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Abdominal pain, stomach cramps or sharp gut pain can have many causes. Learn about them and their treatment as well as when to see a doctor.
Abdominal pain in children
Abdominal pain in children has many causes. Most episodes of pain are not serious, but it is important to know when to take your child to the doctor.
Underlying causes of abdominal pain
Abdominal pain has many causes, and may be short-term, long-term or a pain that comes and goes. Sudden and severe abdominal pain is a medical emergency.
Acute pancreatitis appears as sudden, severe upper abdominal pain, often spreading through to the back. Learn more about this condition and its symptoms here.
Appendectomy is an operation to remove an infected or inflamed appendix. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.
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.
Jaundice in adults
Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. It can affect newborns; however, this information is about jaundice in adults, its associated symptoms, underlying causes and treatment options.
Peritonitis is a life-threatening condition and requires urgent medical attention. Find out more about peritonitis.
Underlying causes of diarrhoea
Diarrhoea has many causes, including both acute and long-term health conditions; bowel disease; viruses, bacteria and parasites; and even medical treatments.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract.