South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center
Family Medicine & Primary Care Practices located in San Antonio, TX
Severe or ongoing stomach and chest pain could be a sign of a serious problem requiring treatment. At South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center in San Antonio, Texas, the highly trained family medicine team diagnoses and treats the cause of stomach and chest pain to reduce symptoms and your risk of complications. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.
Stomach and Chest Pain Q & A
What is stomach and chest pain?
Stomach and chest pain are often symptoms of underlying medical problems that cause discomfort in your abdominal area or chest. The pain might be mild, moderate, or severe and can sometimes indicate a serious issue.
Treatment from South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center is the best way to reduce your symptoms and the risk of complications.
What causes stomach and chest pain?
Common reasons you might experience stomach or chest pain include:
- Food poisoning
- Food allergies
- Gallstones or kidney stones
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Gynecological problems in women
- Heart attack
- Lung blood clots
- Heart inflammation
- Swallowing disorders
- Poor blood flow
- Rib injuries
- Lung injuries
- Panic attack
- Pulmonary hypertension
South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center providers can find the root cause of your pain and treat it to give you a better quality of life.
How does my doctor diagnose the cause of the pain?
To find out what’s causing stomach and chest pain and develop an effective treatment, your family medicine specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical examination, paying close attention to your throat, breathing, heartbeat, and abdomen.
Your South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center provider might recommend blood tests, urine tests, stool tests, breathing tests, swallowing studies, electrocardiograms (EKGs), X-rays, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to properly diagnose your condition.
What are common stomach and chest pain treatments?
Treatments for stomach and chest pain depend on the cause and severity of your condition. Your provider might recommend one or more of the following:
- Diet or exercise changes
- Dietary supplements
- Over-the-counter medications
- Prescription medications
- Further diagnostic testing
- Surgical procedures
South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center providers can refer you to a specialist if needed for complex or serious conditions related to stomach and chest pain.
Don't live with stomach and chest pain when you don’t have to. Call the South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.
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