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Abdominal Pain

Who do I see?

A&E (if severe) / GP

Advice:

Go to A&E or phone 999 for an ambulance if:
  • you’re less than 16 weeks pregnant and have severe abdominal pain
  • a stomach ache came on very suddenly or is severe
  • it hurts when you touch your stomach
  • you’re vomiting blood or your vomit looks like ground coffee
  • your poo is bloody or black and sticky and extremely smelly
  • you cannot pee
  • you cannot poo or fart
  • you cannot breathe
  • you have chest pain
  • you have diabetes and you’re vomiting
  • someone has collapsed

Otherwise, for moderate to severe abdominal pain please submit an online medical consultation request for the Urgent Medical Problem Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. You will get a same-day response usually by telephone or a time to attend the surgery for further assessment and examination.

For ongoing abdominal pain that is less severe and comes and goes please submit an online medical consultation request for the GP Clinical Team giving us as much information about your problem as you can. We will respond usually with an offer of an appointment with a GP or other suitable clinician to assess your problem further.

For mild abdominal pain, please refer to NHS Inform using the link below. It is usually no cause for concern and is safe to treat at home.

Please refer to the useful self-help guide and symptom checker from NHS inform, regarding abdominal pain.

If you cannot use the online service please call us on 0345 337 1120 and a member of the care navigation team will help you.