Can Stress and Anxiety Cause Abdominal Pain?

Can Stress and Anxiety Cause Abdominal Pain?
Published on, 19 September, 2023. Answered by Dr. Pham Van Hoai and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I had a recurring and severe stomach issue for years. Despite multiple tests, including endoscopy and ultrasounds, no diagnosis has been found. These episodes come on suddenly, causing vomiting, diarrhea, temperature fluctuations, and intense discomfort. As a parent to a 10-month-old, I need answers to manage this condition.


Answered by Dr. Pham Van Hoai


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Firstly, I can inform you that you have a stomach issue, but it is not of a severe nature.


Secondly, it's possible that excessive worry about your condition may be aggravating your symptoms. The initial step is to remain calm and avoid excessive stress. It's advisable to refrain from consuming caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods. Additionally, certain medications may offer relief, including:








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