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After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. Hurts when pressed on. Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. Hurts when pressed on. Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

Maybe: There are many causes of belly pain, some of which are simply annoying, others are deadly. Assuming your doctor did thorough interview & exam, if stomach acid seems to be most likely cause, then high dose omeprazole (Prilosec) can help determine if acid is to blame. If symptoms persist, then other causes should be investigated. Acidity usually affects only upper, central abdomen. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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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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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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I have stomach pain after eating?

I have stomach pain after eating?

Peptic ulcer : Increased acid secretion with meals can cause stomach pain. Consider antacids & conside an upper endoscopy if no response. ...Read more

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Why am i having stomach pain after eating sweets?

Why am i having stomach pain after eating sweets?

Food allergy: Some people can develop food allergies to things like sweets later in life. If you get diarrhea too, this raises the possibility even further. Ask your doctor to see if it worth looking into or not. ...Read more

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Stomach pain associated with after eating taking medications?

Stomach pain associated with after eating taking medications?

Gastritis: Maggie, it sounds like your stomach is inflamed. In order to improve it, take an antacid like cimetidine or ranitidine, and avoid NSAIDs, alcohol, caffeine, and smoking. Reduce spicy foods and fatty foods. It will probably take a week or two, but your stomach should feel better. If your pain worsens or you start vomiting blood, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would cause stomach pain after eating leafy greens? Had this ever since I was little but getting worse now?

What would cause stomach pain after eating leafy greens? Had this ever since I was little but getting worse now?

Stomach Pain: Abdominal pain after eating is not normal, and may result from any of a very large list of possible causes. To understand your pain better, and to arrive at a diagnosis, you should see a doctor, who will ask you a series of specific questions aimed at better defining the pain. Some common causes of abdominal pain after eating include peptic ulcer disease, gallstones and mesenteric ischemia. ...Read more

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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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Sharp stomach pain after eating apple, why?

Sharp stomach pain after eating apple, why?

Abdominal pain: Apples contain fructose. Large amount of fructose may cause GI upset. ...Read more

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Why do I get stomach pain after eating cheese?

Lactose intolerance: Is possible. Do you get pain after drinking milk?. Might respond to probiotics like lactinex. ...Read more

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Why do I get acute stomach pain after eating eggs?

Why do I get acute stomach pain after eating eggs?

Food allergy maybe?: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts & peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies & need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. Better to be safe than sorry--don't consume foods that you know will make you ill. ...Read more

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Why am i having stomach pain after eating potatoes?

Why am i having stomach pain after eating potatoes?

Why eat them then?: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". How are your potatoes prepared, ; how much of them do you consume? Nothing wrong with cutting back on food that consistently bothers you to eat it. ...Read more

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What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Stomach pain and fell full after eating just small amounts of food. What does a bland diet consist of and would it help stop the stomach pain?

Stomach pain and fell full after eating just small amounts of food. What does a bland diet consist of and would it help stop the stomach pain?

See details: The first thing you need to do is to determine the cause of the pain. A bland diet will not help. See your primary care doctor or a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Stomach pain on my right side right under/below ribcage after eating mainly at night. Hurts worse when I press on it, I can feel whatever is painful?

Stomach pain on my right side right under/below ribcage after eating mainly at night. Hurts worse when I press on it, I can feel whatever is painful?

Nees checking: Right upper pain can be from duodenum, stomach, liver and gallbladder to name common causes. This also can be gas in the intestine below the liver. In any event go to a gastroenterologist for a work up asap ...Read more

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Stomach pain after eating fried food or pizza?

Stomach pain after eating fried food or pizza?

"Heartburn": Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common cause of such symptoms ("heartburn"). If it's in the right side of your abdomen — it can also be due to gallbladder stones/other problems.

What happens when you don't eat such foods? If improved, then avoid them.

If you are having difficulty swallowing, black tarry stools, weight loss, or noticed any bleeding from your rectum- see a doctor immediately ...Read more

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Stomach pain and cramps after eating in the morning?

Get checked: Maybe stomach but "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate test. ...Read more

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I got a real bad stomach pain after eating peanut, what could be the problem?

Peanut allergy: It is possible that you have a peanut allergy do not eat peanuts or eat peanutbutter until you check with an allergist. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach pain the last ten days and I noticed it always occurs after eating beef or pork.?

Poor stomach acidity: Decreased stomach acid, which can be caused by many medications, can make it harder to effectively digest meat products. As some people get older, they can develop an inability to produce enough stomach acid, which is called hypochlorhydria or achlorhydia. A simple remedy for this is to drink water with lemon juice. Supplements such as digestive enzymes and betaine hcl may help. ...Read more

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After a night of heavy drinking I am experiencing stomach pain only after eating what could be wrong with me?

Stomach pain: It may be that you cause some type of irritation as a result of heavy intake of alcohol. Schedule a visit with your doctor to see if you have gastritis/ulcer or pancreas inflammation (i.e. pancreatitis). ...Read more

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What is a possible cause of constant burping and stomach pain after eating?

What is a possible cause of constant burping and stomach pain after eating?

Esophagus/stomach: Could be esophageal inflammation, hiatal hernia, ulcers or inflammation of stomach or duodenum; poor stomach emptying due to above or other problems-some serious. Could be related to meds, other. See your doc; get checked. ...Read more

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I get stomach pain after eating honey or avocado that lasts for hours to come. A very little amount can cause this. It started after birth of my child.

I get stomach pain after eating honey or avocado that lasts for hours to come. A very little amount can cause this. It started after birth of my child.

Heart Burn : Or acid reflux causing gerd. Gastroesophogeal reflux disease can lead to more serious complications. Even if its coming from your stomach, you need to find out the cause and treat it. Speak to your dr. You may need upper GI endoscopy-look into your throat and stomach or a barium swallow x-rayt. Treatment depends on what's found. In the meantime, try raising the head of your bed and no late food. ...Read more

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Hi for the last week i have had upper stomach pain which is made worse after eating.i have severe headaches and dioreah. Now i have just started also?

Hi for the last week i have had upper stomach pain which is made worse after eating.i have severe headaches and dioreah. Now i have just started also?

Doctor can check: A person with diarrhea can consider seeing a doctor if her symptoms are not mild and temporary. Usually, one can expect 2-3 days of watery diarrhea, and then recovery over another 2-3 days. If there is a lot of pain, or blood or mucus in the diarrhea, a doctor should evaluate. If diarrhea doesn't slow down to small amounts after a person switches to a "diarrhea treatment diet", a doctor can check. ...Read more

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Feel pit of stomach pain and gasses moving after eating meal. I think it only happens when haven't eaten for 7 hrs (long time) and eat good amount of food quickly . Feel pit of stomach expand uncomfortably. What could this mean?

Feel pit of stomach pain and gasses moving after eating meal. I think it only happens when haven't eaten for 7 hrs (long time) and eat good amount of food quickly . Feel pit of stomach expand uncomfortably. What could this mean?

You are describing: "classic" GASTRO-COLIC reflex...(ie when you eat something a reflex (hormonal regulator) "PREPARE" your bowel by increase in its MOTILITY (Movement) In some people this is exaggerated and produces CRAMPS! EATING SLOWLY will help but if this get s worse there are anti-spasmodics which can be very helpful!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain, puking, burping constantly, just after eating dinner. What do i have?

Severe stomach pain, puking, burping constantly, just after eating dinner. What do i have?

Possible gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to infectious causes, excessive alcohol use, stress, or the use of certain anti-inflammatory drugs. To diagnose gastritis, your doctor may wish to do an endoscopy using a thin tube containing a tiny camera, is inserted through your mouth and down into your stomach ...Read more

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Was taking nexium for 5 weeks for silent gerd. Since stopping, I've had very bad stomach pain immediately after eating citric foods like cooked tomatoes. Feels like s burning type feeling right away then stops. Never had this before nexium. Cause?

Was taking nexium for 5 weeks for silent gerd. Since stopping, I've had very bad stomach pain immediately after eating citric foods like cooked tomatoes. Feels like s burning type feeling right away then stops. Never had this before nexium. Cause?

Acidity: It is likely that you experienced acid rebound after discontinuing the nexium which had shut off your stomachs acid production. You could temporarily try taking zantac or pepcid which shuts off acid more quickly than nexium and then taper off the medication. Avoid caffeine, spicy and greasy foods as well. ...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