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Portland Urgent Care for Abdominal Pain

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CONCERNED ABOUT ABDOMINAL PAIN?

Urgent Care for Abdominal Pain in Portland, OR

Are you suffering from new or ongoing abdominal pain, and are unsure what the root cause is? Come in to Portland Urgent Care for a full check-up and diagnosis. Pain can be from inside the abdomen or the outer muscle wall, ranging from mild and temporary to severe and requiring emergency care.

General questions?

Call 911 if your belly hurts because you had a recent injury there or if you have any chest pain.

Feel pain that worsens with movement

As the body heals, pain should not get worse over time. Come into Portland Urgent Care for worsening abdominal pain.

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If you are running a fever or feel any swelling or discomfort in your stomach, visit Portland Urgent Care right away.

Develop a fever or experience abdominal swelling

Vomit or have bloody diarrhea

Vomiting or bloody stools may indicate internal injuries - visit Portland Urgent Care for a full evaluation.

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Types of Abdominal Pain

There are several types of abdominal pain: sharp, dull and aching, rapid onset or slow and progressive and migrated pain.

Acute Pain

Acute pain starts over a few hours or days and may come with other symptoms.

Progressive Pain

Progressive pain gets worse over time and often comes with other symptoms.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain lasts longer -- from weeks to months or more -- and may come and go.

WHEN TO

Call a Doctor About Abdominal Pain

If your abdominal pain is moderate to severe, doesn't go away, or keeps coming back, CALL 503-249-9000 or talk to your doctor. Call 911 right away if your belly hurts because you had a recent injury there or if you also have any chest pain, shoulder pain or shortness of breath.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Urgent Care treat abdominal pain?

Yes.  In some cases where further diagnostic testing needs to be done (i.e. CT scan) the patient may need to be referred to an ER.

When should you go to urgent care for abdominal pain?

Anything other than mild abdominal pain should be evaluated by a health care professional.  Mild pain lasting more than 2 days should also be evaluated.  Urgent cares can evaluate most abdominal pain, but pain accompanied by chest pain, neck pain, arm pain, difficulty with breathing, or is located anywhere but the center of the abdomen would be best seen at the ER.

Does urgent care do abdominal ultrasounds?

No.

Should I go to the ER for abdominal pain?

Mild abdominal pain can be evaluated in urgent care centers.  Severe abdominal pain, or pain accompanied with chest pain, neck pain, arm pain, difficulty with breathing, or is located anywhere but the center of the abdomen would be best seen at the ER.

How do you know when abdominal pain is serious?

If abdominal pain is severe, is mild but lasts more than a couple days, is associated with other symptoms (like fever, blood in stool, tarry black stool) is accompanied with chest pain, neck pain, arm pain, difficulty with breathing, or is located anywhere but the center of the abdomen.  Because of the many serious causes of abdominal pain, it is best to be seen by a qualified healthcare provider (i.e. urgent care or emergency room).

What does it mean when you push on your stomach and it hurts?

Most stomach pain is due to common causes such as overeating, gas, or indigestion.  More serious causes often present the same way, but progress rather than resolving on their own.  Severe pain, or mild pain lasting longer than 2 days should be evaluated by a health care professional.