infections.

In brief: A #

Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome).
Anecdotally (no scientific proof) it is reported to help with headaches, musculo-skeletal pain, dental pain, upper respiratory infections, inflammatory conditions as well as viral & bacterial infections.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Med Eval.

Hello. I suggest that you be evaluated by a psychiatrist.
Anxiety and panic attacks can mimic some physical conditions.

In brief: Med Eval.

Hello. I suggest that you be evaluated by a psychiatrist.
Anxiety and panic attacks can mimic some physical conditions.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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