Stomachaches are an uncomfortable part of life. Often, they can be prevented by refraining from certain foods, and treated with home remedies or over-the-counter medications.  But, what if your stomachache is something more serious than overindulgence? 

There is no simple solution for a stomachache, as it is not easily diagnosable. In fact, urgent care facilities typically don’t handle abdominal complaints for this reason. 

It is important to know that a stomachache could be the sign of a more serious condition, including: 

  • Appendicitis
  • Gall bladder
  • Pancreatitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Kidney infections
  • Kidney stones
  • Female complications (ovarian or pregnancy-related)
  • Food poisoning 

Each of the listed conditions can be extremely dangerous if not treated effectively by a medical professional. Although most urgent care facilities will not handle abdominal complaints, Highland Park Emergency Center, a free-standing emergency room located on Lemmon near the Tollway, can diagnose your condition while providing definitive treatment and symptomatic relief.  They are also able to discern if your condition requires more extensive care, such as admission to the hospital or surgery, both which can be easily and quickly arranged. 

One of the more common abdominal complaints is food poisoning.  Sometimes, the illness alone doesn't require a doctor, but if you or a family member has food poisoning accompanied by persistent vomiting or diarrhea, dehydration is a serious complication to watch out for.  If emergency treatment is necessary, Highland Park Emergency Center can deliver significant relief from these symptoms, optimally deterring dehydration and stopping your vomiting. 

If you see or experience emergency symptoms, head to Highland Park Emergency Center, a free-standing emergency room right in your neighborhood that is open 24-hours a day—the only no-wait emergency room around.  An emergency room physician can see you quickly, evaluate your condition, and take steps to alleviate your symptoms immediately. If appropriate, they will admit you to the hospital if needed.

Highland Park Emergency Center

5150 Lemmon Ave. Suite 108
Dallas, Texas 75209