stomach ache

stomach ache

Stomach pain (abdominal pain)

Stomach pain and abdominal pain affect the vast majority of us, but should always be taken seriously. Abdominal pain and abdominal pain can have a number of causes. Common diagnoses are digestive problems, constipation, stomach virus, menstrual cramps and food poisoning. Stomach pain is a disorder that affects a larger proportion of the population up to several times a year. Here you will find good information that allows you to understand more about why you get a stomach ache and what you can do about it. The article also offers dietary advice and so-called "acute measures" if the stomach has become completely twisted. Feel free to contact us on Facebook if you have any questions or input.

Stomach pain can be caused by a number of diagnoses. Make sure that you do not have a stomach ache for a long time, rather contact your GP and have the cause of the pain investigated. Contact your doctor immediately if you have blood in your stools or high fever.


- Ikke accept stomach pain! Get them investigated!

Do not let stomach pain and digestive problems become part of your daily routine. Regardless of your situation, even if you have irritable, sensitive intestines, it is so that the stomach can always achieve better function than it is in PR today. Our first recommendation for abdominal pain is to consult your GP - he or she can help you further with any referral to a specialist examination or imaging if this is considered necessary.


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Common causes of abdominal pain

Some possible causes of stomach pain are digestive problems, constipation, stomach virus, periodontal disease, menstrual pain, food allergy, food poisoning, intestinal gas, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), kidney stones, stomach ulcers, pelvic infection, endometriosis, appendicitis, appendicitis, appendicitis disease, ulcerative colitis and heartburn (also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated to GERD).


List of possible abdominal pain diagnoses

Abdominal aneurysm

pelvic inflammatory disease


pancreatic Cancer

Chrohn's disease

Diarrhea and loose stools






Gluten sensitivity / gluten intolerance

Heartburn / GERD (Reflux)

Herpes zoster

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


lactose intolerance

Cirrhosis of the liver

stomach Bleeding

stomach Cancer


stomach Virus

Food allergy

Food poisoning

period cramps

Muscular dysfunction / myalgia




Prolapse of the lumbar spine

Back problems



Ulcerative colitis

Urinary infection

Important: Make sure that you do not get a stomach ache for a long time, rather consult with your GP and diagnose the cause of the pain.


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Classification of abdominal pain and abdominal pain

Abdominal pain can be divided into acute, subacute og chronic pain. Acute abdominal pain means that the person has had abdominal pain for less than three weeks, subacute is the period from three weeks to three months and the pain that has a duration of more than three months is classified as chronic. If you have had abdominal pain and stomach problems for a long time, we strongly recommend that you contact your GP for an assessment of the problem.


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Dietary tips for sensitive and irritable stomach

  • Eat slowly and make sure you chew your food properly before swallowing.
  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals instead of large meals.
  • Make sure you get enough fluid throughout the day, but try to limit your intake of fluid just as you eat.
  • Do not lie down or sleep right after eating.
  • Make sure your diet contains a high content of fiber.
  • Know your stomach and avoid foods / ingredients that you know can 'stress' your stomach and digestion.


We recommend investigating a clinical nutritionist if you are regularly bothered by stomach problems and pain.


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Investigation of stomach ache by medical testing

There are a number of methods used to evaluate and diagnose the cause of abdominal pain. The methods used depend on the presentation of the pain and the symptoms of the stomach.


- Lower GI endoscopy / Colonoscopy is used to investigate diseases and diagnoses affecting the rectum, colon and some parts of the small intestine.

- Upper GI endoscopy / gastroscopy Used to evaluate the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Most often used to look for ulcers and the like in the esophagus, stomach and small intestine.

upper endoscopy

Upper Endoscopy (also known as gastroscopy) is a medical examination that gives the doctor an opportunity to examine how the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine look. Here, the stomach in the stomach and esophagus are also examined for injuries or changes. This study can be used to evaluate ulcers, injuries, changes and previous gastric surgery.

- Scintigraphy Used to evaluate if you have too fast gastric / gastric emptying.



Other commonly reported symptoms and pain presentations of abdominal pain and abdominal pain:

- Inflammation of the stomach

- Burning in the stomach

- Deep pain in the abdomen

- Stomach upset

- Electric shock in the abdomen

- Hogging in the stomach

- Knot in the stomach

- Stomach cramps

- Loose in the stomach

- Murmur in the stomach

- The numbness in the stomach

- Rumbling in the stomach

- Tired in the stomach

- Stinging in the stomach

- Stomach in the stomach

- Ulcers in the stomach

- Pain in the stomach

- Sore stomach


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Others reported symptoms and questions from our readers

- Stomach ache when I breastfeed

- Stomach ache when I bend over

- Stomach ache when I drink alcohol

- Pain in the right side of the stomach when I cough

- Pain in the left side of the stomach when I cough

- Stomach ache when I have to go to the bathroom

- Stomach ache when I have to pee

- Stomach ache when I lie down

- Pain in the right side of the stomach when I breathe

- Pain in the left side of the abdomen when I breathe

- Stomach ache when I pee


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Ordinary foods and ingredients that our readers often have when it comes to digestion

- Stomach ache from alcohol

- Stomach ache from antibiotics

- Stomach ache from avocado

- Stomach ache from the banana

- Stomach ache from brown cheese

- Stomach ache from noise

- Stomach ache from bread

- Stomach ache from beans

- Stomach ache from cider

- Chili stomach ache

- Stomach ache from cola

- Stomach ache from cosylan

- Stomach ache from cottage cheese

- Stomach ache from grapes

- Sore stomach from eggs

- Stomach ache of apple juice

- Pain in the stomach from peas

- Stomach ache from fatty foods

- Stomach ache from cream

- Stomach ache from yeast baking

- Stomach ache from porridge (baby porridge)

- Stomach ache from white wine

- Stomach ache from ibux

- Stomach ache from ice cream

- Stomach ache from Christmas food

- Stomach ache from coffee

- Stomach ache from caffeine

- Stomach ache from lactose

- Stomach ache from milk

- Stomach ache from cheese

- Stomach ache from the paracetamol

- Stomach ache from chops

- Sore stomach from ribs

- Stomach ache from red wine

- Stomach ache from the voltaren


As we see from the food products above, there are often a number of regulars when it comes to irritation of the stomach and intestines - especially alcohol and foods with a high content of fat recur.


Alcohol irritates the intestines. Drinking alcohol - even in small amounts - causes the stomach to produce much more stomach acid than it normally does. Over time, this can lead to irritation and damage to the membrane in the stomach itself - and also bleeding or stomach ulcers. This can be a significant cause of abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and, in those with high alcohol consumption, stomach bleeding.

Fatty food with a high content of fat and / or oil can be difficult for the intestines to deal with. This can lead to partial digestion and thus result in abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation. This category also includes our beloved Christmas food - food that we do not normally eat throughout the year, but which we put to life in high quantities when the Christmas peace subsides. You do not have to be a mathematician to find the common denominator of medister cake and Christmas ribs. This is because it has a high fat content. And as you know, there is often a little alcohol in the picture when we consume delicious Christmas food - so then we get both fat and alcohol that the digestive system must relate to. It can quickly become a little curly.

Medications and painkillers is also a recurrence of things that people report that give them stomach aches and indigestion. Many medications and drugs lead to increased gastric acid production which, like alcohol, can irritate the membrane of the stomach and over time lead to damage to it. Antibiotics are also known to disrupt or destroy much of the natural intestinal flora - which can also cause stomach pain and indigestion.


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4 replies
  1. Anne Katrine says:

    I hope someone on this site who houses such an infinite amount of experience when it comes to difficulties can help me. It's about intestines, etc., so if you're sensitive, do not read on.

    After a major operation in the intestinal system and inserting a support wall (and cutting away one from a failed operation 3 years ago), I really struggle to get to the bathroom. I have chronic constipation and usually take a double dose of Laxoberal. It does not hold now, and I have taken up to 30-40 drops a day in the hope of incurring diarrhea myself, so I get something out, but it is difficult. Due to the surgical wounds, it is difficult to use the abdominal muscles, so I get little out of it. In desperation, I have resorted to disposable gloves, but just can not bear it.
    Does anyone have experience with enemas? Consider buying these where you make a mixture yourself or buy it, and use this until the wounds have healed and the muscles can be used again. Due to arthritis, klyx bought at the pharmacy is very difficult to use, so there is no solution, and it would be extremely expensive.

    Now I'm so desperate because if I'm going to eat, I have to get it out again…. anyone who can help me?

    • Else Johansen says:

      I'm not quite where you are, but I've been on horribly high doses of morphine for the past three weeks, which has led to a rock-hard, dysfunctional stomach. For me, it has worked to use movicol, a bag is mixed in water, taken morning-dinner-evening, repeat the next day, and look for this movicol enema, then loosened a part in me at least. Continue with the movicol bags to keep your stomach soft, and use the enema again if you need to. Is so painful with full constipation! Remember to drink plenty of water, and preferably soup for a few days if you can tolerate it. Lots of good recovery and good luck!

      PS - Have you tried eating prunes? Do not know if it can help in your case. But remember when I had my daughter many years ago, I cracked really down and going to the bathroom was like giving birth again. Then I ate prunes for the big gold medal and it came out completely and painlessly by itself. Maybe it can help?

  2. Tove Haugen says:

    I'm going for a glucose and lactose stress test tomorrow.

    Cut out gluten a few weeks ago after gastro examination and findings of inflamed bowel, since they suspected celiac disease. Had esophagitis and stomach ulcers. Have not had a loose stomach after that but have vomited. Have had a few days now that I have not had a stomach ache (preferably left side) but came back yesterday and today it has been absolutely cruel.

    And this intensifies every time I eat .. it hurts so much that I can not lie on my side, or sit next to the sofa on that side. The upper part of the abdomen becomes very bloated and completely hard on both sides. I have also stayed completely away from dairy products for three days now since I am going to that test tomorrow. Gets so tired and tired of feeling that way. Very happy that I am finally taken seriously by the doctors, have been like this for many years, but sometimes I get so tired… so hope they now find out everything.

    Anyone else who has taken such a test? Do you get an answer right away? Sorry for long and a little sweet posts but gets a little much sometimes…

  3. Else Johansen says:

    I have a little burning pain in my stomach and until I get a new doctor's appointment, I thought of buying antacids at the pharmacy. Somac or something similar.

    Any of you who have tips for something else that works?


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