There are many causes for abdominal pain ranging from food poisoning, infection, inflammation, appendicitis and many other conditions. Abdominal pain may often be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, cramping or aching in the abdomen and overall restlessness.
- If your abdominal pain is mild, or you have diarrhea and vomiting for more than 24 to 48 hours, a visit to an urgent care can often help diagnose the root cause of what is causing the abdominal pain. However, if the pain does not subside within 30 minutes, it is best to seek emergency care.
- Severe of persistent localized pain in the abdomen can be an emergency.