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Why Does My Stomach Hurt After Drinking
Lots of causes: Assuming you mean drinking alcohol, can be reflux into esophagus, inflammation of esophagus, inflammation of stomach, ulcers, less likely pancreatic issues. If you are eating pizza with your beer, could be gallbladder issues as well. Could even be celiac sprue (gluten/wheat/rye/barley intolerance)other causes as well. See your doc, find out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my stomach hurt after drinking the milk from my cereal? It doesn't hurt when I eat other things that have milk in it though.
Hard to believe: There is no good reason for this. The difference between water and the other substances is not much and pretty inconsequential given the contents of your stomach. If anything it should be the other way around. ...Read more
Why drink it then?: I can think of lots of reasons why you may be experiencing an adverse reaction to a carbonated beverage that contains multiple chemicals (artificial flavors, coloring, and sweeteners). May I suggest you try drinking water, and assessing your response. My answer then becomes quite different if your stomach pain is limited to Diet Pepsi or is generalized to all liquids and ingestants. ...Read more
Possible lactose intolerance: You may have developed lactose intolerance, which is a decrease or complete lack of an ability to break down the sugar lactose, which is the sugar found primarily in milk. You may want to see a physician to discuss this more thoroughly. Options may be to switch to a lactose-free type of milk or take lactase supplements. ...Read more
Hard to know, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. Many of these characterize IBS, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding peptic & other non-IBS pathology. ...Read more
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