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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.

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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

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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!

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Mild stomach pain, moves around, worse when in lying in bed, eating/not eating makes no difference nor does changing food, what could be likely cause?

Mild stomach pain, moves around, worse when in lying in bed, eating/not eating makes no difference nor does changing food, what could be likely cause?

Abdominal pain: This could be anything. One of the causes of abdominal been getting worse when laying down is pancreatitis. Seek medical help.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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