Known by different names stomach ache or tummy ache, abdominal pain experienced by most people at some time or another. The pain can be mild or severe, may last for a day or continue for weeks or even years. Besides being caused by gas pains, indigestion or a pulled muscle —Abdominal pain can be a symptom of many ailments and is best examined by a doctor.
Call your doctor right away if you have abdominal pain so severe that you cannot move without causing more pain, or you cannot find a comfortable position to sit or be still.
Seek medical help at an Emergency Medical Centre, if the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as :
• Bloody stools
• Persistent nausea and vomiting
• Severe pain
• Severe tenderness when you touch your abdomen
• Skin that appears yellow
• Swelling of the abdomen
• Weight loss
Dr Mayur Mewada
Somaiya Hospital Super Speciality