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Can You Get Stomach Pains From Not Eating
Can you get stomach pain after not eating for a while? If so, why? Can you get ulcers from not eating regularly?
Acidity: Yes you can, when you don't eat the acid that is in your stomach continues to be present and can irritate your stomach. If this persists, eventually the protective layer that protects your stomach from irritation breaks down and can cause ulceration. Eat regularly and continue to follow up closely with your physician. ...Read more
Intensity.: If it's the worst pain you ever had, call your doctor. ...Read more
Pains are not normal: Pain is not normal and pain is the reason you would seek out an evaluation with your doctor. The way you describe your pain leaves open almost every single possible reason for pain. Thus any further advice would be pure speculation. Please go see your physician. ...Read more
How do you know if you have stomach/intestinal parasites? Could i get them from eating fast food or in restaurants?
Varies: Some patients have constant symptoms, some only symptoms after meals, some only after particular meals. Some people have symptoms only once. There is great variation. ...Read more
Yes: Stomach cramps are a common, non-specific symptom for lots of problems. Volume depletion or dehydration can cause cramping as can electrolyte disturbance. Many other thing can cause stomach cramping, however, so if this is a recurrent or persistent issue you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I am not able to burp and instead get gurgling originating from the upper epigastric region after eating. I also get distention and bloating. Any help?
Yes: But what is causing the pain. Time to see a doctor. ...Read more
When i get up from lying position i get nausea and stomach pain. When i eat i also get stomach pain. Indicative of ulcer? Omeprazole not helping.
Consult Gatroenterol: You need to consult your family doctor/gastroenterologist as you say you may have peptic/stomach ulcer.And from your symptoms it may be a possibility, but diagnosis can only be made by endoscopy and test for h pyori bacteria which causes the ulcers in stomach and Omeprazole alone will not be able to cure it you should also stop taking Aspirin as that also may be contributing to your symptoms. ...Read more
What to do if I have been getting horrible stomach pains after eating protein. What could it be from?
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
How long can stomach virus bother you for and can it only cause you to be nauseous and have tummy ache and even constipation?
Possibly : Muktuk, or the skin and blubber of whale or narwhals, is high in Vitamin C, D, and A. Large ingestions over a period of time can lead to hypervitaminosis A, a serious, but treatable, affliction. Nowadays, however, fairly high level of PCBs have been found in muktuk. All things in moderation, but I'll take the sushmi... ...Read more
See your doctor: With these types of symptoms, you need to see your doctor for a personal evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
Eat without eating.: Unfortunately, there's no magic pill to stop growling (unless the pill was actually a hamburger). One thing to try is to have a good balanced breakfast. Add some protein sources - egg whites, nuts, etc. - into your breakfast. Protein and healthy fats keep you from getting hungry. Skip breakfast or just down a sugary cereal, and you can be guaranteed to get growling before lunch. Cheers! ...Read more
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