Can emotional stress by itself bring on stomach ache?

Anxiety shows itself. In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, digestive issues, etc. Please see your doctor and, if this continues, a clinical psychologist.

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Can to much emotional stress cause stomach pain or what does it cause. How do you get better?

Yes. Emotional stress is extremely disruptive at many levels, including mood, but the body's responses are quite varied. One of the most common areas to be involved is the GI tract, so stomach pain is often present. Of course, other things can also cause pain, including things like ulcers, which can result from stress. Stress can involve any part of the body. Many stress reduction techniques can help. Read more...
Possibly. Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, constipation can be caused by anxiety. If anxiety is the culprit, then seeking the care of a psychiatrist or psychotherapist would be helpful; however, it is very important to see your general doctor to rule-out non-psychiatric causes of stomach pain first - such as infection, reflux esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Read more...

Can stress cause stomach aches, reflux and diarrhoea? Any answers appreciated!

Yes. Reflux is less likely but stress can certainly cause stomach aches and diarrhea. It should last for days on end but be more momentary. If you are ill for more than a few days see a physician. Read more...
It can. So can other causes. Important to check with your doctor about why you have them. It could be serious. But back to the question, the gastrointestinal system has it's own 'nervous system' and can perceive your stress level and will react to it accordingly, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is highly associated to stress, and has symptoms similar to the ones you are describing. Read more...

I have a stomach ache which atacks me when I'm facing stress. What can I do to get rid of it?

Reduce stress. Stress isn't good for your stomach or the rest of your body, so it's best to avoid or manage the stress itself. This has been addressed many times on healthtap already, and also may improve with in-person professional help. Meanwhile, antacids or pepto-bismol can soothe the stomach as a stop-gap measure. Read more...
See your doc. Besides the obvious- reduce your stress, make sure you visit your priamry care doctor, to determine if it's more than just a stress ulcer-sometimes, it may represent something more serious like a heart attack. Read more...

Can stress cause stomach aches?

Absolutely. Many people carry their stress in the stomach. Anxiety and stress are frequent causes of abdominal pain and discomfort. If you have sifnificant problems, see your pcp, GI doc and perhaps a mental health provider. There are things to do. Biofeedback may help. Medications may help. Self actualization may help. Yoga may help. Good luck. Read more...
Stress & Stomach. In short - yes! stress is a normal part of life and not necessarily bad. But, when it gets too high, physical clues to elevated stress can happen. An upset stomach is one such clue. Headaches, muscle tension or pain, loose bowels, and poor sleep are also physical clues to excessively-elevated stress levels. Read more...

Can stress cause stomach aches and hallucinations?

Other things. Stress is a very general term. It can certainly contribute to these problems. However there is a good chance that the symptoms you are having are more than just stress. A physical evaluation and a consultation with a psychiatrist would be the right thing to do for these symptoms. Read more...
Only if extreme. Please see your family doctor for your stomach and consult with a psychiatrist about your hallucinations. Best wishes. Read more...

Is emotional stress the single major cause of stomach ulcers? If not, what is?

H. pylori & Ulcers. (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. These germs can enter your body and live in your digestive tract. After many years, they can cause sores, called ulcers, in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine. Stress can may any physical or psychological conditon worse. Peace and good health. Read more...

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...