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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

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I have upper middle abdominal pain, paleness, chills and dizziness, all made worse about 20 minutes after eating anything. What's going on??

I have upper middle abdominal pain, paleness, chills and dizziness, all made worse about 20 minutes after eating anything. What's going on??

Non-cardiac pyrosis?: For food-associated epigastric pain, reduce consumption of spicy, greasy food, mints, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, & eating before bedtime. Lose weight as warranted. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Stop smoking, alcohol, nonprescribed NSAID's. Consider a 2-4 week trial of over-the-counter PPI's (Prilosec, Nexium, (esomeprazole) etc). & still no relief, don't delay medical eval pls ...Read more

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I have constant upper middle abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea, and a pale face. All of this is made worse after eating. Antacids don't help. Can you?

I have constant upper middle abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea, and a pale face. All of this is made worse after eating. Antacids don't help. Can you?

Epigastric pain: epigastric pain can be caused by many things, most commonly by Gerd or an ulcer, but there are still other possibilities. If it is persistent, you should have the evaluation by your doctor. In the meantime, I would try ranitidine 150 mg twice a day while awaiting an appointment to see your doctor. You will probably need lab tests and maybe a ultrasound to start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Slight abdominal pain about inch above the belly button and sometimes an inch below the belly button. Tends to get worse after eating. 3 weeks now. ?

Slight abdominal pain about inch above the belly button and sometimes an inch below the belly button. Tends to get worse after eating. 3 weeks now. ?

Time for check-up: Peri-umbilical discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be related. Get checked please. ...Read more

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After eating I keep getting left side abdominal pain. Dull Ache when sitting but worse on movement. I've had this On/off for months. Any idea why?

After eating I keep getting left side abdominal pain. Dull
Ache when sitting but worse on movement. I've had this On/off for months. Any idea why?

Depends: If it is the left upper quadrant by your ribs it is likely gas to air in your stomach. If it is lower it could be intestinal or ovarian or kidney related. Best thing is to get checked to make sure things are where it should be . Good luck ...Read more

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I can only take very small poops every 4 days. taking a stool softener. Low R abdominal pain and nausea. Pain worse with eating. What to do?

I can only take very small poops every 4 days. taking a stool softener. Low R abdominal pain and nausea. Pain worse with eating. What to do?

Poop: Consider seeing a G.I. specialist to evaluate the possibility of your little bows in room. It sounds as if you need to work out because of these concerns. ...Read more

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I have instant severe abdominal pain on my left side after eating and drinking ANYTHING, worse after drinking alcohol.I suffer from endo if related.

I have instant severe abdominal pain on my left side after eating and drinking ANYTHING, worse after drinking alcohol.I suffer from endo if related.

Abdominal pain: Get an evaluation. It could be diverticulitis- an inflammation of the outpouchings of the large intestine. Drink 6-8 glasses daily, eat fiber and fresh fruits to have regular bowel movements. Endometriosis may be related, depending on where the endometrial tissue is located. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain and tenderness for a month. Eating & drinking make it worse. Treated for gastritis. Told I could be constipated. Any ideas or thoughts?

Abdominal pain and tenderness for a month. Eating & drinking make it worse. Treated for gastritis. Told I could be constipated. Any ideas or thoughts?

See below: There are a number of different causes of abdominal pain and tenderness. With a symptoms like this the best advice is to not ti diagnose yourself and seek medical attention if the pain is persistent or increasing in severity. A patient education brochure on different causes of abdominal pain can be found here: bit.ly/10RdXop at the patient.col.uk website. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more