Why does my stomach feel tight? Causes and prevention

women feel pain in stomach
Medically reviewed by Dr. Ola Tarabzuni

Key Takeaways

  1. Stomach tightening or bloating is usually not a serious medical condition; it usually goes on its own after 1- 2 days with a slight discomfort.
  2. You are probably experiencing a tight stomach because of a lack of physical activity, less fluid intake in your diet, serious underlying medical conditions, or your body’s intolerance to certain foods that you have consumed. Mindful eating and easily digestible food will help you prevent stomach bloating.
  3. Increased fiber and fluid intake in your diet and the herbal teas often will also boost your metabolism. In case of severe and persistent stomach pain, seek medical attention from your healthcare provider for the correct diagnosis and treatment.