smallspin.gif (8030 bytes)

Solomon L. Lerer, M.D.


Office (305) 931-6220  Fax (305) 466-4755



Abdominal pain is a symptom that we frequently see patients for. Many different diseases can lead to various types of abdominal pain. When trying to differentiate the different causes for these types of pains, the physician will want to know several characteristics and qualities about the pain. These questions might include:

1) Does food precipitate the pain?
2) Is the pain relieved by food?
3) Does the pain occur during the night?
4) Does the pain come in waves or is it present constantly?

In addition, the nature of the pain is also quite important in delineating its cause. Cramping pain is quite different than a sharp, steady, boring pain. Some of the conditions that can be associated with significant abdominal pain include:

1) Peptic Ulcer Disease.
2) Gallbladder Disease.
3) Kidney Stones.
4) Pancreatitis.
5) Diverticulitis.
6) Appendicitis.

Usually, colon cancers and polyps, do not cause abdominal pain. If someone experiences significant abdominal pain it is best to consult a physician immediately since serious disorders may be associated with this. For more information on each of the diagnoses discussed above, please refer back to our home page.

ret.gif (460 bytes)

Webmaster  David H. Ferber & Asso. (954) 270-5651 @ Copyright 2000