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My niece is 20 years old and suffering from moderate to severe stomach pain after she eats or not at all, what could be wrong?

My niece is 20 years old and suffering from moderate to severe stomach pain after she eats or not at all, what could be wrong?

Don't ignore symptom: Abdominal discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside her abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but she doesn't want to miss identifying a pregnancy, or finding and treating a problem that can be corrected. Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Severe stomach pain after eating?

Severe stomach pain after eating?

Many possible causes: Depending on how long after eating it happens (right away or several hours later), it could be stomach inflammation or ulcers, reflux (gerd), problems with your pancreas or gall bladder or even some type of blockage to normal emptying of the stomach (a growth within or on the outside of the stomach). If you are losing weight, have no appetite, or the pain is severe, see your doc asap! Read more

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I have severe stomach pain after drinking?

I have severe stomach pain after drinking?

Stop drinking: Probably having bouts of pancreatitis due to high sensitivity to alcohol. Your body trying to warn you. Listen to it.. Read more

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I get severe stomach pain after eating avocados. Is this an allergy?

I get severe stomach pain after eating avocados. Is this an allergy?

Possibly: Avocado are in the same family as cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. You can have an allergy: 1) to the tree-pollen where you develop local symptoms in the mouth and throat shortly after eating avocado; or the latex-fruit syndrome, where you can have generalized urticaria, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Read more

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Having severe stomach pain after almost every meal. In a very stressful work environment. No change in diet or suspected food allergies.

Having severe stomach pain after almost every meal. In a very stressful work environment. No change in diet or suspected food allergies.

Pain after eating: Severe stomach pain after eating can be related to a few issues: gall bladder illness (esp if pain radiates from upper right abdomen to your back on right side), spasm (ibs), anxiety, unidentified, new food intollerance (e.g. Gluten) that can develop in association with stress. Start a journal documenting exactly: dietary intake, location and type of pain, any improvement or worsening. Take to md. Read more

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I just started taking lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg 10 days ago, can I stop taking it immediatly, its causing severe stomach pain. Or do I have to slowly get of it?

I just started taking lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg 10 days ago, can I stop taking it immediatly, its causing severe stomach pain. Or do I have to slowly get of it?

Lexapro (escitalopram): A low dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) taken for a short period of time should not require a taper. However, please do let your prescribing provider know about the issue. Taking Lexapro (escitalopram) with food or use of probiotics can often be very helpful to decrease possible GI side effects. Read more

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What could cause severe stomach pain?

What could cause severe stomach pain?

A lot of things: Gastritis, an ulcer, gall bladder disease, and indigestion can all cause stomach pain after eating. Gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation can cause stomach pain. Severe pain may indicate a blockage in the bowels or appendicitis, among other things. Read more

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What is the cause of our severe stomach pain?

What is the cause of our severe stomach pain?

More info: There are many causes of abdo pain. How soon after eating? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Do certain foods affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? See a md for exam and studies. If severe --> er. Read more

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Can shingles bring on severe stomach pain?

No: Where is your shingles located?
I do not know any connection to abdominal pain. Read more

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What to do about severe stomach pain constipation?

What to do about severe stomach pain constipation?

Stay hydrated: The first rule of constipation is to stay well hydrated. If this doesn't work, try increasing the amount of fiber in the diet (food and supplements) to 20-25gm per day. Make sure to maintain hydration, otherwise the fiber may have the opposite effect. If this is new, ask you primary care if a GI referral for a colonoscopy is appropriate. Hope this helps! Read more

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How come I have super severe stomach pain and nausea?

How come I have super severe stomach pain and nausea?

Needs emergency care: Pain as serious as you describe needs emergency evaluation and care. It may just be gas or an upset stomach...But it could be something of quite a bit more concern. Get yourself to the er for assessment and treatment now please. Read more

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What do I do about severe stomach pain and abdominal pain?

See Physician: Need to evaluate the pain.
1) location
2) duration
3) characteristics
4) intensity
5) aggravating/relieving factorys
etc. Read more

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I have severe stomach pain inside my belly button what can be the cause. Took pt and it came out negative?

I have severe stomach pain inside my belly button what can be the cause. Took pt and it came out negative?

Seek Attention: Severe abdominal pain located near the belly button can have serious causes, such as, appendicitis, pancreatitis, ulcers, among others. Important symptoms to look for would be for a fever, difficulty eating, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea. I advise that you seek medical attention today to discuss this formally with your physician and have an appropriate medical exam. Read more

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Extremely nauseous severe stomach pain on the right side tired and extremely full all the time what could be wrong?

Extremely nauseous severe stomach pain on the right side tired and extremely full all the time what could be wrong?

May be: Various problems. Since you take isosorbide, heart issues need to be considered. Abdominal possibilities include gallstones, gastritis, stomach ulcer, esophageal reflux, kidney stone pain, etc. Need to have an evaluation with a doctor. Read more

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Ate fried catfish now severe stomach pain that hurts through my back and hurts when push down on belly. What can it be?

Ate fried catfish now severe stomach pain that hurts through my back and hurts when push down on belly. What can it be?

Stomach problem: Catfish when fried and ingested can cause severe problems in activating a prepyloric ulcer in the lower stomach. Perforation is into the lesser sac behind the stomach. That area sits right over the pancreas and can initiate pain. Pressure here will initiate the symptoms further. If releasing pressure on the abdominal wall causes more pain, rebound is a sign of local peritonitis. Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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