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By Queens Boulevard ASC
April 18, 2019
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Stomach Pain  

Stomach pain—whether episodic or chronic—is concerning. It impacts your daily function and can have you worrying that you have a stomach-painserious medical condition. At Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Rego Park, NY, your team of five board-certified stomach doctors pinpoint the underlying causes of a variety of upper and lower GI problems. Read on to learn more!

 

Location and timing

Stomach pain centers in the area around your umbilicus (belly button) but can also radiate around the back and down into the lower abdomen. Sometimes a stomach ache is acute, precipitated by:

  • A virus or bacteria (such as Heliobacter pylori, the cause of ulcers and some cancers)
  • Stress
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Flu
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Pregnancy
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol

However, sometimes pain in the area of the stomach is chronic. When undetected and unmanaged, these conditions will lead to continuing problems in many adults patients:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Gastritis
  • GERD (acid reflux disease)
  • Gall stones
  • Kidney stones
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)
  • Ulcers

 

What you should do

Speak to your primary care physician. He or she may refer you to our Reno Park office. Here, you will confer with one of our five board-certified gastroenterologists. We will review your symptoms and do a complete physical examination, including lab work as needed.

Also, our doctors may use a very effective and minimally invasive test called endoscopy, or EGD. Performed with the benefit of oral conscious sedation, endoscopy allows the physician to visualize the entire esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine.

The scope itself is a narrow, flexible tube with a tiny camera and light. The physician takes still photos and real-time video of interior structures, and he may sample tissue for further analysis such as biopsy. He'll review his findings with you and set up an individualized treatment plan to address your stomach pain, either eliminating it or managing it for the long term

 

Learn more

Please don't wait on your stomach discomforts. Call Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center for your personal consultation with a member of our physician team. Phone (718) 406-8000 today!

By Queens Boulevard ASC
December 10, 2018
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Stomach Pain  

Stomach PainEveryone has stomach pain from time to time. When a heavy meal or a virus is responsible for your discomfort, the pain disappears in a few hours or days. If your pain continues, or you have frequent stomach pain, it's a good idea to schedule a visit with a gastroenterologist, otherwise known as a stomach doctor. The stomach doctors at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Rego Park, NY, are available to diagnose stomach ailments and offer effective treatment options.

When should you see a stomach doctor?

Pick up the phone and call our Rego Park office if:

  • Stomach pain doesn't go away: Make an appointment with your stomach doctor if the pain worsens or doesn't subside in a few days. Although stomach pain doesn't necessarily indicate a serious illness or condition, it can be a symptom of gastritis, diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease or other conditions. Prompt treatment can protect your health and help you feel better.
  • You have chronic heartburn: Chronic heartburn may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), which occurs when strong acids flow back into the esophagus from your stomach. In addition to heartburn, you may experience hoarseness, excessive saliva, a bad taste in your mouth, or a feeling that you have a lump in your throat. Your stomach doctor can recommend medications that will reduce acid production and heal the lining of your esophagus.
  • You frequently experience constipation or diarrhea: Chronic constipation or diarrhea can be symptoms of several health problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, or even cancer. Your doctor may recommend an endoscopy and colonoscopy to determine the cause of your symptoms. Both tests pass lighted, flexible scopes with attached cameras into your body. An endoscopy is used to examine the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine, while a colonoscopy detects issues in the lining of the large intestine and rectum.
  • You just had a birthday: Colon cancer doesn't usually produce any symptoms in the early stages. By the time you notice that something's wrong, the disease can be quite advanced. Luckily, colonoscopies can detect cancer in its early stages and identify benign and pre-cancerous polyps. If you've just turned 45, or are older and have never had a colonoscopy, you'll want to make an appointment for this important test.

Protect your gastrointestinal health with a visit to the stomach doctor. Call your Rego Park, NY, stomach doctors at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center at (718) 406-8000 to schedule an appointment.



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