Doctor insights on: Gnawing pain in upper stomach

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Deep gnawing pain in upper stomach?

Deep gnawing pain in upper stomach?

Hiatal: Or esophageal hernia, or ulcer in those locations, heart issues, you need evaluation asap. Good luck. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I have a gnawing pain in my upper stomach and nausea plus constantly fluctuate between having constipation and diarrhea. What'd be best to take?

I have a gnawing pain in my upper stomach and nausea plus constantly fluctuate between having constipation and diarrhea. What'd be best to take?

Abdominal discomfort: This gnawing discomfort may be due to gastritis or a peptic ulcer and the fluctuating bowel pattern is consistent with an irritable bowel syndrome. It's best to be evaluated by a physician or gastroenterologist but in the meantime follow a bland diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine and begin a medication like prilosec or zantac. Observe for black stools which occur with upper gi bleeding ...Read more

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I have gnawing pain lower left abdomen. Aggravates after alcohol. Goes away on abstaining for a few days.?

I have gnawing pain lower left abdomen. Aggravates after alcohol. Goes away on abstaining for a few days.?

A warning sign...: There are a number of potential causes--reduction in healthy bacterial flora of the colon, ulceration in the small bowel, or a low-lying stomach that is inflammed (worsened by alcohol exposure). In any case, you have established a cause-and-effect relationship of pain with alcohol intake. Time to abstain please and pursue evaluation through your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pains in right side of stomach, gnawing feeling, heavy discharge?

What are the causes of pains in right side of stomach, gnawing feeling, heavy discharge?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gastritis. Why do I get gnawing feeling and stomach start to make noise??

Diagnosed with gastritis. Why do I get gnawing feeling and stomach start to make noise??

GERD: Your symptoms are likely related to Gastroesophageal Reflux disease. You should have been started on PPI or some type of antacid therapy by the physician who performed your EGD. ...Read more

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Experiencing intense gnawing/burning in upper middle abdomen with urge to vomit?

Experiencing intense gnawing/burning in upper middle abdomen with urge to vomit?

Reflux: It sounds like you are having reflux symptoms. You can try over the counter prilosec. Here are some other suggestions to decrease reflux. Eat smaller meals. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and mints. Don't eat within 3 hours of bedtime. If pain persists it could be an ulcer so see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing a frequent (once every hour or so) "gnawing" sensation in my upper abdomen, sour stomach, and general feeling of malaise?

Esophagitis or other: A person with symptoms you describe may be suffering from reflux esophagitis. That is a condition in which acid from the stomach rolls up the food pipe to the mouth. Other possibilities include ulcer of stomach or cancer. You cannot diagnose this yourself; no doctor can diagnose it via internet. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have not had any appetite for a week, and I feel persistent nausea. I force myself to eat and feel nausea when I do. Stomach gnawing. Cause?

I have not had any appetite for a week, and I feel persistent nausea. I force myself to eat and feel nausea when I do. Stomach gnawing. Cause?

Many possibilities: Not typical for 30M to have this problem. A viral syndrome resolves in 1 -2 weeks. If eyes turning yellow could have hepatitis. If stomach still hurts could have an ulcer (do Tums (calcium carbonate) make it better?). A bit too young for gall bladder or pancreas problems. The list is large and you need to be seen by a doctor if getting worse (may need labs, EGD and CT). If getting better, ride it out. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have been having a gnawing pain in my upper abdomen right behind the xiphoid process area. It radiates to my back and have lost 20 lbs over the last few yrs. It seems to be the worst in the morning after I wake up and a little better in the

For 3 yrs I have been having a gnawing pain in my upper abdomen right behind the xiphoid process area. It radiates to my back and have lost 20 lbs over the last few yrs. It seems to be the worst in the morning after I wake up and a little better in the

See your doctor: You definitely need some testing done, would suggest an ultrasound and blood work including a standard set of blood test. Major possibilities include Gallbladder, pancreas or stomach ulcers. The above test will point the way to further investigations. ...Read more

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Upper right side Gnawing abdominal colicy pain not relieved by antacids or medication worth a trip to a&e?

Upper right side Gnawing abdominal colicy pain not relieved by antacids or medication worth a trip to a&e?

Right side abd pain: Several possibilities. One possible cause could be gall bladder disease with gall bladder stones. You should call your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate middle stomach gnawing pain that comes and goes for weeks, relieved when laying down. Ulcer or gastritis or something else?

I have mild to moderate middle stomach gnawing pain that comes and goes for weeks, relieved when laying down. Ulcer or gastritis or something else?

Need a visit to Dr: Symptoms such as yours could be due to stomach ulcer or
gastritis. It could also be due to a number of other conditions. It's not possible to offer a diagnosis without knowing your complete medical history and without being able to ask you various questions about your symptoms that help to narrow the possibilities and without being able to examine you. You need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Have to force myself to eat. Gnawing feeling in pit of stomach before and after eating. No appetite Acid feeling in pit of stomach with nausea at time?

See your: PCP (Primary Care Provider) your symptoms may be due to GASTRITIS and this can have multiple causes! Get some antacid in the meantime and take 2 hours after eating and at bedime!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more