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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


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Having stomach ache now for two weeks. Becomes quite bad towards end of the day. Sometimes have heartburn with it. Get relieve when lying down or heat?

Having stomach ache now for two weeks. Becomes quite bad towards end of the day. Sometimes have heartburn with it. Get relieve when lying down or heat?

See a doctor: New abdominal pain lasting 2 weeks warrants evaluation. Your doctor will take a complete history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How do I relieve a stomach ache from high heat & humidity?

How do I relieve a stomach ache from high heat & humidity?

Fluids: Non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should help with volume depletion/dehydration. If not improved after drinking 100 plus ounces per day, you need to see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve a stomach ache caused by eating too much junk food.?

What can you do to relieve a stomach ache caused by eating too much junk food.?

Junk food: Well, the obvious answer is not to eat junk food but you already know that. If the sugar load is causing your stomach ache, there isn't anything that will help that. If you have gastritis or an ulcer and the junk food has aggravated it, taking an antacid may help. In all seriousness though, try to cut back on the junk food. It will only hurt your body. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a constant stomach ache?

How can I relieve a constant stomach ache?

Relieving the ache: First make sure there is no major diseases such as ulcers or growths. After ruling this out, make sure there are no infectious processes such as h. Pylori. After ruling out all the bad stuff, you may want to start with aloe vera juice as an appetizer. Next you may try to take a swig of apple cider vinegar with every meal in case you are not able to digest proteins. Going gluten free is next. ...Read more

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WHat can cause a stomach ache in the lower right side?

WHat can cause a stomach ache in the lower right side?

RLQ abdominal pain: Pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen can be from many sources, including the gallbladder, liver, kidney, ovaries, colon, small intestine, and pancreas, among others. If the pain is severe, you should go to the emergency room. Otherwise, see your doctor soon. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Side of my stomach aches when I breathe deeply or yawn on my left side of my stomach. What does that usually indicate?

Side of my stomach aches when I breathe deeply or yawn on my left side of my stomach. What does that usually indicate?

Consider this...: Abdominal pain is never normal, but you have not indicated the intensity, duration, quality, or circumstances of your symptoms. Lots of things cause lef-sided abdominal pain--see my earlier HealthTap answers on the subject please regarding the anatomy and possibilities involved. If pain is severe or worsening, don't delay in seeking evaluation & getting treated. ...Read more

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I have stomach ache after eating, what to do for relief?

I have stomach ache after eating, what to do for relief?

Likely acid reflux: You likely have acid reflux. Eating a lighter meal and avoiding fatty foods can help. Taking an acid reducer before eating may stop the stomach ache altogether. If you consume dairy with each meal, you may be lactose intolerant and avoiding lactose will help. Likewise, you could have a gluten-sensitivity and avoiding gluten can help. ...Read more

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How do you relief stomach aches?

How do you relief stomach aches?

Depends . . .: Need to find cause before we can discuss solution. There are many causes of "stomach aches". Heart burn is treated differently from gallbladder stones, pancreatitis, appendicitis, constipation, hernia, etc. Go see your doctor who can evaluate you & determine diagnosis from which s/he can offer you appropriate treatment & relief. ...Read more

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I have stomach aches every day, what to do for relief?

I have stomach aches every day, what to do for relief?

See your doctor: There are many causes for stomach symptoms. You should see a doctor to find the cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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How can I relieve stomach ache from high heat & humidity?

Cool the body: Stomack pains are only from sever dehydration , heat exhaution and heat stroke cool the body asap. Drink cold water.. ...Read more

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Bad stomach ache one night. Been feeling Nauseous for a couple of days now?

Bad stomach ache one night. Been feeling Nauseous for a couple of days now?

May be gi flu : This may be a gastrointestinal flu and should only last for a few days . However if your symptoms persist and particularly if they get worse such as fever vomiting severe pain bleeding you need to seek medical care immediately. Make sure you're not pregnant with a urine pregnancy test. Avoid fatty foods. toast rice applesauce maybe a good diet while you are not feeling well . See your MD ...Read more

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I have a bad stomach ache.and just experienced diahrea. Which side should i lay on to make it feel better?

I have a bad stomach ache.and just experienced diahrea.  Which side should i lay on to make it feel better?

Abdominal pain: Try both sides and lie on whichever feels better. If it keeps up go and see your family doctor and find out why you are hurting. ...Read more

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Stomach ache since few days. Sometimes burning and the ache occurs once left side once right side once upper n once lower. No other complications?

Stomach ache since few days. Sometimes burning and the ache occurs once left side once right side once upper n once lower. No other complications?

From the intestine?: Since you are feeling different places in the abdomen maybe coming for intestine. It could be something like gas but also could be some type of irritation of the intestine. We need to discuss with your physician and consider seeing a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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I was told to take strattera (atomoxetine) in the morning & ritalin if i need it. Side effects should I expect? Told i would only have worry about stomach aches.

I was told to take strattera (atomoxetine) in the morning & ritalin if i need it. Side effects should I expect? Told i would only have worry about stomach aches.

No interactions but: I checked both www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com & found no mention of drug-drug interaction between these two medications. However, they each have their individual side effect profiles which you need to discuss w/your prescribing doc. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/strattera.Html & http://www.Drugs.Com/ritalin.Html so that you can be prepared to chat w/your doc. ...Read more

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Left side pain throbbing. Stomach ache?

Left side pain throbbing. Stomach ache?

Left sided abd. pain: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Other risk factors? ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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