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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

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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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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