In oneiric terms, dreaming of the stomach may have a physiological origin. Otherwise, this is often related to your refusal to “digest” the events that disturb you. The message of the dream is clear: you must take things more philosophically. (See eating and house ) Symbolizes maternity and the need for care and protection. Dreaming that you have a swollen belly indicates that you are saturated by responsibilities. If it hurts, it signifies that you are trying to evade a problem or situation that you believe has nothing to do with you.