A stomach ache, including stomach cramps or abdominal pain, doesn't usually last long and isn't usually caused byanything serious.

Some common causes of a stomach ache include:

  • trapped wind (flatulence)
  • pain or discomfort after eating (indigestion)
  • being unable to poo (constipation)

Speak to yourpharmacist for advice about medications to help ease symptoms of these conditions.

If you havediarrhoea and vomiting, it will usually clear up by itself within a week.

Read about what to do if you have diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 17 Jan 2017