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.

Treating Symptoms

  • 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

Call 911

  • If vomiting blood
  • Severe difficult breathing

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