What Causes Sweating and Stomach Pain?

Stomach pain is a term used to refer to dull ache or cramps in the abdomen. Sweating, on the other hand, is a normal function of your body to help regulate your body’s temperature. Individually, stomach pain or sweating is not uncommon to many of us. It’s a different story though when you experience both of these symptoms together as they could be a sign of some disease.

What Causes Stomach Pain and Sweating?

You should never shrug off when you feel these two symptoms at the same time. It could be an indication that there’s something wrong with your body. Below are some of the diseases and conditions associated with these two symptoms.

1.  Motion Sickness

It occurs when there’s an unintentional type of movement. Examples of motion sickness are sea sickness, car sickness and air sickness.


Nausea is the primary symptom of this condition. Persons with motion sickness also experienced dizziness, vomiting, increased salivation, sweating, stomach ache and a general feeling of discomfort.


There are many home remedies that you can try when you have motion sickness. Some people take 1-2 grams of ginger orally to calm their stomach. When you feel dizzy, close your eyes, lie down if you can and keep your head still. You can also seek the help by taking over-the-counter medicines like antihistamine and scopolamine.

2.  Tick Bites

Though they are often harmless, ticks may cause allergic reactions and can even transfer diseases to pets and human when they bite.


Tick bites do not usually produce symptoms since they are harmless. If you are allergic though, you may experience burning sensation at the bitten area, pain or swelling and a rash. Tick-borne diseases that are passed around indicate nausea, swollen lymph nodes, full body rash, stomach pain and sweating.


The first thing that you need to do is to remove the tick when bitten. You can either use a set of tweezers or a tick removal device. Then, clean the affected area with water and soap.

3.  Swallowed Object

Infants and toddlers are often a victim as they tend to put everything in their mouth due to curiosity. Adults and older children may swallow objects on purpose to seek attention.


Most objects that are swallowed pass through the body and show no symptoms at all. Depending on the size and texture of the object, several symptoms such as vomiting, gagging, pain in the stomach or throat, sweating, and blood in the stool may occur.


Perform first aid when object that was swallowed causes choking. Always seek medical treatment to ensure that no serious damage has been done.

4.  Heat Exhaustion

This occurs when your body becomes dehydrated and not able to regulate the internal body temperature.


It’s easy to overlook the symptoms of heat exhaustion as they are similar to many medical conditions. Common symptoms are excessive sweating, cramps or muscle weakness, headache, nausea, light-headedness when standing up, red flushed face and stomach pain.


A person should immediately stop doing physical activity and drink fluids as soon as possible. Other tips to find relief from heat exhaustion are going indoors or on a cool, shaded area, lying flat on the back, loosening cloth and placing a wet cloth on the chest and face.

5.  Gastroenteritis

Also called stomach flu, this condition happens when there is an inflammation in your intestines and stomach.


The main symptoms are vomiting and watery diarrhea. Other signs are cramping, stomach pain and sweating, nausea, fever and headache.


It is important that you stay hydrated while diarrhea and vomiting resolve. Drink lots of fluid to avoid dehydration. An IV may be inserted to the patient if he’s vomiting excessively and can’t take fluids by mouth.

6.  Polycystic Kidney Disease

It’s an inherited disorder where your kidneys are enlarged and lose function over time due to the development of cysts within your kidney.


Signs and symptoms of this disease can include high blood pressure, headache, side or back pain, increased size of your abdomen, stomach ache and a feeling of fullness, blood found in your urine and sweating.


Treating this disease involves dealing with the symptoms and complications. Over-the-counter pain killers are prescribed to relieve pain. Antibiotics are given for the treatment of infection in the kidney or bladder.

7.  Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the US and occurs when tumorous growth develops in your large intestine.


As the cancer advances, symptoms such as below may develop:


Treatment provided depends on the stage of cancer, health status, age and other characteristic of the patient. The most common options are chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy.

8.  Hepatitis B

It is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus.


Initial signs and symptoms include stomach pain and sweating, vomiting, dark urine, joint pain, fever, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools and jaundice.


Post-exposure “prophylaxis” protocol is given to those who have unprotected exposure to someone’s potentially infected body fluid or blood. Antiviral medication is the treatment provided for HBV infection to stop the replication of the virus and as a prevention of the progression to liver disease.

9.  Stroke

This occurs when there is a problem with the supply of blood to the brain.


Signs may appear suddenly and without warning since stroke occurs quickly. Symptoms may include numbness or inability to move part of your body, confusion, headache, trouble walking and seeing, sweating, stomach pain.


It is very important to diagnose what type of stroke it is to reduce the damage done to the brain and to provide suitable treatment. You should seek medical assistance ASAP when someone’s having stroke.

10.  Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is a growth or mass of abnormal cells in your brain or close to your brain.


Signs and symptoms vary depending on the size, rate of growth and location of the tumor. General symptoms include sever and frequent headache, unexplained sweating, nausea or vomiting, confusion, seizures, hearing and speech problems, abdominal pain and vision problems.


Though treatment depends on the size, type and location of the tumor, most common treatments are surgery, radiation therapy, radiosurgery and chemotherapy. 

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