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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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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Stomach pain after a meal, also known as a postprandial pain, refers to pain in the mid abdomen after eating. It can have many causes, related to the stomach, esophagus, gallbladder , pancreas, and intestines, among other organs. If it persists, ...Read more


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Immediately after eating severe stomach pain and diarrhea/nausea. Why?

Immediately after eating severe stomach pain and diarrhea/nausea. Why?

Lots of things...: Our brain can't tell the difference in pain signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, liver, or gallbladder. So illnesses of any of those organs causes upper abdominal pain; gallbladder is most common. A good doctor will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr. ; get proper diagnosis; good luck. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pains before eating, mild stomach pains after Eating,nausea,vomiting,severe migraines,irregular cycle,fatigue,pain in lower back?

Severe stomach pains before eating, mild stomach pains after Eating,nausea,vomiting,severe migraines,irregular cycle,fatigue,pain in lower back?

Fibromyalgia? : 23y female has low back pain, fatigue & functional/dysautonomia symptoms of migraine, IBS & pelvic organs. Chronic pain begets non-restorative sleep, depression & fatigue. A thorough medical exam is needed to rule out inflammatory, autoimmune & hormonal disorders. Absent explanatory findings, fibromyalgia becomes a concern. A unifying disorder might be Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Hard to know: Without more medical history & a physical examination. Possibilities would include gallstones, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. Do not know your past medical or surgical history. Best to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Stomach pain after eating?

Stomach pain after eating?

Inflammation/gerd: There are many causes,maybe GERD or inflammation of the stomach lining or h.pylori infection ...Read more

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Stomach and back pain after eating?

Stomach and back pain after eating?

Abdominal pain: Abd pain radiating to back may be sign of pancreatic pathology or gallbladder problem. I would start with ultrasound and blood work for liver and pancreas. You may also need endoscopy as this may be sign of duodenal ulcer. ...Read more

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Having some moderate back pain in upper and lower back accompanied by stomach pains. Had severe stomach pains with nausea and diarrhea 2 days ago. ?

Having some moderate back pain in upper and lower back accompanied by stomach pains. Had severe stomach pains with nausea and diarrhea 2 days ago. ?

Back pain: Dear Juan, You clearly had an infectious gastroenteritis 2 days ago The back pains you are feeling is likely part and parcel of having a virus, and the residual abdominal pain you feel is part of the healing process the human intestine must go thru and can last for 1-2 weeks. If any nausea/vomiting/diarrhea recurrence, or if you do not feel completely better in 2 weeks. Dr. A ...Read more

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Sharp constant pain upper right abdomen worse after eating, with muscle spasms over all stomach, naseua vomiting fever and dizziness? Not pregnant

Sharp constant pain upper right abdomen worse after eating, with muscle spasms over all stomach, naseua vomiting fever and dizziness? Not pregnant

Gallbladder vs ulcer: Right upper quadrant pain makes us think of gallbladder issues, whether due to stones or infection. However, gastritis ; ulcers can also manifest as RUQ pain. Rarely, sexually transmitted infections can present w/ruq pain eg fitz hugh curtis syndrome. Of course, liver is also in RUQ but less likely to cause pain after eating (same goes for fhc). Any specific food? Go see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Stomach pain before eating but much worse after eating.. Also sharp stabbing pain in right and left sides of lower abdomen?

Stomach pain before eating but much worse after eating.. Also sharp stabbing pain in right and left sides of lower abdomen?

You need to be seen: Allyson, if you're still ill today you need to be examined. Until you see someone, drink only clear liquids. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have spasm abdominal pain on left side acute after eating coupled with vomiting or reflux also tummy bloated ?

Abdominal pain: The cause of the pain depends upon whether the pain is in the upper part of your left side or the lower part. Pain in the upper part could indicate severe acid reflux or gastritis; try antacids or Pepcid (famotidine) to see if they help. Lower left pain reflects spasm in the colon usually. This is where you feel the pain of constipation. As constipation gets more severe, you may feel pain when you eat. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower abdominal and dull and achy pain in upper stomach after eating. Any ideas?

Sharp pain in lower abdominal and dull and achy pain in upper stomach after eating. Any ideas?

See details: There are several possible causes for your symptoms and without a thorough history and exam, it is impossible to be specific. You should have the issue evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal pain radiates toward back, blood in stool, heartburn and indigestion. Occasional bloating. Nausea. Started 2 days ago?

Upper right abdominal pain radiates toward back, blood in stool, heartburn and indigestion. Occasional bloating. Nausea. Started 2 days ago?

You need labs : Right upper quad abd pain with radiation to back and nausea can be related to gallbladder disease or pancreatitis. You will need labs and right upper quad ultra sound. Heart burn, indigestion and blood in stool could be related to peptic ulcer disease. Avoid eating spicy, fatty and greasy food. Get in touch with your medical doc for the tests and labs. ...Read more

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What causes severe and constant bloating that worsens after eating in the upper abdomen?

What causes severe and constant bloating that worsens after eating in the upper abdomen?

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. 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? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Severe upper middle stomach pain while drinking alcohol?

Gastritis or spasm: Sounds like a good reason to avoid the empty calories. Upper middle (/epigastric) discomfort from alcohol can be due to gastritis--when the stomach lining becomes irritated/raw/inflamed and painful when exposed to noxious substances; or could be an allergic-type response, causing esophageal spasm, which usually lasts 10-20 minutes per episode and is extremely uncomfortable. Try avoidance. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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


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