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Abdominal pain

Self-care

For heartburn or gas, try over-the-counter antacids or anti-gas drugs, and eat smaller meals. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium, as these can worsen some conditions.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Severe pain that worsens with movement
  • Fever
  • Vomiting or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Chest pain or pressure

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Recurring or persistent
  • Interferes with sleep

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