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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 stress cause bloating, light stomach pain, stomach growling in just a couple of days?

Can anxiety and stress cause bloating, light stomach pain, stomach growling in just a couple of days?

Yes: Stress causes many reactions in the body. Some people get headaches or back pain, others have stomach problems. It sounds like your stress may be causing you to feel bad. The best treatment is to decrease the stress in your life- talk to a friend or a counselor, rearrange life priorities, get help with a problem, reevaluate romantic relationships. If problems continue, see your doctor. ...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

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Fell sleep 4 a few hrs woke up couldn't get back to sleep. kept waking up every 30-60 minutes with anxiety and stomach pain. Dream were very constant.

Fell sleep 4 a few hrs woke up couldn't get back to sleep. kept waking up every 30-60 minutes with anxiety and stomach pain. Dream were very constant.

Sleep disturbances: Anyone can have an occasional sleeplass,restless,dream filled night like that which can be traced back to caffeine,alcohol,spicey,greasy meal,or even sugary foods eaten at night. Obviously if you're experiencing persistent Abdominal discomfort or tenderness, you must be checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Suffering from anxiety stomach pain goes away when I relax how do i treat this bc it feels like stomach indigestion ?

Suffering from anxiety stomach pain goes away when I relax how do i treat this bc it feels like stomach indigestion ?

Sometimes...: It is more important to treat the underlying cause than the symptoms itself. So in your case, you need to treat your anxiety and the stomach indigestion will slowly improve as your anxiety is treated more effectively. There are medications that are for both anxiety and bowel irritation. Ask your dr. to treat your anxiety and get well soon. ...Read more

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Last couple months, i've had stomach pain, uncontrollable all-body trembling, and frequent urination. I worry a lot, but is my anxiety really serious?

Not serious: If a physician has told you that you're fine physically and that your experience is caused by anxiety, then it's not serious. While anxiety can feel serious, especially when one is having a panic attack or is very worried, the anxiety itself is not serious or life threatening. But, anxiety can be disruptive to your life and uncomfortable. So, it is best to get treatment for an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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It is a chronic state, sometimes I feel better after a beer or two, social anxiety. Morning stomach pain wakes me up, bad concentration.Blood is good.

It is a chronic state, sometimes I feel better after a beer or two, social anxiety. Morning stomach pain wakes me up, bad concentration.Blood is good.

Social anxiety can: Be treated w/individual psychotherapy. Group therapy can be a good addition to this. All of this is geared to managing your stress and getting some exposure and practice in the group. Peace and good health. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Clinical hypnosis be very useful. See www.asch.net for referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am on buspirone for anxiety is it possible that that's the reason for my stomach pain and nausea? Doctor says it's all in my head

Side effects: The pharmacy should've given you a list of possible side effects. GI upset is definitely one of them. However, don't be afraid to discuss this with your doctor a bit further by explaining other facets of what you're feeling that clearly make it more likely a side effect than not. Also, try taking the pills with a little food and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Lower stomach pain once a day and constipated drinking lot of water can that be making me pee every hour or can it been from junk food or anxiety?

Lower stomach pain once a day and constipated drinking lot of water can that be making me pee every hour or can it been from junk food or anxiety?

Anxiety?: Could be any of those, most likely the excess water leads to urinating more. Also may be result of medications. ...Read more

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I've been having constant stomach pain/aches in my lower abdomen for the past 3 months, could it be a part of my depression and anxiety that I have?

I've been having constant stomach pain/aches in my lower abdomen for the past 3 months, could it be a part of my depression and anxiety that I have?

Although physical: symptoms can certainly be a part of the experience of anxiety and depression, these symptoms might also signal something else. In addition to telling your psychologist/counselor/psychiatrist about your stomach pain, it might also be helpful to see an internist for a check-up. Make sure to tell him/her about the stomach trouble, anxiety/depression, & and any other physical/emotional difficulties. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more