Abdominal Pain in Katy, TX
Are you dealing with frequent or recurring stomach pains? Have you noticed that you’re shedding pounds without changing your diet or exercise routine? If you’re dealing with these symptoms, particularly at once, you may be wondering if this is a cause for concern. Our Katy, TX, gastroenterologist Dr. Kevin Marks here at Premier Gastroenterology can provide you with the diagnosis and treatment options you need to feel better.
Experiencing Abdominal Pain?
We know that trying to figure out what’s causing your abdominal pain can feel rather confusing. After all, several organs within the abdomen could be causing you pain, from the liver and stomach to the intestines. This is our job as your gastroenterologist to determine the cause of your abdominal pain and how to best treat it.
Experiencing Unintentional Weight Loss?
Yes, weight does fluctuate, but it’s usually not rapid or immediately visible unless there is something more going on. If you have suddenly lost 10 pounds or more without making any changes to your diet or lifestyle, this could be a marker of a more serious problem that should be evaluated by our gastroenterologist Dr. Marks and the team at Premier Gastroenterology.
What is Going On?
When symptoms such as rapid weight loss and chronic stomach pains occur, we know that this can often be scary for patients. The number-one question on their minds is, “What is causing these issues?” There are many reasons why you might be dealing with both of these symptoms, which is why you need to come into our office for a thorough evaluation. Based on your medical history, risk factors, and the symptoms you’re experiencing we can rule out certain disorders and diseases and run the proper diagnostic tests to determine the root cause. Causes of abdominal pain and unintentional weight loss include,
- Celiac disease
- Depression and anxiety
- Crohn’s disease
- Peptic or stomach ulcers
- Bacterial or parasitic infections