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Upper Abdominal Pain
I've had frequent bouts of upper abdominal pain. Burning, burping, fluttering, sore chest.What's up?
Heartburn: Your symptoms sound like acid reflux (heartburn). It can occur after large meals, chocolate, coffee, caffeine, or spicy foods. Identify trigger foods to avoid. Try eating smaller meals, and do not lie down shortly after eating. If antacids and these tips do not help your symptoms, it may be time to see a doctor for further investigation as these symptoms can be more from a more serious problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more
It depends: Without knowing what part of your arm hurts, this is a difficult question to answer. It could be anything from tendonitis, to muscle strain/sprain, or arthritis. See your doctor so that he or she can determine the cause of the pain and decide what treatment is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a partial colon resection with appendectomy about 13 years and ever since then I have a pooch where the incision is.
Hernia: This sounds like an incisional hernia. In this condition, a weak spot in the surrounding tissue or muscle allows fatty tissue or intestines to protrude. If the fatty tissue or intestines become pinched in this area, it can be a life-threatening problem. A general surgeon could give you more guidance as to whether or not a repair needs to be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my mom has been taking amoxicillin 500 mg three times a day but she says that she votmits and also feels dizzy what do I do?
What could cause WBC to be high and red to be low? My son was diagnosed with influenza a he is 11. I am worried about him. Any ideas
Infection: Viral infections, like influenza, can cause the bone marrow to temporarily decrease the production of red blood cells. The number of white blood cells would also be elevated as the body is trying fight off the infection. You can always ask your son's doctor to recheck his blood count after he is over the infection to make sure the counts have normalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 5 weeks 2 days pregnant. Been bleeding for 6 days now.Not a lot though.. I had my blood taken and my levels went 632 to 2632. Is this miscarriage?
Neuro changes: Loss or alteration of vision, speech, balance, thinking, sensation, strength which lasts as little as 30 seconds could represent a stroke. The longer the symptoms last the more likely a stroke is occurring. Don't take a chance. Better to check it out quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarification: Please let us know more about your bathroom problems so that we can address your question. First off - are we talking about bowel movements? Too often? Not often enough? Runny stool? Hard stool? Pain? Etc. Please clarify & re-ask question. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visit your physician: It's impossible to say without more information. Talk to your doctor and don't try to self-diagnose. It may be as simple as medications or dehydration, but it could be something more serious that is causing blood or other abnormal products to be passed in the urine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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