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About Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can be categorized as acute, chronic or progressive. Abdominal pain may range from mild to severe and come and go, and it can have many causes. The cause of chronic abdominal pain can thus often be difficult to determine.

Abdominal Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin

Our team of Comprehensive Pain Management experts will evaluate your medical history and symptoms, conduct a thorough physical examination, and potentially conduct tests including a urine analysis, blood test or colonoscopy to determine if your abdominal pain is functional or caused by a disorder, drug or toxin. Depending on the cause of your pain, your customized treatment plan may include an elimination diet, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, injections, or surgery. Whatever the cause of your abdominal pain, our care team is dedicated to relieving your symptoms so you can focus on what really matters.

When is Abdominal Pain an Emergency?

If you are experiencing sudden extreme abdominal pain, fever, bloody stools, persistent nausea or vomiting, skin that appears yellow, tenderness to the touch of the abdomen or swelling of the abdomen, seek immediate medical attention.

About Comprehensive Pain Management

Many complex pain conditions that adversely affect people’s lives. Comprehensive Pain Management at UT Health Austin recognizes this complexity and treats the whole person. Our approach to the whole person means that in addition to conventional pain treatments like medications and injections, we use exercise and strengthening, address sleep problems, and teach coping and mindfulness skills, so that our patients can focus on the productive and meaningful aspects of their lives.