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Can lying on one side relieve a stomach ache

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: If the pain is caused by gas trapped behind a turn, repositioning often helps.
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Maybe: Your stomach empties to the left...That's why laying on your left side can ease some types of stomach aches.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Stomach pain : Stomach pain can come from gastritis, ulcers, camping or hernia of the stomach up into the chest. See a doctor
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Stomach pain : Stomach pain can come from gastritis, ulcers, camping or hernia of the stomach up into the chest. See a doctor
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: New abdominal pain lasting 2 weeks warrants evaluation. Your doctor will take a complete history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fluids: Non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should help with volume depletion/dehydration. If not improved after drinking 100 plus ounces per day, you need ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Junk food: Well, the obvious answer is not to eat junk food but you already know that. If the sugar load is causing your stomach ache, there isn't anything that ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Relieving the ache: First make sure there is no major diseases such as ulcers or growths. After ruling this out, make sure there are no infectious processes such as h. P ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
RLQ abdominal pain: Pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen can be from many sources, including the gallbladder, liver, kidney, ovaries, colon, small intestine, a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Zabinski-kramer
29 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
ED visit: Any time a pain is persistent or worsening, it is always a good idea to be examined.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Consider this...: Abdominal pain is never normal, but you have not indicated the intensity, duration, quality, or circumstances of your symptoms. Lots of things cause ... Read More

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