Acute Pain, Uncertain Cause

Pain can be caused by many conditions that range from very minor to very serious. In some cases, though, pain comes and goes with no apparent cause.

We were not able to find the exact cause for your pain. At this time there is no sign of any serious illness causing your pain. More tests may be needed to determine the cause. In many cases, pain like this goes away by itself.

Home care

Take any medicines as prescribed. If another medicine was not prescribed for pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain medicine such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Use these as directed on the label.  

Follow-up care

Follow up with your healthcare provider or our staff as directed.

When to seek medical advice

Call your healthcare provider for any of the following:

  • Pain changes in pattern

  • Pain doesn't lessen or gets worse

  • New symptoms appear

  • Fever of 100.4ºF (38ºC) or higher, or as directed by your healthcare provider

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