A 44-year-old female asked:
found gastritis via egd, but stool sample of h pylori was negative 6 mo ago, would the biopsy of stomach be negative too?
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Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: If the gastritis is not due to H pylori, then the biopsies for that organism will be negative. If it is present instead, then the stool samples done six months ago were a false negative. You just need to ask your endoscopist if it showed up on the biopsies or not. If H pylori is not present, you could ask what they think the gastritis is due to instead. Good luck.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How many times per day should I have my baby do "tummy time"?
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Often: The more "tummy time" your baby gets, the rounder her head will be and the easier it will be for her to learn to roll, sit and crawl.
Tummy time - as much as possible!
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Everytime I go to a pool or beach I get a pain in my stomach and throat I go in at any distance in it. I am currently not on any medication.Ideas?
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Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Situational symptoms: When your symptoms are so situational (distress occurs when you are in a particular place or circumstance but rarely occur other times) then stress must be entertained as a possibility (like fear of heights, ladders, flying, etc.) phobias are readily treatable, once you've ruled out medical problems that can prompt identical symptoms. See your doctor as to how to go about addressing this issue.
5.7k viewsReviewed Jun 26, 2020
A 39-year-old male asked:
I have a very sharp pain in my stomach or intestines in mornings. It lasts about 15 min and it ends with a small burp from that area. Please help.?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Have it checked out: Food will normally help buffer the acid that is in our stomach . At night we do not have anything to buffer the acid although we do not make as much acid while sleeping. Waking in the morning with nausea or discomfort may be a sign of gastritis or maybe even an ulcer. I would see your dr.There are other causes as well that should be evaluated.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Im 6 weeks pregnant and im having sharp pains in my stomach is that normal ?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Can be: Always better to be safe than sorry, so get in with your obgyn and get checked. Vast likelihood is that you are fine.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Blood in stools weight loss constipated. Blood on tissue paper. Im 26 freaking out what to do?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
More likely minor pb: If constipated, the rocks you pass likely caused a fissure or scratch in the anal passage which leaks bright red blood onto the stool or puddles in the stool ready to pass. Dark red or purplish stool is more likely to represent polyps or other issues higher in the colon.See your doctor & have this assessed.
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