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What causes stomach pain two hours after eating or drinking?

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Posted on Sat, 23 Jul 2016
Question: Stomach pain 2 hrs or so after I eat or drink...also distended with belching....
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
may be due to reflux or gas producing foods

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are different causes of bloating (distension) and abdominal pain but the most common would be reflux and relation to gas producing foods.

There are certain foods that are associated with an increased risk of gas production eg broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, turnips, brussel sprouts, carbonated drinks
If you use a lot of any of these reduction may help

Reflux is another common cause and it tends to be worse at night (as in your case) or early morning.
It is related to excess stomach acid, though the gas x would help get rid of the gas, it would not reduce the acid so you need to use other medication

Medication such as prilosec, prevacid, aciphex, nexium - would help. These reduce acid production in the stomach.
Because they cannot get rid of the acid already present , they make take a few days to kick in

Also avoid spicy, acid, fried foods. Reduce portion sizes, use small frequent meals instead of large meals.


Summary: (A) avoid gas producing foods

(B) also avoid spicy/fried/acid foods and reduce portion sizes

(c)use one of the meds mentioned along with the gas x

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (2 days later)
What is an kiwis ??
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
a type of fruit

Detailed Answer:
HI

Sorry about the delayed reply

A kiwi is a type of fruit, it contains a high amount of vitamin c.

please feel free to ask anything else



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What is an ileus
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
this is the temporary stop/discontinuation of peristalsis

Detailed Answer:
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Normally the bowels contract and relax intermittently. This wave like movement allows the bowel to move food and air through the intestines, it is called peristalsis.

Ileus refers to the temporary stop/discontinuation of peristalsis
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What causes stomach pain two hours after eating or drinking?

Brief Answer: may be due to reflux or gas producing foods Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic There are different causes of bloating (distension) and abdominal pain but the most common would be reflux and relation to gas producing foods. There are certain foods that are associated with an increased risk of gas production eg broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, turnips, brussel sprouts, carbonated drinks If you use a lot of any of these reduction may help Reflux is another common cause and it tends to be worse at night (as in your case) or early morning. It is related to excess stomach acid, though the gas x would help get rid of the gas, it would not reduce the acid so you need to use other medication Medication such as prilosec, prevacid, aciphex, nexium - would help. These reduce acid production in the stomach. Because they cannot get rid of the acid already present , they make take a few days to kick in Also avoid spicy, acid, fried foods. Reduce portion sizes, use small frequent meals instead of large meals. Summary: (A) avoid gas producing foods (B) also avoid spicy/fried/acid foods and reduce portion sizes (c)use one of the meds mentioned along with the gas x I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions