Seek Medical Attention Immediately
- If on the lower right abdomen if there’s pain and tenderness when touching and fever and/or vomiting. These can be signs of appendicitis.
- If pregnant with vaginal bleeding / abdominal pain. These can be signs of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.
- If constipated take light/mild laxative or stool softener.
- If having heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) you can consume over-the-counter acid reducer or antacid.
- If in pain, you can take acetaminophen (Aspirin free Anacin, Liquiprin, Panadol, Tylenol). To avoid stomach irritation and/or bleeding stay away from NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprophen (Advil, Midol, Motrin).
Call a Doctor
- If Bloody urine
- Bloody stools
- Had an injury to the abdomen in recent days
- Had severe abdomen pain or pain lasting days
- Unable to pass stools
- Difficulty breathing
- Heartburn lasting over 2 weeks or isn’t relieved with over-the-counter drugs
- Unable to keep food down, has nausea or fever
- Painful urination
- If vomiting blood
- Severe difficult breathing