Stomach Discomfort

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Aiko Yoshioka

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Gastroenterology

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

This refers to any discomfort sensation anywhere in the belly region — between the ribs and the pelvis.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Sensation of incomplete voiding

  • Fever

Possible causes

  • Helicobacter pylori infection

    Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori, is a bacteria that is commonly found in the stomach of approximately half the world's population.The vast majority of people have no symptoms. However, H. pylori is capable of causing a number of digestive problems, including ulcers and, rarely, stomach cancer. H. pylori bacteria may spread through direct contact with saliva, vomit, feces or contaminated food or water.

  • Aerophagia

    Excessive and repetitive swallowing of air, resulting in symptoms of burping and flatulence. It can be caused by psychological reasons or habits, or use of machines that assist in breathing (CPAP machines).

  • Gastritis

    A condition where the surface lining of the stomach is damaged, causing abdominal pain and discomfort. Causes include stress, binge-eating, excessive alcohol intake, and infection with the bacteria H. pylori.

  • Bacterial gastroenteritis
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Meckel's diverticulosis
  • Gastroduodenal ulcer
  • Colon cancer

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have any discomfort (not pain) in your abdomen or stomach?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Do you have hard stools or constipation recently?

  • Is there blood in your stool?

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