Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain

Almost everyone at one point or another will experience abdominal pain. Most of the causes are not serious and can be readily diagnosed and treated. However, pain can also be a sign of a serious illness. It’s important to be able to recognize symptoms that are severe and know when to call us at Makana North Shore Urgent Care

What Are the Most Common Causes of Abdominal Pain?

Whether it is a mild stomach ache, sharp pain, or stomach cramps,
abdominal pain can have numerous causes. These include:

  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Stomach “flu”
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Food poisoning
  • Food allergies
  • Gas
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Ulcers
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney stones
  • Endometriosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Gastro esophageal reflux       disease
  • Appendicitis

  • What Symptoms of Abdominal Pain Are Cause for Concern?

    If your abdominal pain is severe or if it is accompanied by any of the following
    symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible:

  • Fever
  • Inability to keep food down for several days
  • Inability to pass stool, especially if
          you are also vomiting
  • Vomiting blood
  • Bloody stools
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Painful or unusually frequent urination
  • The pain occurs during pregnancy
  • The abdomen is tender to the touch
  • The pain is the result of an injury to the       abdomen in the previous days
  • The pain lasts for several days
  • .These symptoms can be an indication of a medical issue that requires diagnosis and treatment by a medical professional. Call us at Makana North Shore Urgent Care.

    Urinary Tract Infections

    At Makana North Shore Urgent Care, our medical professionals routinely treat UTIs. When symptoms arise and you are in pain or discomfort, we are available to you for treatment and remedy. We’ll typically perform a urine test, also known as a urinalysis, to determine if you do indeed have a UTI. We will review urine cultures and ensure we prescribe, if necessary, the best course and type of antibiotic treatment for you.

    UTIs, while painful, are not life-threatening, especially if caught and treated early. Visiting Makana North Shore Urgent Care for UTIs typically costs far less than an emergency room, and may be covered by your health insurance.

    STD Infections

    Walk-In STD and HIV Testing

    Makana North Shore Urgent Care has fully trained medical professionals to test for and provide treatment for STD and HIV. Walk-In or set an appointment any time 24/7, 365. We provide comprehensive services for STDs such as:

    Rapid HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Hepatitis B and C, Herpes, Syphilis, Trichomonas.

    For immediate, fast, and comprehensive STD testing and treatment, walk into Makana North Shore Urgent Care anytime today.

    Confidential and Private STD & HIV Testing

    We offer fast STD testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in a safe, non-judgmental environment. You can visit at the time that works best for you. We won’t make you wait, and you’ll have your results as quickly as possible. We’ll treat your illness and refer you to a specialist if necessary.

    Symptoms of STDs in Women

    In women, symptoms of common STDs may include pain or burning during urination, abnormal vaginal discharge, bloody vaginal discharge, pain in the abdomen, spotting, itching, blisters, fever, swollen glands, open sores, and warts. Some STDs, like chlamydia, and gonorrhea cause no symptoms. If your sexual partner has been diagnosed with an STD, testing yourself is vital to prevent complications such as infertility and certain types of cancer.

    Symptoms of STDs in Men

    Men with STDs may experience discharge from the urethra, pain during urination, inflammation of the testicles or prostate, fever, or sores. Untreated STDs put you at risk for organ failure, infertility, and even brain damage. If you have an STD, your sexual partners are at risk of transmission, so the only way to protect them is to refrain from sexual activity until diagnosis and treatment are completed.

    Call us first with any questions or simply walk-in anytime, any day.

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