When to see your GP

If you haveindigestion and stomach pain, you can try treating this yourself with changes to your diet and lifestyle, or with a number of different over-the-counter medications, such as antacids .

See your GP if:

  • you have indigestion symptoms lasting a week or longer , or it's causing you severe pain or discomfort
  • you think it's brought on by medication you've been prescribed
  • you're vomiting blood or have blood in your stools (your stools may appear black)

Stomach ache and abdominal pain aren't always a sign of gastritis the pain could be caused by a wide range of other things, from trapped wind to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018