Everyone has stomach issues from time to time, and occasional digestive discomfort is not usually something to worry about.
While it’s often just a passing symptom you can ignore, sometimes it can be a sign there’s a serious problem.
Pain in the abdomen can be interpreted as being caused by several things.
Whether you think you ate too much that last meal or it is that time of the month and you think you have cramps – we tend to guess and brush off the cause of stomach pain.
Although you know your body well, and can usually pinpoint the cause, there are some abdominal pains that you should not ignore.
So, how do you know whether that wrenching pain is just a garden variety stomach upset that will pass as soon as that pesky gas works its way through your system — or something much worse?
The clues, experts say, are in the character of the pain — how long you’ve had it, its severity, where it’s located — and whether there are certain symptoms accompanying it.
That said, doctors note that there are a few gastrointestinal symptoms that you shouldn’t write off, because they could signal something serious.
Here are three symptoms you should never ignore and what they may mean.
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