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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. John Landi
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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 when lying down, also with sucking in my stomach. back pain as well, what could it be? have no insurance

Stomach pain when lying down, also with sucking in my stomach. back pain as well, what could it be? have no insurance

G-E reflux: It sounds like you are already treating your gastroesophageal reflux with antacids- your symptoms are consistent with GERD - worse when lying down, stomach and back pain. I suggest you avoid caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, citrus, peanuts and other acid-producing foods. Omeprazole is a cheap, over the counter, once a day treatment for reflux. Adjust your diet, try not to lie flat on your back... ...Read more

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Terrible stomach pain every other month. It lasts about 2 to 3 hours average, but sometimes longer. Gets worse when lying down.

Terrible stomach pain every other month. It lasts about 2 to 3 hours average, but sometimes longer. Gets worse when lying down.

Abdominal Pain: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in the abdomen include gas, constipation, heartburn, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart pains, or cancer. ...Read more

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Past few nights I've had a lot of stomach gurgling while lying down. Last night stomach pain kept me up quite a bit. Mostly gone today. Related?

Past few nights I've had a lot of stomach gurgling while lying down. Last night stomach pain kept me up quite a bit. Mostly gone today. Related?

Possibly: Abdominal gurgling is generally due to movement of contents, including gas, through the gut. Distention of the bowels can cause crampy pain. More serious causes of these issues can include ulcers. reflux and infections. Your information indicates colostomy and hernia surgery as well as use of ibuprofen. See your MD as your issues may be more involved than this general answer. ...Read more

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Stomach pain around navel for 2-3 days. Worse when standing up. Better in direct heat and when lying down. Appetite and BMs unaffected. Is it serious?

Stomach pain around navel for 2-3 days. Worse when standing up. Better in direct heat and when lying down. Appetite and BMs unaffected. Is it serious?

Maybe, maybe not: It's hard to tell. A problem with your appendix can be very serious and that pain usually starts around the navel. It usually gets worse, however and eventually moves to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is also associated with worsening appetite, nausea and low grade fever. You should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain when I am laying down?

I have stomach pain when I am laying down?

Stomach pain: Can be caused by many condition. See u pcp for evaluation and workup, or a GI physician. ...Read more

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I've had stomach pain that started at 3:30pm today while standing up. Pain goes away with sitting or laying down. Should I be worried?

I've had stomach pain that started at 3:30pm today while standing up. Pain goes away with sitting or laying down. Should I be worried?

Abdominal pain: The reasons for abdominal pain are too many to list here. Some are nothing to worry about and others require medical attention. If your abdominal pain becomes severe, or constant, or wakes you from sleep, or is accompanied by fever, vomiting, bad diarrhea, or bloody stool, then by all means go to see your doctor or Urgent Care/ER for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Left lower stomach pain...Its a little hard when i press down on my stomach and im having sharp pains...What should be my most important concern ?!

Left lower stomach pain...Its a little hard when i press down on my stomach and im having sharp pains...What should be my most important concern ?!

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain on the left side is less worrisome than on the right, in general. But, pain should be evaluated. The common causes of left lower quadrant pain include constipation, colitis, diverticulitis and diverticulosis. There could also be referred pain with hernia or bladder troubles. If the pain is persistent or intolerable then please see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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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


Dr. John Feola
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Gastrointestinal Pain (Definition)

Gastrointestinal pain is a clinical finding in which there is chest or abdominal pain due to issues in the ...Read more