Once a doctor has given you a diagnosis, they’ll be able to suggest treatment options. With so many possible reasons for your stomach pain, the best thing you can do is listen to their advice regarding any medication or lifestyle changes needed to treat your stomach problem.
If you need a prescription, they can write this for you and you’ll be able to collect the medicine from a pharmacy of your choice.
Some issues, such as food poisoning, UTIs or a pulled muscle, will go away on their own if you simply rest at home. For example, if you have food poisoning, you just need to make sure you stay hydrated and eat small, bland meals when you feel able to.
Conditions such as IBS may require a fundamental change in your lifestyle, as you’ll need to work out which foods causes symptoms such as stomach ache. Our doctors can help you plan your approach to this and provide reassurance as you adjust to your new diet.
A sharp pain usually requires urgent medical attention, so you should seek emergency help in these cases.