Gnawing stomach pain after eating can point to several different health conditions, particularly problems that affect the digestive system. The abdomen is located between the chest and pelvis – it is one of the crucial parts of your digestive system.
As the name implies, stomach pain is the pain that occurs in the abdomen /stomach. Nevertheless, it also can be triggered by inflammation or infection from other parts of the digestive system or other distinct parts of the body.
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Again as mentioned before, there are a lot of possible reasons behind the symptom – from the mild ones (such as a pulled muscle or just a abdominal bloating) to more serious health problems.
One of key-variables to help identify the reason of stomach pain is the specific location where the pain occurs.
This symptom is probably associated with the following health conditions [reference]:
- Intestinal obstruction (a condition of when there is an obstruction that affects the way of food in the digestive track).
- Inflammation that occur in the lining of stomach, such as gastritis.
- Inflammation of bile duct or medically called as ‘cholangitis’.
- The effect of condition when there are some hardened stools that cannot be wasted properly or familiar called as fecal impaction.
- Gallstones /a condition to describe hardened digestive fluid deposits that form in the gallbladder.
- Liver inflammation, such as hepatitis.
- Certain injury.
- Problems that affect kidneys, such as cancer of kidney, kidney stones, or kidney infection.
- Problems of liver such as hepatitis, cancer of liver, hemangioma, or liver abscess.
- Problems of pancreas such as cancer or just inflammation of pancreas.
- Peptic ulcer (either duodenal or stomach ulcer).
- Inflammation that affects membranes surrounding the lungs or medically called ‘pleurisy’.
- A condition of blood loss that flows to the lungs or medically called as pulmonary infarction.
- Shingles (a painful rash that triggered by viral infection).
- Cancer of gallbladder.
- Inflammation of appendix (appendicitis).
- Inflammation of one /more diverticula (diverticulitis).
- Pneumonia – inflammation that occurs in the lung due to infection.
- Hiatal hernia – a condition of when the part of abdomen pushes upward.
- Pericarditis (inflamed tissues surrounding the heart).
- Cancer of the stomach.
In such case, the pain may be linked to the following health problems:
- A condition of decreased blood flow to the heart, or medically called angina.
- Splenomegaly – a condition of enlarged spleen.
- Hiatal hernia.
- Problems of Kidneys such as kidney stones and kidney infection.
- Inflammation of pancreas.
- Pulmonary infarction.
- Ruptured spleen, it is an emergency condition in which the spleen breaks in its surface.
- Infections that occurs in the spleen.
- A condition of a weakened area in the first section of the major blood vessel that has function to feed blood to the body – this health condition is medically called ‘thoracic aortic aneurysm’.
- Infection of the linings surrounding your lungs or familiar called empyema.
- Heart attack.
- Fecal impaction.
- And cancer.
This symptom is commonly associated with the following problems:
- Inflammation of bladder (cystitis).
- Ectopic pregnancy (a condition fertilized egg that attaches in the wrong place such as in the fallopian tubes).
- Intestinal obstruction.
- Cysts of ovary – in women.
- Infection of a part of the female reproductive organs (such as PID or pelvic inflammatory disease).
- Fallopian tubes infection – in women.
- Painful sensation related with ovulation (mittelschmerz).
- And endometriosis (a painful disorder that occurs when the tissues of uterus grows outside the uterus) – in women.
This may be caused by one /some of the following reasons:
- Too much ketone in the blood (diabetic ketoacidosi).
- The obstruction of the gut.
- Pancreas inflammation /pancreatitis.
- A condition of too much waste products in the bloodstream – medically called uremia.
- Injury that affects stomach or digestive system.
- A problem that affects blood flow to the gut, such as a condition called mesenteric thrombosis.
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
In such case, the following are some of possible causes: