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Medical Relief for Sudden, Severe Pain

Sudden, severe pain that takes place anywhere in your body can cause worry and alarm. Knowing when to seek emergency care with sudden, severe pain can prevent further complications and protect your health.

Sudden, severe stomach pain, back pain, and pelvic pain can indicate a more serious, underlying condition. If you have sudden, severe pain and require emergency treatment, come to a Dignity Health St. John's ER. We provide expert care for severe pain.

Our doctors will anticipate your arrival and treat you with care, dignity, respect.



Care for Severe Stomach Pain & More at Dignity Health St. John's

Outside of a traumatic injury when the causes are apparent, your sudden, severe pain can stem from a number of conditions. Your doctor will review your medical history and ask you specific questions related to the pain.

Sudden, severe back pain can indicate kidney stones or infection, back sprain or ligament tear, or spinal cord fracture. With severe stomach pain, your doctor will determine if it may be a sign of a bleeding ulcer, bowel obstruction, appendicitis, or aortic aneurysm or dissection.

If you have sudden, severe pelvic pain, diverticulitis, an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, or intestinal obstruction may prove to be the cause. 

For severe head pain, your doctor will determine if the cause is caused by a stroke, ruptured brain aneurysm, thunderclap headache, or other neurological condition.

Following a thorough physical examination and medical review, your doctor may recommend additional testing to provide an accurate diagnosis. Find a Doctor at Dignity Health St. John's for further medical review of medical conditions causing your sudden, severe pain.