My stomach hurts, no matter what I eat

Jan 31 67 Comments

I have been facing this weird thing for a few days now, where I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (mainly in the center of the diaphragm right below the rib cage, which sometimes extends to the entire upper abdominal area). The pain subsides when I eat something, but starts again after an hour or two. It doesn't matter what I eat. Having green tea helps temporarily (not sure if this relates to my previous point about no pain after I eat something). The pain is not unbearable, but it does cause a lot of discomfort.

Anyone experienced this before? I have a doctor's appointment for next week but want to check if anyone has been through this.

I do not have any food allergies (none that I am aware of), I don't drink or smoke.

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TOP 67 Comments
  • EMC bahhe
    See a doctor ๐Ÿฅผ.
    Jan 31 2
  • Ericsson / Eng FriedFish1
    Could be a stomach ulcer, could also be acid reflux. I suggest going to a doctor op. Try taking tums or some acid reflux pills
    Jan 31 5
    • OP
      I tried mint pearls, they helped temporarily. Also, acid reflux is caused by certain kind of foods. So ulcers seem a more probable scenario.
      Jan 31
    • Fiat Chrysler xcleet
      Acid reflux can happen anytime. You don't always need to eat a specific food item to trigger it.

      Also go to a doctor!
      Jan 31
    • Ericsson / Eng FriedFish1
      ^ was just gonna say that! I had it back in high school. Go to a doctor!!
      Jan 31
    • Expedia Evoo
      Acid reflux and ulcers are often caused by the same Helicobacter pylori. It feeds on carbs and can cause a range of gastro symptoms
      Jan 31
    • OP
      Gotcha
      Jan 31
  • Salesforce :w!
    Go to a doctor.
    Make sure doctor tests you for H pyroli bacteria among the other things.
    Jan 31 2
    • OP
      Thanks, will do.
      Jan 31
    • SpaceX uevh5
      This is what I had. Antibiotics plus some other pill fixed it in a couple of days. If left untreated it causes ulcers.
      Jan 31
  • Microsoft whyphucka
    Stomach Ulcer
    Jan 31 1
    • OP
      What's the reason and how do you cure them?
      Jan 31
  • Amazon / Eng KHCr70
    I started getting this when I am hungry. I fixed by just eating when I'm hungry
    Jan 31 2
    • OP
      Hunger pangs are different. They happen when you haven't had food in a few hours. But my stomach doesn't hurt for one hour after every meal. Rest of the time it hurts.
      Jan 31
    • Amazon / Eng KHCr70
      I guess. But I didn't used to get them.
      Jan 31
  • Microsoft keynote
    Gallbladder stones
    Jan 31 9
    • OP
      Is that the only option?
      Feb 1
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      Yes, they should have talked to you about that today.
      Feb 1
    • OP
      They gave me a medicine for now, and performed a blood test. They'll tell me the next steps once the report is out.
      Feb 1
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      Gotcha
      Feb 1
    • Microsoft keynote
      Ask also for ultrasound
      Feb 3
  • Oath zxzxx
    Directly above the bellybutton? Thatโ€™s your large intestine and likely just gas.

    Slightly to the left or below your first rib? Thatโ€™s where your stomach is and likely just heartburn.

    Anyway, weโ€™re not doctors here. Go see a real doctor.
    Jan 31 6
    • OP
      Yes, above the bellybutton in the center but also extends towards the love handles sometimes with low intensity. Do ulcers cause gas as well?

      I have an appointment scheduled already. But wanted to see if anyone else has had a similar experience and has any suggestions to offer.
      Jan 31
    • Microsoft whyphucka
      That does not sound like stomach ulcer. Your stomach is not your intestines or round where your kidneys are
      Jan 31
    • Microsoft whyphucka
      If your doctor is prescribing antibiotics to correct heartburn or balance your microbiome you need to get a new doctor and report that one. Antibiotics will make your microbiome worse not better. But what do you expect asking for health advice on Blind?
      Jan 31
    • Oath zxzxx
      Are you a doctor? You do pretend to know more than doctors?
      Jan 31
    • Microsoft whyphucka
      Dude it's simple logic that antibiotics kills good bacteria
      Jan 31
  • LinkedIn j@ck
    Most probably gall bladder stone.
    Jan 31 5
    • OP
      ๐Ÿ˜ง

      I booked a PCP appointment for now, should I go to a specialist?
      Jan 31
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      ER
      Jan 31
    • OP
      Gotcha. Thank you.
      Jan 31
    • OP
      Thanks. I got it checked, it is indeed gallstones ๐Ÿ˜ง. I am very tense now.
      Feb 1
    • LinkedIn j@ck
      Messaged you
      Feb 1
  • Microsoft whyphucka
    You are pregnant
    Jan 31 1
    • OP
      Are you the one I had sex with last night?
      Jan 31
  • Microsoft keynote
    Had the same issue and few attacks. Ended up in a surgery
    Jan 31 1
  • Microsoft keynote
    If caused after eating fat or oil food then definitely gallbladder
    Jan 31 1
    • OP
      It's happening an hour or two after meals. Doesn't matter much what I eat.
      Jan 31
  • Apple zeo meo
    had same thing happened to a friend, he delayed for few days and then had to get gallbladder removed in an emergency surgery, so get it checked asap!
    Jan 31 1
    • OP
      That's scary. I will get it checked.
      Jan 31
  • Amazon Mlsobff
    Acid reflux
    Jan 31 1
    • OP
      It's caused by specific foods only, and accompanied by burning sensation or belching. I have no burning sensation, only pain.
      Jan 31
  • Expedia adexp91
    Donโ€™t wait for the next week. If I were you, I would go to urgent care today. If your appointment is with primary dr, you wont know anything anyway. (S)he is going to refer you a specialist.
    Jan 31 1
    • OP
      Thanks. I rescheduled my appointment and was diagnosed with gall stones ๐Ÿ˜ง
      Feb 1
  • Microsoft / Other spartan123
    Did it start after having alcohol party?
    Jan 31 1
    • OP
      No alcohol, I mentioned in the post. The last time I had alcohol was 1.5 years ago.
      Jan 31
  • eBay hagsvqh
    Try pepto bismol
    Jan 31 1
  • Microsoft keynote
    Ask for ALT, AST and GGT in blood test
    Feb 3 0
  • Verizon Media zODQ13
    You may have SIBO. You can get tested for it. Google it.
    Jan 31 0
  • Adobe gundaraaj
    Appendicitis
    Jan 31 0
  • Microsoft keynote
    Limit fat things
    Jan 31 0