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Gnawing Pain In Upper Stomach
Off and on I feel sick to my stomach and have a gnawing pain in my upper stomach. It happens every few months and lasts days at a time. What can it be?
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
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
My stomach has started to consistently wake me up in the early morning every day. It gradually wakes me up. It feels like a gnawing type pain.
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
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
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
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
Gnawing feeling in pit of stomach with nausea and gagging. Can't eat without nausea hitting. Feels like I am being eaten from inside out. Hard to eat foods now, even bland foods.
Pressing on left upper quatrant cause discomfort in right up quadrant. A gnawing pain in center of upper abdominal. Sour smelling stools and hungerwhat?
See your MD: This is an issue that needs to be evaluated by a physician who can do a physical examination to determine the cause and treatment of these symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
Upper stomach gnawing, achy feeling that subsides when I go to sleep and then comes back the next day over a period of time in that day..
Get checked for: Stomach irritation, ulcer etc. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. ...Read more
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
Taking 30mg lansoprazole daily for stomach ulcers. Have done so for a month. Slow progress - gnawing acid pain is fading. But how long does this take?
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?
Stomach=dull nawing achelike, inconsistent bowels (sometimes upset stomach). kinda irritated feeling. Few weeks now. Comes and goes. What could this be?
Could be: A hint that it is time to visit your doctor. Sounds like abdominal gas and acid: from what? -ahh...time for a visit. ...Read more
I have a nawing pain on my left upper abdomen just under the rib cage and pain goes to my back and sometimes up to my shoulders and arms.?
If you have a gallbladder functioning at 9% is it possible to have upper back pain and abdominal gnawing for 2 yrs... Now lower back hurts.?
Possibly: If the gallbladder was stated his functioning at 9% that most likely was obtained on a hida scan and you may have been encouraged to have your gallbladder removed. Stones from the gallbladder can go down the common bile duct and obstruct the pancreatic duct leading to low or upper back pain that is usually pretty severe. Liver function tests including an amylase and lipase should be considered. ...Read more
For month abdominal discomfort all day, except when I just wake up. Variety of locations. Sometime crampy, sometimes gnawing. Sometime bloating.?
Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach acid problems cause pain, as does pancreatitis or gallstones. Appendicitis is always a concern (pain is usually right lower abdomen, worsens over time, with fever coming on). If constipated for a while, stool could have backed up and cause pain. Gastrointestinal infections can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. A doctor's exam is needed. ...Read more
Severe diarrhea, nausea, moderate gnawing pain in abdomen and very sensitive to touch if palpitate up-mid region. Fullness sensation. Eat only oatmeal?
See a doctor: Your symptoms could represent a serious intra-abdominal problem. You should see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Possible: That is possible. Do you have any urinary symptoms? Frequency, burning, urgency? Get evaluated. Could also be a colon issue. ...Read more
I have occasional burning sensation upper back. Combined with right abdominal gnawing. Also up back pain shoulder pain. My gallbladder is 9%?
Might have: Biliary dyskinesia where the gallbladder functions poorly. Are your symptoms related to eating or is it just a random occurrence? Review your tests with the doctor who ordered them to see if you should have a referral to a gastroenterologist or if a referral to a general surgeon is indicated. If there is true biliary dyskinesia, some patients find relief with gallbladder surgery (but not everyone). ...Read more
Been diagnosed with gerd/gastritis pending upcoming scope. Meds given (pariet, peploc, ranatidine) make my stomach feel like a gnawing hollow pain?
Gastritis: Your symptoms may be from inflammation rather than the medications. You may need treatment for h pylori. I'm sure you'll be tested for this. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, irritants like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen. Add liquid medications like mylanta or try carafate until your gastroscopy. ...Read more
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