Everyone has felt abdominal pain a few times in their lives. There are several terms that refer to abdominal pain, including bellyache, tummy ache, and gut ache and can be mild to more severe. The pain can also come and go or be continuous and ongoing. If you are currently experiencing stomach pains, contact our abdominal pain specialist Los Angeles.


Especially worrisome symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Severe Pain
  • Weight Loss
  • Bloody stool
  • Ongoing nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Intense tenderness upon touch
  • Yellowish skin


There are several different causes of abdominal pain. The most common of these causes are indigestion, strained muscle, and gas pains. These are typically not serious. However, there are conditions that may require medical attention. The cause of your abdominal pain can be determined by the location and pattern of your pain.

Acute Pain

Acute abdominal pain usually comes with other symptoms that may develop over just a few hours or even days. Many causes may be minor and can resolve without treatment, but could also be a symptom of a more serious condition. Some causes of acute abdominal pain include but are not limited to:

  • Appendicitis
  • Cystitis
  • Injury
  • Heart Attack
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney infection
  • Pancreatitis
  • Spleen infection
  • Torn colon

Chronic Pain

Chronic abdominal pain can be difficult to figure out. Symptoms range from mild or more severe, the pain may come and go, but typically does not worsen over time. Some causes of chronic pain include, but are not limited to:

  • Angina
  • Endometriosis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Strained Abdominal Muscle
  • Sickle Cell Anemia

Progressive Pain

Progressive pain that worsens over time and is in conjunction with other symptoms is usually a sign of something more serious. Possible causes of progressive abdominal pain include but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Enlarged Spleen
  • Crohn’s Disease


Your abdominal pain is likely to resolve on its own. Symptoms can be managed with over the counter medications. If the pain you are experiencing gets worse or lasts longer than a few days, contact your abdominal pain specialist Los Angeles. Contact emergency medical assistance or 911 if you have been involved in an accident or are experiencing pain or pressure in your chest.

Please contact us at (213) 386-2511 or schedule an appointment online to discuss your pain with our abdominal pain specialist Los Angeles.