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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

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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Under extreme stress.A gastritis attack has begun.Belching, bloat , mid back pain, rumbling stomach.Omeprazole causes me diarreah.Ideas?

Under extreme stress.A gastritis attack has begun.Belching, bloat , mid back pain, rumbling stomach.Omeprazole causes me diarreah.Ideas?

IBS: You might have a condition called irritable bowel syndrome and not gastritis. It is a benign condition associated with anxiety or stress. Usually high fiber and medication will help to alleviate most of the symptoms. Medications like Bentyl , Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) or Levsin are commonly used to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Constant bloating and gassy stomach. Stomach pains radiates to back. What can it be?

Constant bloating and gassy stomach. Stomach pains radiates to back. What can it be?

Gb ulcers & more may: Many GI diseases as ulcers, gallbladder & others may do so. There are many GI problems radiate 2 the back . So look beyond the back 4 the cause. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach no appetite, stress related?

Bloated stomach no appetite, stress related?

Possible, see doctor: It is possible that you have stress-induced bloating. This would be caused by swallowing air into your G.I. Track. However, there are many other causes of bloating and i would recommend that you talk them over with your physician. For at least temporary relief you can get any product over-the-counter that contains simethicone. ...Read more

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Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is usually a well-tolerated medicine. However, any medicine can cause side effects in some people. If you suspect the side effects are due to Prevacid (lansoprazole), your options are either to switch medicines or to stop it temporarily, to see if the side effects go away, then restart it in a few weeks and observe if the symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nervous/ sick to stomach  feeling in stomach,  lots of gas,  lower abdominal pain . Help ?

Irritable bowel: These are characteristics of irritable bowel syndrome for which certain foods or stress may be triggers. Peppermint capsules have helped some people. Lactose and gluten intolerance are also to be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach growling and bloating ? Also mild headaches

Can stress cause stomach growling and bloating ? Also mild headaches

Yes.: Stress causes sympathetic nervous system activation; leading to a reduction of blood to the stomach and kidneys and activation of the large muscle groups. Hence bloating, growling, and headaches. Learn how to relax and let go of stress by altering ones thinking and ones apprehensiveness by learning coping techniques. For more info read Hans Selye's "Stress". You can get better. ...Read more

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Can stress cause bloating, weird stomach sounds, and gas?

Can stress cause bloating, weird stomach sounds, and gas?

Absolutely, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Nausea back pain tired fatigue sore breast pains in tummy?

Nausea back pain tired fatigue sore breast pains in tummy?

Test!: Do a hpt or see a doctor for a blood test. Symptoms do not help, and you can know the answer for sure in minutes. Good luck, either way. ...Read more

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Gastritis or stomach ulcers stomach pains in my head it loss appetite pains in legs lower back pain hard to breeze?

Gastric Ulcer: These can produce back pain and various other sequelae such as sepsis and lung injury. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pains before eating, mild stomach pains after Eating,nausea,vomiting,severe migraines,irregular cycle,fatigue,pain in lower back?

Severe stomach pains before eating, mild stomach pains after Eating,nausea,vomiting,severe migraines,irregular cycle,fatigue,pain in lower back?

Fibromyalgia? : 23y female has low back pain, fatigue & functional/dysautonomia symptoms of migraine, IBS & pelvic organs. Chronic pain begets non-restorative sleep, depression & fatigue. A thorough medical exam is needed to rule out inflammatory, autoimmune & hormonal disorders. Absent explanatory findings, fibromyalgia becomes a concern. A unifying disorder might be Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach

You : You can try gas-x or beano for your gas and bloating. As far as upset stomach is concerned, try an acid blocker like pepcid, (famotidine) or Prilosec otc is good or even pepto. Also i recommend you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to make sure you are not dealing with an ulcer, gastritis, etc. You will need a complete evaluation/work up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Stomach pains, back and rib pain just ovulated excessive burping?

Stomach pains, back and rib pain just ovulated excessive burping?

As a first: Line i would reduce stomach acid with generic prilosec, zantac (ranitidine) or both. If this helps discomfort, reflux at play. It could be more than one thing but the burping points to reflux. Get that out of the way, you see more clearly the other issues. ...Read more

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Suffer stomach bloating and abdomen pain. Why?

Suffer stomach bloating and abdomen pain. Why?

Lots of options: Gas pain can come from a wide variety of sources including diet, medication, menstrual cycles, previous surgery, stress and many many more. If the problem does not resolve, call your family doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

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

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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Can stress cause stomach aches and hallucinations?

Can stress cause stomach aches and hallucinations?

Only if extreme: Please see your family doctor for your stomach and consult with a psychiatrist about your hallucinations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach aches, reflux and diarrhoea? Any answers appreciated!

It can.: So can other causes. Important to check with your doctor about why you have them. It could be serious. But back to the question, the gastrointestinal system has it's own 'nervous system' and can perceive your stress level and will react to it accordingly, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is highly associated to stress, and has symptoms similar to the ones you are describing. ...Read more

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Help my parents are divorcing and all the stress is causing a stomach ache and nausea?

Help my parents are divorcing and all the stress is causing a stomach ache and nausea?

Stress/dyspepsia: I can imagine how stressful it must be. Grown ups do part ways sometimes and it is nto your fault. The best you can do is to stay neutral and give emotional support to both parents as they are also going thru a lot. Try otc 75 mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for a few weeks. If it gets worse, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 3 days late and only having mild cramps but also stomach aches. Bf and i had protected sex on the 11th of april 2014? Am i just stressed or preg?

I'm 3 days late and only having mild cramps but also stomach aches. Bf and i had protected sex on the 11th of april 2014? Am i just stressed or preg?

Too soon: It is common for stress to affect your cycle. But pregnancy is always a possibility, even with protection. If your only intercourse was 4/11, then an over the counter pregnancy test may not be accurate yet. Wait until 4/25, and if no period yet, take a preg test with your first morning urine. ...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?

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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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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Is 7up good for stomach aches?

Is 7up good for stomach aches?

Possibly: Many patients report sips of 7-up as soothing. ...Read more

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What is the reason for stomach aches?

What is the reason for stomach aches?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities gastritis, ulcer, dyspepsia, gas could you please provide more info thanks! ...Read more

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Could quadriplegics get stomach aches?

Could quadriplegics get stomach aches?

Stomach Aches: Stomach ache is a general condition that can affect everyone including those who are quadriplegic. ...Read more

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Zpack is giving me bad stomach aches?

Zpack is giving me bad stomach aches?

Consider: taking it with food. Avoid alcohol. Consider adding in probiotics. ...Read more

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What causes stomach aches after eating?

What causes stomach aches after eating?

Depends: Stomach aches after eating can be from eating too much, eating something that disagrees with you because you can not tolerate it, causes reflux or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Try writing down what you eat to see ify ou can track it. The most common food intolerances are to dairy and gluten so do an elimination diet for 3 weeks without them and see how you feel. And see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does SAM-e cause stomach aches? Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.

Does SAM-e cause stomach aches?  Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.

Not for anxiety: SAM-e is indicated for mild depression but not anxiety. There are no effective /safe herbals for anxiety. Kava kava used to be on the market but it can cause liver damage so it is NOT safe. The best natural methods for anxiety include meditation, yoga, journaling, and just plain exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a stomach ache?

What is a stomach ache?

Many things: "stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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


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