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Lately when I lie down I get nausea and a stomach ache only at night. I also have gained a few pounds. Pregnancy was negative. Help please!?

Lately when I lie down I get nausea and a stomach ache only at night. I also have gained a few pounds. Pregnancy was negative. Help please!?

Reflux?: A common cause of stomach pain and nausea when lying down is reflux. If acid splashes up from the stomach, these are common complaints. Try some tums, (calcium carbonate) but also schedule an appointment with your doc to be sure. ...Read more

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I've experienced stomach aches at night for the past 3 nights in a row. And ideas? I also have a rash on my leg.

I've experienced stomach aches at night for the past 3 nights in a row. And ideas? I also have a rash on my leg.

Many possibilities: There are many types of rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I get stomach aches in the night all the way into the morning?

Why do I get stomach aches in the night all the way into the morning?

GERD: You may have acid reflux causing your stomachaches. Try taking an antacid at bedtime. Also elevatie the head part of your bed by 4 to 6 inches so that you are almost upright when asleep. Refrain from fatty foods, carbonated drinks and acid foods. No more food after dinnetime. If everything else fails, consult your doctor for the proer treatment. ...Read more

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How come I get stomach aches when I lay down at night to sleep?

How come I get stomach aches when I lay down at night to sleep?

GERD: You can modify the diet, sleep on two + pillows, thicken feeds, avoid those foods that make you burp, take antacids even ppis or h2 blockers and/or see a GI specialist to r/o gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd)

p.S. How's your weight, post pregnancy? ...Read more

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For years I've had stomach aches almost every night w/occasional nausea, & it only happens at night. Doesn't matter what/when I eat. What could it be?

For years I've had stomach aches almost every night w/occasional nausea, & it only happens at night. Doesn't matter what/when I eat. What could it be?

Night stomach ache: Stomach ache with nausea may be a lot of things. It could be heartburn/reflux. You should eat at least four hours before going to sleep and avoid high fat, high acidic foods. It could also be your gallbladder. I suggest seeing a physician and having an examination. Best wishes ...Read more

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What should I do about a stomach ache in the middle of the night?

What should I do about a stomach ache in the middle of the night?

Gastric reflux: Usuallybduebto acid reflux, antacids may help, but you really should see you primary care doctor for evaluation! ...Read more

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Why might I get a sharp, sudden stomach ache when I get up at night?

Why might I get a sharp, sudden stomach ache when I get up at night?

Reflux: It sounds like it is waking you up. Try Prilosec or prevacid, (lansoprazole) but if not better, be seen. ...Read more

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Bad stomach ache one night. Been feeling Nauseous for a couple of days now?

Bad stomach ache one night. Been feeling Nauseous for a couple of days now?

May be gi flu: This may be a gastrointestinal flu and should only last for a few days. However if your symptoms persist and particularly if they get worse such as fever vomiting severe pain bleeding you need to seek medical care immediately. Make sure you're not pregnant with a urine pregnancy test. Avoid fatty foods. Toast rice applesauce maybe a good diet while you are not feeling well. See your MD ...Read more

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I have stomach ache every night I'm a teenager, what do I need to treat this?

I have stomach ache every night I'm a teenager, what do I need to treat this?

May be from anxiety: While teenagers can have acid reflux, anxiety can also cause a stomach ache. If you are a worrier, this is likely the cause and treati9ng the anxiety will make the stomach ache go away. You should speak with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Hi since last night I been having bad stomach ache pain what's the cause of bad stomach pain and what's the cure for it?

Hi since last night I been having bad stomach ache pain what's the cause of bad stomach pain and what's the cure for it?

Such pain means...: It means a visit to one's doctor or ER. Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach acid problems cause pain, as do ulcers, pancreatitis, or gallstones. Appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually right lower abdomen, worsens over time, with fever coming on). If constipated for a while, stool backs up and causes pain. Gastrointestinal infections can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. ...Read more

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The night before I had a terrible stomach ache and was vomiting but I feel perfectly fine today. What was wrong with me?

The night before I had a terrible stomach ache and was vomiting but I feel perfectly fine today. What was wrong with me?

Vomiting: You may have had the bout of food poisoning or you could have had a viral infection. Either way it sounds like you are doing well now and should not worry. ...Read more

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I ate cheese last night and have had stomach ache since then. Not sure why. It has happened before. Am I lactose intolerant?

I ate cheese last night and have had stomach ache since then. Not sure why. It has happened before. Am I lactose intolerant?

May be: Does it happen only with cheese or also with other daily products like milk and ice cream. You could do it by trial and error or see a gastroenterologist for a lactose challenge. Visit this site for more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lactose-intolerance/basics/tests-diagnosis/CON-20027906 ...Read more

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How come after a night of drinking vodka, I have the runs today and stomach aches? Nothing will sit in my stomach. But no hangover.?

How come after a night of drinking vodka, I have the runs today and stomach aches? Nothing will sit in my stomach. But no hangover.?

EtoH side effect: Alcohol can irritate/inflame the stomach causing an upset stomach (gastritis), vomiting, and dry heaving.
Alcohol can cause inflammation of the esophagus causing heartburn. The small and large intestines reabsorb salt and water, alcohol interferes with this absorption=diarrhea. ...Read more

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When ever my daughter eats anything unless bread or cereal after 9 at night she gets a horrible stomach ache she lays in her bed and cries of pain?!?

When ever my daughter eats anything unless bread or cereal after 9 at night she gets a horrible stomach ache she lays in her bed and cries of pain?!?

No late feeds: Try not to feed late. Many foods can lead to reflux and cause such pain. Ideally dinner should be 2-3 hours before bedtime. Summers are tricky since kids tend to stay up late and eat late. Naturally caloric/fatty foods should be avoided. Consider an OTC antacid. Evaluate if needed by consulting your pediatrician. There are many other causes for such pain, including bloating, food intolerance, etc. ...Read more

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I've got a constant stomach ache since last Friday night. I feel like there's lot of gas in my stomach, but I'm not sure what caused it, I checked my diet?

I've got a constant stomach ache since last Friday night. I feel like there's lot of gas in my stomach, but I'm not sure what caused it, I checked my diet?

You need Medic-check: Pain in the belly can be sign of something serious going on and must be checked by a doctor. If you have any associated symptoms like nausea, vomiting or fever then it is a more serious matter. If you have been able to eat and drink and have no vomiting then it is less serious. Unless the pain is decreasing, you must go see a doctor tomorrow (after the night is over) and get examined and tested. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I have a few symptoms that eventualy led to me getting sick at work. I just want to confirm that these are flu like symptoms. It started last night with a mild stomach ache and I felt a cold coming on. I went to bed with those symptoms, I woke?

Hi Dr. I have a few symptoms that eventualy led to me getting sick at work. I just want to confirm that these are flu like symptoms. It started last night with a mild stomach ache and I felt a cold coming on. I went to bed with those symptoms, I woke?

Need more info.: We’d be happy to help you with your symptoms, whether it be for diagnosis and/or treatment. You can certainly request a virtual consultation with one of us, which would provide ample time to figure this out. ...Read more

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'i''ve been having a stomach ache and green stool since last night. What is the problem? '

'i''ve been having a stomach ache and green stool since last night. What is the problem? '

Viral illness: Most likely is a viral illness (gastroenteritis) which can cause increased intestinal activity (the pain) and more frequent stools. And the rate at which stool passes through the intestines can cause a change in color - the green stool you noted. ...Read more

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Hi there since Tuesday I had been feeling a pain on my chest. Last night. Was a worst and has like stomach ache and vomit.

Hi there since Tuesday I had been feeling a pain on my chest. Last night. Was a worst and has like stomach ache and vomit.

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, reflux or gastritis, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. You should see a doctor to get more information if it is severe or persistent ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old. Only & every night I always have severe back spasms with a stomach ache which keeps me from sleeping. Please help!

I'm 19 years old. Only & every night I always have severe back spasms with a stomach ache which keeps me from sleeping. Please help!

Questions....: This is going to require multiple questions from a doctor to get down to your problem. Unfortunately these are pretty vague complaints and could be a multitude of issues. I recommend getting a live consult here on Healthtap or seeing a your doctor so they can ask you some more questions. ...Read more

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