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Does constipation give you heart burn and make your stomach hurt when you eat?

Does constipation give you heart burn and make your stomach hurt when you eat?

Yes: Yes it certainly can. When constipated, gas may back up and aggreavate heartburn symptoms. The resulting fullness can also cause stomache aches. Also eating stimulates the bowels to move which can cause further crampy pains..Until relieved. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt if i'm constipated?

Why does my stomach hurt if i'm constipated?

Continuous system: Your esophagus, stomach, and intestines are a continuous system referred to as the gastrointestinal tract. Constipation can be thought of as a "block" in the system and can be appreciated by pain, bloating and other symptoms within multiple areas of the GI tract. ...Read more

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Where does your stomach hurt if you are constipated?

Where does your stomach hurt if you are constipated?

Can be generalized: Abdominal [ain or more frequenty left lower quadrant of the abdomen. It sort of depends on how long the constipation has been in effect. ...Read more

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Can your stomach hurt if your constipated but you still keep eating food ? Had small bowlment ate & now it hurts again please help

Can your stomach hurt if your constipated but you still keep eating food ? Had small bowlment ate & now it hurts again please help

Healthy colon: A heathy digestive system will absorb nutrients ; dispose of waste properly. If you suffer from constipation, u need to determine the cause. Medications , foods (banana, cheese, rice) , and lack of water are common culprits. Increase your water intake to 80oz/d, add pears, watermelon, mango and prunes to your diet and avoid banana, cheese and rice. ...Read more

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Can being gassy or constipated make your stomach hurt?

Can being gassy or constipated make your stomach hurt?

Yes: Yes, absolutely. One of the most common causes of abdominal pain is constipation. To prevent constipation, increase your oral intake of fluids, eat vegetables and fruits and increase you physical activity. If still having problems, you may use a a stool softener and/or laxitives. Good luck! ...Read more

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6days constipated have taken ducolax Phillips caplets and enemas.all it's done is make my stomach hurt.i don't know what to do. Help please?

6days constipated have taken ducolax Phillips caplets and enemas.all it's done is make my stomach hurt.i don't know what to do. Help please?

You need evaluation: Constipation is very common, related to bad eating habits and sedentary life style. Recommend high fiber diet, plenty of water, and exercise program. Because you had 6 days of constipation and no results after enema and dulcolax, you should go to your family doctor or walk in clinic ASAP. ...Read more

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My 14 yr old daughter has a headache and her stomach hurt, what could it be? She is not constipated but does drink tea could it a caffiene headache?

Tea and coffiene: The most common cause is neurologic reaction to stress in life. If every time she drank tea and got the headache and stomach pain, then her pain might be related to the tea she consumed. ...Read more

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I'm badly constipated.Having mild stomach ache time to time.What to do?

I'm badly constipated.Having mild stomach ache time to time.What to do?

Diet changes: Try a suppository, if this doesn't work you may administer an enema to help pass hard stool. To prevent constipation, there are several things you can do. 1. Take a daily stool softener 2. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits to increase fiber and bulk of stool 3. Drink a lot of water every day. 4. Titrate any of these suggestions to the point of having 1 stool daily. ...Read more

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I've been feeling my stomach ache for almost 3 days.. I'm not constipated but i felt like theres too much air inside my stomach that i can't expel. :(?

I've been feeling my stomach ache for almost 3 days.. I'm not constipated but i felt like theres too much air inside my stomach that i can't expel. :(?

Gasseous distension: Can have many causes. If you had previous abdominal surgeries a mechanical small bowel obstruction may do this. Other causes could br diet or motility issues with the intestines. You should see a GI doctor to have it further evaluated. ...Read more

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L have stomach ache. Not running but more of constipation l think. It comes and goes but mainly at night, around 1 to 4 pm it will be painful?

L have stomach ache. Not running but more of constipation l think. It comes and goes but mainly at night, around 1 to 4 pm it will be painful?

Depends: It sounds like you are having abdominal pain that comes w both hard + loose stools. It is hard to say what is the cause. It would be helpful for you to jot down timing of the pain (hour, if connected to particular food or liquids), frequency of the bowel movements, if you see blood, mucus in your bowel, if nausea/vomiting. It is best to for you to see your doctor and review what is going on. ...Read more

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My 15 mo old has stomach ache due to constipation, what do I do?

My 15 mo old has stomach ache due to constipation, what do I do?

Suppository/fleet.: Working from below-anus-gives the fastest relief from abdominal complaints due to constipation. Suppositories & children's fleet enema are the best. From above-more servings of fruit, juice, water, & veggies are recommended. Finally MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder in any beverage can be easy to offer an independent toddler (working slowly over a 12 -24 hr period. ...Read more

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My two year old daughter often complains of stomach ache. She is not constipated. What should I do?

My two year old daughter often complains of stomach ache.  She is not constipated. What should I do?

How does she act?: Does she act like a child in pain? Is she playful? Active? Does she eat well? Drink? When does she say she has the pain? During activity? Eating? Does she have any other symptoms? When she says it is hurting does she act, do anything different? If not sure have her seen by her pediatrician or family doc. They can take a good history and examen her. ...Read more

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Why does my 7 yr old randomly wake up in the morning with stomach ache and constipation then shes sick and suddenly uncontrolable diorhia then shes ok?

Why does my 7 yr old randomly wake up in the morning with stomach ache and constipation then shes sick and suddenly uncontrolable diorhia then shes ok?

See her pediatrician: There are multiple different explanations for the symptoms you're describing. Most of them are benign but certainly merit evaluation. Her doc needs to gather a volume of data, both historical and possibly by lab (blood/stool). That's where you should begin. Hopefully, simple modifications to diet or practice may help this to resolve. But start with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have constipation. But, everytime I constipate and the poo doesnt come out, I will have stomach ache on the lower left side. ?

I have constipation. But, everytime I constipate and the poo doesnt come out, I will have stomach ache on the lower left side. ?

Abdominal cramping.: pain in the left lower side of the abdomen when straining to pass a stool is not unusual. You're probably experiencing spasm of the colon as you are trying to evacuate the stool. If this is the case, the cramping pain should go away after you have passed the stool. Notify your doctor if the pain persists or if you pass any blood. A high fiber diet may help the constipation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have stomach ache and constipation have not changed my eating habits but recently have done ab roller excercise anything i can take over counter?

I have stomach ache and constipation have not changed my eating habits but recently have done ab roller excercise anything i can take over counter?

Chronic constipation: And abdominal pain - you need to change/ modify your eating habits. Whatever you are doing now is not working. You can certainly try dulcolax tablets, benefibers, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) , metamucil , acai berry cleanse or resveratrol cleanse, increase water intake 6-8 glasses of water a day , which is = to 3-4 16 ozs bottled water, increase fruits ; vegetables. If severe enough, you need to see GI specialist ...Read more

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I have constipation can this make you feel nauseated and have weak legs with a stomach ache and gurgling in throat and chest if not what do I have?

I have constipation can this make you feel nauseated and have weak legs with a stomach ache and gurgling in throat and chest if not what do I have?

Yes, constipation: Constipation is a very uncomfortable feeling and often causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, poor appetite, fatigue and generalized weakness. However, it is important to keep well hydrated and consult with your doctor for different medications including fiber, suppositories, laxative, and possibly enemas. If prolonged, constipation may lead to bowel obstruction, which is dangerous. ...Read more

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Does a stomach hurt when you are pregrant?

Does a stomach hurt when you are pregrant?

Normally no: The baby may kick you will feel it move around but not pain except in labor. ...Read more

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Why would your stomach hurt when you pee?

Infection is likely: Lower abdominal pain while urinating suggests urine infection especially when associated with frequency of urination of small volumes of smelly urine. Urinalysis will confirm or refute this. ...Read more

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What to do if everything makes my stomach hurt!?

What to do if everything makes my stomach hurt!?

See doctor: If you're so sensitive to "everything" as described, but have provided us no specifics here, all we can suggest is a good history and physical examination for starters. Be prepared for provider questions regarding the intensity, quality, location, duration, and precipitants of your "hurt." ...Read more

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I took night quil and it made my stomach hurt why ?

I took night quil and it made my stomach hurt why ?

Nyquil: Certain medications can upset your stomach and it may be impossible to predict which medication will adversely affect you unless you try it. Best to stop the nyquil if you cannot tolerate it. ...Read more

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Could your stomach hurt if your allergic to something?

Yes: Yes, the stomach can hurt if you are allergic to something, usually if ingested. Other common symptoms are itch, hives, swelling, asthma, light headedness, nausea, vomting, abdominal pain, diarrhea. However, stomach pain can be caused by a lot of things. Usually an allergist would screen for allergy symptoms noted above to assess if the pattern fit with the abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt when i eat and drink?

Depends...: ...On the quality and quantity of the food. Bellyaches are also more common in migraine sufferers. ...Read more

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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

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If eggs make my stomach hurt, am I allergic to them?

If eggs make my stomach hurt, am I allergic to them?

Possibly: This may be an allergy, if it is reliable (always occurs when you eat the same amount of eggs cooked the same way), if the onset is fairly rapid (usually within two hours of ingestion), and if you have signs of sensitization on testing. There are many causes of belly pain though. An allergist can help you sort it out. ...Read more

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