Upper abdominal pain can be serious enough to merit a trip to the emergency room. Here are symptoms to take seriously and could be a reason to ER.
Sweating. One of an ER physician’s red flag for danger can be sweating. If you are suffering pain that causes you to sweat this may be an indicator that the body is under stress. Sweating and abdominal pain warrant further evaluation by a medical doctor.
Appearance of Blood.If blood is present when you vomit, cough or even in your stools this is a serious symptom and needs medical attention.
Radiating Pain. Pain that is not coming from a specific body part can be an indication of something serious. Pain that radiates up to the neck, left shoulder, or left arm could be a symptom of a potential heart attack.
High Fever. Fevers are a sign of possible infection. While some can be mild other fevers should be taken seriously especially if they accompany severe abdominal pain. To be on the safe side, If you have a high fever—higher than 102 F—with severe upper abdominal pain, you may have a more serious infection, and you should be concerned enough to see a doctor
No relief.Acid reflux is a common cause of pain. If you are taking over-the counter medications to help with digestion or heartburn, please see a medical doctor for treatment.
Shortness of Breath. If you are feeling faint of have a shortness in breath, these may be signs that you are having cardiac trouble among other ailments like gallstones.
Remember, to listen to your body if you’re suffering from abdominal pain. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, please consult a medical doctor. And remember, when you do see your healthcare professional inform them of your medical history as it vital in your medical treatment.