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Stomach pain, just below the breast in the middle. Especially after eating spicy food. Female, 50yrs old.

Stomach pain, just below the breast in the middle. Especially after eating spicy food. Female, 50yrs old.

Sounds like: You may have a gastric or duodenal ulcer. or gastritis. One simple test (Upper GI endoscopy) and /or contrast imaging will give the important answer. Its important since specific treatment is available after diagnosis!

Hope this helps
Good Luck\

Dr Z ...Read more

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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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I've always ate spicy food without problem. Recently began getting low stomach pains after eating spicy food. Is it something serious?

I've always ate spicy food without problem. Recently began getting low stomach pains after eating spicy food. Is it something serious?

It could be: Many minor stomach pain issues after eating certain kinds of foods can be explained away by common indigestion.

The chemicals in spicy food irritate the sensitive ulcer, which may respond by becoming inflamed or even by bleeding.
Depending on the ingredients used to make the spicy food you've eaten, the chemical capsaicin may be the culprit. Found naturally in chilies. ...Read more

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I hAve a severe stomach ache feels like I swallowed acid. Have not eaten spicy food what is going on?

I hAve a severe stomach ache feels like I swallowed acid. Have not eaten spicy food what is going on?

Severe = Go to Dr!: If you have severe pain, then you should be seen now. Typically severe pain needs to be evaluated in urgent care or the ER. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stomach ache after spicy food?

How to get rid of stomach ache after spicy food?

Cool foods: First learn not to eat spicy foods. Zantac (ranitidine) may help as may antacids like tums. Cool foods like cucumbers and pears may also offer some relief. Peppermint oil may also offer some relief as it s great for digestive issues. Homeopathic nux vomica may also be useful. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat spicy food I get a stomach ache and gas. Why does this happen?

Everytime I eat spicy food I get a stomach ache and gas. Why does this happen?

GALLBLADDER?: Common is common. Usually, "spicy" foods are also greasy. Upper abdominal pain and flatulence are two classic symptoms of gallbladder dysfunction, and are made more severe with fatty food intake. Discuss this with your doctor. In the meantime, I suggest a lower fat diet to see if your symptoms lessen. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had taken sm spicy food in last one week... also I had loose motions 3 days back... now I m facing this stomach ache n uneasiness?

I had taken sm spicy food in last one week... also I had loose motions 3 days back... now I m facing this stomach ache n uneasiness?

Heartburn: Spicy foods are known to cause heartburn. This is usually easily treated with over the counter remedies such as antacids. Check with the pharmacist about interactions if you are taking other medications and still no better, see your doctor ...Read more

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Which pills would you recommend for stomach pain caused by food?

It depends: It depends on the kind of pain and type of food you feel causes it. We cannot recommend any specific pills for you here on healthtap. However, we can suggest you see your primary care doctor or GI specialist about your symptoms -- so you can receive the evaluation and any treatment you need. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Since stomachs already have lots of acid, do sour foods really cause stomach pain?

Since stomachs already have lots of acid, do sour foods really cause stomach pain?

Not usually unless..: You are correct. Your healthy stomach has powerfull acid and thus adding sour foods here and there is not a big deal.
But, if you have problems such as ulcers, gastritis etc. Which may be from hypersecretion of acid (more than usual) to start with, then adding acidic foods (sour) may/more likely cause stomach upset/trouble for you.
If u have problem with sour stomach, consult doc.
Good luck.. ...Read more

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Hi. For the last 4 days I have a stomach pain and also I can digest even small amounts of food and seemingly lost of appetite. So what's ur opinion?

Hi. For the last 4 days I have a stomach pain and also I can digest even small amounts of food and seemingly lost of appetite. So what's ur opinion?

Go see your doctor: It's impossible to determine what's going on w/stomach pain & lost of appetite despite ability to digest small amounts of food. Maybe it's just a temporary issue. Maybe it's a minor viral infection. Maybe it's just heartburn. Or it could be something worse. Best for you to see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I havebt been able to hold food down today. I have a headache. I have a dharp stomach pain on the right side what could it be? I don't have insurance.

Many possible causes: The possible causes of your symptoms make a long list. You could have gastritis, an inflammation of your stomach lining; could have a case of flu; could have appendicitis, etc. Can you take fluids? Do you have fever? Had you been drinking alcohol? You can be seen in a health department or other low cost clinic -- you can find one near you: http://www. Needymeds. Org/free_clinics. Taf. ...Read more

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I've this stomach pain that makes me nauseous and I get sick even thinking about food the pain is spread out but mostly on the right side please hlp me?

I've this stomach pain that makes me nauseous and I get sick even thinking about food the pain is spread out but mostly on the right side please hlp me?

Should see a dr.: Abdominal pain is hard to diagnose without an exam, but can caused by some things that are serious. If it doesn't get better within a day or two, or if the pain is bad enough to keep you from your usual routine, you should probably see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Husband gets stomach pain from eating spicy foods. How can we prevent this from occuring?

Husband gets stomach pain from eating spicy foods. How can we prevent this from occuring?

Consider this: Spicy food, may irritate the stomach so much that the lining is penetrated by the acid the stomach produces to digest sugar/carbohydrates. Would consider decreasing the spicy foods to avoid possible ulcers/even stomach cancer that could come as a result of repeated acid injury of the stomach. ...Read more

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Stomach pain and burning after food intake?

Stomach pain and burning after food intake?

Reflux: You may have gastroesophageal reflux disease. Have you noticed it gets worse after eating especially spicy foods or drinking coffee? What about laying down after eating. You can take over the counter medications for reflux. Other possible causes depends on where the pain is and if it often feels different from a burning sensation moving up your chest. ...Read more

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Stomach pain and runny stool. Ate at food fair. What was culprit?

Food poisoning: Sanitary conditions at these events may be good, but certain foods need to be refrigerated or heated thoroughly to prevent bacteria from multiplyinf and causing brief stomach upsets. Try to eat only fully cooked & piping hot foods at fairs in the future! ...Read more

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Stomach pain after eating fried food or pizza?

Stomach pain after eating fried food or pizza?

"Heartburn": Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common cause of such symptoms ("heartburn"). If it's in the right side of your abdomen - it can also be due to gallbladder stones/other problems.

What happens when you don't eat such foods? If improved, then avoid them.

If you are having difficulty swallowing, black tarry stools, weight loss, or noticed any bleeding from your rectum- see a doctor immediately ...Read more

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I have stomach pain and threw up 4 times. First 2 times was food and last 2 times was yellow liquid/chunks. What’s the problem?

I have stomach pain and threw up 4 times. First 2 times was food and last 2 times was yellow liquid/chunks. What’s the problem?

Gastroenteritis.: Your current symptoms are consistent with acute gastroenteritis, which could be either food-borne or viral in etiology. Generally symptoms can be bad for three to five days. If you're not improving noticeably by then seek medical attention. For now, drink fluids and low-residue foods. May get diarrhea at some point, which would part of the deal. ...Read more

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Stomach pain and nausea after eating, is this food poisoning?

Stomach pain and nausea after eating, is this food poisoning?

How long?: Food poisoning is usually resolved in less than a 24-48 hour period. If it persists longer than that, seeing a doctor might be beneficial. Several possible causes include gastritis, stomach ulcers, abdominal cramps, etc... ...Read more

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What to do for stomach pain from exotic food?

Prevention: It would be prudent to avoid foods that cause you pain. If the pain persists, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I having stomach pain after greasy food?

Why am I having stomach pain after greasy food?

Gallbladder problems: One classic symptom of gallbladder disease is pain in the right upper abdomen after eating fatty foods. This diagnosis typically requires a gallbladder sonogram. If the sonogram is normal, a second 'functional test' such as a hida scan may be needed to exclude the gallbladder as the source of the problem. See your pcp. ...Read more

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Iam suffering from stomach pain even with small amounts of food. What can l do?

Stomach pain: Stomach pain like this can come from a variety of sources. Do you drink alcohol? Stomach inflammation (gastritis) may result, and cause pain. Have you had the flu? Are you vomiting? Have you had ulcer disease? Depending on how severe this is and how long it's been going on, you need to have this medically evaluated asap. If your stool is black, see doctor today. ...Read more

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How to cure the stomach acid or acidity and stomach pain after having tea or food.?

Acidity: Antacids like tums, (calcium carbonate)mylanta or gelusil relieve gastric symptoms from acidity. However if you have continual symptoms after meals or drinking tea, you should be evaluated and treated by your physician or a gastroenterologist. Gastritis, gall stones, ulcer, or pancreatic problems are some possible causes. ...Read more

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What food or medicine helps with constipation. I'm constipated and causing me sever stomach pain?

What food or medicine helps with constipation. I'm constipated and causing me sever stomach pain?

Fiber: Try otc laxatives and fiber rich foods but fiber supplements are helpful. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good laxative. See your doctor for further evaluation- depending on your age, what the cause may be, etc. ...Read more

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My mom has stomach pain and can't keep her food down for the last past 8 hours, what should I do?

Soothe her: She must be quite upset at this stage. Vomiting is so unpleasant. A cool facecloth provides wonders. If it persists she may need to get IV fluids. Most of these illnesses, however resolve. Use fluids and keep her rehydrated.
If pain persists, seek medical care - you know the old-fashioned way - in person - not over the web. Good luck. ...Read more

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My grandmother is eighty years old, when she eat food she suffers stomach pain, what is the cause and how to treat it?

See a PCP first.: There maybe certain foods that can upset the stomachs of seniors because they do not have the ability to digest food like younger people. The absence of intrinsic factor that help in digestion can produce pernicious anemia and some essential nutrients are not absorbed. Some seniors may also be on a lot of medications causing gerd, treated with proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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3-4x a year I get chronic stomach pain lasting for 6-10 weeks. Not triggered or impacted by stress or food. Endoscopy was inconclusive?

3-4x a year I get chronic stomach pain lasting for 6-10 weeks. Not triggered or impacted by stress or food. Endoscopy was inconclusive?

Functional: 20's male with chronic recurrent intestinal dysfunctions, each of several weeks duration, would seem to be having IBS; a functional disorder probably mediated by parasympathetic intestinal hyperactivity. In such cases, therapeutic benefits provided by Bentyl (dicyclomine) or Cannabis would be diagnostically enlightening. Associated chronic low back and pelvic pains are often seen in males with IBS. ...Read more

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62 yo f w/ colon ca avoids meat bc it causes stomach pain. Could chemo cause the change in digestion? Any advice for foods that don't cause pain?

62 yo f w/ colon ca avoids meat bc it causes stomach pain. Could chemo cause the change in digestion? Any advice for foods that don't cause pain?

Have u had surgery?: When was the colon ca diagnosis? Have u had surgery? If so, how long ago? Surgery itself can cause issues with digestion (adhesions, partial obstruction, etc.?) if you never had surgery the tumor itself may cause symptoms. What type of pain is it? Vomiting?, reflux? You may want to see your oncologist or a surgeon to better evaluate. ...Read more

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