Abdominal pain shouldn’t be taken lightly. It can be caused by something as minor as overeating, but it can also develop into a life-threatening emergency.
Here are 4 possible causes of abdominal pain in menopause:
You’ve always been told that eating more fruits and vegetables is healthy for your body. However, if you’re in menopause, this sudden increase in fiber can lead to abdominal pain from gas and bloating.
Increase fruits and vegetables gradually, and if you’re still uncomfortable, try an over the counter gas medication.
There’s nothing makes you more miserable than the stomach flu. You vomit repeatedly, have episodes of diarrhea, and intense pain in the abdomen. It will seem like an eternity, but with rest and home care it should go away in a few days.
If you have a large ovarian cyst, it can put pressure on the abdomen, leading to pain and a sense of heaviness. Play it safe and make a medical appointment.
If you suddenly develop severe pain in the abdomen or pelvis, head for the hospital.
When the lining of your appendix is blocked, it becomes infected and filled with pus. Appendicitis pain can start on either side of the abdomen, but eventually moves to the right side. The pain is severe, and if it is not treated as soon as possible, the appendix can rupture.
Once the surgeon removes your appendix, you usually have to stay in the hospital for a few days, and it may be weeks before you can resume your normal schedule.