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Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).
  • You pass maroon or very bloody stools.
  • You vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds.
  • You have new, severe belly pain.

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • Your pain gets worse, especially if it becomes focused in one area of your belly.
  • You have a new or higher fever.
  • Your stools are black and look like tar, or they have streaks of blood.
  • You have unexpected vaginal bleeding.
  • You have symptoms of a urinary tract infection. These may include:
  • You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • You are not getting better after 1 day (24 hours).

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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