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Doctor insights on: I Have Had Bad Pains In My Stomach When I Lay Flat On My Belly Or On My Left Side Why Is That

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I have had bad pains in my stomach when I lay flat on my belly or on my left side. Why is that?

I have had bad pains in my stomach when I lay flat on my belly or on my left side. Why is that?

Doctor to evaluate: If one has some uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually lower r tummy), diverticulitis (usually l tummy), kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy on l), tumors, intestinal infections, etc... A person with more than brief, mild pain needs a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not something serious. ...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 bad stomach ache.and just experienced diahrea. Which side should I lay on to make it feel better?

I have a bad stomach ache.and just experienced diahrea.  Which side should I lay on to make it feel better?

Abdominal pain: Try both sides and lie on whichever feels better. If it keeps up go and see your family doctor and find out why you are hurting. ...Read more

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MD, GI:When in vertical position no acid or discomfort. Any time laying flat/sleep, I feel stomach ache/burning &upper left chest tightness. Any clue?

MD, GI:When in vertical position no acid or discomfort. Any time laying flat/sleep, I feel stomach ache/burning &upper left chest tightness.  Any clue?

Esophagitis : You did mention in your history that you have acid reflux. There is a muscular valve in between the bottom of your esophagus and your stomach. If the valve is mechanically weak then stomach acid will leak into the esophagus when lying down because the effect of gravity is partially cancelled when flat (vs vertical:standing upright). Try putting 1-2" block under each headboard side of bed; may help ...Read more

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Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?

Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?

I do not know: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a stomach virus, ulcer, muscle strain, constipation, referred pain from gall stones or gall bladder disease, etc, etc., so best to get evaluated if it continues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stomach ache on the left side, did I take too much fiber?

Stomach ache on the left side, did I take too much fiber?

Possibly: Too much fiber can lead to abdominal bloating and discomfort — so decrease the dose and see if the ache resolves. ...Read more

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Left side pain throbbing. Stomach ache?

Left sided abd. pain: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Other risk factors? ...Read more

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I have constipation. But, everytime I constipate and the poo doesn't come out, I will have stomach ache on the lower left side.?

I have constipation. But, everytime I constipate and the poo doesn't 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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Stomach ache since few days. Sometimes burning and the ache occurs once left side once right side once upper n once lower. No other complications?

Stomach ache since few days. Sometimes burning and the ache occurs once left side once right side once upper n once lower. No other complications?

From the intestine?: Since you are feeling different places in the abdomen maybe coming for intestine. It could be something like gas but also could be some type of irritation of the intestine. We need to discuss with your physician and consider seeing a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Stomach ache in left side from the age of 13..... For last 2 years lot of gastric?

Stomach ache in left side from the age of 13..... For last 2 years lot of gastric?

Hiatal hernia: Have you lost weight, or currently overweight? The esophageal hiatus (or hole in the diaphragm) stretches and does not recoil back post-stretch. This condition can permit reflux or gerd. You should have an egd, a scope to assess for hiatal hernia, gastritis with h. Pylori. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain on left side stomach with stomach ache and back side pain. It was 4 days now.

I have sharp pain on left side stomach with stomach ache and back side pain. It was 4 days now.

Sharp left sided abd: May be gastritis with or without H pylori- Anatacid may help pain but if H pylori need antibiotics. Avoid motrin like products,caffeine, spicy foods; or may be constipation -drink fluids eat fiber in avocados, sweet potatoes,greens, as the splenic flexure of the colon is there. Rarely may be kidney stone, or a lung clots (worse with breathing)or even just a vaginitis. . F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I take 100mg sertraline and have eating issues. I take some laxatives sometimes. I havereally bad stomach ache and pain in my side. Is it safe to mix?

I take 100mg sertraline and have eating issues. I take some laxatives sometimes. I havereally bad stomach ache and pain in my side. Is it safe to mix?

Need exam: Sertraline can cause constipation, although not a common side effect. See your pcp without delay to find cause of "stomachache" and "pain in side." Tell doctor about your 'eating issues' and laxative use. All symptoms may relate, so details will help the doc. Don't be embarrassed. Hold off on laxatives unless prescribed until you have exam. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Very bad stomach ache. Belly is distended and feel very nauseas but I can barf. Hurts to the touch?

Very bad stomach ache. Belly is distended and feel very nauseas but I can barf. Hurts to the touch?

You need to be seen: A distended painful belly and nausea suggests bowel blockage and a tender belly in this situation could be a serious emergency. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ache at upper abdomen , head ache, irritability, dry cough no fever and no cold. I feel really tired and my tongue taste` bad?

I have a stomach ache at upper abdomen , head ache, irritability, dry cough no fever and no cold. I feel really tired and my tongue taste` bad?

See a doctor: This symptom complex is too vague to be able to venture an accurate diagnosis, but is sufficiently disturbing to warrant further investigation. Please go and get seen. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have side pains and stomach ache for almost an hour, what to do?

I have side pains and stomach ache for almost an hour, what to do?

ED visit: Any time a pain is persistent or worsening, it is always a good idea to be examined. ...Read more

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Can lying on one side relieve a stomach ache?

Can lying on one side relieve a stomach ache?

Maybe: Your stomach empties to the left... That's why laying on your left side can ease some types of stomach aches. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a really bad stomach ache that won't go away!?

What to do if I have a really bad stomach ache that won't go away!?

Doctor's visit: Any prolonged stomach ache should be seen by a health care provider. Something ore serious could be causing it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a stomach ache from bad watermelon?

Is it possible to get a stomach ache from bad watermelon?

Even eating a good: Watermelon can cause symptoms for some people. Watermelon contains a sugar called sorbitol. People who have a sorbitol intolerance may develop gas, loose stools ; GI upset when they eat watermelon. ...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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How to remove bad stomach ache and cramps from your period?

How to remove bad stomach ache and cramps from your period?

Period pain: Nsaids work to an extent. Start with Ibuprofen or alleve otc. Heat also can help. ...Read more