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What are the common symptoms of certain stomach issues?

Stomach Conditions

Struggling with stomach issues and not sure what you could be experiencing? Below are some of the symptoms and signs of stomach troubles which our Partner Doctors can assist you with within our GP Consult service:

Stomach aches:

Abdominal pain or discomfort
Feeling of fullness


Feeling queasy or sick to the stomach
Sensation of needing to vomit
Loss of appetite


Forceful expulsion of stomach contents through the mouth
Nausea preceding vomiting
Abdominal contractions or retching
Weakness or fatigue


Frequent, loose, or watery bowel movements
Urgency to have a bowel movement
Abdominal cramps or pain
Nausea or vomiting


Difficulty passing stool
Infrequent bowel movements (less than three times a week)
Straining during bowel movements
Hard or lumpy stools
Feeling of incomplete evacuation after a bowel movement


Feeling of fullness or tightness in the abdomen
Abdominal distention or swelling
Gas and flatulence
Discomfort or pain in the abdomen
Belching or burping

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):

Abdominal pain or discomfort, typically relieved by a bowel movement
Changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or both
Bloating and gas
Mucus in the stool
Feeling of incomplete evacuation after a bowel movement

Acid reflux:

Heartburn, a burning sensation in the chest that often occurs after eating and may worsen when lying down or bending over
Regurgitation of food or sour liquid
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
Coughing or wheezing
Chest pain, especially if it worsens when lying down or bending over
These symptoms can vary in severity and duration depending on the underlying cause and individual factors. It's important to consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment if you experience persistent or severe symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms for one or more of the stomach related concerns above, feel free to sign-up and book a GP consultation with our Partner Doctors to receive your prescription for treatment via email!

Updated on: 26/02/2024

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