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What can be done for a continuous stomach pain brought on by stress?

What can be done for a continuous stomach pain brought on by stress?

See you physician: I agree with dr pappas but one also needs a full work up including a pelvic exam to make sure the pain is just from stress and you do not have another disease as well e.g. Endometriosis, bladder infection, or ovarian cyst. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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How to treat stomach pain due to stress?

How to treat stomach pain due to stress?

Deal with the stress: If you have stomach pain and it is related to stress, it would be important to address the underlying cause. If you haven't seen your physician of these symptoms would start there. A second step would be psychological assessment where treatment options can be explored. Good luck. ...Read more

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3-4x a year I get chronic stomach pain lasting for 6-10 weeks. Not triggered or impacted by stress or food. Endoscopy was inconclusive?

3-4x a year I get chronic stomach pain lasting for 6-10 weeks. Not triggered or impacted by stress or food. Endoscopy was inconclusive?

Functional: 20's male with chronic recurrent intestinal dysfunctions, each of several weeks duration, would seem to be having IBS; a functional disorder probably mediated by parasympathetic intestinal hyperactivity. In such cases, therapeutic benefits provided by Bentyl (dicyclomine) or Cannabis would be diagnostically enlightening. Associated chronic low back and pelvic pains are often seen in males with IBS. ...Read more

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My 41yr old first cousin, is constantly complaining of stomach pain, she drinks about 3-4 12oz cans malt liquor sometimes everyday+smokes, stress, sedenta?

My 41yr old first cousin, is constantly complaining of stomach pain, she drinks about 3-4 12oz cans malt liquor sometimes everyday+smokes, stress, sedenta?

Alcohol: Try to get her in to see a GI to check out her stomach pain. Offer to drive her to appointment. Let doctor or nurse see this answer on your iphone. Ask for their assistance to get her help for her alcohol before she has a major GI bleed. See if they are willing to prescribe something like campral, refer her to substance abuse counselor or aoda physician and to detox aa after workup and tx of gi. ...Read more

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Can to much emotional stress cause stomach pain or what does it cause. How do you get better?

Can to much emotional stress cause stomach pain or what does it cause. How do you get better?

Yes: Emotional stress is extremely disruptive at many levels, including mood, but the body's responses are quite varied. One of the most common areas to be involved is the GI tract, so stomach pain is often present. Of course, other things can also cause pain, including things like ulcers, which can result from stress. Stress can involve any part of the body. Many stress reduction techniques can help. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause bloating, light stomach pain, stomach growling in just a couple of days?

Can anxiety and stress cause bloating, light stomach pain, stomach growling in just a couple of days?

Yes: Stress causes many reactions in the body. Some people get headaches or back pain, others have stomach problems. It sounds like your stress may be causing you to feel bad. The best treatment is to decrease the stress in your life- talk to a friend or a counselor, rearrange life priorities, get help with a problem, reevaluate romantic relationships. If problems continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am currently stuck on shift in an icu and am having an acute stress gastritis attack, will pepto bismol help with the stomach pain?

I am currently stuck on shift in an icu and am having an acute stress gastritis attack, will pepto bismol help with the stomach pain?

Gastritis: I am so sorry to hear this! Pepto should help, but you should see an MD to see why this is happening especially if this in to the first time: you may need to be checked for H pylori. Also, be sure you are not eating sugary foods, soda, refined carbs; go gluten free for a few months to see if this helps. Avoid caffeine (if you can) as this will make the irritation worse. Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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When I'm mad and I became stressed. I have stomach pain then experiencing like a gas in my stomach that won't comes out in my anus? Why?

When I'm mad and I became stressed. I have stomach pain then experiencing like a gas in my stomach that won't comes out in my anus? Why?

Possibly excess acid: Stress can cause excessive acid secretion in the stomach. Try a rapidly acting antacid such as Tums (calcium carbonate). Gas is usually due to unconsciously swallowing air. Eventually passes, but takes time. Try to consciously avoid this habit. ...Read more

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Can IBS and stress cause knotted stomach pain about 1 inch above belly button. This pain seems to come on during high stress times and lasts for days.

That can happen.: I would encourage you to look into destressing techniques like deep breathing exercises & progressive muscle relaxation. Tai chi, acupuncture, meditation & yoga are also beneficial. If you efforts are not doing the trick, consider seeing a psychologist to work more on ways to handle stress. Take care. ...Read more

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It hurts to lay on my stomach, stomach pain with stress especially and bright red coated stool for the last 2-3 months.?

It hurts to lay on my stomach, stomach pain with stress especially and bright red coated stool for the last 2-3 months.?

See the GI doctor: Need a consult with a GI doctor as soon as one can be arranged. If not able see your own doctor. The redness suggests bleeding. If you are a younger age this may well be Crohns. It also could be a peptic ulcer with a rapid transit time. See your doctor to make sure there is nothing serious going on. Stress can aggravate all of the GI problems. ...Read more

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I heard about dyspepsia can cause stomach problems. I often stress about stomach pain and burning. Can stress cause dyspepsia?

May need workup w MD: Dyspepsia is a symptom - often caused by underlying problems rather than make them. Stress can lead to gastritis and ulcers that give symptoms that you describe. Reflux can lead to bruxism and jaw pain&dyspepsia. Should role out treatable causes eg parasites and gallstone, start empiric omeprazole or similar class of medicine, and make sure you don't have h pylori infection. Happy to consult ...Read more

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Feel like when I go through anxiety/stress my usually well behaved stomach causes me for past month to start burping alot, feel like food moves slowly down my throat, random pit of stomach pain, stool amount changes/BM's less frequent. No bloody BM.?

Feel like when I go through anxiety/stress my usually well behaved stomach causes me for past month to start burping alot, feel like food moves slowly down my throat, random pit of stomach pain, stool amount changes/BM's less frequent. No bloody BM.?

For some people -: The GI tract can be quite reaction to stress. Please work on reducing stress/ anxiety. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. ...Read more

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How do I reduce an intense stress-induced stomach ache?

Destress!!!: I know stress is something that coems form lots of day to day things. When you cannot control the "outside" try to control your "inside". Try meditation, it should ease the stress. If it does not work, see a doctor. Doont end up with peptic ulcers! ...Read more

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What do doctors do to detect stress as the reason for my stomach pains?

What do doctors do to detect stress as the reason for my stomach pains?

First rule out dz: Doctors must first take a thorough history from you, do a full physical examination, appropriate lab work and other studies as indiciated to rule out disease as causing your pain. Stress is a diagnosis of exclusion, and your own observations about the pain as it relates to stress would be very important in nailing down this reason as the cause. ...Read more

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I get alot of stress (emotional) from the people that are around me. I have started getting stomach pains, is this bad?

I get alot of stress (emotional) from the people that are around me. I have started getting stomach pains, is this bad?

Stress is not: Healthy...and stomach pains are a common result of stress which if not "dealt with" can go on to stomach problems (such as ulcer)
Speak with your Primary Care Provider about a referral to a counselor!
THERE ARE HEALTHY WAYS OF COPING WITh STRESS

Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach ache?

Can stress cause stomach ache?

Sure it can: Stress I swell known to increase stomach acid production and reflux. The increased acid levels can certainly cause irritation to the stomach lining and result in a stomach ache. Try deep breathing and/or meditation to help relieve stress. ...Read more

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Acute stress due an incident, causes me serious stomach pains, mild dihorrea, &hypersomnia, any de-stress effort didn't do much, how can I cure GI problem?

Acute stress due an incident, causes me serious stomach pains, mild dihorrea, &hypersomnia, any de-stress effort didn't do much, how can I cure GI problem?

Likely depression: One of the most common causes of hypersomnia is depression. However, 20% of people with depression also have sleep apnea and vice versa. I would recommend you see a psychiatrist for eval of your probable depression (90% of our serotonin is in our gut). Serotonin drugs are used to treat depression and often help the gut. See a GI doc if you have not yet, and a sleep doc as well to rule out apnea. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress by itself bring on stomach ache?

Can emotional stress by itself bring on stomach ache?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, digestive issues, etc. Please see your doctor and, if this continues, a clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ache which atacks me when I'm facing stress. What can I do to get rid of it?

See your doc: Besides the obvious- reduce your stress, make sure you visit your priamry care doctor, to determine if it's more than just a stress ulcer-sometimes, it may represent something more serious like a heart attack. ...Read more

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When I get bad news or stress I shiver rly bad, sweat and stomach pains doc thougth ibs, ibd, hernia or ulcer why do I shiver so bad from stress?

When I get bad news or stress I shiver rly bad, sweat and stomach pains doc thougth ibs, ibd, hernia or ulcer why do I shiver so bad from stress?

Common physical: Symptom of anxiety. This can include total body trembling, shaking, shivering, and it can occur in any muscle group. Please see an excellent overview of a plethora of physical symptoms of anxiety at the following website.
www. Anxietycentre. Com/anxiety-symptoms/trembling. Shtml
anxiety symptoms - trembling, shaking, tremors trembling. ...Read more

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I've been feeling bloated cramping excited text stomach pains a Adomino paincan't sleep at night I sleep during the day stressed what is all this?

I've been feeling bloated cramping excited text stomach pains a Adomino paincan't sleep at night I sleep during the day stressed what is all this?

Bloated /abd pain: May be reflux, H pylori, gallbladder or food intolerances or ovarian issues like cysts or pregnancy or vaginal /PID infection. Check HCG, check for H pylori gastritis, could try elimination diet, what happens when you stop milk products for a week or gluten products for a week? F/u wiht doctor /urgemt care. ...Read more

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I'm not sure im pregnant I was morning sick 3 weeks ago. I've been getting lower abdominal pain. But im also stressed out. Can I be pregnant?

Yes: You need to do a home pregancy test first. Whether it is positive or not you still need to see a doctor to evaluate lower abdominal pain. The most serious condition of pain and a positive pregnancy test is a tubal pregnancy which requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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19, pcos, general malaise with abdominal pain in different regions. Multiple normal test. Always stressed and nervous. Anxiety? Or serious problem?

19, pcos, general malaise with abdominal pain in different regions. Multiple normal test. Always stressed and nervous. Anxiety? Or serious problem?

PCOS: It is not uncommon to suffer from mental health related problems due to hormonal imbalances and PCOS. I would recommend that you seek guidance from your primary care physician or a qualified therapist with experience working with women diagnosed with PCOS. It is important to determine the correct diagnosis and establish treatment plans for both conditions. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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