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Abdominal Pain or Indigestion

Abdominal pain is commonly referred to as stomach ache.

Stomachaches can be due to indigestion, trapped wind, overeating, smoking, a viral or bacterial infection.

If the stomach ache is sudden and severe in a particular area of your belly, it could be due to more serious causes like appendicitis, ulcers, gallstones or kidney stones.

HOW TO TREAT AT HOME

  • Sip water

  • Avoid solid food for a few hours

  • Avoid milk and other dairy products

SEE YOUR GP IF YOU HAVE:

  • Fever

  • Diarrhoea

  • Vomiting that persists for a few hours

  • Severe pain 

GO TO THE A&E IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING:

  • Sudden and severe pain

  • Sweating and breathlessness

  • Vomiting that does not subside

  • Blood in your vomit

  • Bloody or black stools