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A 21-year-old member asked:

i keep getting really bad trapped wind and my belly hurts?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Feeling gassy & full: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
Irritable bowel: This sounds like irritable bowel syndrome, in which the GI tract responds unusually to certain stimuli. Pain that feels like gas is common. This deserves a visit to your doctor for a good history and examination. Colonoscopy may be indicated, as ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion- one wants to be sure that a more concerning problem is not the cause. Ibs is managed over the long term- no quick cure.

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A member asked:

My tummy hurts?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possible causes: Abdominal pain (tummy ache) is one of the most common symptoms a primary care doctor hears about. A diagnosis can be made after a doctor evaluates. Some diagnoses include: gastroesophageal reflux (gerd), too much stomach acid, gall bladder problems (including gallstones), pancreatitis, pancreatic or stomach cancer, malabsorption of foods, irritable bowel, ovarian cancer, drug side effects, etc...
A 26-year-old female asked:

My lower left side of my belly hurts. Even when you press down on it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Can be many: Things including constipation, diverticulitis, hernia, kidney stone, ovarian if female, or tumor. If it persists for more than 24 hours or gets worse or you have a fever, you need to get immediate evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:

My belly hurts and is grumbling--what can I do for this?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Change diet: Change your diet, get more fibers, avoid fatty and spicy foods, try otc prilosec, make sure you have regular bowel movements, if it still hurts of if you have any nausea vomiting if pain is severe or increases in severity, any fever, any bleeding from bowels or vomiting blood, seek medical help asap.
Brooklyn, NY
A female asked:

I wake up and the right side of my belly hurts :( ?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Need to get checked: If it is in a right lower belly it might be appendicitis, if it is in right upper part can be your gallbladder, go get it checked.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 32-year-old male asked:

Hi for nearly 3 weeks now everytime i'm eating my belly hurts and i feel sick all the time what could this be?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andres Katz
Vascular Surgery 49 years experience
Cholecystitis/ulcer: Most likely one of the above see your pcp.

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