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The Left Side Of My Stomach Hurts Really Bad
What does it mean when you can't diejest your food right &can't pass your gas &you feel backed up &your lower side of your stomach hurts really bad?
Maybe nothing but...: Taken together, your symptoms suggest a potentially sluggish gut. This may reflect autonomic dysfunction, inflammation, infection, gynecologic issues/pregnancy, even a bladder infection. Irritable bowel syndrome also has to be considered. Some simple testing and a physical exam should help answer your question and define what treatment is appropriate. ...Read more
Depends: On what is causing the pain Jason. If I were you, try a Tums or Zantac (ranitidine) now. Avoid Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naproxen and other "NSAIDS". It may be more serious than we think, and you might need urgent evaluation since I don't know the symptoms you are experiencing. If I were you, see your doctor to figure out what is going on. If your pain is severe, go in immediately. Best of luck. ...Read more
Warning sign: Pain or difficulty swallowing, weight loss, heartburn w wheezing or hoarseness, particularly after unsuccessful treatment w an over-the-counter acid suppressor like omeprazole, warrants evaluation in clinic. Complications of acid reflux (stomach acid washing up into esophagus or throat) can cause damage, narrowing of esophagus, occasionally even cancer of esophagus) & are best treated early. ...Read more
Talk to doctor:
It would be prudent to talk to the doctor who prescribed the medication. In the mean time you may take an over the counter antacid, like Maalox or Tums.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My stomach hurts really bad and I don't know what the problem is I've been going to the restroom normally any ideas what it could be?
Ideas: Get a comprehensive physical exam and blood testing from your private physician. ...Read more
My stomach hurts really bad and it gets worse each day. Its been hurting for about 2-3 weeks now, and its like a sharp pain in the middle of my stomach.
My stomach hurts really bad and when I stand up it hurts and when I curl into a ball it feels much better it kinda bubbles and the bubbles hurt?
Sounds like: It is time to see a doctor. You need a complete medical history and physical examination. If your pain is severe or associated with vomiting, you should go to an emergency room for evaluation. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm recovering from anorexia. My stomach hurts really bad from eating small meals (3 a day)?
Consider this...: Postprandial discomfort may not always originate from stomach. Signs/symptoms may help localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Risks? Stress? Treatment of your pain depends on cause. ...Read more
After having sex my stomach hurts really bad and I start to bleed really heavily. Should I be worried?
Needs eval: Sex alone should not cause heavy bleeding. At times, certain cervical conditions (infections, polpys, dysplasia) can cause bleeding after sex due to the contact irritation of the cervix with sex. This needs investigation with a physical gyn exam. Contact your local obgyn. Needs eval. ...Read more
Can cake give you gas pains? B/c this is my second day eatting it and my stomach hurts really bad
Hard to say: There are a few possible things that might cause cake to give you abdominal discomfort. It could be that you have some lactose intolerance and you're reacting to the milk in the cake. It could also be celiac sprue, in which case you're reacting to the gluten in the cake. If this continues to be a problem, it's worth getting it checked out with your doctor as it could be also due to something else. ...Read more
Lately for about a week after I take a poop my stomach hurts really bad can you tell me what could be causing this to happen?
Stomach pain: This could be anything. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
I think I took 1000 my of Keflex on accident -- do I need to go to the doctor or can I wait it out at home? My stomach hurts really bad
See your doctor.: If your abdomen hurts in the lower portion severely, you should see your doctor. There are many potential causes, but one of them is appendicitis, it needs to be diagnosed early it is there. Please go now. Do not delay. If your doctor is not open at the moment, go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Stomach hurts really bad this morning when waking up and puking badly. We don't know why. Any suggestions?
GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest, fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. You need full exam and lab screen to rule out infection. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is vital it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more
Friend hasbeen loosing weight constipated andcant keep food down and says her stomach hurts really bad?
Seek medical care: This situation could represent a bowel obstruction which can have many different causes. Depending on the age, previous surgeries or medical problems, obstructions can be caused by scarring, congenital defects, hernias, tumors, or twisted bowel (volvulus). Also inactivity of the bowels (ileus) can be a cause. The vomiting could lead to electrolyte problems and dehydration which could be serious. ...Read more
I took linzess and am really sick now. Cant stop going to the bathroom. Also, upper stomach hurts really bad and I feel really bloated.
Stop linzess: Diarrhea is common side effect of Linzess. Stop and symptoms should resolve with time. If not see your GI or primary care and they can give you something to help relieve the symptoms. Would not take immodium or something of this nature without consulting your doctor. Could try some pepto bismol but if symptoms persist would see doctor ...Read more
My boyfriend says that his stomach hurts really bad and feels like filled with air bubbles for two days. He just threw up a bit but he said it helped?
Abd pain needs an exam to make a DX
IF the pain persists, then call your DR or be seen in ER. ...Read more
Stomach ache feels like if it were on fire and get cramps been two days now hurts really bad no pills are working
I'm: I'm not sure what pills you are taking for your abdominal pain. Common pills for a feeling of burning would include tums, rolaids, zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet, or pepcid. If you have not had relief from your medication then you need to see your doctor for an evaluation. You could have an early ulcer or a multitude of other abdominal problems. If you have vomiting, continued pain, light-headedness, blood in the stool, or can't eat and drink then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more
I have a stomach ache, really bad liver pain, my skin is pale with a yellow, I have dark circles under my eyes, and my liver hurts really bad, neusea?
Hello, my stomach hurts 2 weeks in a row. When I am in sleeping position it's not so bad, but siting it's hurting. It's in left side, under the hip.?
Not yr stomach: You have to be examined carefully by a human being. You might have an issue with your left hip joint. Get a good exam! ...Read more
Many possibilities: A simple tummy ache with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, whether at home or traveling, may be from a virus infection, bacteria infection, or contaminated food. A normal person, not pregnant, not on medications, usually recovers easily. Taking a Pedialyte popsicle or 2-3 oz of Pedialyte hourly, plus drinking/eating little else, may settle things down. Otherwise, a Dr. Should evaluate. ...Read more
I had my appendix taken out years back but now my left side of my stomach hurts and feels like a knot is there. I wanna know what's wrong?
May be GYN related: Most frequently left lower quadrant abdominal pain in a young female is caused by gyn related issues (e.g. Ruptured ovarian cyst). Less commonly, at this age, a condition called diverticulitis (inflammation of colon diverticula) may cause similar pain. Rarely appendicitis may present with pain on the left side instead of the right. Other causes are related to urinary tract. ...Read more
What can I do if my lower left side of my stomach hurts a lot any sugestions on what it might be?
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Wanting to know why are my lower left side of my stomach hurts everytime I sneeze it just started like a couple days ago?
It is likely just: A muscle strain from the force of the sneeze. Now it is irritated each time you repeat. Potentially you could have an intraabdominal organ issue (splenic bruise or rupture) but you would be a lot sicker and the pain would not resolve easily. It will most likely resolve in a few days when you stop sneezing. If you or it get worse go and get checked out by a health care professional. ...Read more
Exam: Can't be answered here. Make an appontmentment for a physicial examination and blood testing. ...Read more
When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.
My left side of my stomach hurts and my left side were my ribs are hurts now its gotten to hurt my chest and makes hard to breathe. I'm consopatied (?
Constipation maybe: For your age 19, unlikely heart, if stools hard and every 3-4 days or small amount daily probably; if diet white flower products, less water. Fruits, dark green vegetables and strain with stools yes likely constip. Gassy foods like beans, sodas can have gas bubble pain espec. If gassy. Try otc mirilax, senna or dulcolax, colace (docusate sodium). if breathing problem ;asthma?, if birthcontrol/smoke;clot see e.r. ...Read more
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