When a baby has a stomachache or stomach pain, it can cause significant discomfort, making it difficult for the baby to sleep or rest. Knowing the cause of the pain can help determine if the child requires medical attention or if home remedies and soothing strategies would suffice. Read more: What Can Help Baby’s Stomachache? Article
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What Causes Abdominal Pain?
Abdominal pain can have many causes that range from mild to severe. Some of these causes include bloating, gas, colitis, endometriosis, food poisoning, GERD, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), ovarian cysts, abdominal adhesions, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gallbladder disease, liver disease, and cancers. Signs and symptoms of the more serious causes include dehydration, bloody or black tarry stools, severe abdominal pain, pain with no urination or painful urination. Treatment for abdominal pain depends upon the cause.
Indigestion (Dyspepsia, Upset Stomach Pain)
Indigestion (dyspepsia) can be caused by diseases or conditions that involve the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and also by some diseases and conditions that do not involve the GI tract. Indigestion can be a chronic condition in which the symptoms fluctuate in frequency and intensity. Signs and symptoms that accompany indigestion include pain in the chest, upper abdominal pain, belching, nausea, bloating, abdominal distention, feeling full after eating only a small portion of food, and rarely, vomiting.
How Do You Get Rid of a Stomach Ache in 5 Minutes?
Stomachache or abdominal pain can occur due to several different causes and the intensity may vary. It may not always be possible to get rid of a stomach ache in five minutes, but there are several over the counter (OTC) treatments and natural remedies to get rid of a stomach ache fairly quickly.
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Stomach Pain: Causes, Types and Prevention
Sometimes, you may have pain/discomfort in a particular part of your belly or all over the belly for a short or long period of time. Stomach pain may result from a variety of conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, constipation, stomach flu, gallstones, kidney stones and a variety of other conditions.
When Stomach Pain Is and Is Not an Emergency
Most stomach pains are harmless. They may be caused by overeating, gas, or indigestion. If your pain is short term, goes away after passing gases or stools, and with over-the-counter products (laxative and antacids) or home remedies, there is nothing to worry about. If your belly pain is severe, doesn't go away, or keeps coming back, talk to your doctor.
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