Quit your belly aching

@selvaa (28)
February 21, 2009 4:30am CST
How to tell if your stomach pain is from that spicy snack, job stress or something more serious...
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@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
16 May 10
Rather than an ailment in itself, stomach pain, or abdominal pain, is more of a symptom, of some other disease. The person suffering from stomachache faces tremendous pain in the abdominal part of his/her body. Stomach ache is one of the predominant symptoms found in majority of the disorders. It can range from being mild to moderate to severe. Stomach pain can affect anyone, irrespective of gender or age. There are different factors that contribute towards the pain.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
24 Feb 09
Hi, "stomach pain" is a loose term,if u've taken 'Spicy food' in recent past-U'll identify.Job Stress is more or less constant, do U have pain when some new things/changed workload come to U? Pl identify. If it 'transient', it is not serious in nature.Identify the cause and try to remove it.It will vanish.But, if it is 'Chronic'...get Barium meal X-ray done & consult a Gastro-enterologist! =lahiri,Kolkata,India.
• India
23 Feb 09
If you have stomach pain first inform to your parents
@jeseravi (338)
22 Feb 09
Unfortunately, without knowing more specifics, I wouldn't be able to help pinpoint what might be wrong... But if you can answer some questions, it might help... 1. Is the pain severe? Is it so bad you want to double over and scream? 2. Is the pain recurrent? Has it been around for say, a day or more? 3. Do you have a fever? If so, is it a high fever or a low one? 4. Have you been under a lot of stress lately? 5. Does eating certain foods make the pain worse? Especially spicy foods and/or caffeinated ones? 6. Is the pain directly in your stomach? Does it move? Is it on the left or right side? 7. Did the pain start after eating excessively? Or after heavy drinking? 8. You mentioned that you don't have diarrhea, but are you constipated? 9. Is your stomach/abdomen area swollen or tender? 10. Any vomiting at all? There are so many diseases/conditions that occur around the digestive system and abdominal area. I don't want to freak you out, or scare you. It could be something completely harmless. For instance, I recently (very much accidentally) ate a tiny piece of raw tomato. Ugh. I'm rather allergic to them, so for the next few days my stomach was in agony. However, if you have any of the severe symptoms (vomiting, *high* fever, severe constipation) get medical aid as soon as possible. If you've been under a lot of stress lately, and/or the certain foods aggravate your symptoms, you may have the beginnings of an ulcer. If you don't have any of the above symptoms, sorry for taking up so much space. :D If you don't have any of the more severe symptoms above, I would suggest just coddling yourself for awhile. Get plenty of rest, non-carbonated/caffeinated liquids, and eat rather bland food. If your stomach pain gets worse, or lasts more than a few days, or leaves and returns, screw the bland food and all that. Get medical attention. However, (once again) do jot these symptoms down in a notebook, planner, scrap paper...whatever. That way, even if this isn't anything serious (as I'm sure we're all hoping!) you can ask someone about it later. You can ask what caused it, how to treat it, how to prevent it, etc. Anyway...good luck and I hope this helps :D
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I used to have stomach trouble and I knew there was something terribly wrong with my gut. I decided to take probiotic drinks regularly and I have not had any tummy problems since. Cheers!!
@jbosari (155)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I had a terrible stomach condition for many years because of stress. I would get terrible stabbing pains out of nowhere. After a while, I noticed the pain was triggered by eating raw broccoli. As long as I cooked it, no problem. But the pain also came without warning when I had not eaten anything unusual at all. Antacids seemed to make the pain worse. The only thing that helped was Ibuprofen, which seemed counter-intuitive since you are supposed to avoid Ibuprofen for an upset stomach. Well, last year I met someone who had the same thing and was seeing a doctor for it. The pain is caused by muscle contractions in the stomach due to stress. Doctors give patients ibuprofen for the pain and have them avoid certain foods. But I cured my problems by forgiving my mother for a difficult childhood. turns out that once I let go of the emotional pain that was haunting me, the physical pain let go of me. I do still get the pain occasionally when dealing with family stress. Otherwise, I am cured!