Are you seeking minor abdominal pain treatment in Edmond, OK? If so, then you can come to Immediate Care of Oklahoma today without making an appointment first. We’ll be able to treat you right away, right on the spot, and we accept most major insurances to help you cover your visit with us. Come see us today for walk-in, affordable immediate care and minor abdominal pain treatment in Edmond, OK.
Why do I have abdominal pain?
It can be difficult to tell why you’re experiencing abdominal pain, and there are many different possible causes. But you don’t have to figure this out on your own. This is what immediate care (and sometimes emergency care) is for.
The cause of your pain could be harmless, like constipation, bloating, or stomach flu, or it could be something more serious, like appendicitis. For a serious condition like appendicitis, or for serious abdominal pain, it’s necessary to go to the ER (emergency room). But if you’re sure your pain is not serious and not life-threatening, then you can come to immediate care instead.
When should I go to immediate care for my abdominal pain?
When you’re suffering from mild to moderate abdominal pain, you should go to an urgent/immediate care clinic like ours. We can take care of common causes of mild to moderate abdominal pain, such as food poisoning, urinary tract infection, menstrual cramps, acid reflux, indigestion, and other common conditions.
One of the first things our doctors look at for abdominal pain is the location of the pain. This helps them make a proper diagnosis. For appendicitis, which requires attention at the ER, the pain is usually centered on the lower right side of the abdomen, but it can be difficult for you to tell by yourself. This is why professional medical attention is highly recommended.
Immediate care has board-certified physicians ready to help you during any minor health situation.
When should I go to the ER for my abdominal pain?
If you’re experiencing abdominal pain after a surgery, then you should call 911 and go to the ER. Your symptoms might feel like constipation, but they could be caused by a severe infection in the area. You should also go to the ER if you’re experiencing abdominal pain that is so severe that you cannot stand up or walk. This pain is likely a sign of a severe health issue that requires the advanced facilities of a hospital emergency room.
It’s also necessary to seek immediate medical attention if you’re experiencing any of these other issues:
- Chest pain
- Chest tightness and upper abdominal pain
- Vomiting blood or blood in bowel movements
- Difficulty breathing
- The abdominal pain was sudden and severe
- Severe nausea
- Vomiting and diarrhea that are lingering
Remember, sometimes the ER is necessary for abdominal pain, and other times immediate care is okay. When abdominal pain isn’t serious and if you’re sure it isn’t life-threatening, then you can come see us here at Immediate Care of Oklahoma. We’ll be able to treat you quickly and have you back home in next to no time. No appointment is necessary, so come see us right away at our Edmond location. We’re located over at 805 W Covell Rd Edmond, OK 73003, and we’re open for you 7 days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm!