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Stomach Pain After Meal

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 22, 2010
  • 07:49 PM

Hi. I am a eighteen year old male. For the past few months, not necessarily all, but most of the meals I have eaten have caused stomache pain and a bloated feeling. Sometimes I feel as if I'm going to vomit, but it has yet to get to ACTUAL vomitting thus far. I do not have any immediate bowel movements directly after the meals, but I have had minor constipation problems within the past few months, not necessarily at the same time as my stomache pains after eating. There doesn't seem to be a pattern, nor any specific foods thus far. I will continue to keep a tab on my eating habits, and see if certain food trigger it, but thus far milk products haven't caused it, nor any other specific types of foods. I'm keeping a tab on food dyes, though.
If anyone has any idea as to what might be causing my stomache upset after any size of meal, I would be very thankful. I would like to go to a real docctor about this, but current financial and family situations wont allow that. Maybe later on this year. But, it could be something serious and may not be able to wait.

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  • Hi. I am a eighteen year old male. For the past few months, not necessarily all, but most of the meals I have eaten have caused stomache pain and a bloated feeling. Sometimes I feel as if I'm going to vomit, but it has yet to get to ACTUAL vomitting thus far. I do not have any immediate bowel movements directly after the meals, but I have had minor constipation problems within the past few months, not necessarily at the same time as my stomache pains after eating. There doesn't seem to be a pattern, nor any specific foods thus far. I will continue to keep a tab on my eating habits, and see if certain food trigger it, but thus far milk products haven't caused it, nor any other specific types of foods. I'm keeping a tab on food dyes, though.If anyone has any idea as to what might be causing my stomache upset after any size of meal, I would be very thankful. I would like to go to a real docctor about this, but current financial and family situations wont allow that. Maybe later on this year. But, it could be something serious and may not be able to wait.How soon after you eat does the pain start? Have you been taking asprin or NSAIDs (like Aleve, Ibuprofen) for any amount of time? If you are, I suggest you stop. They are highly irritating to the stomach.My first thought would be that it might be an ulcer. A gastic ulcer usually causes pain/bloating right after eating. A duodenal ulcer usually causes pain several hours after eating and is sometimes relieved by eating.You might try some pepcid ac and see if it helps at all. The store brand would be called famotidine and would be cheaper than buying pepcid and works just the same. It won't cure an ulcer... some are caused by bacteria, mainly H Pylori and you would need an antibiotic to clear it up. But since you can't get to a doctor right away, it might provide some relief.GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) can cause symptoms like that as well. Again, the pepcid would help that too.Info on ulcers:http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-peptic-ulcer-diseaseInfo on GERD:http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/acid-reflux-symptoms
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 04:04 PM
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  • How soon after you eat does the pain start? Have you been taking asprin or NSAIDs (like Aleve, Ibuprofen) for any amount of time? If you are, I suggest you stop. They are highly irritating to the stomach.My first thought would be that it might be an ulcer. A gastic ulcer usually causes pain/bloating right after eating. A duodenal ulcer usually causes pain several hours after eating and is sometimes relieved by eating.You might try some pepcid ac and see if it helps at all. The store brand would be called famotidine and would be cheaper than buying pepcid and works just the same. It won't cure an ulcer... some are caused by bacteria, mainly H Pylori and you would need an antibiotic to clear it up. But since you can't get to a doctor right away, it might provide some relief.GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) can cause symptoms like that as well. Again, the pepcid would help that too.Info on ulcers:http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-peptic-ulcer-diseaseInfo on GERD:http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/acid-reflux-symptomsThe direct cause of peptic ulcers is the destruction of the gastric or intestinal mucosal lining of the stomach by hydrochloric acid, an acid normally present in the digestive juices of the stomach. Infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is thought to play an important role in causing both gastric and duodenal ulcers. Helicobacter pylori may be transmitted from person to person through contaminated food and water. Antibiotics are the most effective treatment for Helicobacter pylori peptic ulcers.http://www.stomach-ulcer-symptoms.org/
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