A 22-year-old female asked:
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mornings i'm often nauseous & gnawing pain in my stomach. it usually gets better if i throw up or force myself to eat. could it be an ulcer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Avoid induced emesis: Distinguish pregnancy, inflammatory (ulcer, small bowel disease, gallbladder/ biliary problem, pancreatitis, uti), structural (partial obstruction, extrinsic impression against the gut (adhesions, superior mesenteric artery syndrome), functional (gastroparesis, irritable bowel), anxiety, much more. A thorough exam and some directed imaging studies & labs should provide your answer.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016

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