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Underlying causes of abdominal pain
There are many different causes of abdominal pain. Some cause short-term pain, some cause long-term pain or pain that comes and goes (recurring pain) and others cause sudden and severe pain.
Suffering stomach cramps or tummy ache? Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments of abdominal pain.
Appendectomy is an operation to remove an infected or inflamed appendix. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.
Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation and redness in the digestive tract. There is no cure, but treatment can help.
Acute pancreatitis appears as sudden, severe upper abdominal pain, often spreading through to the back. Learn more about this condition and its symptoms here.
Duodenal ulcers are a common cause of abdominal pain but they can be treated. Learn what causes duodenal ulcers and how best to deal with them.
The symptoms of acute pancreatitis can be similar to symptoms of other medical emergencies such as heart attack. If you or someone in your care has these symptoms, please seek immediate medical attention.
Vomiting in adults is usually not a sign of anything serious and tends to only last one or two days. Learn the causes and when to seek medical advice.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBS develops in as many as one in five Australians at some point in their lifetime. Here are the symptoms to look out for.