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How can sleeping on your stomach hurt your back?

How can  sleeping on your stomach hurt your back?

Back pain: Sleeping on your stomach long term can affect the natural curve in the lower back causing pain. You head is also turned to one side all night, which distorts the alignment of the spine in your neck. If you must sleep on your stomach it is best to have a firm mattress with a small or no pillow. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why does the lower part of my stomach hurt so much when I try to sleep on it?!

Why does the lower part of my stomach hurt so much when I try to sleep on it?!

Could be a problem: A doctor can evaluate to see what the patient is talking about. The "lower part of the stomach" means different places to different people. Causes of pain there could be muscular (sore ab muscles), intestinal (such as constipation), a tumor (many types, luckily uncommon), etc... A patient can keep a diary of symptoms on a big calender, to help his doctor figure things out. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt after sleeping? It has been happening for a week now. It could be either morning or even after afternoon nap.

Stomach pain: Stomach pain after sleeping can be due to a couple of things:is most commonly d/t something you ate: avoid gluten (might need to for longer), heavy fatty foods, dairy, & acidic foods (citrus; oil & vinegar), fried foods 6-7hrs before bed & symptoms should resolve. Drink (at >64ozH20). Avoid caffeine & smoking. If doesn't resolve, it is reflux or gastritis &needs eval. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Why does the top of my stomach hurt and burn for hours after eating at night, cant sleep, peeing alot. Indigestion? Will pepto help?

Why does the top of my stomach hurt and burn for hours after eating at night, cant sleep, peeing alot. Indigestion? Will pepto help?

Reflux: Your stomach pain sounds a lot like gastroesophageal reflux where acid is leaking up into your esophagus from your stomach. Try to avoid eating in the 2 hours before you go to bed. There are several classes of medications available over the counter to help with those symptoms including peptobismol, famotidine, and the proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole. ...Read more

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18 weeks preg. I had to pee last night but fell asleep. When i woke up in the morning my stomach hurt. Could holding my pee that night hurt my preg?

18 weeks preg. I had to pee last night but fell asleep. When i woke up in the morning my stomach hurt. Could holding my pee that night hurt my preg?

No: You can't hurt pregnancy. Can increase your risk for a urinary tract infection which can also, if left untreated, increase your risk for kidney infection. But definitely won't hurt the baby. After dehydration, UTI is #2 reason for preterm contractions, so as your pregnancy progresses you could have false labor secondary to holding your pee. Be sure to drink a lot and pee often. ...Read more

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For the past six months or so i've been having a constant stomach ache. However, its only in the early mornings. I do eat breakfast, I do get sleep.?

For the past six months or so i've been having a constant stomach ache. However, its only in the early mornings. I do eat breakfast, I do get sleep.?

?: Depending on your age, smoking status and whether you drink alcohol and coffee, you may want to see your doctor. 6 months is a bit too long to wait and see if it goes away on its own. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old. Only & every night I always have severe back spasms with a stomach ache which keeps me from sleeping. please help!

I'm 19 years old. Only & every night I always have severe back spasms with a stomach ache which keeps me from sleeping. please help!

Questions....: This is going to require multiple questions from a doctor to get down to your problem. Unfortunately these are pretty vague complaints and could be a multitude of issues. I recommend getting a live consult here on Healthtap or seeing a your doctor so they can ask you some more questions. ...Read more

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Why i sleep 2 much? On my off days. I stay sleep, up 10 mins, back to sleep..Only out the bed to lightly urinate.No appetite, 168/100bp, stomach ache.

Why i sleep 2 much? On my off days. I stay sleep, up 10 mins, back to sleep..Only out the bed to lightly urinate.No appetite, 168/100bp, stomach ache.

Need to see doctor: Even without the stomachache and appetite issue, your blood pressure is dangerously high and you need to contact your doctor now. You are also on several medications which can cause you to feel tired. ...Read more

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My son complained about stomach ache, vomited (once) and went to sleep. No fever. Can it be something he ate? Should I wake him up?

My son complained about stomach ache, vomited (once) and went to sleep. No fever. Can it be something he ate? Should I wake him up?

Check on him but ok: It could be something he ate or a viral infection.check on him and make sure hi belly is soft and offer him small amounts of clear fluid.make sure he is urinating too.if he is lethargic or in severe pain have him checked. ...Read more

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My DC complained of stomach ache and then threw up after swimming. She only threw up once, now she is sleeping fine- should I be worried?

My DC complained of stomach ache and then threw up after swimming. She only threw up once, now she is sleeping fine- should I be worried?

Watch: As long as she has been well since with no further vomiting or breathing difficulties she should be fine. Any idea what was vomited? All the best. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has had a fever of over 104 for 8 days and moans of stomach ache and legs hurting she is sleeping a lot too?

Needs eval: If this kid has been this hot for this long she needs to be evaluated today & hospitalized if no easy solution is evident. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has had a fever of over 104 for 8 days and moans of stomach ache and legs hurting she is sleeping a lot too ?

My 3 year old daughter has had a fever of over 104 for 8 days and moans of stomach ache and legs hurting she is sleeping a lot too ?

Seek help ASAP: For any child a week of fever, pain (of any type) and lethargy are concerning. Please seek medical help as soon as possible. I am worried about the health of your child! ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt like it has an alien baby crawling out of it?

1: I am not sure what does it feel to have an alien baby crawl out of you however feeling of stomach pain has been described by patients differently. Causes of stomach pain include gastritis, ulcers, cancer, functional dyspepsia etc. ...Read more

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