When to worry if your stomach pains

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
• Fever
• 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



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