STOM­ACH PAIN

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have a high tem­per­a­ture and it doesn’t sub­side within an hour or two, you should con­sult your GP,’ says Dr Auldric Rata­jczak, deputy med­i­cal direc­tor at Nuffield Health (nuffield­health.com). Your GP may rec­om­mend a hos­pi­tal visit.

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Ap­pen­dici­tis is usu­ally treated by re­mov­ing the ap­pen­dix, a com­mon and rou­tine op­er­a­tion. It can be done through key­hole surgery un­less the ap­pen­dix has burst, in which case open surgery will be needed. Stom­ach ul­cers are of­ten treated with med­i­ca­tion called pro­ton pump in­hibitors. Se­vere gall­stones re­quire key­hole surgery to re­move the gall­blad­der. Larger kid­ney stones can be bro­ken up us­ing ul­tra­sound, or re­moved through the blad­der. Di­ver­ti­c­uli­tis is nor­mally treated with an­tibi­otics.

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