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What Causes Stomach Flutters
Depends : Stomach spasm and " spastic colon" are outdated names for irritable bowel syndrome. This is characterized by cramps episodic belly pain that is associated with diarrhea and/or constipation. Frequently, pain will lessen after a BM. A safe and effective means if managing this without prescription medication is to use a fiber supplement (psyllium) twice a day with plenty of fluid. ...Read more
Food poisoning: You may have eaten something that has caused food poisoning. Under cooked chicken, lettuce from a salad bar, or poorly prepaed green beans. Often it is caused by a virus that causes an infection in your stomach. If you are vomiting alot and /or have diarrhea, you may need to see a doctor to be evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stomach spasms?: The list is lengthy. Do you experience them regularly? Have you noticed a pattern after you eat certain foods? How long has this been going on? Please resubmit with more details. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Many: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gas /Air/Peristalsis: 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
Stomach acidity: Our GI system is in continuous operation, with the average adult swallowing 1 quart of saliva/day & the esophagus opening slightly to let it into the stomach. We feed at intervals & the muscular stomach walls squeeze & mix food with stomach acid. If the esophagus opens to accept saliva while the stomach is squeezing, acid is pushed up the esophagus & may burn the walls.Over time this can cause hb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Many conditions can cause these symptoms, but the most common are indigestion and dietary indiscretion. Other conditions that can bring about these symptoms are reflux disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers, pancreatic disease, esophagitis, gall bladder disease, liver disease, parasitic infection, medication reaction, and the list goes on and on. If the symptoms are of a concern please see a doctor. ...Read more
Gases: Everyone has gases in their digestive system. Some foods will create more gas than others. Some people swallow more air- especially if they chew and eat their foods too quickly. Sometimes, if you are constipated and the stool is not moving along regularly, more gas will build up and cause pressure in your abdomen. Talk with your doctor if you are having pain or other symptoms. ...Read more
Many things: Many things may cause a feeling of bloating or bulging in the stomach. Medications and inadequate fluid intake are a common cause of this feeling which is associated with constipation. Does anything make the bloating better or worse? See your doctor for a proper history and physical. ...Read more
Irregular heart beat: Pain sensors on the heart are often inaccurate. Occasionally heart irritation can tell your brain that you're experiencing pain in the abdomen, or even the neck, back, arms, or part of the chest away from the heart itself. Also, similar nerves that feed heart regulation, also send signals to the abdomen and stomach. Get a thorough history & physical examination with your doctor or cardiologist ...Read more
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
Foods, feeding: Gas is a product of digesting certain foods. If you are breast feeding, you may want to limit your intake of certain foods -cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower), beans, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee and citrus fruits, dairy can also cause gas. Your baby can become gassy from feeding too fast and swallowing too much air. Try to burp your baby every 5 min during feedings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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