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Stomach Intestinal Pain
I get stomach , intestinal pain WHENEVER Scared or under intense stress or worried about being disrespected and wen upset ,solutions plz? for anxiety
Neuropeptides: The limbic system,the emotional control center of the brain, and the digestive tract are two places where neuropeptides are produced in heavy concentration. But as Dr. Candace Pert described in "Molecules of Emotion" we interpret the physical sensation according to how we interpret the event. This is the difference between two people interpreting the same event in different ways. Effective therap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I get stomach and intestinal pain during times of acute stress, ie;before exams, is there a way to prevent that reaction, or put a stop to pain?
Brain controls body,: this is how we are all built. Thus the best solution is to confront the issues driving the stress. All exams become relatively easy if you have intensely studied & really know the subject matter & information. On other hand, if you do not care about the results, then low stress this way also. Meds treat symptoms, do not control the person; the few powerful enough to are dangerous & can kill. ...Read more
I'm 17, have a low-grade fever (99.2), stomach and intestinal pain, fatigue, and a tender abdomen. I've had all of this for 2 weeks. What could I have?
Abdominal pain: It is important to know where the abdominal pain is. If it is on the low right side of the abdomen, appendicitis must be ruled out. If it is on the right upper part of the abdomen, it could be gall bladder disease. On the left upper and lower part of the abdomen it could be colitis. 2 weeks is concerning and you need to be examined right away and X-rays may be needed. ...Read more
Chronic: Your symptoms are chronic and you should see a GI doctor for an evaluation to diagnose what your condition is and how best to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more
Can GERD cause moderate nausea from not eating and several hours after eating cause stomach/intestinal spasms and pain (without any sxs of heartburn)?
Possibly IBS: You possibly have a condition called irritable bowel syndrome, but i can't be sure since I do not know how long have you had this. Irritable bowel is a very common illness and occurs more often in female. Gerd typically causes "heartburn" symptoms and you should get some relief with pepcid/tums/prilosec etc.. If these are new symptoms and treatment above don't help, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My husband has pain in the middle and lower stomach that gets worse after eating. Could this be an intestinal blockage?
Probably not: The usual symptoms of intestinal obstruction are abdominal distention, nausea and vomiting, and no passage of bowel movements or gas, as well as crampy pain. If someone has a normal appetite, food intake, and bowel movements, it is unlikely to be an obstruction, but other serious conditions, even colon cancer, could still be possible. He should see his doctor asap! ...Read more
Can a person have a stomach or intestinal cancer that only causes pain during and after eating? If so, why?
Many possibilities: The type of pain during and after eating may help point to a cause, however cancer would be an unusual cause for this sort of pain. More likely causes include: gallstones, food allergies, esophageal spasm, vascular insufficiency, partial obstruction/blockage, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. You should see a gastroenterologist for additional studies. ...Read more
Since 1.5 days, constant pain (like stomach cramps) above belly button,also have to goto loo (10 times), not bloody. Is this intestinal obstruct?
What can you do to stop outward swelling of the stomach due to pre pryloric intestinal condition?
Stomach problem: The pylorus is the end of stomach connecting to the beginning of the small intestine, so a "pre-pyloric" problem of the gut can only involve the stomach or esophagus. Is this the location you're questioning? If so, you're describing a gastric emptying issue with associated stomach distension--either due to partial obstruction or a sluggish stomach. Get evaluation & appropriate treatment please. ...Read more
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