Abdominal pain after eating

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Acid reflux

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus (gullet).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Bloated stomach

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Acid reflux.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Gallstone

Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Loss of appetite

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Gallstone.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Passing excessive wind

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Irritable bowel syndrome.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Diarrhoea
  • Passing excessive wind
  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Feeling sick or nausea

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Lactose intolerance.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.