Where Is Your Stomach Located?


The human stomach is located inside your chest cavity, near the bottom of the rib cage. Most of the stomach's bulk is located to the left of the body's midline.

According to IvyRose Holistic, the stomach is attached to the end of the esophagus, and it receives food and liquids that travel into it. When food in the stomach has been partially broken down with the help of the stomach's acids, the food passes further along the digestive tract to the small intestine. The stomach has two sphincters which help ensure that food stays in the proper location. The cardiac sphincter is located at the junction between the stomach and esophagus, while the pyloric sphincter is located at the junction of the stomach and small intestine.