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I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

Many possibilities: If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting over 4 hours, get to your doctor. If not, watch your diet. If you feel better with a low fat diet, it could be gallstones. Also hydrate and get your bowels moving. If your symptoms persist, an ultrasound, ekg and/or a scope of your upper GI tract should be considered. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain after eating chocolate and im not sure why this is?

I have upper abdominal pain after eating chocolate and im not sure why this is?

Abdominal Pain: is the pain only with eating chocolate or with other types of food like spicy, fatty? does increase with lying flat? if yes then most probably you have a problem with your gastroesophageal junction and/or increase stomach acid secretion. try over the counter antacids they might help. ...Read more

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Im having left upper abdominal pain I have been vomiting almost every time I eat I have diahrrea 90% in the middle of eating or right after ?

Im having left upper abdominal pain I have been vomiting almost every time I eat  I have diahrrea 90% in the middle of eating or right after ?

Gastroenteritis: Also known as a stomach bug. If you are getting dehydrated or see blood in your stool or when you vomit you should go to the emergency room or your doctors office. You may need to get fluids through an IV or possibly antibiotics. If symptoms seem to be getting better you may be able to wait it out if fluids stay down. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain in center,worsens with breathing,laying,eating,and pressure on it.Nausea,vomiting,lost of appetite. Help?

Upper abd pain: Please see a physician for a physical exam. You may be suffering from peptic ulcer disease. You may try prevacid (lansoprazole) or an antacid to see if you obtain some relief while making your appointment. ...Read more

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Is this serious? Do i need to seek medical attention? Central upper abdominal pain appearing about an hour after eating..Between rib cage and belly button...Waves of pain has been lasting several hours...Sometimes severe..Cramplike. Male 54 years old

Other : Other things to consider if this happens routinely after you eat are gallstones and inadequate blood supply to the bowel. Gallstone pain is classically brought on by eating fatty foods and is most easily tested for with ultrasound. The problem of inadequate blood supply to the bowel (called mesenteric ischemia) is much less common than gallstones. It can also be tested for with ultrasound, though the tech needs to know that he or she should be looking at blood vessels. ...Read more

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For months, I've had upper abdominal pain & nausea after eating. I also have lupus.Anything that could be related to it? Just had EGD which was normal

For months, I've had upper abdominal pain & nausea after eating. I also have lupus.Anything that could be related to it? Just had EGD which was normal

The medications: used in the treatment of Lupus may be stomach irritants (eg: steroids cortisone like drugs) If this is NOT the case suggest a trial of a H-2 bocker (eg PEPCID) or a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) eg PriLosec Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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F 29 watery diarrhea all day for 10 days now everything I eat runs thru me upper abdominal pain after eating comes and goes all day no vomit ?

F 29 watery diarrhea all day for 10 days now everything I eat runs thru me upper abdominal pain after eating comes and goes all day no vomit 
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Watery diarrhea: Would go to ER or urgent care you are likely dehydrated and need IV fluid. lots. They will also collect stool for studies . You likely need antibiotics coverage for camphylobacter which is common as well as cryptosporidia,, giardia, microsporidia, cyclospora(2015 Wisconsin). less common H pylori, c difficile if on antibiotics, food intolerances . Avoid dairy f/u /w/ urgent care/ ER today ...Read more

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I see a specialist in 2 weeks. Bloating after eating very little, nausea, upper abdominal pain. Happening for 4 weeks. Please say may not be cancer?

I see a specialist in 2 weeks. Bloating after eating very little, nausea, upper abdominal pain. Happening for 4 weeks. Please say  may not be cancer?

Bloating after eat: At your age it would be most likely a stomach issue such as gastritis or an ulcer before it would be ca. But you really need to get it checked since all of those issues are serious. The other possibility is a development of an intolerance to wheat products. If all checks out ok you should try a gluten free diet. Keep us posted! ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting and heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describe me: Upper abdominal pain, Stomach u?

I am experiencing  vomiting and heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating certain foods) . The following also describe me: Upper abdominal pain, Stomach u?

Depends on severity: Normal, healthy, young people can get the stomach flu or food poisoning symptoms from time to time. A patient will usually vomit until her stomach is all empty, which is why it is important to NOT eat or drink anything for a few hours afterwards. After that, a common treatment is small amounts of Pedialyte or broth, maybe 1 ounce every half hour while awake. A primary doctor can evaluate and help. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain mostly after eating and have had about four episodes of this over a 2-3 month period since I was in my early 20s. Doctors were never able to determine cause. This time at age 43 blood tests have shown mildly elevated pancreas e

I have upper abdominal pain mostly after eating and have had about four episodes of this over a 2-3 month period since I was in my early 20s. Doctors were never able to determine cause. This time at age 43 blood tests have shown mildly elevated pancreas e

Gallbladder disease?: since you now have been found to have elevated pancreas enzymes, the possibility of gallstones must be considered. They may have developed since last time you were worked up, and could lead to symptoms you are describing. Pancreatitis is mostly commonly caused by gallstones; consider evaluation by a general surgeon ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, nausea,bloating after eating. Prilosec doesn't work.I also have lupus. Only on Plaquenil.Are GI problems common with lupus?

Upper abdominal pain, nausea,bloating after eating. Prilosec doesn't work.I also have lupus. Only on Plaquenil.Are GI problems common with lupus?

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Gallbladder? Gastritis? Any nausea? Fevers? ...Read more

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Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Hard to know: Without more medical history & a physical examination. Possibilities would include gallstones, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. Do not know your past medical or surgical history. Best to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Cant sleep at night, upper abdominal pain after eating chinese food, sour gummies, and cookies. Got dizzy, fast heart and head tingling, whats wrong?

Cant sleep at night, upper abdominal pain after eating chinese food, sour gummies, and cookies. Got dizzy, fast heart and head tingling, whats wrong?

Nonspecific : Nonspecific diagnosis points to your symptoms. Gallbladder pain is usually in the upper abdomen, and goes to the right side and back, and is classically comes on about 30-60' after eating a meal, particularly a fatty meal. In your symptoms are severe, go to an urgent care center or ER. If not severe, see your primary care next week for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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