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How come I get stomach ache when eating breakfast?

How come I get stomach ache when eating breakfast?

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? What type of breakfast r u eating? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Stomach Pain After Meal (Definition)

Stomach pain after a meal, also known as a postprandial pain, refers to pain in the mid abdomen after eating. It can have many causes, related to the stomach, esophagus, gallbladder, pancreas, and intestines, among other organs. If it persists, ...Read more


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How come I am more hungry mid-morning after eating breakfast rather then mid-morning when I don't eat breakfast? It makes no sense to me

How come I am more hungry mid-morning after eating breakfast rather then mid-morning when I don't eat breakfast? It makes no sense to me

Sugar dropping: If your breakfast is high in carbs and doesn't contain any protein or fat, your sugar level goes up, your body responds by releasing Insulin and then your sugar drops. It's all gone in 2-3 hours.

Make sure you have protein and some fat in your breakfast too. Those calories take longer to be digested and enter the blood after the carbohydrates, helps you got 4-5 hours between meals. ...Read more

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Can you develop morning sickness in the second trimester having not had any in the first? I'm nauseous after eating breakfast. I'm 17w4d

Can you develop morning sickness in the second trimester having not had any in the first? I'm nauseous after eating breakfast. I'm 17w4d

Not the same: It is very common for women to have morning sickness in the first trimester. If you did not have it, then you were lucky. For women who seem to develop it later, it is likely for other reasons. The most common, particularly with the association of food, is reflux related problems. This can easily be treated with daily antacid medications - talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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After eating breakfast I feel lathargic, weak, sleepy, and ready to take a nap. Not ready for the day at all, more like ready to be done.

After eating breakfast I feel lathargic, weak, sleepy, and ready to take a nap. Not ready for the day at all, more like ready to be done.

Narcolepsy?: You are either not getting enough rem and deep sleep or might have narcolepsy. There are two different sleep tests that might be necessary. An overnight polysomnogram is done first. If all is well, then a sleep latency test is done in the morning. ...Read more

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After eating breakfast. I start feeling pain in my stomach.?

After eating breakfast. I start feeling pain in my stomach.?

Stomach pain: Please provide more information to help you appropriately. Pain after eating can be gall bladder related, ischemia related, stomach ulcer related pain can get better after eating and return few hours later. Patients who have gluten or lactose intolerance can have pain after eating foods that contain them. ...Read more

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My vision is blurry after eating breakfast sandwich and coffee palpitations also?

My vision is blurry after eating breakfast sandwich and coffee palpitations also?

Go to ER: I doubt breakfast has anything to do with your problem. Go to er for evaluation of palpitations. ...Read more

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I got a rash after eating breakfast. The only new thing was unfiltered flax seed oil.?

I got a rash after eating breakfast. The only new thing was unfiltered flax seed oil.?

Flax seed rash: Could be an allergy or sensitivity to flax seed oil. Try completely off flax seed for a few weeks and see if the rash disappears. If not then it is something else. ...Read more

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My tinnitus sound is lower in the morning after eating breakfast and increases dramatically in the evening. Why?

My tinnitus sound is lower in the morning after eating breakfast and increases dramatically in the evening. Why?

Several ideas: Are there meds you are taking in the morning that may cause tinnitus, may have patulous eustachian tube which is usually best in morning and worse later in day, may be too much sound during the day, is there less environmental sound later and more earlier, salt and caffeine intake throughout day. See ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you become very very sleepy 2 hours after eating breakfast everyday? Eating healthy does not make a difference

What does it mean if you become very very sleepy 2 hours after eating breakfast everyday? Eating healthy does not make a difference

It MAY be that you: Are experiencing a bout of low blood sugar. When we eat, our Insulin is released and then we can crash. Please see your doc who may order a glucose tolerance test. After that you can eat accordingly. You may need to clean up your diet, perhaps too many carbs. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do I feel anxiety after eating breakfast in morning? Can blood sugar or something else be affected due to that being the first meal?

Why do I feel anxiety after eating breakfast in morning? Can blood sugar or something else be affected due to that being the first meal?

It isn't WHAT: Meal it is it's how much SUGAR in that meal when you are concerned about "reactive" HYPO- (LOW) GLYCEMIA (BLOOD SUGAR) A simple blood test will answer your question!!
Hope this is helpful
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Mrs is 89 after eating breakfast while cleaning up she gets a tremble feeling it also feels like a shiver and a feel of falling backwards?

Mrs is 89 after eating breakfast while cleaning up she gets a tremble feeling it also feels like a shiver and a feel of falling backwards?

Symptoms after meals: Symptoms after eating can sometimes be brought on by the workload on the heart caused by the extra blood flow needed for digestion. It's also possible that symptoms are brought on by standing (lowering of blood pressure on standing). Taking medications first thing after getting up can cause symptoms that begin shortly after breakfast too. Best to talk to your doctor and get blood pressure checked. :). ...Read more

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Not diabetic. My mom checked my blood sugar 2 hours after eating breakfast. It was 90. Is that normal 2 hours after eating?

Not diabetic. My mom checked my blood sugar 2 hours after eating breakfast. It was 90. Is that normal 2 hours after eating?

Normal blood sugar: That is a perfectly normal blood sugar 2 hours after a meal. Usually if you have a random blood sugar of over 200, or if you have a blood sugar of over 125 while fasting, that would need further evaluation for diabetes.
Hope that you find this helpfull. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach cramp up so bad after eating breakfast? No matter what I eat it hurts. If I don't eat I get shakey and irritated and very moody

Why does my stomach cramp up so bad after eating breakfast? No matter what I eat it hurts. If I don't eat I get shakey and irritated and very moody

Many answers: Maybe you have gastritis, to many hours between foods. Check pyloric h. The alkaline diet can help. You can do alcat test for food intolerance. Of course the bad mood and shake coul he related to low sugar and low energy with out food. You can check wiith a gastro or a family md. Change the type of food you are getting, ask your pcp for any recommendation ...Read more

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What is a normal blood sugar level approximately 4 hours after eating breakfast?

What is a normal blood sugar level approximately 4 hours after eating breakfast?

Should be < 140mg/dL: You're best off looking at a 2 hr post meal blood sugar because by the time 4 hours have gone by, blood sugar may have come down from a much higher value. ...Read more

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Could it be a bad idea going to sleep right after eating breakfast lunch or dinner?

Could it be a bad idea going to sleep right after eating breakfast lunch or dinner?

Generally yes: Try not go go to sleep with food in stomach (so within 1-2 hours). This can contribute to more reflux and your body needing gravity to help it digest. Unless schedule is very erratic, there are few reasons why you would be sleeping during your normal wake hours. ...Read more

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15 minutes after eating breakfast my blood sugar was 152. However it tapered off quickly and was back under 100 after one hour. Is this normal?

15 minutes after eating breakfast my blood sugar was 152. However it tapered off quickly and was back under 100 after one hour. Is this normal?

Yes: While it is not a standardized test the data your provided is no cause for concern.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Can you tell me a normal blood sugar range after eating breakfast?

Can you tell me a normal blood sugar range after eating breakfast?

Normal blood sugar: This will depend on your age, body size, and method used to check BG. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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A couple hours after eating breakfast, I started feeling slightly weak again, as though I hadn't eaten in a couple days. What is wrong with me?

A couple hours after eating breakfast, I started feeling slightly weak again, as though I hadn't eaten in a couple days. What is wrong with me?

Low blood sugar?: Not sure if this is the answer, so I have a speculating, but based on your story, perhaps your blood sugar is dropping too low after eating breakfast. A good test would be to see if eating something with sugar makes you better quickly. If it does, you might consider actually seeing a doctor and getting some labs drawn to sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been getting hives (1-3 small bumps) in a same spot on my tummy right after eating breakfast, a few x a week. Weird! Maybe Lactose intolerance?

I've been getting hives (1-3 small bumps) in a same spot on my tummy right after eating breakfast, a few x a week. Weird! Maybe Lactose intolerance?

NOT LACTOSE INTOL: When you have lactose intolerance, you lack the enzyme needed to digest lactose sugar. If you ingest foods with lactose, it is digested by gut germs making you gassy and often have watery acidic stools. This is not allergic and does not give hives.Recurrent hives is a single location may be a local contact agent like the nickle in a buckle, or other allergy producing trigger. ...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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Is there anything that can cause stomach aches after eating?

Is there anything that can cause stomach aches after eating?

Many causes: Gastritis, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux, gallbladder problems, pancreatic problems. It would help to know what other symptoms you have. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain mostly after eating and have had about four episodes of this over a 2-3 month period since I was in my early 20s. Doctors were never able to determine cause. This time at age 43 blood tests have shown mildly elevated pancreas e

I have upper abdominal pain mostly after eating and have had about four episodes of this over a 2-3 month period since I was in my early 20s. Doctors were never able to determine cause. This time at age 43 blood tests have shown mildly elevated pancreas e

Gallbladder disease?: Since you now have been found to have elevated pancreas enzymes, the possibility of gallstones must be considered. They may have developed since last time you were worked up, and could lead to symptoms you are describing. Pancreatitis is mostly commonly caused by gallstones; consider evaluation by a general surgeon ...Read more

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Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Mix of dark and light green stool especially after eating certain fruits i.e. grapes n dull stomach ache for two months. Possible causes?

Changed stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could upper abdomen pain after eating and unbearable chest pain when laid flat at night be please?

What could upper abdomen pain after eating and unbearable chest pain when laid flat at night be please?

Ulcer and reflux: You may well have a peptic ulcer and reflux disease. I recommend proceeding with an endoscopy and at the same time exclude an h pylori infection. ...Read more

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I am getting upper abdomen pain most of the day and after eating food it is reducing. Should I concern about this?

Ulcer pain??: The best thing would be that you have an ulcer. It is, and has been for a number of years, a treatable medical condition- with 2 antibiotics and an antacid for about 3 weeks. If that doesn't work see your doc to look for nastier things-I.e. Stomach cancer, et. Al. ...Read more

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Upper abdomen pain and bloating, always after eating bread?

Upper abdomen pain and bloating, always after eating bread?

Celiac, gluten intol: Approximately 6 percent of patients are gluten sensitive. One percent of patients have celiac. Gluten found in flour which makes bread can cause bloating and cramping in patients with celiac or gluten sensitvity. Your doctor can do tests like blood work and endoscopy to check for this. ...Read more

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