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Can abdominal pain last for years?
Acute abdominal pain develops and often resolves over a few hours to a few days. Chronic abdominal pain may be intermittent (episodic), meaning it may come and go. This type of pain may be present for weeks to months, or even years. Some chronic conditions cause progressive pain, which steadily gets worse over time.
How long is too long for stomach pain?
Call your doctor if you have abdominal pain that lasts 1 week or longer, if your pain doesn’t improve in 24 to 48 hours, if bloating lasts more than 2 days, or if you have diarrhea for more than 5 days.
How do you fix a constant stomach ache?
Here are some things you can try:
- Eat smaller portions at more frequent meals.
- Eat slowly.
- Chew your food well.
- Drink beverages at room temperature.
- Avoid foods that give you gas or indigestion.
- Manage your stress.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine.
- Sit up straight after you eat.
When should I be worried about a stomach ache?
If your abdominal pain is serious, doesn’t go away, or keeps coming back, talk to your doctor. Call 911 right away if your belly hurts because you had a recent injury there or if you have any chest pain. You should also contact your doctor as soon as you can if you have symptoms along with the pain, such as: Fever.
How long should stomach pain last before seeing a doctor?
As a rule of thumb, any abdominal symptom should be checked by a healthcare provider if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: Pain that is dull and lasts for more than a week. Pain that is significant and does not get better within 24 to 48 hours.
How often does abdominal pain go away after an upset stomach?
Abdominal pain can be very serious, but most abdominal pain is caused by a minor upset or stomach ‘bug’ and doesn’t last long. Minor abdominal pain is very common and people may experience stomach aches or cramps every few months or so. You can usually treat abdominal pain yourself and it will go away in a few days.
Why does my stomach hurt all the time?
You may also get abdominal pain if you’re lactose intolerant or have ulcers or pelvic inflammatory disease. Some other causes include: When Should You Contact Your Doctor? If your abdominal pain is severe, doesn’t go away, or keeps coming back, talk to your doctor.
What to do if you have stomach pain?
Abdominal Pain Treatment and Home Remedies. The treatment for abdominal pain depends on its cause, and may include: Medications to lower inflammation, prevent acid reflux, or treat ulcers or infection. Surgery to treat a problem with an organ.
Is it normal to have stomach pain after eating something?
You expect stomach distress in situations like these, but other times, abdominal pain can come out of nowhere. Sometimes it’s severe enough or lasts for so long that you know it’s not simply a matter of eating something that didn’t agree with you.