Abdominal pain

There are a multitude of causes of abdominal pain. Many of us will experience occasional abdominal pains due to indigestion, wind or constipation and these will settle spontaneously. Where a pain becomes persistent, severe or distressing or is associated with other features such as nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea, difficulty swallowing or weight loss, it will prompt us to seek help to look for a cause and treat the pain.

Abdominal pain may be caused by a problem with the abdominal wall (e.g. a hernia) or with any of the abdominal contents. This may include the stomach, bowel (intestines), bladder, pancreas, gallbladder, liver and others. The specialists at the Midland Gut Clinic are experienced in asking the right questions and performing appropriate examination and investigations to identify the cause of the pain and taking steps to remedy it. We can provide the medical treatment required for the vast majority of problems and, should surgery be required, our experienced surgeons are on hand.

For some people with chronic illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain is part of their life. We can offer a relaxed consultation in peaceful surroundings to help deal with flare-ups of pain.