This includes discomfort and bloating
as well as pain anywhere
in your tummy. One in three people in the general population will have these
sort of symptoms in the previous year. As with the other two major bowel
symptoms – rectal bleeding and change of bowel habit - in most people the pain
will be transient, go away within a few days or a couple of weeks and
you will need no further advice from your doctor.
Even when it persists, there will not be a serious reason
for the pain in most people - particularly if the pain is not severe enough to
stop you working or sleeping and does not affect your appetite or make you eat
less and lose weight.
if the pain is interfering with your activities, you should see your GP,
any other symptoms.