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What could be the cause of terrible abdominal pain and bloating after eating high fiber foods?

What could be the cause of terrible abdominal pain and bloating after eating high fiber foods?

A lot of fiber: With inadequate fluids or excess caffeine or alcohol will cause the problems you describe. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol and drink 80-100 oz of other fluids and back down a bit on your fiber. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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74 year old woman with sudden abdominal pain after eating fried chicken. Clammy skin, no fever, possible causes?

74 year old woman with sudden abdominal pain after eating fried chicken.  Clammy skin, no fever, possible causes?

Sudden pain: Sudden pain with greasy or fried foods can mean a gallbladder attack or pancreatitis - if the pain continues get off the computer and into a car and go to an er! ...Read more

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What could cause abdominal pain on the lower left side just above the hip? It doesn't happen often but about 8 out of 10 times is after eating.

What could cause abdominal pain on the lower left side just above the hip? It doesn't happen often but about 8 out of 10 times is after eating.

Colon: Are there bowel changes or bloating with your discomfort? The colon might get irritated or inflamed such as in diverticulitis or there could be a gas build up. For recurrent, steady or worsening symptoms have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause blood spot from urethra after eating ? Sometimes blood shows also in my underwear after a long walk or running. I also have tolerable right abdominal pain and back pain.

Endometriosis?: Answer depends on your age, duration of symptoms. Vicarious menstruation means blood coming from urethra, nose , vagina, anus/other orifices. But if rt. Abd.Pain and back pain is there , you need to go a gynaecologist, r/o mass in ovary/uterus / other genital tract cancers like vaginal/vulval(skin and mucous membernous areas of perineum-external genitalia).Will need a pelvic/abdominal scan or ct scan. ...Read more

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Nausea after eating and abdominal pain, also diarrhea. Had period a month ago after taken plan b, also 3 neg hpt. What may be the cause of nausea?

Nausea after eating and abdominal pain, also diarrhea. Had period a month ago after taken plan b, also 3 neg hpt. What may be the cause of nausea?

Many reasons: Your GI symptoms can be caused by any number of reasons. Viral illness, or reaction to food. If the symptoms are severe or persistent, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain after eating? Lasts several days. Sometimes feels like something is stuck and won't move in abdominal area.

Abdominal pain after eating? Lasts several days. Sometimes feels like something is stuck and won't move in abdominal area.

Not clear: This is most likely related to stomach problem like ulcer but could be due to gallblabber issue like a stone .. Less likely to be esophagus problem.. You need to be seen by gastroenterologist and get ultrasound for your gallbladder and if negative then upper endoscopy .. ...Read more

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Extreme abdominal pain after eating and sharp sudden rectal pain lasting. How can i relieve the pain ?

Extreme abdominal pain after eating and sharp sudden rectal pain lasting. How can i relieve the pain ?

Many things: Many things can cause the symptoms you are describing. If you are constipated it is a good idea to increase the amount of fluids in your diet. If you have heartburn an over the counter medication such as tums may provide relief. Otherwise, see your doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more

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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Abdominal pain after a meal is a symptom in which a person feels ok before eating, but starts to have tummy pain after eating. Gall bladder disease or gall stones are examples of conditions that can cause ...Read more


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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


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