The Urgency Room is your go-to destination for care.
Our highly trained and experienced physicians can treat minor aches to broken bones and everything in between. When minutes matter, head to your local Urgency Room.
When you have abdominal pain, don’t put off seeing a physician. Stop dreading a long wait before your doctor has an open appointment or in a crowded emergency room. Instead, come get your abdominal pain treated quickly at an Urgency Room location in Eagan, Vadnais Heights and Woodbury.
All of our locations are open 365 days per year, even holidays, and have extended hours from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. If you have mild or severe abdominal pain, don’t hesitate any longer—come to your nearest Urgency Room.
How Can the Urgency Room Treat My Severe Abdominal Pain?
All three Urgency Room locations are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and some of the best emergency room physicians in the Twin Cities. Although our Urgency Room facilities are standalone, we still have all of the equipment to treat the same illnesses, aches and pains you might get treated at an emergency room.
If you’d like to take a closer look at all we have to off, check out this virtual tour of a typical Urgency Room. Some of the advanced equipment we offer includes:
- CT scanner
- High-complexity lab work
- Sedation for adults and children
The Urgency Room is owned and operated by the Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA) with its first priority always being the patient. From infant to adult, our facilities are equipped to assess and diagnose your severe abdominal pain without the wait and high cost of an emergency room.
What Types of Abdominal Pain Exist?
Abdominal pain—mild to severe—isn’t something to ignore. While most reasons for abdominal pain aren’t cause for a trip to the emergency, it’s important to take note if your pain is getting better or worse as it persists. Also, if your abdominal pain does persist, it may be best to see someone.
Abdominal pain can be as simple as a sore reminder from a particularly ab-heavy workout. Or it could mean you have a bit of gas. However, the more severe the abdominal pain becomes, the more you should consider heading to your nearest Urgency Room for assessment. Severe abdominal pain is less likely to be a bad case of gas and is more likely to be a serious issue that should be addressed immediately.
Symptoms of Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain on its own could be cause for concern, however you should always be on the lookout for these symptoms that could come with it:
- Pain that persists for hours
- Frequent urination
- Flu-like symptoms; dehydration, inability to keep food down, etc.
- Inability to have a bowel movement
These symptoms could quickly escalate, so medical attention should be sought right away. You should also come in if your abdomen has sharp pains when touched—this is cause for concern of more serious issues.
You should seek immediate attention if your abdominal pain comes with these severe symptoms, no matter their duration:
- Difficulty breathing
- Bloody or black stool
- Vomiting blood
- Pain during pregnancy
These symptoms, despite their severity, are immediate cause for concern. When minutes matter for assessing and diagnosing these symptoms, get to your nearest Urgency Room in Eagan, Woodbury or Vadnais Heights. Our experienced staff is ready and waiting to help you in your urgent time of need.
A Vast Range of Causes of Abdominal Pain
The causes of abdominal pain vary by the extent of the pain. Our highly experienced physicians are well-versed in why you may be experiencing abdominal pain and what the next steps should be.
When you come to the Urgency Room, you may be asked questions regarding your pain to better evaluate what may be causing it. You could be asked questions about how long you’ve had the pain, what type of pain you’re feeling, and about any medications or activities that may have been the source of the pain.
Some causes for abdominal pain are minor and will probably pass with little to no treatment including:
- Mild allergic reaction
- Minor constipation
- Lactose intolerance
- Celiac disease
Most of these causes are issues a person may encounter once in a while. Many of these will resolve themselves either on their own or with an over-the-counter medication from your pharmacy or drug store. If the pain persists for more than a few hours, though, consider seeking medical attention. With the speed and knowledge of the Urgency Room, you won’t have to worry about crowded waiting rooms, long waits and poor service.
More serious causes for abdominal pain may include:
- Kidney stones: Small stones of salt or built-up minerals in urine. These are often painful and may cause severe pangs of abdominal pain. These may pass on their own, but sometimes kidney stones need further medical attention or surgery to remove.
- Hernia: When an organ squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or tissue.
- Appendicitis: Inflammation of the appendix. If severe abdominal pain is caused by appendicitis, you’ll need immediate medical attention to have the appendix removed. An inflamed appendix can burst and spread infectious material throughout your abdomen.
- Urinary tract infection: UTIs may seem to be a fairly common occurrence, but left untreated, bacteria can travel to the bladder and eventually the kidneys. Pain in your abdomen, dark cloudy urine or a burning feeling while urinating may all be symptoms pointing to a UTI that needs medical care.
- Gallstones: Gallstones are the accumulation of solid materials in the gallbladder, mostly caused from cholesterol. If you feel severe pain in the upper part of your abdomen, you may be experiencing gallstones. Treatment for this usually involves removing the gallbladder in its entirety.
There are many more reasons why you may be experiencing severe abdominal pain, and the best way to find out is to come to your nearest Urgency Room. Our state-of-the-art equipment and knowledgeable physicians can help assess, diagnose and treat your abdominal pain. Your care isn’t complete once you leave The Urgency Room, either. We have an extensive library of at-home care videos to help you on your road to recovery.
If you’re in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area, head to your nearest Urgency Room in Eagan, Vadnais Heights or Woodbury. We can treat your severe abdominal pain and so much more. Skip crowded intake rooms and waiting endless hours just to be seen. When minutes matter, come to The Urgency Room for your comprehensive health needs.