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What is a stomach ache?

What is a stomach ache?

Many things: "stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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How do a stomach ache and abdomen ache differ?

How do a stomach ache and abdomen ache differ?

None: Usually patient calls abdominal pain as stomachk pain. Medically stomach pain is in upper abdoman and abdominal pain could be in any part of abdomen or all over abdomen. ...Read more

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My chest,throat, and legs ache after the stomach flu (it mainly consisted of me dry heaving stomach acid) is this normal and what can I do for relief?

My chest,throat, and legs ache after the stomach flu (it mainly consisted of me dry heaving stomach acid) is this normal and what can I do for relief?

Vomiting & K+: The retching of acid can cause the lining of your esophagus which goes through your chest and the back of your throat to be sore, try choraseptic and bland foods for a while and both should get better. You can sometimes vomit until you lose potassium and magnesium. As soon as you can eat bannanas which can replenish both. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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PLEASE HELP! Dull pain in the stomach, nauseous, acidity in the throat, bloating, burping a lot, Started yesterday! If acid reflux what can I do?

PLEASE HELP! Dull pain in the stomach, nauseous, acidity in the throat, bloating, burping a lot, Started yesterday! If acid reflux what can I do?

Possibilities: Possibilities include inflammation of the stomach lining(gastritis), GERD, gall bladder disease, simple indigestion,peptic ulcer. Follow a light,bland,low fat diet, take prilosec,take mylanta liquid 4 times a day, avoid alcohol,caffeine, and nicotine. See your physician if abdominal pain persists,or if vomiting, abdominal tenderness or black stools develop. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a constant stomach ache?

How can I relieve a constant stomach ache?

Relieving the ache: First make sure there is no major diseases such as ulcers or growths. After ruling this out, make sure there are no infectious processes such as h. Pylori. After ruling out all the bad stuff, you may want to start with aloe vera juice as an appetizer. Next you may try to take a swig of apple cider vinegar with every meal in case you are not able to digest proteins. Going gluten free is next. ...Read more

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I have a nausea, my stomach feels like it's bubbling, loose stools, gas and a killer headache. What could this be?

I have a nausea, my stomach feels like it's bubbling, loose stools, gas and a killer headache. What could this be?

Stomach flu: is the second most common illness after common cold. The common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, headache, stomachache and/or fever. The condition usually last up to 21 days. Good rest, lots of fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain management will help you to recover. If concerned see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Solutions to a bad stomach ache which is causing stomach cramps?? Also feel nauseous

Solutions to a bad stomach ache which is causing stomach cramps??  Also feel nauseous

Ginger/Lemon/Honey: There are many causes of abdominal pain/cramps, some benign such as painful menses, heartburn or viral gastroenteritis and some more serious such as infections, cancers of the colon/rectum or inflammation of the colon (Colitis) such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. See your Doctor/Proctologist for an exam and Colonoscopy/EGD. Check with your doctor about Ginger/Lemon/Honey tea! ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower stomach. What can I take for this stomach pain?

I have a pain in my lower stomach. What can I take for this stomach pain?

Depends: 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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What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach

What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach

You : You can try gas-x or beano for your gas and bloating. As far as upset stomach is concerned, try an acid blocker like pepcid, (famotidine) or Prilosec otc is good or even pepto. Also i recommend you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to make sure you are not dealing with an ulcer, gastritis, etc. You will need a complete evaluation/work up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stomach ache/ cramps in lower abdomen?

How can I cure a stomach ache/ cramps in lower abdomen?

Depends on the cause: Of the ache and cramps. There are 100's of possible causes of your symptoms. Some of them could be serious or require immediate operation. See you doctor so he can figure it out for you. ...Read more

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Tightening pain in mid stomach. causes nauseous, makes me gassy and i have a bloated belly. What could cause this and how to cure it? 2 days like this

Tightening pain in mid stomach. causes nauseous, makes me gassy and i have a bloated belly. What could cause this and how to cure it? 2 days like this

Feeling gassy...: 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

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What medicine can I take for a stomach ache and nausea?

What medicine can I take for a  stomach ache and nausea?

May need follow-up: If this is caused by something you ate that did not agree with you, you can try Zantac (ranitidine) otc as directed. May need further follow-up if not better. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, diarrhea and stomach pains. what does that mean?

I have a sore throat,  diarrhea and stomach pains. what does that mean?

Symptoms: Sounds like you have a combination of symptoms that point to a virus. It can also be the presentation of a strep throat. If you are not feeling better be seen. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and drink plenty of fluids. All the best. ...Read more

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What is a stomach spasm?

What is a stomach spasm?

Many possibilities.: Peptic ulcers, constipation, gallbladder disease, hepatitis, colitis, diverticulitis, incarcerated hernia, intussusception, bowel obstruction, bladder infection...these are just a partial list of possible causes of "stomach spasm". What this tells us is that it's best to seek a doctor's exam before trying to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a possible cause of constant burping and stomach pain after eating?

What is a possible cause of constant burping and stomach pain after eating?

Esophagus/stomach: Could be esophageal inflammation, hiatal hernia, ulcers or inflammation of stomach or duodenum; poor stomach emptying due to above or other problems-some serious. Could be related to meds, other. See your doc; get checked.. ...Read more

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I have a headache, caugh, stomach pains and nausea. What could this be?

I have a headache, caugh, stomach pains and nausea. What could this be?

Influenza: These symptoms sound like the flu. If it is early in the course, you could see your doctor for antiviral medications to help shorten the duration and lessen the symptoms of the flu. By early, this means less than 48 hours since symptoms started. ...Read more

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Does SAM-e cause stomach aches? Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.

Does SAM-e cause stomach aches?  Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.

Not for anxiety: SAM-e is indicated for mild depression but not anxiety. There are no effective /safe herbals for anxiety. Kava kava used to be on the market but it can cause liver damage so it is NOT safe. The best natural methods for anxiety include meditation, yoga, journaling, and just plain exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have stomach ache?

I have stomach ache?

Many possibilities: "Stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more

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Solutions to a stomach ache?

Solutions to a stomach ache?

Depends on cause: without an exam, I can only give general information, and the general ones associated with viral infection or mild indigestion are not associated with very much discomfort nor much fever/chills/sweats and tend to be UPPER abd not lower. Often with URI sx's. pepto is good. bland diet, keep up with fluids. ...Read more

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Rosy cheeks and stomach ache?

Flu: Sounds like a flu bug, but always consider pregnancy and get a checkup if pain is severe or you aren't getting better. ...Read more

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How to treat stomach ache?

How to treat stomach ache?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of stomach aches. Acid reflux can be treated with antacids and acid reducers. Ginger ale, flat, can be helpful. Constipation can cause stomach aches, and treating with a laxative can help. Any severe stomach ache should be seen by a health professional. ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach ache?

Can stress cause stomach ache?

Sure it can: Stress I swell known to increase stomach acid production and reflux. The increased acid levels can certainly cause irritation to the stomach lining and result in a stomach ache. Try deep breathing and/or meditation to help relieve stress. ...Read more

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Can spinach d lead to a stomach ache?

Spinach: Is a very high fiber vegetable and if you are not drinking enough fluids or too much caffeine it could cause some abdominal cramping and bloating sensation. Should not be serious as long as it resolves in a few days. ...Read more

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5 year old with intense stomach ache?

5 year old with intense stomach ache?

See a doc : There can be multiple reasons of stomach ache but you need to take your child to pediatrician ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to treat a stomach ache?

Can you tell me how to treat a stomach ache?

Must Diagnose First: I'm afraid that we are unable to treat what we haven't diagnosed. There are many different causes of abdominal pain, each with different ways to treat. If your pain is persistent, severe, associated w/high fever+/-vomiting, you should seek hands-on medical attention. We can then sort out the cause and get you well. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2 month old is always having stomach ache?

My 2 month old is always having stomach ache?

Tummyache: When a two month old has a "tummy ache" we ask lots of questions. Does he vomit? Green vomit? Does he have crying spells? Can you console him? Breast or bottle? Is he feeding well? How is his weight gain? Is he improving over the past week or worsening? Fever? Any blood in stools? Painful feedings? Distended abdomen? These answers will help us figure out your baby's diagnosis. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes rid of a really bad stomach ache?

Depends on cause: Many stomach aches will get better on their own with time. Gas pain, gallstone pain, reflux etc may last for 20 min to a couple hours and then resolve. Acid diseases (gastritis, gerd, ) may be temporarily relieved by Tums (calcium carbonate) etc. Any stomach ache that lasts longer than 3-4 hours or doesn't resolve with over the counter meds should be evaluated by your md. ...Read more

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Stomach ache - can this be related to anxiety!

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Stomach ache - can this be related to anxiety!

Anxiety?: Possible, if accompanied by other anxiety symptoms & your medical workup ruled out organic causes. Refer to my previous answers on anxiety. ...Read more

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Suffering from gases problem and stomach ache.

Watch your diet: Gas problems that are infrequent can be from poor diet habits. Watch what you eat that causes this. Fried foods commonly are hard to digest. If you frequently get gas pains and stomach aches after many foods it could be a sign of more serious ailments like celiac disease or lactose intolerance. See your doctor if that is the case. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a stomach ache after sex ?

Is it normal to have a stomach ache after sex ?

NO: May not be from your stomach, could be from something else, see your gyn for an evaluation, it is not normal to have pain after intercourse. ...Read more

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Might eating raw vegetables cause a stomach ache?

Raw veggies: Not if eaten in moderation. If you eat too much, sure. Some veggies areole likely to cause gas. It is trial and error with your body. ...Read more

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What are homeopathic ways to treat a stomach ache?

What are homeopathic ways to treat a stomach ache?

Homeopathic symptoms: The homeopath would listen to the person's description of "stomach ache" in great detail -- from the precise symptoms to the overall experience of having it. Timing, character of pain, accompanying symptoms, etc are all important in determining the single homeopathic medicine (remedy) that corresponds to this pattern -- and which can bring the system back to balance, relieving the symptoms. ...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


Dr. Martin Tyson
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Upper Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Upper abdominal pain is pain felt in the belly, above the abdomen. Problems in the stomach, upper intestine, and liver may cause ...Read more