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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. Marvin Ott
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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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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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I've been having stomach pain at night after I eat, but only at night. It hurts worse when I lay down and sometimes makes me feel nauseous.

I've been having stomach pain at night after I eat, but only at night. It hurts worse when I lay down and sometimes makes me feel nauseous.

Reflux: This may be reflux of the ingested food, try not to eat after 8pm see if antacids help
Since its only when you lay down this seems to be the best answer otherwise it would occur all the time. However speak to a gastroenterologist to see if any work up is required ...Read more

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I am having severe upper stomach pain, right above my belly button. This happens when I stand up, and/or move. It's fine when I'm laying down?

I am having severe upper stomach pain, right above my belly button. This happens when I stand up, and/or move. It's fine when I'm laying down?

Hard to say: Without knowing your medical history, medication use, etc. Its hard to pinpoint cause. May be GI (stomach, intestinal, appendix or any of the organs in abdomen issues), Gyn (ovaries), muscular. May due to food or liquid you ingested. May be a serious issue or benign. If it is severe pain, better to seek immediate medical attention. Don't wait. ...Read more

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I've had intense stomach pain for the past 3 days. It gets worse when I lay on any side. It is sharp and extremely painful. It won't go away?

Stomach pain: You need to see a doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. You will need a good physical exam, blood work and X-rays. It is concerning that it has lasted so long and could be a manifestation of peritonitis due to a perforated bowel or inflamed appendix, or other organ. ...Read more

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I get stomach pain whenever I stand up. When I sit or lay down, it goes away completely! When I stand I can't even straighten my back! What is this?

See a doctor: This is grossly abnormal, but attempting to diagnose without a full history and physical exam and possibly some imaging studies would be foolhardy. Please go and see somebody asap and hope this improves quickly. You sound miserable. ...Read more

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I developed stomach pain over the weekend and it hasn't gone away in 3 days. Seems the worst when I lay down at night and on waking in the morning.?

I developed stomach pain over the weekend and it hasn't gone away in 3 days. Seems the worst when I lay down at night and on waking in the morning.?

Many possible causes: The location of the pain, whether you have fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux symptoms, vaginal discharge, burning when you urinate, or whether it changes with certain foods all make a difference when deciding how urgent this is or whether you can try some treatments at home first. I suggest a consult on Health Tap Prime, or discuss with your PCP. ...Read more

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Hello, I have intense stomach pain and nausea all day long. I cannot eat without nausea and cannot lay down flat. I've tried medication. What can I do?

Hello, I have intense stomach pain and nausea all day long. I cannot eat without nausea and cannot lay down flat. I've tried medication. What can I do?

Have an endoscopy: It is concerning that that pain and nausea are all day long. That is suggestive but not specific for an ulcer. If medication has not helped that is also possible it is an ulcer or other serious condition in the abdomen. Typically an upper endoscopy aka as an EGD is best next test to have done. Recommend you see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain so bad it hurts when I lay down when I eat when I don't eat u have ulcers that I are being treated?

I have stomach pain so bad it hurts when I lay down when I eat when I don't eat u have ulcers that I are being treated?

See GI: With pain that severe, you need to see a GI dr. Who with an exam and most likely some diagnostic testing/procedures would be able to properly diagnose you and then the best treatment would follow. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have had stomach pain on my right side for 3 days now and it gets worse every time I urinate. Its so severe I can barely sit, stand, lay or walk!

I have had stomach pain on my right side for 3 days now and it gets worse every time I urinate. Its so severe I can barely sit, stand, lay or walk!

Possible infection: Would see your PCP ASAP and check things out. May be an infection or another abdominal issue Also if pain gets so bad go to the emergency room for eval. Scans and blood tests can be done quickly to make sure things are ok. ...Read more

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Occasional liver discomfort/pain and less often stomach pain. Slight stomach growling with slight gas. Gets better when I lay down. What is it?

Occasional liver discomfort/pain and less often stomach pain. Slight stomach growling with slight gas. Gets better when I lay down. What is it?

Liver is RUQ, right?: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Recent alcohol excess? ...Read more

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Hello Doc, I've been having stomach pain at night with gas, when I wake up in the morning and start my day it slowly goes away as I eat but then when I lay down again to sleep it returns. I hear gas movement noises in my lower abdomen. I've had anxiety si

Hello Doc, I've been having stomach pain at night with gas, when I wake up in the morning and start my day it slowly goes away as I eat but then when I lay down again to sleep it returns. I hear gas movement noises in my lower abdomen. I've had anxiety si

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
“It is NOT what you eat
It IS what is eating you! ”
At age 36, stressors of marriage, relationships, parenting, children out of home, work, and unresolved conflicts can cause Anxiety and physical symptoms.
Avoid foods with fiber as those foods can cause gas.
See a psychiatrist for diagnosis and Treatment including Psychotherapy, Meditation, Yoga and Medication. ...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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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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Having sever pain in left hip that shoots down my leg, left upper stomach pain, and chest pain, it is increasingly getting worse. What's going on?

Merits urgent exam!: Since there are some serious problems which could cause pain in the leg, abdomen and chest, such as vascular blood clots and spinal stenosis, these symptoms warrant an urgent evaluation. Perhaps a visit to ones emergency department would provide the most rapid assessment. ...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