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A stomach ache, including stomach cramps or abdominal pain, doesn't usually last long and isn't usually caused by anything serious.
Some common causes of a stomach ache include:
Speak to your pharmacist for advice about medications to help ease symptoms of these conditions.
If you have diarrhoea and vomiting, it will usually clear up by itself within a week.
Read about what to do if you have diarrhoea and vomiting.
See your GP or call NHS 111 if you're worried or need advice about your symptoms.
For example, if:
Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest hospital accident and emergency (A&E) if you:
If you feel pain in the area around your ribs, read about chest pain for information and advice.
Some of the possible causes of sudden, severe abdominal pain include:
Some of the possible causes of long-term or recurring abdominal pain include:
Possible causes in children include: