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What does it mean when I lay down and feel my stomach knot up for a minute and then go away?

What does it mean when I lay down and feel my stomach knot up for a minute and then go away?

Stomach knots: To answer this question it is important to distinguish whether the "knot" is in the stomach muscles (do a leg lift lying down to see if it makes it worse) or inside the abdomen, in which case it is mostly likely a cramp in the colon, which may be caused by gas, food, or constipation. ...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


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What does it mean when I lay down and I feel and see throbbing In my stomach?

What does it mean when I lay down and I feel and see throbbing In my stomach?

Normal: It can be aneurism of abdominal aorta also, if older age, advanced shyphilis, Family hx. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation near left side of abdomen when I lay down and stress too, what does it mean?

I have a burning sensation near left side of abdomen when I lay down and stress too, what does it mean?

Gastric Reflex: You may have GERD or the Gastric Esophageal Reflex disease. It requires proper diagnosis (stool or blood test) before your doctor gives you treatment, consisting of a combo therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if whenever I lay down my stomach gets tight and it hurts to lay on my back or side or lay down at all actually and I'm nauseous?

What does it mean if whenever I lay down my stomach gets tight and it hurts to lay on my back or side or lay down at all actually and I'm nauseous?

See doctor: If you don't have nausea, I'd suspect that you had a muscle sprain somewhere causing you to have pain when lying down. If you are sexually active, one always suspect pregnancy associated with the nausea. I think your best bet is to consult your doctor to get examined. ...Read more

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My husband is feeling a knot in his stomach. No nause or vomiting. He is shaking and it hurts him to walk or move around. He cannot lay down comfortab?

My husband is feeling a knot in his stomach. No nause or vomiting. He is shaking and it hurts him to walk or move around. He cannot lay down comfortab?

Acute abdomen: Needs evaluation, his symptoms are what called acute abdomen, could be an acute ulcer, or gall bladder stone or infection, again depends where the pain is, if worsens seek med. Attention ...Read more

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Why does my stomach make so much noise when I lay down [mainly when I'm on my back]?

Why does my stomach make so much noise when I lay down [mainly when I'm on my back]?

Borborygmi: Borborygmi. (that term comes from the greek, meaning rumbling around) it may sound like you have some type of disease, but is just the sounds your intestines make. From time to time the noises are louder and you can hear them from the outside. It is actually a normal part of digestion most of the time. Rarely, if accompanied by pain, it may mean there is an obstruction in the bowel. ...Read more

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I have multiple, painful lipomas on my abdomen. It hurts even to lay down but not all the time. It hurts on and off during the day.

I have multiple, painful lipomas on my abdomen. It hurts even to lay down but not all the time. It hurts on and off during the day.

Removal: Hi
Lipomas that cause symptoms can be removed by a general surgeon. The method of removal is usually bedside but it depends on the size of the lipoma. Sometimes when the lipoma works its way into the muscle or connective tissue planes in your body, they need more invasive surgery rather than a simple bedside procedure. But it is still, generally a low risk surgery. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Every time I eat and lay down, my stomach constantly makes noises and won't stop... Why does that happen and what should I do about it?

Hyperperistalisis: Your stomach is trying to pass food again the pressure of lying flat on your stomach, causing "gas sounds". It is advisable to wait at least 30 minutes before lying flat down. Additionally, different people have different digestive patterns. This is worth checking if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Right after I lay down on my back or side, my stomach starts to make a lot of noise. It's not painful...Just really loud. Is there something wrong?

Right after I lay down on my back or side, my stomach starts to make a lot of noise. It's not painful...Just really loud. Is there something wrong?

Runmbling belly--ok: Some rumbling is quite common and it is typically more noticeable when you are relaxing/laying down chilling out. It is so because Adrenalin is low and environment at night is often more quiet and so you can feel and hear more. As long it is not causing pain or bothering you, I would not worry too much. Often, some meditation can help quiet things down a bit. If concerning, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having abdominal pain that forces me to lay down...what could be the cause? It lasts about an hour

I keep having abdominal pain that forces me to lay down...what could be the cause? It lasts about an hour

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes: acid reflux, ulcer, gallstones, pancreatic inflammation, liver disease, appendix pain, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, pregnancy, infection etc.

You should see your primary care doctor for evaluation: physical exam, bloodwork, and possibly an abdominal/pelvic ultrasound. You may also need to see your GYN too.

Ibuprofen and alcohol might be the source of your pain. ...Read more

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My stomach gets really gurgly mainly when I lay down to go to bed at night. Is there something that might help prevent or treat this?

My stomach gets really gurgly mainly when I lay down to go to bed at night. Is there something that might help prevent or treat this?

Borborygmus (normal): A rumbling or gurgling noise that occurs from the movements of fluid and gas in the intestines. The sound occurs when gases in the body flow through the small intestine. As waves of muscle contractions move foods and gases through the digestive system, the food is pushed against the intestinal wall, which induces the noise. If there is no vomiting, weight loss or change in bowel habits, its normal. ...Read more

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I'm not thin, but I can feel my heartbeat from my stomach when I lay down. It worrys me because from what I read it could be and aneuryism worries me.

I'm not thin, but I can feel my heartbeat from my stomach when I lay down. It worrys me because from what I read it could be and aneuryism worries me.

Don't worry: Abdominal pulses are really pretty common. Abdominal aneurysms are not, especially in 19 year olds. Aneurysms take years, even decades to develop in people with high cholesterol and vascular disease. ...Read more

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My stomach is hurting me but only when I lay down or go on my side. With that, I feel the urge to puke but when I go to the bathroom nothing comes up.

My stomach is hurting me but only when I lay down or go on my side. With that, I feel the urge to puke but when I go to the bathroom nothing comes up.

Abdominal pain: If your symptoms have just started this could be the onset of a viral gastroenteritis or food poisoning with diarrhea to follow. However if abdominal discomfort is worsening with associated abdominal tenderness I recommend an examination by a physician. Otherwise try drinking flat room temperature ginger ale to relieve nausea. Follow a light diet starting with some broth and some saltine crackers. ...Read more

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Pain began in the middle of right side of back then moved to abdominal area Can only lay down to relieve pain had a scan it was normal?

Pain began in the middle of right side of back then moved to abdominal area Can only lay down to relieve pain had a scan it was normal?

May not be: The back! The problem may well be in the abdomen. The thought here is this could be related to the kidney such as a kidney stone. The mobility of the pain suggest the back is not the cause. See your doc as soon as possible for consult. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts when I lay down really bad?

My stomach hurts when I lay down really bad?

See your doctor: If your pain is severe see your doctor or go to the ED to have it evaluated. Not enough info to answer your question. ...Read more

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My stomach is big and swollen when I stand but disappears when I lay down...Its also worse of a night...?

My stomach is big and swollen when I stand but disappears when I lay down...Its also worse of a night...?

Maybe ok, maybe not: Depending on a person's medical history, her physical body shape, her muscle tone, etc., a protruding tummy may or may not be ok. An internal mass or organ that is big enough will appear as a protruding tummy. Excess fluid in the abdomen also shows up as a big tummy. For somebody with thin, weak abdominal muscles, a big meal can be protruding, so a doctor should evaluate to see what is happening. ...Read more

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I'm 17 Weeks 3 Days & Below My Stomach There's This Hump That Be There & It's Hard. Only When I Lay Down Is That My Baby?

I'm 17 Weeks 3 Days & Below My Stomach There's This Hump That Be There & It's Hard. Only When I Lay Down Is That My Baby?

Pregnant: After about 12 weeks the uterus is palpable out of the pelvis (it is growing out beyond the pelvic bones), so you likely are feeling the uterus. In a few weeks you will start feeling some fluttering, that's the baby moving. Good luck ...Read more

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I have pain a twisting pain in my upper stomach. It feels like I want to push my tummy out. Feels better when I lay down. What is this?

I have pain a twisting pain in my upper stomach. It feels like I want to push my tummy out. Feels better when I lay down. What is this?

Gas: What you are describing could be gas/bloating especially with it improving when you lay down. If it worsens and stops improving with changing your body position follow up with your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Everytime I lay down, especially on my stomach, I get nausea. Why is this happening?

Everytime I lay down, especially on my stomach, I get nausea. Why is this happening?

Improve nausea: Nausea is a sign that something is irritating the stomach. This can come from sinus drainage, medications, food, gastritis, maldigestion, slow stomach emptying, pressure from other organs around the stomach, gall bladder issues, and pregnancy. See your physician to help figure it out but keep track of your eating habits, anything that helps it or worsens it. ...Read more