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Stomach ache

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Overview

Stomach ache or abdominal pain is a common symptom associated with transient disorders or serious disease. There could be many reasons behind the onset of abdominal pain such as inflammation, distention of an organ, or by loss of bloody supply to an organ. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may be caused by contraction of the intestinal muscles or hyper-sensitivity to normal intestinal activities.

Signs and Symptoms

Below are some warning signs of abdominal pain including:

  • Pain in abdomen
  • Location of any tenderness
  • Uneasiness
  • Indigestion

Causes of Stomach ache

Major causes of stomach ache include:

  • Infection
  • Kidney Stones
  • Blockage of a bile duct by gallstones
  • Food Poisoning
  • Constipation
  • Hernia
  • Food allergies
  • Gas
  • Ulcers
  • Appendicitis

Treatment

The treatment for stomach ache is done after determining the exact cause of the pain. This can range from medications for inflammation, GERD, or ulcers, to antibiotics for infections, to changes in personal behavior for abdominal pain caused by certain foods or beverages.