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Sensation of being punched in stomach when trying to sleep with involuntary grunts. Reason?

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I have the sensation of being punched in the stomach when trying to sleep, I make involuntary grunts at the same time. This happens nearly every night.
Posted Wed, 11 Sep 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It may be irritable bowel syndrome

Detailed Answer:
It can be Irritable bowel syndrome.
You should reduce your anxiety
Dinner should be light,not heavy.
High fiber diet and green leafy vegetables have to be taken.
I prescribe a pre and probiotic capsule to my patients with this complaint along with antispasmodic.
If your condition is not relieved with these measures,
you should get investigated with Ultrasound abdomen & Upper GI Endoscopy
Wish you good health
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