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Can Ibs Make Your Stomach Hurt
Yes: Yes, absolutely. One of the most common causes of abdominal pain is constipation. To prevent constipation, increase your oral intake of fluids, eat vegetables and fruits and increase you physical activity. If still having problems, you may use a a stool softener and/or laxitives. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, distention: is one of signs of gallbladder disease. But it usually causes post-prandial pain. I would look to other causes of your symptoms. Ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more
Possibly: Reflux of acid from stomach into the esophagus or gastroesophageal reflux can sometimes cause spasms of the esophagus that mimic a heart attack. Think of a "charlie horse" cramp in your calf but instead in your esophagus in your upper abdomen right at tip of your lower breastbone. ...Read more
YES.: Gas in the bowel can stretch or distend the bowel, activating nerve cells that cause discomfort. Pressing on the bowel when it's distended already, further activates these nerves, causing more discomfort. Usually the soreness is, more or less, all over the bowel rather than in one specific location. ...Read more
Yes: Probiotic formulations vary and should have different types of "good" bacteria that are found in healthy intestines. But each person is different and has a unique balance of many kinds of bacteria, not just those few found in probiotic formulations. Adding probiotics can help correct a deficiency, but if there wasn't a problem to begin with, a short term imbalance might be created, causing upset. ...Read more
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Yes: Ongoing stress can cause elevated cortisol, which is the stress hormone. It can result in accumulation of fat in the abdominal region. Also some people overheat in response to stress, as a way of coping with stress. First get a physical exam and then consider psychological treatment and weight management if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Several other conditions could also cause these symptoms however. The Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) you're taking may be a factor. A safe treatment to try until you can see your doctor would be ranitidine (generic for zantac) 150 mg twice daily. Hang in there, i hope you feel better soon :). ...Read more
Gas distension (ugh): The gas moving through your colon causes bloating/distension of different segments in waves, so it can feel like a moving roller coaster in your stomach at times. A large enough stool can also cause the same sensation with more discomfort. Excess gas might be a sign of stomach irritation that needs to be addressed through diet, lifestyle changes, medications, and/or stress management. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Certainly sick to your stomach. More common symptoms are abdominal pain and diarrhea, especially (but not always) with blood and/or mucus. There are many, many other causes of nausea and vomiting, however, even in patients who have confirmed crohn's, so we often have to carefully sort out symptoms before blaming crohn's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can being constipated make your stomach bulge and be tighter. Also how can I relieve constipation. Please help. What else could cause this
Contipation: Constipation can be one cause of bloating or stomach bulge. The actual definition of constipation is hard stools not the frequency. You can be constipated but have daily bowel movements. The best daily treatment for hard stools (constipation) is fluid intake with good fiber. Fiber can be whole foods or tablets with lots of water to soften the stool. ...Read more
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