Learn more about the causes of stomach ache and what should you do when you experience abdominal pain or discomfort.
Find out how to assess your symptoms, what home treatments can help ease that stomach ache, and when to seek medical treatment.
Commonly known as a stomach ache, abdominal pain can be caused by indigestion, trapped wind, overeating, smoking and a viral or bacterial infection. If the pain is sudden and severe in a particular area of your belly, it could be due to more serious medical issues such as appendicitis, ulcers, gallstones or kidney stones.
If you are experiencing a slight pain in your stomach, try to ease the discomfort with one of these home treatments:
Depending on the severity of your condition, you can get timely treatment by going to the appropriate healthcare option.
Your GP is well placed to treat mild-to-moderate symptoms at the clinic and refer you to a specialist when necessary.
You can visit the UCC for conditions that require urgent attention but are not life-threatening. For example, you can visit the UCC to get an ultrasound scan on the stomach to check the cause of pain instead of heading to the Emergency Department of a hospital directly.
To check the services offered at each
UCC, please check with the healthcare providers directly.
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This article was last reviewed on
Thursday, April 29, 2021
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