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Stomach Ache Relief
Depends . . .: Need to find cause before we can discuss solution. There are many causes of "stomach aches". Heart burn is treated differently from gallbladder stones, pancreatitis, appendicitis, constipation, hernia, etc. Go see your doctor who can evaluate you & determine diagnosis from which s/he can offer you appropriate treatment & relief. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Try a Lactaid pill with the milk next time around or try the Lactaid brand of milk. If not better, then it's not LI. ...Read more
Likely acid reflux: You likely have acid reflux. Eating a lighter meal and avoiding fatty foods can help. Taking an acid reducer before eating may stop the stomach ache altogether. If you consume dairy with each meal, you may be lactose intolerant and avoiding lactose will help. Likewise, you could have a gluten-sensitivity and avoiding gluten can help. ...Read more
See your doctor: There are many causes for stomach symptoms. You should see a doctor to find the cause and get treatment. ...Read more
I have been suffering for 2 month, dr said its twisted bowel and give me pills for relief of stomach ache, doesn't work, i think its too late?
Need Definitive Dx: "twisted bowel" usually refers to a small bowel obstruction, a diagnosis that can only be made by history (vomiting, pain, no flatus or bm) exam(distention), and x-ray; with few exceptions, this requires hospitalization & possible surgery. If this does not go along with your clinical picture, i would search for an alternate diagnosis--perhaps a second opinion would be a good idea? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up with stomach ache radiating to spine. I vomited white foam and had relief. Pain came back again after dinner?
How can I help stomach ache/pain from antibiotic usage? I've taken CVS Brand probiotics, but no relief. Can I take tums/pepto? Any other suggestions?
I have severe stomach ache and when i burp it burns my throat I have to trow up to get some relief from the pain and now my urine is dark yellow?.
Intestinal problem: The belching is probably due to inadequate acid in the stomach that gives a gaseous digestion and that causes belching that burns. Take some apple cider vinegar if you have that and it will; go away. Dark urine in dehydration most probably and taking enough water will hydrate you until you get a light yellow color to the urine. ...Read more
Does SAM-e cause stomach aches? Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.
Not for anxiety: SAM-e is indicated for mild depression but not anxiety. There are no effective /safe herbals for anxiety. Kava kava used to be on the market but it can cause liver damage so it is NOT safe. The best natural methods for anxiety include meditation, yoga, journaling, and just plain exercise. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: Stomach aches after eating can be from eating too much, eating something that disagrees with you because you can not tolerate it, causes reflux or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Try writing down what you eat to see ify ou can track it. The most common food intolerances are to dairy and gluten so do an elimination diet for 3 weeks without them and see how you feel. And see your doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities: "Stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more
Many things: "stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more
Must Diagnose First: I'm afraid that we are unable to treat what we haven't diagnosed. There are many different causes of abdominal pain, each with different ways to treat. If your pain is persistent, severe, associated w/high fever+/-vomiting, you should seek hands-on medical attention. We can then sort out the cause and get you well. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Many stomach aches will get better on their own with time. Gas pain, gallstone pain, reflux etc may last for 20 min to a couple hours and then resolve. Acid diseases (gastritis, gerd, ) may be temporarily relieved by Tums (calcium carbonate) etc. Any stomach ache that lasts longer than 3-4 hours or doesn't resolve with over the counter meds should be evaluated by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer