If postprandial abdominal pain appears immediately, most likely, the case in gastritis with high acidity. Enhanced secretion and concentrated state of gastric juice damage the mucosa, forming on her ulcers. When the intake of food, these parts of the stomach respond to irritation pain.

If the abdominal pain appears after 40-60 minutes after a meal and accompanied by a feeling of overeating and heaviness in the stomach and disagreeable belching, it can be assumed that this weakness of the digestive process, which often happens with low acidity of gastric juice. Not an acidic environment, the food is not able to fully digest. And because of her long stay in the stomach it begins to ferment, which causes unpleasant or painful sensations.

If after eating there is a pain in the gut and in addition, it is accompanied by the rumbling, flatulence and bloating, it is likely the case in dysbiosis – a violation of intestinal microflora. In this case, the predominance in the intestinal environment of pathogenic bacteria leading to putrefaction and fermentation of food, which is irritating and damaging the bowel wall and causes pain.

Sharp stabbing and spastic (twisting) pain after eating can be a symptom of colitis – inflammation of the mucosa of the large intestine. It is often associated with prolonged stagnation of food masses due to improper nutrition. Not less common cause is worm infestation – roundworm and tapeworms. Often colitis combined with enterocolitis – inflammation of the small intestine.

Regular abdominal pain after eating indicates a marked disturbance in the body or system. But to prevent the development of the disease before irreversible effects, it is better to promptly determine the exact cause and receive appropriate treatment.