A 22-year-old female asked:
visible heartbeat in stomach, indigestion, and gas after eating?
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Heartburn: Acid reflux is addressed differently depending on severity and symptoms. I suggest you visit your GP or get a referral to a GI doc for some advice and Proton pump inhibitor medication
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Should I be concerned about belly pain and bleeding at two months?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Bleeding in the first trimester suggests possible miscarriage. It can also be due to other causes. Cramping and bleeding together are worrisome. In all cases it is best for women to contact their OB providers for an evaluation and diagnosis.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Why are pregnant women more susceptible to heartburn?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Progesterone: This hormone tends to go up very high quite early in pregnancy. It slows down your GI tract motility...Slows things down. That means food sits in your stomach longer. Plus the added pressure on the stomach causes food to regurgitate into the esophagus. Eat small meals, avoid onions, tomatoes and garlic.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there effective herbal supplements that can heal barrett's esophagus caused by gerd?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Are upset stomach and constipation normal after starting to use iron supplements?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Yes: Iron frequently leads to upset stomach and constipation. Although iron can be dosed up to 3 x per day. Most patients cannot tolerate that often due to the abdominal pain that it causes. Sometimes adding vitamin C helps with iron absorption.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.
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Last updated Mar 29, 2015
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