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    Treatment for Abdominal Pain in Adults

    Seek Immediate Medical Care If:

    1. Treat Symptoms

    2. When to Call a Doctor

    Seek medical help if the person:

    • Has severe abdominal pain or pain that lasts several days
    • Has nausea, fever, or inability to keep food down for several days
    • Has bloody stools
    • Has painful urination
    • Has blood in the urine
    • Cannot pass stools, especially if also vomiting
    • Has difficulty breathing
    • Had an injury to the abdomen in the days before the pain started
    • Has heartburn that isn't relieved by over-the-counter drugs or last longer than two weeks

    3. When to Call 911

    Call 911 if the person:

    • Vomits blood
    • Has severe difficulty breathing

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    Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on April 15, 2015

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