A 23-year-old female asked:
Why do we get a stomach ache after drinking a 1 litre bottle of water in one go?
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Likely stretch: One of the few pain sensations registered within the organs of the digestive tract is that of stretch. You eat or drink at "one go" to the point you stretch the stomach walls can trigger such a response. Once it has time to process/push the material further down the digestive tract it should resolve.
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Last updated Jun 5, 2019
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