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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