A 36-year-old female asked:
bad bloating in upper abdomen &chest, frequent bowel movements, reflux, belching, pain in center of chest, cleared by cardiology, thoughts?
3 doctor answers
Dr. David Duncan m.d. answered
41 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds like gastriti: see your regular doc. you may need to be checked for H pilori infection. You may need a UGI or gastroscope. You probably need meds to block the acid effects and possibly specific antibiotics. Watch for vomiting something that looks like coffee grounds or black stools. Get this checked out.
Answered on Dec 20, 2014
Dr. Marvin Ott answered
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
You mentioned: the most likely answer in your question: reflux. Try an antacid like pepcid or zantac (ranitidine). Gallbladder could also be a problem, if you still have yours. If the antacids don't work, see your doctor, as you may need an ultrasound of your gallbladder. Hope this helps!
Answered on Sep 4, 2014
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