Just about everyone has had a "stomachache" at one time or another. But sudden severe abdominal pain (stomach pain), also called acute pain, shouldn't be ignored. It often indicates a serious problem. Follow this chart for more information about acute abdominal pain. Or find more information about abdominal pain that has lasted for more than 3 days.
Our trusted Symptom Checker is written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals. Find a possible diagnosis by choosing a symptom and answering a few simple questions.
Remember, be sure to consult with your doctor if you feel you have a serious medical problem.