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Abdominal Pain

Marc David Makhani, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

LA Digestive Health and Wellness

Marc David Makhani, MD

Gastroenterologist located in Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers, Los Angeles, CA

As a top Gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Makhani evaluates abdominal pain symptoms and provides patients with individualized treatment plans at his practice located in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

What causes abdominal pain?

There are a wide range of causes for abdominal pain including gallstones, inflammation, and intestinal disorders.

How will abdominal pain be treated?

Dr. Makhani will begin by gathering the medical history of the patient. The next step is to order the necessary lab tests to make the proper diagnoses. Depending on the patient's condition, sometimes it may be necessary to proceed with an endoscopic evaluation. Once a diagnosis is made, Dr. Makhani will treat the patient by either prescribing medication, suggesting changes to personal behavior and diet, or even recommend surgery for the more extreme cases.

When should a patient be concerned about abdominal pain? 

A patient should be concerned when the abdominal pain is unexplained, occurs on a regular basis and is associated with other symptoms including weight loss, nausea with vomiting and in addition, when the patient experiences a change in bowel movements.