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Stomach ache

Most stomach aches are not anything serious and will go away after a few days.


These are some common types of stomach ache and what may be causing them. But see a GP if you're unsure and worried.


  • what might be causing your stomach ache
  • treatments that might help
  • medicines for constipation and indigestion

See a GP if:

  • the pain gets much worse quickly
  • the pain or bloating will not go away or keeps coming back
  • you have stomach pain and problems with swallowing food
  • you're losing weight without trying to
  • you suddenly pee more often or less often
  • peeing is suddenly painful
  • you bleed from your bottom or vagina, or have abnormal discharge from your vagina
  • your diarrhoea does not go away after a few days

Do not self-diagnose – see a GP if you're worried.