What Causes Abdominal Pain?

Here are some possible causes of bellyache. If you can identify the cause, it could be an indication of the kind of treatment you could seek.

Excessive Flatulence/Gas

Gas production and retention can lead to symptoms of bloating in the lower abdomen. 1


Symptoms of constipation can be painful, and so can the eventual passing of the hardened stool. 2


Loose stools can cause much distress to the gut and is usually accompanied by moderate to severe cramping. 3

How to Recognise Abdominal Pain

Use the following guideline to determine exactly what kind of abdominal pain you are dealing with, and how to manage it accordingly. Always consult with a doctor or healthcare practitioner.


This type of pain is usually isolated to one area in the abdomen. Localised abdominal pain may be caused by an imbalance in a particular organ. 1


The pain is associated with bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. It tends to fluctuate and may require treatment. 2


Severe conditions, such as gallstones or kidney stones, can bring about colicky abdominal pain and can include spasms. 1

Abdominal Pain: Tips & Remedies

Abdominal pain can be crippling in certain instances. Here are some easy-to-remember tips that may help make it easier to cope.

Use a heating pad or hot water bottle

Applying warmth to the abdomen can help to relieve the incessant cramping. Taking a bath is another option. 4

Avoid difficult-to-digest foods

Digestion is a mammoth task for the body, without the addition of abdominal pain. Foods that contain much water, such as fruits and veggies, are easier to digest. 4

Stay upright

Lying down gives stomach acid the chance to go backwards, which will increase your pain levels. Sit or stand upright, until the pain subsides. 5

How to Prevent Abdominal Pain

Stomach-related pain is tricky to prevent, as this condition can have so many triggers. The following could help with long-term prevention:

Frequently Asked Questions

Abdominal pain can put a dampener on any situation. You probably have a few questions for us. Check out our FAQ.

  • Abdominal pain has many different causes. Infection, inflammation and bacterial imbalance are among the most common of these. 1

  • A hot water bottle on the abdomen or restriction of certain foods and beverages can help ease cramps and spasms. 4 Abdominal pain, dysbiosis or antibiotic use can also be conveniently managed with Enterogermina's comprehensive range of products.

  • Probiotics work to restore healthy gut microbes that can be lost during antibiotic therapy, which may lead to unpleasant side effects. 8

  • Of course there is. There are a number of things one can do to make abdominal pain a thing of the past. Incorporating a daily dose of Bacillus clausii into your diet is one of them, delivering probiotic benefits to the body, and this can help ease cramps and spasms. 9

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