Colic is a common symptom in daily life, manifestations of digestive disorders. We often experience single symptoms or accompanying other symptoms like nausea, pain, fever. It is a very common symptom. The abdomen has many internal organs. Therefore, to diagnose a stomach ache is not always easy. The following article will give the majority of causes of abdominal pain to help patients have an overview, the temporary treatment at home and in situations needing a medical examination.
Colic due to many causes, with general signs. It is a normal digestive disorder or manifestation of a pathology. The causes may experience includes gastrointestinal distension; constipation chronic.
- Viral gastroenteritis (viral diarrhea)
- Irritable bowel syndrome; Epigastrium and indigestion
- Gastroesophageal reflux; Peptic ulcer
- Acute cholecystitis by gravel or non-gravel; Acute appendicitis
- Meckel diverticular disease, diverticulitis,
- Bowel obstruction in addition to painful symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, vomiting and esophagus.
- food allergies; Food poisoning (caused by salmonella, shigella)
- Hernias (intestines are not in place)
- Kidney stones; Urinary infection; Pancreatitis
- Enteric intestinalis – this is a serious disease, children with intestinal cortex often lie on the pillow and cry.
- Abdominal aortic dissection – bleeding into the aortic wall.
- parasitic infection (Giardia); Sickle cell crisis
- Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis; Epiploic appendicitis (Epiploic appendicitis)
- Chest pain, it is very difficult to diagnose at an early stage without the external appearance.
When an abdominal organ inflamed, ruptured and drained, the patient not only has severe pain but also abdominal pain, often accompanied by fever. It is inflammation of the peritoneum from the infection spreading abdominal cavity. Peritonitis is a medical emergency due to inflammatory appendicitis.
Colorectal cancer and other types of cancers in the gastrointestinal tract are serious but relatively less serious diseases. See home remedies for colic.
- When mild pain, you should drink some pure water.
- Avoid solid foods. If vomiting occurs, fasting for 6 hours. Then, you should eat some snacks.
- If you have epigastric pain and pain after a meal, antacids can relieve pain, especially if you feel intestinal or sneezing. Avoid eating a lemon, fatty foods, fried foods, tomato products, coffee, wine and soft drinks. You can try using H2 blockers (cimetidine, nizatidine, or ranitidine). After taking medication if the disease continues to deteriorate, go to the clinic soon.
- Avoid using aspirin, ibuprofen without your doctor’s permission. If you know the pain is not related to the liver, you can use paracetamol drug.
Please see your doctor if any of the following symptoms:
- Sudden and severe pain in the abdomen.
- Pain spreads to the chest, neck and shoulders
- Vomiting blood or blood in the stool (especially when stools are dark brown or black)
- Abdomen is hard as a plaque, painful
- Suffocating for more than 2 days
- Diarrhea lasts more than 5 days
- Colic distention for more than 5 days
- Pain accompanied by fever above 38 degrees Celsius
- Slight irritation and burning sensation when urinating
- Shoulder pain with nausea
- Pain during pregnancy (or suspected pregnancy)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Precaution: To prevent colic you should:
- Split meals.
- Make sure your meals are balanced and high in fiber.
- Eat more vegetables and fruits.
- Drink plenty of water every day.
- Exercise regularly.
- To avoid heartburn symptoms or gastroesophageal reflux, you should:
- Quit smoking.
- Lose weight if necessary.
- Stop eating at least 2 hours before bed.
- Maintain a sitting position for at least 30 minutes after eating.
- Raise the head of the bed.
Thus, colic can cause for many causes. It is not always necessary to seek medical attention immediately for colic. Some minor gastrointestinal disorders can treat by using conventional medications in the family medicine cabinet. However, it is important to distinguish between danger symptoms and signs for timely intervention.