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Does anxiety and gastritis cause gas?

Does anxiety and gastritis cause gas?

Probably: Both anxiety and gastritis can cause gas. Anxiety attacks can lead to accidental swallowing of air from hyperventilation. That air has no where to go but down and can becomes flatulence. Gastritis can cause gas if the cause of the gastritis produces gas. Certain bacteria produce gas as an effect of their normal metabolism. If they are the source of the gastritis then they too can cause flatulence. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can anxiety cause stomach aches?

Can anxiety cause stomach aches?

Absolutely!: or headaches, or any body pain. These are called somatizations and are a physical manifestation of anxiety, a symptom if you will. cognitive behavioral therapy can help. take care. ...Read more

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Does stomach pain cause depression?

Does stomach pain cause depression?

POSSIBLY: Chronic pain of any sort can lead to fear and anxiety and then over time possibly cross over into depression. There is clinical depression that is an illness and there is the emotion of depression that is transient. So not sure which you mean. A lot of causes for stomach pain so write down symptoms and see your physician. ...Read more

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Can stress cause upset stomach.? I have major depression and frequently upset stomach

Can stress cause upset stomach.? I have major depression and frequently upset stomach

Absolutely, but...: It's normal to be concerned about your health & to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress/IBS. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it & should seek help from a doctor. ...Read more

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Could anxiety/hypocondria cause stomach nausea?

Could anxiety/hypocondria cause stomach nausea?

Yes: Anxiety could cause gastrointestinal upset and/ or nausea. If you are hypochondriacal then you could become very concerned about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can having an upset stomache cause anxiety?

It could: I would say a mildly painful stomach malady such as gas or indigestion could cause some anxiety, and the more pain there is, such as from an ulcer, the anxiety could increase markedly. Get yourself checked out at the ER if the pain and anxiety are severe enough. Better to assume something is wrong and find out otherwise than the reverse. ...Read more

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Can Gralise cause stomach upset and nausea?

Can Gralise cause stomach upset and nausea?

Gralise = gabapentin: Common side effects include dizziness, sleepiness, headache, swelling of the extremities, and diarrhea. Drug interactions are possible too. Sounds like a call to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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Does stress cause nausea and gas?

Does  stress cause nausea and gas?

It can: Stress can cause nausea and gas, but so can other things like eating foods that don't agree with you. To get a better idea of what's happening with you, you can see your primary care physician for evaluation and recommendations. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Does sorbitol cause an upset stomach?

Does sorbitol cause an upset stomach?

Dose dependant: A small dose of sorbitol will likely cause no stomach upset, while a large dose that causes a laxative effect may cause a lot of stomach upset. ...Read more

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Does oversex can cause stomach ache?

Does oversex can cause stomach ache?

No: If you are talking normal sex without any toys or foreign object introduced, you may have muscle soreness but not abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Can Azo cause upset stomach and dirrehea?

Can Azo cause upset stomach and dirrehea?

Azo: Not sure what Azo is-can you put the full name of the drug or product you are using and how? ...Read more

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Can ovulation cause upset stomach and diarreah?

Can ovulation cause upset stomach and diarreah?

One possibility: Prostaglandins that are essential for ovulation can definitely also cause nausea and diarrhea, but they could be due to other unrelated causes. Nsaid drugs like Ibuprofen are usually very effective for prostaglandin-related complaints. ...Read more

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Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

It can be all these: Yes it can present as all these symptoms and more. ...Read more

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Why does watermelon cause an upset stomach?

Why does watermelon cause an upset stomach?

Practically everyone: Has some food intolerance, & may include such innocuous ingestants as water (or watermelon). Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs".Avoid foods that bother you, but best to examine whole diet, keep a food diary, & try to correlate your upset stomach with intake of any foods & other variables. ...Read more

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Can ovulation cause upset stomach and diarrhea?

Can ovulation cause upset stomach and diarrhea?

One possibility: Prostaglandins that are essential for ovulation can definitely also cause nausea and diarrhea, but they could be due to other unrelated causes. Nsaid drugs like Ibuprofen are usually very effective for prostaglandin-related complaints. ...Read more

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Can ovulation cause diarrhea and upset stomach?

Can ovulation cause diarrhea and upset stomach?

One possibility: Prostaglandins that are essential for ovulation can definitely also cause nausea and diarrhea, but they could be due to other unrelated causes. Nsaid drugs like Ibuprofen are usually very effective for prostaglandin-related complaints. ...Read more

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Why does gastritis cause nausea?

Why does gastritis cause nausea?

Irritation to the lining: Of the G.I. tract, especially the stomach lining or mucosa, can activate the receptors responsible for producing nausea. ...Read more

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Help! could strong caffeinated coffee cause stomach upsets?

Help! could strong caffeinated coffee cause stomach upsets?

Yes: Caffeine in the coffee can cause stimulation of smooth muscles which are found throughout the gastrointestinal trace. This may lead to a cramping sensation. ...Read more

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Can severe stress/anxiety cause upset stomach, nausea, stomach gurgling, bloating & a burning pain in stomach? What can I do to help these symptoms?

Can severe stress/anxiety cause upset stomach, nausea, stomach gurgling, bloating & a burning pain in stomach?  What can I do to help these symptoms?

Yes: Yes stress can certainly trigger an upset stomach. You might be struggling with acid indigestion ("dyspepsia"), heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease"), or irritable bowel syndrome. Avoid caffeine, mint, tomatoes, citrus, tobacco, carbonated drinks and anything else that you find worsens your discomfort. Stress reduction, antacids, and dietary changes as I mentioned all can help. ...Read more

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Cause of DAILY nausea &upset stomach? All tests and lab work are normal. Anxiety? I can't handle it anymore

Cause of DAILY nausea  &upset stomach? All tests and lab work are normal. Anxiety? I can't handle it anymore

Anxiety can be: a cause of chronic nausea. But we usually hold off on blaming the anxiety until medical causes have been ruled out. Take care. ...Read more

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Apparently they don't work for gastroenteritis/Norovirus, but can ginger pills relieve upset stomach & extreme nausea caused by severe anxiety?

Apparently they don't work for gastroenteritis/Norovirus, but can ginger pills relieve upset stomach & extreme nausea caused by severe anxiety?

Worth trying: Ginger -either as a tea, freshly crushed up with honey, or even as a strong 'candy' you get in the Asian stores may help with nausea. There are a number of scientific papers in the literature touting it's benefits there - from pregnancy induced nausea, nausea from chemotherapy, sea-sickness, and even more problematic diseases. Everyone's a little different, but it couldn't hurt to try. Feel better ...Read more

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What does inner ear infection feel like? Can it cause lightheadedness, upset stomach, sob. Anxiety like symptoms?

What does inner ear infection feel like? Can it cause lightheadedness, upset stomach, sob. Anxiety like symptoms?

Depends: A inner or middle ear infection (media otitis) can cause a whole spectrum of symptoms. Fever, pain, loss of balance (as the inner ear is integral in how your body interprets positional changes). If your balance is thrown off, then it is likely that stomach upset and nausea would follow. It is something that should be treated asap, as it can rapidly cause lifelong loss of hearing or impairment. ...Read more

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I get upset stomach whenever I get anxiety.It's difficult especially when I'm out.How can I prevent it?

Anxiety: Stress management therapy can help you manage anxiety states. Taking ginger helps settle an upset stomach. Taking antispasmodic medication like dicyclomine would prevent abdominal cramps and diarrhea when you're very upset or tense. These measures are superior to taking tranquilizers to manage anxiety. Discuss these options with your physician. ...Read more

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Left side of stomach hurts and today i have an upset stomach making me poop. Could it be anxiety? I can make myself so anxious that my stomach hurts..

Left side of stomach hurts and today i have an upset stomach making me poop. Could it be anxiety? I can make myself so anxious that my stomach hurts..

IBS...: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is very common and can present with left sided abdominal pain and bowel urgency and loose frequent stools. Various foods and beverages, hormonal changes and anxiety can all trigger the symptoms. If you experience severe abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, nausea or vomiting, changes in appetite or weight, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 29 yr old female. I was recently put on Zoloft. It causes me extreme stomach discomfort and bloating but helps with anxiety. Can I take protonix (pantoprazole)?

I am 29 yr old female. I was recently put on Zoloft. It causes me extreme stomach discomfort and bloating but helps with anxiety. Can I take protonix (pantoprazole)?

Ask your doctor: Asking other physicians to give their blessings for you to take medication not prescribed by them is like a teacher asking your neighbor if they'd give permission to your son to go on a field trip. Do you think that's acceptable or would you take issue with the teacher who disrespected your authority as parent? Make sense? Give your doctor first dibs at correcting any problem caused by the Zoloft (sertraline) ...Read more

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I have IBS and bad anxiety. i always have an upset stomach and the need to go to the bathroom. I just got prescribed bentyl, (dicyclomine) omeprazol, will it help?

IBS and Anxiety: Medications is only part of the solution, healthy life style changes, irritant avoidance, finding offending dietary indiscretions that do not make you feel well is important. see your your gastroenterologist for guidance and work up. you may try avoiding glutten for a week to see if symptoms ameliorate . daily bacillus acidophylos may complement your diet ...Read more

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I started my first dose of 10 mg cipralex a few hours ago for anxiety, However, I am feeling unpleasant side effect such as upset stomach, increased heart rate and I woke up in the middle of my sleep.i am wondering, would it be advisable for me to stop my

I started my first dose of 10 mg cipralex a few hours ago for anxiety, However, I am feeling unpleasant side effect such as upset stomach, increased heart rate and I woke up in the middle of my sleep.i am wondering, would it be advisable for me to stop my

Tell your doctor: I'd hold off until you discuss this with the prescribing doctor. You certainly don't want the treatment to be worse than the disease. Lexapro (escitalopram) is used for depression, OCD and generalized anxiety. Some people don't tolerate it well at first. ...Read more

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Why do I get so sick before every time I have a period. Fever, sweating, upset stomach, sore body, anxiety.

Why do I get so sick before every time I have a period. Fever, sweating, upset stomach, sore body, anxiety.

PMS: It sounds like you are experiencing pms. The symptoms usually appear a few days before the onset of your period and subside within the first 3 days of menstrual bleeding. Symptoms can vary from person to person. See your doctor for an exam and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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How can I face stressful circumstances without activating my anxiety disorder & Nervous Stomach (Functional dyspepsia)?

How can I face stressful circumstances without activating my anxiety disorder & Nervous Stomach (Functional dyspepsia)?

Stress management: Please go to www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. It will give you a simple technique to lower your fight-flight-freeze response, which gets activated during stress. Consider seeing a therapist for support, or a prudent spiritual leader. Peace and good health. Continue to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

It can be all these: Yes it can present as all these symptoms and more. ...Read more

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Does sorbitol cause an upset stomach?

Dose dependant: A small dose of sorbitol will likely cause no stomach upset, while a large dose that causes a laxative effect may cause a lot of stomach upset. ...Read more

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Why does watermelon cause an upset stomach?

Practically everyone: Has some food intolerance, & may include such innocuous ingestants as water (or watermelon). Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs".Avoid foods that bother you, but best to examine whole diet, keep a food diary, & try to correlate your upset stomach with intake of any foods & other variables. ...Read more

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Can an upset stomach cause a man to have erection issue's?

Can an upset stomach cause a man to have erection issue's?

Not commonly but: If you have some significant upper gastrointestinal issue, stressing out your body, this could lead to temporary erection issues. Make sure you don't ignore your gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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