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Why does my stomach hurt when i drink water?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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