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It might please you to learn that, in the vast majority of cases, abdominal pain or stomach ache don't justify particular concern. Everyone experiences these pains on occasion, and they're usually short-lived and resolve themselves without the need for any treatment. In rare cases, they could be a symptom of a serious illness, so it's worthwhile to learn about what a severe stomach ache might indicate. When you understand the causes of abdominal pain, you'll know when to seek medical attention.

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1. Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is the medical term for a stomach bug caused by a viral or bacterial infection. This is one of the most common causes of stomach cramps, and it's usually accompanied by diarrhea. The pain can be so severe at times that you're bent over in pain, but these pains don't last long. Your immune system should be able to overcome the bug in a few days. You can also help speed up the healing by including plain rice and bananas in your diet.

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