Stomach pain and stomach aches after meals is exceedingly prevalent and is experienced by most people. Contrary to what many believe, however, it is not normal in that it shouldn’t reoccur in healthy people. This website, obviously, focuses on IBS (as, for most people, this is the cause) but for others, the problem may lie elsewhere.
Fatigue after eating is merely caused – most frequently – by overeating or eating too rapidly. Stomach flu may also occur.
One-off stomach pain can occur merely due to the acidity in juices, or the alcohol in alcoholic beverages.
And lastly, Bloating is typically a sign that the cause may be IBS. Feel your way around the rest of the site in order to learn more.
If the above do not explain your symptoms, or don’t even begin to describe them, please read on as the stomach pain you experience after eating could be something much more serious (and hopefully temporary).
Appendicitis causes intense pain in the lower-right abdomen which may be followed by nausea, vomiting, and/or a mild fever. Gallstones also cause right-side abdominal pain, but the pain is often a bit higher up and which can spread.
Pancreatitis causes severe upper abdominal pain after heavy meals – both instantly and after between six and twelve hours. This pain is similar in nature to that caused by gallstones.
Sharper pains (often extremely, painfully sharp) can be caused by pelvic inflammatory disease, perforated stomach ulcers, or food poisoning.
If the pain manifests itself in the form of a cramp, or ache, it may well be caused by a physical obstruction. Intense obstruction can lead to vomiting which smells like stools, or the passing of watery or weak stool. If the cramps are accompanied by tenderness in the lower-left side of the abdomen, the causal factor may be diverticulitis.
Gastritis and heartburn also cause stomach aches after eating.
If you suspect that you may have one of the many above-mentioned issues, do not hesitate to seek out a medical physician. The pain was merely a symptom of a problem which needs to be resolved.