Whether your abdomen feels sore, colicky, or cramped, you’re probably wondering, “why does my stomach hurt?” We all experience stomach aches and pain at some point in our lives. Fortunately, this common ailment usually isn’t serious.
Many conditions cause abdominal pain and nausea, and it can be difficult to determine the exact cause. Most stomach aches will go away on their own. However, in some instances, it’s critical to see a medical professional. How do you tell the difference between a harmless upset stomach, and a more serious condition?
When to see a doctor for stomach aches and pain
Head into Range Urgent Care if you have:
- Abdominal discomfort that lasts longer than 1 week
- Abdominal pain that does not improve in 24 to 48 hours
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloating that persists for more than 2 days
- Burning sensation when you urinate or frequent urination
- Diarrhea for more than 5 days
- Fever, over 100°F (37.7°C) for adults or 100.4°F (38°C) for children, with pain
- Unexplained weight loss
A Range provider can evaluate your stomach pain and get you the care you need to start feeling better. We will assess your symptoms, the location of your pain, and your medical history to diagnose and treat your condition.
Our goal is to help you get back to normal as quickly as possible. We provide fast and affordable care 7 days a week, with no appointment necessary. Walk into our Asheville clinic today, or check in online to save time.
Range Urgent Care is able to treat most stomach issues, but there are times when you should seek emergency help. If your abdominal pain is severe and associated with trauma from an accident or injury, or you are experiencing pressure or pain in your chest, call 911 immediately.