Abdominal migraine

Other Names:
Gut migraine

Gut or abdominal migraine is a variant of migraine headaches. They are in the migraine family, but rather than the head the pain occurs in the belly. Usually, it's near the navel or midline. Abdominal migraines frequently occur as a reaction to a migraine trigger. They can cause severe stomach pain, nausea, abdominal cramping, and often vomiting.


Abdominal migraine usually occurs in children who have a family history of migraines. Abdominal migraines are rare in adults, but about 2% of all children may get abdominal migraines. Females are more affected than males.  Children that experience abdominal migraines typically develop migraine headaches when they get older.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST