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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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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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What can cause severe stomach pain?

What can cause severe stomach pain?

Perforating lesion: While abdominal pain associated with an ulcer can be severe it best responds to antacids or meds reducing acid production. The true almost intolerable pain however is associated with the distal stomach ulcer that freely perforates into the retroperitoneum or lesser sac. Here the pain persists until surgical intervention to control the leakage of gastric fluid. ...Read more

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What homemade relief for severe stomach pain?

Have pain evaluated: Severe GI pain needs a medical evaluation and not home remedies. ...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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Severe stomach pain attacks. How can I prevent this?

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Stomach?: Have your family doctor do exam to determine origin of pain & provide proper tx. ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old female I had a severe stomach pain that woke me up in the middle of the night and was so painful it was causing me to sweat.

I am a 27 year old female I had a severe stomach pain that woke me up in the middle of the night and was so painful it was causing me to sweat.

Too little info: Abdominal pain that awakens one from sound sleep can be serious and causes can include ulcers, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction or perforation, pancreatitis, incarcerated hernia, ischemic bowel to name just a few. If persistent or recurrent you need evaluation. If was single self limited episode that resolved then can wait to see if recurs as long as no other symptoms of concern. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain excess gas?

Severe stomach pain excess gas?

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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What doctor should I see for severe stomach pain?

What doctor should I see for severe stomach pain?

Abdominal pain -: You can start with your primary care physician. Severe abdominal pain warrants emergency room visit. Gastroenterologists are one option. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain in a bariatric patient. What should bedone?

Severe stomach pain in a bariatric patient. What should bedone?

Abdominal pain: Can by serious depending on what type of bariatric procedure you had. You should always get evaluated by a doctor when you have severe pain. ...Read more

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Having severe stomach pain?

Need more info: We need more information but any abdominal pain that is severe warrants an evaluation by a qualified physician. Please see your doctor or go to the er. ...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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Why am I getting severe stomach pain every 20 min?

Need examination...: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. Bleeding or tenderness suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. There is no substitute for a good medical evaluation--please seek yours asap. ...Read more

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I've had severe stomach pain for several years, what to do?

Stomach pain: Stomach pain for several years should be checked out because several internal problems could happen. Otherwise, it could be indigestion treated by antiacids, bland foods and calm nerves. Probably not serious because going on many years. ...Read more

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Have severe stomach pain but it goes away for 2 minuntes then comes back again?

Stomach pain: Nausea/ vomiting/ diarrhea/ appetite, blood in stool? The imtermittent nature could be cramping. Could be gastroenteritis (infection) gastritis/ ulcer with or without H pylori, or gallbladder, hernia, or constipation, as colon rides high, or diverticulitis depending on age. If lower abdomen could be UTI, if female may be vaginitis. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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I woke up with severe stomach pain accompanied by other symptoms. What could be wrong?

I woke up with severe stomach pain accompanied by other symptoms. What could be wrong?

More info: There are many causes of abdo pain. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food 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? If 'severe' you may need an er. If you can wait, see your primary md. ...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
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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

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...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