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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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I am a 27 year old female i had a severe stomach pain that woke me up in the middle of the night and was so painful it was causing me to sweat.

I am a 27 year old female i had a severe stomach pain that woke me up in the middle of the night and was so painful it was causing me to sweat.

Too little info: Abdominal pain that awakens one from sound sleep can be serious and causes can include ulcers, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction or perforation, pancreatitis, incarcerated hernia, ischemic bowel to name just a few. If persistent or recurrent you need evaluation. If was single self limited episode that resolved then can wait to see if recurs as long as no other symptoms of concern. ...Read more

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I have a gastroscopy in two weeks. But my stomach pain/burning is so painful and getting worse. Its constant. Is it ok to wait?

I have a gastroscopy in two weeks. But my stomach pain/burning is so painful and getting worse. Its constant. Is it ok to wait?

Abdominal pain: If there are any dramatic changes in your pain quality, severity or development of new associated symptoms (i.e. Nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, blood in stools, black stools, etc) then you should have your exam sooner. Otherwise its probably ok to wait assuming you were evaluated by a health professional already. ...Read more

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Bad stomach pain after painful endoscopy, what do you recommend?

Call physician: Who did the endoscopy to be safe. If pain is not going way, getting worse, or you start noticing other symptoms, stay safe and go to er. Endoscopy, as long as it is not along with something to help with a stricture, should not be painful hours later. If it was painful at time, may have caused some inflammation, but check to be safe. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad stomach pain after painful endoscopy?

Time frame ?: In the immediate period after endoscopy, the pain could be from gaseous distention but this usually passes once the gas has been passed. If however the pain symptoms are severe after this period or even in the immediate period following the procedure, i would check right away with your GI doctor so as to assure that all is well. ...Read more

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Drink, smoke cigarettes, hookah, weed, spice, and roll. Most painful stomach pain is coming from drinking, and smoking weed mostly. What could it be?

Alcoholic gastritis: If you are regularly getting stomach pain with drinking, it could be alcohol-induced inflammation of the esophagus or stomach (esophagitis, gastritis), or it could be peptic ulcer disease or worse. Your body is giving you a message and you must listen to it! see your health care professional regarding an evaluation of your symptoms, and get help with your alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems. ...Read more

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On and off bloating, gas, constipation, diarreha, sharp but not painful stomach pains for about a month. Comes and goes within weeks. Ibs?

On and off bloating, gas, constipation, diarreha, sharp but not painful stomach pains for about a month. Comes and goes within weeks. Ibs?

IBS or more ?: Abdominal distress as described, particularly if recurrent or persistent, 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 ibs-like symptoms. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss a problem that is. Tell your doctor location, intensity, duration, timing, triggers... ...Read more

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