Excessive gas due to stress?

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Hi everyone!

Been having some problems with my stomach lately, I sometimes have a light discomfort under my left rib, this discomfort comes and goes and I've had it for about 3 months now, I have also been having a excessive amount of gas (mostly in the morning) and some stomach cramps once in a while, this is also sometimes accompanied by a light headache.

Could it be stress causing this? been having a lot of anxiety since I have been struggling with frequent urination which my doctor guessing is because of OAB.

Had a number of test like urine test, x-ray of kidney and bladder, blood test, Cystoscopy and now a CT scan of the abdomen, everything was fine, except from a small amount of blood in my urine

Am I being crazy or do I have a reason to be worried?

I'm a 28 year old man.

Much appreciated


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  • Posted

    Stress can cause all these symptoms and they sound like IBS which can be caused by stress. Excessive urination is an IBS symptom. What is OAB?

    • Posted

      Thanks, would make sense since I'm having this symptoms all at once.

      OAB: Overactive bladder.

  • Edited

    If it's on left side and also you also feels discomfort around chest area ( which can confuse you with heart problem), then more doubt should go on your stomach. My personal opinion is , stress does cause stomach issues but not at this level. It could be stomach infection or lifestyle problem.

  • Posted

    Went to doctor today and he suggested IBS as well, will have another blood test and a stool sample.

    Thanks for the answers!

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