Why Does the Abdominal Pain Come and Go?

Generally speaking, causes of the abdominal pain are often not serious and can be managed.

Here are the possible ones in adults :

IBS – a common condition that causes bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea or constipation, the pain is often relieved when you go to the toilet

IBD, inflammatory bowel disease – long-term conditions that involve inflammation of the gut, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

UTI , a urinary tract infection that keeps returning – in these cases, you’ll usually also experience a burning sensation when you urinate


Period pain – painful muscle cramps in women that are linked to the menstrual cycle

Others – such as a stomach ulcer, heartburn and acid reflux or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining)

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