Dealing with belly pain every day is frustrating and unnecessary. At the Advanced Gynecology & Surgery office in the Sheepshead area of Brooklyn, Genia Bekker, MD, FACOG, FACS, and Faina Akselrod, MD, FACOG, FACS, care about your everyday life and want you to feel your best while enjoying it. The doctors are proud to serve women from around New York City’s five boroughs, so call for available appointments today or book yours online.
Pain in your abdomen, the area between your chest and navel, can range from mild discomfort to sharp and severe stinging. Accompanying symptoms can help determine the cause of abdominal pain, and localized pains can be cramp-like or gas-related. Because of the many causes of abdominal pain, speak with Dr. Akselrod or Dr. Bekker as soon as possible for a diagnosis.
Common causes of belly pain include a urinary tract infection, an ectopic pregnancy, or food poisoning. You may have cramping, fever, and pain during sexual intercourse if there is a problem with your reproductive system. Endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease are common reproductive issues with known symptoms of abdominal pain.
If your pain is severe enough to limit your activities, speak with the professionals at Advanced Gynecology & Surgery about scheduling an appointment as soon as possible.
Abdominal pain is a general description, but you can describe the pain as sudden and sharp or dull and mild. You may notice pain in a specific area of your abdomen: high, middle, or low. The location and intensity of the pain can help your doctors discover what’s causing it. Abdominal pain such as cramping, pressure, and bloating occurs in many women as well.
The Advanced Gynecology & Surgery team recommends preparing a list of your symptoms to discuss during your appointment.
The reason for your abdominal pain determines how Dr. Akselrod or Dr. Bekker treats it. You undergo a physical exam and imaging testing for pinpointing the cause of your pain. Blood tests also identify common causes of abdominal pain. Treatment with over-the-counter pain relievers usually alleviates symptoms. Lifestyle changes such as changing diet, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and increasing water intake help prevent abdominal pain.
Low-dose antidepressants and antibiotics treat other causes of belly pain from reproductive system disorders such as pelvic infections. In extreme cases, you may require surgery for removal of damaged tissue causing a blockage in your system.
For more information on pain in your abdomen, call Advanced Gynecology & Surgery for your consultation now or use the online booking feature for available scheduling.