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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. Adam Lewis
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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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Stomach pain before eating, but is much worse after eating...Also hurts in left and rights sides of lower abdomen?

Stomach pain before eating, but is much worse after eating...Also hurts in left and rights sides of lower abdomen?

Parental permission: You'll need your parents to sign up for their own account on this network and then, they can ask questions on your behalf. My webpage they can write to is:

www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Stomach pain before eating but much worse after eating. Also sharp stabbing pain in right and left sides of lower abdomen?

Stomach pain before eating but much worse after eating. Also sharp stabbing pain in right and left sides of lower abdomen?

You need to be seen: Allyson, if you're still ill today you need to be examined. Until you see someone, drink only clear liquids. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stomach pain while sedentary, activity I'm fine, eating is fine, but hurts at night and throughout the day even when I don't eat. All over stomach, Y?

Stomach pain while sedentary, activity I'm fine, eating is fine, but hurts at night and throughout the day even when I don't eat. All over stomach, Y?

Gastritis?: Hi SteveM, it is possible you have developed inflammation of the stomach. This can happen from reflux, ulceration, infection, allergies, alcohol, and certain types of food. It is a good reason to see your doctor. He may want to trial a medication to decrease acid in your stomach. U should try to limit yourself to small healthy meals and avoid acidic/ spicy foods and avoid alcohol. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why am I having stomach pain after eating sweets?

Why am I having stomach pain after eating sweets?

Food allergy: Some people can develop food allergies to things like sweets later in life. If you get diarrhea too, this raises the possibility even further. Ask your doctor to see if it worth looking into or not. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain after eating?

Severe stomach pain after eating?

Many possible causes: Depending on how long after eating it happens (right away or several hours later), it could be stomach inflammation or ulcers, reflux (gerd), problems with your pancreas or gall bladder or even some type of blockage to normal emptying of the stomach (a growth within or on the outside of the stomach). If you are losing weight, have no appetite, or the pain is severe, see your doc asap! ...Read more

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I went a little over 24 hours without eating a meal, and now have a major stomach pain. Even after finally eating. What can I do to relieve the pain?

I went a little over 24 hours without eating a meal, and now have a major stomach pain. Even after finally eating. What can I do to relieve the pain?

Stomach pain: Stomach pain after starvation may be from stomach irritation /ulcer. If an antacid does not relieve the pain need to have it checked out, it could be from other reasons may not even be related to the starvation. ...Read more

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Semi-consistent stomach pain. Feels similar to hunger pangs, but eating doesn't help. Haven't found anythig to help. Any suggestions fr help or cause?

Semi-consistent stomach pain. Feels similar to hunger pangs, but eating doesn't help. Haven't found anythig to help. Any suggestions fr help or cause?

Need eval: You need to see someone in this regard. The things to think about while you get an appt. Include reduce coffee, reduce caffeine, if you take aspirin or ibuprofen like meds., these can all cause similar problems. You may have reflux and need treatment. ...Read more

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Why feeling stomach pain when eating eggs?

Why feeling stomach pain when eating eggs?

Food allergy maybe: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. Better to be safe than sorry--don't consume foods that you know will make you ill. ...Read more

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Is guava eating in night cause stomach pain?

Maybe: Try stopping the guava and see what happens. ...Read more

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Stomach pain after eating?

Inflammation/gerd: There are many causes, maybe GERD or inflammation of the stomach lining or h.pylori infection ...Read more

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I have stomach pain after eating?

I have stomach pain after eating?

Peptic ulcer: Increased acid secretion with meals can cause stomach pain. Consider antacids & conside an upper endoscopy if no response. ...Read more

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Sharp stomach pain after eating apple, why?

Sharp stomach pain after eating apple, why?

Abdominal pain: Apples contain fructose. Large amount of fructose may cause GI upset. ...Read more

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Why am I having stomach pain after eating potatoes?

Why am I having stomach pain after eating potatoes?

Why eat them then?: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". How are your potatoes prepared, ; how much of them do you consume? Nothing wrong with cutting back on a food that consistently bothers you to eat it. ...Read more

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Husband gets stomach pain from eating spicy foods. How can we prevent this from occuring?

Husband gets stomach pain from eating spicy foods. How can we prevent this from occuring?

Consider this: Spicy food, may irritate the stomach so much that the lining is penetrated by the acid the stomach produces to digest sugar/carbohydrates. Would consider decreasing the spicy foods to avoid possible ulcers/even stomach cancer that could come as a result of repeated acid injury of the stomach. ...Read more

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My son had pyloromyotomy at 3 weeks. Now he is 5years and complain about stomach pain during eating. Thanks for helping us.?

See his Dr.: There are a number of possible causes for belly pain while eating. Having a pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis when he was a baby is probably not related. Please have his Dr. Evaluate him to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Stomach pain associated with after eating taking medications?

Stomach pain associated with after eating taking medications?

Gastritis: Maggie, it sounds like your stomach is inflamed. In order to improve it, take an antacid like cimetidine or ranitidine, and avoid NSAIDs, alcohol, caffeine, and smoking. Reduce spicy foods and fatty foods. It will probably take a week or two, but your stomach should feel better. If your pain worsens or you start vomiting blood, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause stomach pain after eating?

Can diabetes cause stomach pain after eating?

Yes long standing: Diabetics may develop autonomic nerve degeneration, resulting in gastric troubles, emptying problems, bloating dissension etc. ...Read more

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Why do I get stomach pain after eating cheese?

Lactose intolerance: Is possible. Do you get pain after drinking milk? . Might respond to probiotics like lactinex. ...Read more

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What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

What might cause bad stomach pain after eating and swelling?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Stomach pain and cramps after eating in the morning?

Get checked: Maybe stomach but "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate test. ...Read more

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I get severe stomach pain after eating avocados. Is this an allergy?

Possibly: Avocado are in the same family as cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. You can have an allergy: 1) to the tree-pollen where you develop local symptoms in the mouth and throat shortly after eating avocado; or the latex-fruit syndrome, where you can have generalized urticaria, abdominal pain, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can you get stomach pain after not eating for a while? If so, why? Can you get ulcers from not eating regularly?

Can you get stomach pain after not eating for a while? If so, why? Can you get ulcers from not eating regularly?

Acidity: Yes you can, when you don't eat the acid that is in your stomach continues to be present and can irritate your stomach. If this persists, eventually the protective layer that protects your stomach from irritation breaks down and can cause ulceration. Eat regularly and continue to follow up closely with your physician. ...Read more

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What would cause stomach pain after eating leafy greens? Had this ever since I was little but getting worse now?

Stomach Pain: Abdominal pain after eating is not normal, and may result from any of a very large list of possible causes. To understand your pain better, and to arrive at a diagnosis, you should see a doctor, who will ask you a series of specific questions aimed at better defining the pain. Some common causes of abdominal pain after eating include peptic ulcer disease, gallstones and mesenteric ischemia. ...Read more

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I get lower stomach pain when eating at restaurants. Is it the oil in the food? I tend to go bm after returning home.

I get lower stomach pain when eating at restaurants. Is it the oil in the food? I tend to go bm after returning home.

Could be +: Based on your sx and timing with relation to eating dinner, it is very likely related to something your ingesting. Possibilities include too much oil/fried foods, certain food sensitivity, see if you can determine what foods precipitate the problem. The most important part of the story, is eating out at restaurant. Over 95% of problems (infections, etc) related to eating occur out, not in, home. ...Read more

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Vomiting 1x day at night only. Day 4 now and low grade temp now present. Normal activity level slight decrease in eating and occas stomach pain.?

Vomiting 1x day at night only. Day 4 now and low grade temp now present. Normal activity level slight decrease in eating and occas stomach pain.?

Infection: This sounds like a viral infection. If you have persisten diarrhea which is bloody or severe vomiting, see your MD. ...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