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Gastritis How Long For Burning To Stop
Go where?: Does it not go away when you eat "in"? ...Read more
Already formed.: Burning epigastric pain made worse by or unrelated to food is probably the most distinguishing symptom of stomach ulcer. When these symptoms occur, the ulcer is probably already formed. Symptoms like these can occur when there is no ulcer and are less responsive to therapy. ...Read more
It varies: If you have a bacterial urinary infection, and you are treated with an antibiotic for which the bacteria is sensitive, it usually resolves in 1-3 days. Drinks lot's of fluids as well. If the dysuria pain persists longer than that; recontact you local physician for further assessment of the problem. ...Read more
How long does it take for doxycycline to stop chlamydia pain. Or is there anything additional I can prescribed to relieve urination pain?
2 weeks: The Tetracycline is used against Chlamydia, generally for 2 weeks( there is no set period). However as far as pain is concerned in the urethra one can prescribe Pyridium (phenazopyridine) 100 mg Po three times a day for five days.please remember that when a patient contracts one sexually transmitted disease, there is great chance that he has others.severe urethral pain with discharge may indicate gonorrhea. ...Read more
Herpes: A rash caused by herpes can take a few weeks to resolve in a primary outbreak. Subsequent outbreaks generally are less frequent and occur in less of a duration. If your lesions are near the outflow of urine, then they can hurt/burn from contact with the urine until the rash is gone. ...Read more
How to wean off prilosec without causing horrible heartburn. Its no longer working for me and want off it. Please help!
Different questions: The way I read the question is that Prilosec is no longer providing relief and you would like to try something else, maybe stronger. Meds in the same class that may work better are Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole or Esomeprazole. The most important thing is that your treating physician should be aware of your symptoms. Depending on previous work up and detailed history you may need a repeat endoscopy. ...Read more
What causes episodes of gastroparesis when you have Bulimia? And how long does it take to stop happening after you recover?
Medical supervision : Please see your doctor, such symptoms may need medical supervision to avoid complications. ...Read more
Anorexic: Depends on continued therapy & presence of strong social support system along with social activities. ...Read more
Depends: it depends on many factors, most importantly what was causing the gastritis or ulcer in the first place. It also depends on medications, the presence or absence of Helicobacter pylori, and the the size and severity of the initial problem. If you are still having problems, I would talk to your doctor again. Good luck. ...Read more
Uncertain: Probiotics may or may not help with "gas". I assume you are referring to passing gas per rectum(flatus). Scientists are just starting to understand the human intestinal microbiome. The various probiotics all have different compositions. Which is the best is uncertain. The most important thing for a healthy microbiome is to eat a very healthy organic diet see: http://bit.ly/23X5fRT *see comments ...Read more
Be patient: As noted, proton pump inhibitors (ppis) take some time to have full effect. Ppis are not medications you take with expectation of immediate result. In general, you should expect improvement of "heartburn" pain/discomfort as soon as 72 hours after starting regular use. If you have esophageal injury/inflamation such as esophagitis, this will take more time to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Certainly if no response within 4-5 days (depending on dose & diet/behavioral factors above) best see GI doctor if persistent/worse. ...Read more
Just days: Stomach acid is very strong. It could damage your teeth (and your esophagus) in a short period of time. Please see your physician to have this controlled. ...Read more
Was taking nexium doctor prescribed me esomeprazole to stop heartburn will I need to remain on this long term to stop it? are there any negatives?
GERD: Nowadays there are precautions raised about taking the PPI class of medications long term. Efforts are made to switch to medications like zantac or pepcid after some weeks. Hopefully lifestyle changes will also help. A gastroenterologist, who knows your case well, is best qualified to advise you about this matter. ...Read more
How long does protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate generally take to start giving relief? I have bad stomach pain and heart burn.
Varies: Some individuals show little fullness even after a few weeks of healing while others take several months for swelling to disappear. Things to avoid are high salt diets and drinking excessive volumes of fluids. Follow your thirst. After a few weeks an abdominal binder can help but ask your surgeon about this first. Start walking and return to exercise once your surgeon gives you the green light. ...Read more
Depends...: ...on the extent of mucosa damage (if any), the effectiveness of peristalsis (e.g. acid clearance), lower esophageal function, the rate of gastric emptying, and the degree to which your medication blocks or neutralizes acid. Some drugs take longer to work than others. Also, there may be another condition that mimic"acid reflux" for which acid blockers may be inappropriate or sub-therapeutic. ...Read more
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