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Can anxiety cause upper stomach pain and thick throat mucus all the time? Makes it difficult to swallow sometimes.

Can anxiety cause upper stomach pain and thick throat mucus all the  time? Makes it difficult to swallow sometimes.

Anxiety/dysphagia.: Some patients with anxiety can have similar symptoms as you described. However, we could only concluded these symptoms are caused by anxiety/psychiatric components after excluded other causes by performing diagnostic test to rule cardiac causes or actual stricture of the esophagus/gerd, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How to cure anxiety-caused stomach pain?

How to cure anxiety-caused stomach pain?

Anxiety & stomach: pain. If your doc has ruled out medical conditions see a mental health professional for stress management training. Are you taking any medications? Check w/doc to see if this is a side effect. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and worry cause skunk smelling poo, diarrhoea, chronic stomach pain, rib cage pain?

Can anxiety and worry cause skunk smelling poo, diarrhoea, chronic stomach pain, rib cage pain?

Check with your MD: Yes, anxiety can cause a variety of physical symptoms, including vague aches and pains, and occasional diarrhea. But symptoms you describe could also be signs of a serious physical illness. You could have GI illness like spastic colon or Crohn's disease, or pancreatitis, or a tumor. Please see your physician soon for a physical workup and lab tests. If everything checks out OK, treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Dizziness,stomach pain and nape pain, chestpain,panic attacks, anxiety at night,i woke up from sleep with very dry throat what can be the cause?

Dizziness,stomach pain and nape pain, chestpain,panic attacks, anxiety at night,i woke up from sleep with very dry throat what can be the cause?

Get evaluated: If a physical does not reveal any medical problems, all of your symptoms point to anxiety. It would be helpful to figure out what is worrying you such as a change in routine/location, a loss, new job, etc. It sounds like this is a recent development so your first step is to talk with a counselor to iidentify stress and learn relaxation techniques. You can add medicine if needed. ...Read more

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I feel anxious every time I go out of house.I start having stomach pain,uneasiness and an urge to go bathroom.Is there any medicine for anxiety?

I feel anxious every time I go out of house.I start having stomach pain,uneasiness and an urge to go bathroom.Is there any medicine for anxiety?

Agoraphobia: Think of agoraphobia as a very specific type of panic attack/disorder which is in turn an extreme form of anxiety. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/agoraphobia/basics/definition/con-20029996 & http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/agoraphobia for more info. Cognitive behavioral therapy or some other psychotherapy is great 1st option. And of course SSRIs followed by benzo. ...Read more

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Can cookie dough make you sick and for how long i ate it last week and i'm having stomach pain one time a day and pooping or can it be anxiety?

Not cookie dough : Probably not the dough at this point! sounds like something else and you should see your dr for evaluation . If it s anxiety you can get help then too! ...Read more

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Bad stomach pain severe nausea anxiety?

Bad stomach pain severe nausea anxiety?

Possibly : Multiple possibilities, appendix, colon ca, diverticuliltis, ibs, crohn's ulcerative colotilitis , pancreatitis, constipation, gallstones, hepatitis, ulcers, gas, emotions. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more