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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 26weeks 4days pregnant with frequent diarrhea, sharp abdominal pain, tightening and back pain. 33yo second pregnancy. Anything to worry about?

I'm 26weeks 4days pregnant with frequent diarrhea, sharp abdominal pain, tightening and back pain. 33yo second pregnancy. Anything to worry about?

Talk to your OB MD: All questions of this type in pregnant women should be asked of their treating OB MD as this virtual forum does not have your history or current course of treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having upper abdominal pain and diarrhea for a week now. At first it was periodic and now it is constant. I have not had a fever.What's up

I have been having upper abdominal pain and diarrhea for a week now. At first it was periodic and now it is constant. I have not had a fever.What's up

Diarrhea: The differential diagnosis for abdominal pain and diarrhea is extensive. Including infection, malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disease, .Allergy or food intolerance. , and endocrine disorder. You really need to discuss with your physician. A weeks duration is not horribly worrisome but all disease states have a beginning . The sooner the work up begins the sooner the diagnosis and appropriate tx. ...Read more

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I had a vasectomy last Thursday and have developed a scrotal hematoma. I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. From procedure?

I had a vasectomy last Thursday and have developed a scrotal hematoma. I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. From procedure?

WHY?: Why are you on the internet? You need to be at the clinic or at the Dr NOW. Have you called the Dr who did the procedure? ...Read more

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Yellow diarrhea at times, constant upper abdominal pain ?

Not normal c md: May be your diet but combination if upper abdominal pain and yellow stools us concerning for biliary disease. See your family doctor and get evaluated, hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain. ?

Severe upper abdominal pain that goes to my back. Nauseated, fatigue, and diarrhea. What could be causing this pain. ?

Severe upper abd pai: There are a number of things that can be causing this. Without knowing your past medical history and surgical history and keeping able to examine you myself, I highly recommend you see your doctor ASAP to be sure you don't have an expanding aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain between my belly button and chest. Been going on 3 days along with diarrhea. What could this be?

Upper abdominal pain between my belly button and chest. Been going on 3 days along with diarrhea.  What could this be?

Be evaluated...: More info on the detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + findings of timely physical exam + testing like imaging studies & blood tests should be obtained before possibly deducing right diagnosis for right treatment. How? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Then you know how to work well with the doctors. So, go to see doc ...Read more

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Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Post op gallbladder: Diarrhea is an extremely rare side effect of gallbladder surgery. This is due to inadequate amount of bile to digest food. Medical supplementation of bile salts is always the answer but you need to see you doctor and rule out any other source of you pain such as a surgical complication. ...Read more

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Burning mid/upper abdominal pain. And sometimes back. Vomiting and diarrhea for few hrs this morn have subsided but pain remains. What could this be?

Burning mid/upper abdominal pain. And sometimes back. Vomiting and diarrhea for few hrs this morn have subsided but pain remains. What could this be?

Gallbladder: Could be what is called biliary colic, especially if it awakens you from sleep or radiates to your back as you suggest. Also consider a stomach problem - gastritis, ulcers. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have bad upper abdominal pain should I take Prilosec it has been accruing for 3 days now with diarrhea and vomiting?

Chest/Abdominal Pain: Do you notice it with a meal? What is the pain like. Reflux can present this way in which case a trial of Prilosec would be reasonable. However, there could be other causes. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Hard to say: Sorry but this is tough to answer "online"
do you have fever? is there blood in the diarrhea? have you had any stomach/intestinal issues in the past? does anyone else @home have same symptoms?
if the answers to above are No....Try eating "lightly"over next 24hrs. i..no dairy spicy foods etc...be sure to drink water/teas etc so you don't get dehydrated....if no improvement, see your Dr..
Good luc ...Read more

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I just started birth control last night, fell asleep and woke up the next morning to upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, & sob...Is this a side effect?

I just started birth control last night, fell asleep and woke up the next morning to upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, & sob...Is this a side effect?

Probably not: These are not usual side effect symptoms of oral contraceptives. It is more likely that your intestinal disorder is due to another cause. That being said, certain people have unusual (but not serious) reactions to any number of drugs...Sort of falls into the saying "everyone is different". I would suggest continuing your pills as they are most likely not the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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F 29 watery diarrhea all day for 10 days now everything I eat runs thru me upper abdominal pain after eating comes and goes all day no vomit ?

F 29 watery diarrhea all day for 10 days now everything I eat runs thru me upper abdominal pain after eating comes and goes all day no vomit 
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Watery diarrhea: Would go to ER or urgent care you are likely dehydrated and need IV fluid. lots. They will also collect stool for studies . You likely need antibiotics coverage for camphylobacter which is common as well as cryptosporidia,, giardia, microsporidia, cyclospora(2015 Wisconsin). less common H pylori, c difficile if on antibiotics, food intolerances . Avoid dairy f/u /w/ urgent care/ ER today ...Read more

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Having severe headache, middle back pain and neck pain, upper abdominal pain (can't lay on side) diarrhea. Just diagnosed with strep yesterday. Help!

Having severe headache, middle back pain and neck pain, upper abdominal pain (can't lay on side) diarrhea. Just diagnosed with strep yesterday. Help!

Strep: Common symptoms include headache fever and sore throat. Other symptoms include: nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or rash. The diarrhea could be related to the anabiotic and if it is persistent could actually be an anabiotic associated infection called c diff colitis. If the diarrhea persists a stool sample will be necessary. Otherwise alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen plenty of rest and fluids is the treatment. ...Read more

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Constant with or without food upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, constant burp like sound from upper abdomen, only test that shows is low B12 and mch/mch?

Constant with or without food upper abdominal pain, diarrhea, constant burp like sound from upper abdomen, only test that shows is low B12 and mch/mch?

Need more info: This format doesn't lend itself to making adequate guesses of what is going on. That said, i think about reflux, ulcers, gastritis. ...Read more

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I have a bad stomach ache. No diarrhea, no vomiting. The pain is high & comes in waves of pain. Abdominal is tender to touch?

See a doctor: Hard to guess what you could have based on the limited information here. Could range from gallbladder to stomach ulcer to a viral gastroenteritis. If the pains and problems are concerning you, see your doctor asap or go to an er for evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper/middle back pain a little towards the left also accompanied by upper abdominal pain sometimes after meals. No vomiting or diarrhea?

Upper/middle back pain a little towards the left also accompanied by upper abdominal pain sometimes after meals. No vomiting or diarrhea?

Gutsy call here: Some spinal conditions may cause abdominal pain but symptoms would not be meal-related. Some abdominal conditions cause back pain & commonly are meal-related. So it seems your problem is in your belly, not your back. ...Read more

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I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

I have bad upper abdominal pain with gurgling and diarrhea for 2 days. Stool smells like septic system. Start w vomiting solid food from day before.

Vomitong and Diarrhe: Had food, following which had vomiting and smelly diarrhea. You may have low fever 100-100.2 F
Most probable cause is a viral or bacterial gastroenteritis,
Have culture and sensitivity of stool
Take Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg TID, to reduce vomiting
or ciprofloxacin administered for 3 days 250 mg, TID
Prevent dehydration with clear fluid, usually lasts for 2-5 days, no improvement after 3 days, see geastroe ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain vomiting diarrhea fatigue weakness dizziness three days no fever?

Upper abdominal pain vomiting diarrhea fatigue weakness dizziness three days no fever?

Dehydration: is probably causing the fatigue weakness and dizziness. If you are unable to take fluids by mouth, then you will need to have them administered IV or this could get even worse. Also you should find the cause of all of this by visiting a clinical facility and get it treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?

I am having upper abdominal pain with bloating. Increased diarrhea, fatigue and hair loss. Can this all be related?

Related: Very simply YES!
You should make an appointment to see a Gynecologist - she will take your history, examine you, order some laboratory data, and begin to help control your problems.
Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Upper/ middle back pain, and upper abdominal pain sometimes after eating? No vomiting or diarrhea. Antacids only help sometimes.

Hard to know: Without more medical history & a physical examination. Possibilities would include gallstones, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. Do not know your past medical or surgical history. Best to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter had a stomach bug. Now I have diarrhea with intense chills and sharp upper abdominal pain. No fever. Virus or something else?

My daughter had a stomach bug. Now I have diarrhea with intense chills and sharp upper abdominal pain. No fever. Virus or something else?

Probably viral: Hydration is key here, as diarrhea can rapidly dehydrate a child. Likely viral, but if cannot stop diarrhea and dehydration results, see an md. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal stomach ache, nauseous, body aches, feverish for a day and a half but no vomiting or diarrhea. What do I have? Can i make it better?

Upper abdominal stomach ache, nauseous, body aches, feverish for a day and a half but no vomiting or diarrhea. What do I have? Can i make it better?

Get checked for: A viral infection, stomach irritation, gallbladder inflammation etc. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, abdominal pain (generalized) (worsened by: after meal) (severity: moderate) and vomiting. The following also describe me: Nausea, Upper abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?

I am experiencing  diarrhea, abdominal pain (generalized) (worsened by: after meal) (severity: moderate)  and vomiting. The following also describe me: Nausea, Upper abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?

Let your parents: know. If this is a chronic problem than it warrants evaluation. If this is acute -recommend sipping clear (non-caffeinated ) beverages. Consider ginger to reduce stomach upset. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain & discomfort w some chest discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, gurgling in upper abdomen & weird feeling on back teeth. ER said a virus?

Upper abdominal pain & discomfort w some chest discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, gurgling in upper abdomen & weird feeling on back teeth. ER said a virus?

It very well: Could be. I am guessing that they did some tests and they didn't show anything more severe. If it is viral, it should pass in several days. If they don't, go to your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more