Is your stomach hurting so badly that it’s making you concerned? There are a host of gynecological issues that cause stomach pain. For the purpose of addressing the concern of why you’re experiencing abdominal pain, we have composed this non-exhaustive list of the most common causes of abdominal pain. However, we advise you to speak with an ob-gyn to learn your exact cause of abdominal pain.
Common Causes of Abdominal Pain
You Are Pregnant
If your stomach is aching and you’ve been sexually active within the last few months, the cause of your abdominal pain may be pregnancy. Pregnancy can be a possible cause of your abdominal pain when you experience a combination of the following:
- Your menstrual cycle is two or more weeks late.
- You have peculiar food cravings.
- You often feel fatigued.
- Your pelvic area is hurting.
- You have constipation or diarrhea.
You Have an Infection
An infection occurs when germs invade a site on or in your body and cause unhealthy microorganisms to attack your cells. The host site of the germs will become inflamed. The inflammation causes you to feel pain. Therefore, if you have abdominal pain, it may be due to an inflection in your intestines, uterus, or bladder.
You Have Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are masses of tissue that can grow inside or outside your uterus. Fibroids place intense pressure on your uterus due to their size. In some cases, fibroids can cause uterine bleeding. Most cases of uterine fibroids are not serious or life-threatening, but they can cause irritating or severe pain.
Visit Northwest Women’s Center for Abdominal Pain Services
Ultimately, any number or combination of gynecological issues and conditions may be the root of your abdominal pain. The best route to understanding the cause of your abdominal pain is seeking medical attention from a trained ob-gyn. A knowledgeable ob-gyn, such as any of the health practitioners at Northwest Women’s Center, is in the best position to diagnose you and provide a solid treatment plan to reduce or terminate your abdominal pain. Call our office at 281-444-3440 to schedule an in-person or virtual visit.