How is abdominal pain treated?

Treating abdominal pain depends on its cause. Options include:

  • Medications for inflammation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or ulcers;
  • Antibiotics for infections;
  • Changes in personal behavior for abdominal pain caused by certain foods or beverages; or,
  • Local or spinal injections of numbing agents or corticosteroids by pain management physicians. 

In more severe cases such as appendicitis and hernia, surgery is necessary.

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