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I have been feeling sick to my stomach for 3 days now...Could these be due to stress?

I have been feeling sick to my stomach for 3 days now...Could these be due to stress?

Sick to stomach: Could be stress, but I wouldn't assume that at all
too many other possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Am I preg? Hi. I have been having stomach pain and feeling sick for almost three months now. I've been having to pee a lot lately, too. Smells make me sick sometimes. 2 months ago my period was late a week and the last one I had was a a week or two early

Am I preg? Hi. I have been having stomach pain and feeling sick for almost three months now. I've been having to pee a lot lately, too. Smells make me sick sometimes. 2 months ago my period was late a week and the last one I had was a a week or two early

Even: Even though it is unusual for a woman to have a period while pregnant, it is not unheard of. If you think you might be pregnant, the only way to know is to take a test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed or abnormal period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had a period for 7 days day 7 I have been feeling sick to my stomach off and on all day what could this be?

Had a period for 7 days day 7 I have been feeling sick to my stomach off and on all day what could this be?

Blood loss & cramps?: 7 days is a prolonged period which may mean 7 days of blood loss and menstrual cramps which can indeed make you sick. If long periods have been your routine you may already have anemia. Get a general and / or gyn exam with the appropriate tests ordered ...Read more

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I had an appendectomy 6 days ago and I am still feeling sick to my stomach/nauseous. Not all the time, but once in a while. Is this normal?

I had an appendectomy 6 days ago and I am still feeling sick to my stomach/nauseous. Not all the time, but once in a while. Is this normal?

Postop appy: Some postop nausea is common post appendectomy. If you can eat without vomiting, are fever free, and you are defecating, I would say you are likely fine. I imagine you are taking some pain drugs which contain narcotics and that can also cause nausea. Discuss the situation with your surgeon. Try some ginger tea and stop the pain meds. ...Read more

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Been feeling sick to my stomach fpr the past 4 days, can't really keep food down, I get headaches, backaches what could this be?

Been feeling sick to my stomach fpr the past 4 days, can't really keep food down, I get headaches, backaches what could this be?

Many possibilities: What you describe could be anything from flu to a serious bacterial infection. It's a good idea to get in to see a doctor to make sure it isn't something serious like meningitis. ...Read more

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I just got off my period a few days ago, but I'm feeling sick to my stomach, I've lost about four pounds and I don't feel like eating as much?

I just got off my period a few days ago, but I'm feeling sick to my stomach, I've lost about four pounds and I don't feel like eating as much?

Lots possible...: Symptomatology as you describe is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong, and not necessarily confined to inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes anorexia (loss of appetite). Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is, or to fix it early before serious harm occurs. Get checked please. ...Read more

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Had sex on day 1 of last period and period stopped but spotted next 2 days and feeling sick to my stomach last few days.?

Had sex on day 1 of last period and period stopped but spotted next 2 days and feeling sick to my stomach last few days.?

If queasiness is...: ...Due to pregnancy, it will show up on a properly done home pregnancy test. If that's negative, a stomach virus is most likely. See a dr if still sick after a few days. ...Read more

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Feeling sick to my stomach been spotting for a couple days light head aches back pain sometimes and lower stomach pain what's cause this?

Feeling sick to my stomach been spotting for a couple days light head aches back pain sometimes and lower stomach pain what's cause this?

Couple things: It could be a UTI or an STD, but since its the weekend I would suggest you first check a urine pregnancy test as it could be early pregnancy. If your symptoms persist or get worse you should probably see your physician. ...Read more

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On my period for 4 days But this time I have had green liquid poop, pains in my stomach and I have been feeling sick! Is this normal?

On my period for 4 days But this time I have had green liquid poop, pains in my stomach and I have been feeling sick! Is this normal?

? Gastroenteritis: Most cases of viral gastroenteritis are mild, self-limited, and not life threatening. These resolve on their own with supportive care (drink fluids to prevent dehydration, eat moderately as tolerated, as needed analgesia). In special cases (newborns, elderly, debilitated) hospitalization may be required to provide IV fluids and to support co-morbid medical conditions. ...Read more

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Feeling sick in the pit of my stomach. Started as discomfort in pit along left rib. Came up 3 days ago.

Feeling sick in the pit of my stomach. Started as discomfort in pit along left rib. Came up 3 days ago.

Hard to say: Without a physical exam. Sounds like you need just that and ASAP.
Go to Walk In unit or if none available and you cannot reach your PCP (Primary Care Provider) go to ER

Good luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've been feeling sick these past two days but it seems to b worse after I eat r drink my stomach feels like a washing machine after?

I've been feeling sick these past two days but it seems to b worse after I eat r drink my stomach feels like a washing machine after?

Stomach flu: Stomach flu is a viral infection that affects the stomach and small intestine. The condition generally resolves without treatment within 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Just had sex 2 days ago for the first time and I been tired feeling sick haven't been eatting the right way my stomach hurts and im worried

Just had sex 2 days ago for the first time and I been tired feeling sick haven't been eatting the right way my stomach hurts and im worried

I: I am assuming that you had unprotected sex. Usually it takes at least a week or two to start feeling the first symptoms of pregnancy. It sounds like your symptoms followed fairly immediately after you had intercourse. Pregnancy symptoms can include: lack of a period, nausea, feeling tired and nausea. So, I find it doubtful that these are pregnancy symptoms. With that said, if you miss your period, you should take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I started spotting 6 days before expected period (april 6) and still sporting today. I an feeling sick to stomach akk the time and stomach feels weird?

Pregnancy test: Feeling sick to your stomach and the spotting that you report can be signs of pregnancy. The fact that your last menstrual period was on time does not preclude that you were pregnant at that time already. You may want to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Period pain has been serious for 3 days now. I am feeling sick and barely able to move. It is affecting my back, my abdomen and my vagina.

Pain meds/Gynec chec: Your medical history should include your age...it has relevance to most diseases.
If you are hurting so badly, you need to get checked (especially if this type of period pain is new) by a medical doctor or a gynecologist. If you do not know any doctors, you should go to an ER where they can check you for any infection and provide medication for pain and refer you to a gynecologist for future help ...Read more

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Stomach bug for 2/3 days 8 weeks ago-Nauseas feeling, diarhea continues, feel tired, dizzy, shaky on and off espeically before food. Sick of feeling sick?

Stomach bug for 2/3 days 8 weeks ago-Nauseas feeling, diarhea continues, feel tired, dizzy, shaky on and off espeically before food. Sick of feeling sick?

See your Family Doc: Given variety & duration of symptoms, see your Family Doc for complete evaluation. Will need testing for infectious causes of diarrhea which could lead to dehydration which could explain feeling tired & dizzy. ...Read more

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Sterilized 10+yrs period a wk early lasting 3 days light bleed no cramp just hard stomach tender swollen breasts and abdomain feeling sick?

Sterilized 10+yrs period a wk early lasting 3 days light bleed no cramp just hard stomach tender swollen breasts and abdomain feeling sick?

Rule out pregnancy: 44yo, sterilized whose last menses lasted for 3days with complaint of nausea.
In view of about 1 percent failure rate in patients who underwent sterlization, the prudent thing to do are as follows:
1. Get a quantitative hcg and if positive,
2. Get a transvaginal ultrasound to confirm any pregancy, location and rule out ectopic pregnancy.
Good luck with your doctor. ...Read more

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Stomach has been feeling sick constantly for last couple of days, Feels worse after I eat, occasional headaches and leg aches. What could it be?

See doc: Since this has lasted for longer than a day and is still going on, see a doc ASAP and find out what is going on. Your primary care doc or an UC can evaluate, diagnose and treat or advise you. ...Read more

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5 days ago I was sick with a stomach virus. Now all I do is stay nauseous and have headaches. I can barely eat without feeling sick.

5 days ago I was sick with a stomach virus. Now all I do is stay nauseous and have headaches. I can barely eat without feeling sick.

Nausea: You likely have residual inflammation in your stomach from the infection along with dehydration and maybe electrolyte imbalance. You should stay hydrated and eat things that are gentle on your stomach: coconut water, non-tomato soup broth, non-citrus fruits, etc. Also eat smaller meals and eat slowly. ...Read more

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Been having bad abdominal pains feeling sick. Did a blood nd urine test a couple days after ending my period nd both was negative. Wat is wrong wit me?

Been having bad abdominal pains feeling sick. Did a blood nd urine test a couple days after ending my period nd both was negative. Wat is wrong wit me?

Good question, but..: The differential diagnosis for your problem is broad, & lots of negative tests don't always add up to mean "nothing is wrong" but it is possible you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). When you refer to healthtap about ibs you will appreciate that it is a symptom complex often associated with abdominal pain at times of stress or with gut distension. Relief is available after definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi there about 2 weeks before Christmas I had a stomach virus which lasted 10 days I was fine for a week afterwords but then I get nausia and feeling sick everyday don't know what to do can someone help as its effecting my job?

Hi there about 2 weeks before Christmas I had a stomach virus which lasted 10 days I was fine for a week afterwords but then I get nausia and feeling sick everyday don't know what to do can someone help as its effecting my job?

Stomach virus: Based on your description and your symptoms what seemed to have been a stomach virus might have been just the onset of a different medical condition or uncovered a different condition. You definitely need to seek immediate medical attention for further work up and treatment. Would also recommend starting with your doctor. ...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