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How to relieve pain from abdomen, gas bubble.

How to relieve pain from abdomen, gas bubble.

Gas build up: If you know it's a gas build up, drinking warm water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals helps to prevent the gas build up. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Severe gas pain or abdominal pain and vomiting. How can you tell a large gas bubble from appendicitis?

Severe gas pain or abdominal pain and vomiting. How can you tell a large gas bubble from appendicitis?

Fever? Location?: Appendicitis starts as middle of abdomen pain (peri-umbilical), often with nausea, change in bowel habit, may get vomiting, fever, pain centering in right lower quadrant. Other things. Like diverticulitis, various gyn issues, ulcer disease, pancreatitis can present with some of the same paterns. In doubt? Call your doc now. ...Read more

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Can trapped gas cause right sided abdominal pain and dark urine?

Can trapped gas cause right sided abdominal pain and dark urine?

Here are some ...: Trapped-gas-related abdominal ache may be relieved from passing gas or moving bowel, but would not be related with dark urine, to which a professional mind has to wonder if blood in urine (hematuria) or UTI. To clear the issues, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, and related symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, possible tests, etc. so to.... ...Read more

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Is back pain from gas or ovulation?

Is back pain from gas or ovulation?

Back pain : Back pain can be felt from both of these , however, the overies and bowels would have to be in the posterior part of your abdomen to cause these symptoms. Ovulation is quick and over in a day or 2. Gas is usually more painful in the front of your abdomen. But both can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Suffer stomach bloating and abdomen pain. Why?

Suffer stomach bloating and abdomen pain. Why?

Lots of options: Gas pain can come from a wide variety of sources including diet, medication, menstrual cycles, previous surgery, stress and many many more. If the problem does not resolve, call your family doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

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Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Possible: A urine test at your physician's office can easily detect this. Then, you'll be prescribed an appropriate antibiotic for a few days that should clear it up. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, fatigue and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: mil...

I am experiencing  upper abdominal pain, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, fatigue and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: mil...

Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the upper abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Pain in the right upper abdomen, especially with symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. A doctor can evaluate for gall bladder or other problems. ...Read more

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Bloated tummy and severe abdominal pain. No gas or diarrhea ?

Bloated tummy and severe abdominal pain. No gas or diarrhea ?

Go to the ER. : These can be signs of a life-threatening problem and you need to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more

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What could ease pain from stomach hernia?

What could ease pain from stomach hernia?

Hernia Repair: The best way to treat pain from a hernia is to repair the hernia. If this is not feasible at this time, general measures such as avoiding heavy lifting and wearing a truss/abdominal binder (depending on hernia location) may help. Unfortunately, hernias never heal on their own--surgery remains your best-bet. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness and constipation. The following also describe me: Passing gas and Abdominal discomfor?

I am experiencing stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness and constipation. The following also describe me: Passing gas and Abdominal discomfor?

IBS?: This could be a number of things but IBS is at the top of my list. You need a diet that reduces gas and perhaps a medicine for the cramping and constipation. Go see a GI doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (period-like) , low back pain, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, burping, stomach cramps ?

I am experiencing  lower abdominal pain (period-like) , low back pain, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, burping, stomach cramps ?

Seen a physician lat: You have multiple symptoms which are difficult to sort out without a complete examination. If these symptoms are lasting/persisting for more than one week, go visit your primary care doctor for a complete check up. If you have abdominal distention, you need to be sure there is nothing serious(?ovarian cancer) causing you these symptoms. it could also be Urinary tract infection which may need antib ...Read more

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Lower belly pain & passing gas?

Lower belly pain & passing gas?

Be seen: It sounds like a typical gastroenteritis that often is seen at this time of year. Your doctor can prescribe meds that will help with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Any number of: conditions can cause these symptoms. Most worrisome is chest pain and jaw/ear pain, which can mean angina or heart attack. More likely is gastroenteritis, but you need to make sure. Get to a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can gas pain cause bloating feel under rib cage?

Can gas pain cause bloating feel under rib cage?

Yes : The feeling of "gas pain". And bloating as you put it can both be associated with various conditions affecting the GI tract. I would encourage you to be seen if you don't improve. Thanks. ...Read more

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35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?

35 y.O.Healthy female with abdominal bloat, frequent foul gas and foul bowel movements. Most of the time stomach ache after eating also?

GI-flatukence: Bloating, belching, foul gas can be from multiple causes: bacterial infection, amebic infection, gallbladder disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other diseases of the GI tract. I suggest a GI examination and evalution with blood tests and imaging as well as testing for stool parasites and h, pylori0must be worked up. ...Read more

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What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, gas, hot flashes when pain comes. some nausea, some bowels sometimes loose sometimes normal.

Severe upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, gas, hot flashes when pain comes. some nausea, some bowels sometimes loose sometimes normal.

GASTROENTERITIS?: Your symptoms suggest that you have a gastrointestinal infection called Gastroenteritis.You need to drink fluids to keep hydrated.But if the pain persists and you start vomiting or not able to drink fluids due to nausea.Then you need to consult your doctor or if can not get appt go to the ER.Most of the times these are self limiting as these are caused by viruses.But it can also be due to bacteria ...Read more

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I have had sulfur burps, vomiting, diahhrea, gas, and severe upper abdominal pain for about 2 1/2 days now. ?

Go to ER: If you have had severe pain plus the other symptoms for 2 1/2 days without relief, it may be a serious situation which requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Low grade pains in stomach for 6 days(almost upper abdominal pain) like the pain is moving from a part to another place.too much gas in sleep.ideas?

Low grade pains in stomach for 6 days(almost upper abdominal pain) like the pain is moving from a part to another place.too much gas in sleep.ideas?

You list IBS, but...: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Risk factors? Excruciating pain needs immediate eval ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain that's sudden. Woke me up at night.Nausea,vomiting,pain is getting worse,hurts to move.trble passing gas. Help? What is this?

Well...: A specific diagnosis is impossible on-line, what I am sure is that with these symptoms you should be going to the ER now! Do not wait. ...Read more

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I've had chole in 07. Stenting for sod in 2010. Continue with severe upper abdominal pain and trapped gas. Pain occasionally radiates back oily stool?

Complex problem: Sod , or spintor of oddi dysfunction is a complex issue causes frequent pains , and attacks of pancreatitis you should discuss with your physician(s) , also find out you did not have pancreatic divisam where minor pancreatic duct enters duodenum separately causing localized pancreatitis , good luck. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing upper abdominal pain and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: severe) (quality: throbbing sensation) . X-ray results: Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel noted, mostly in the left upper ?

My Daughter is experiencing  upper abdominal pain and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: severe) (quality: throbbing sensation) . X-ray results: Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel noted, mostly in the left upper ?

Please ask the doc: Please work with the attending doctors and ask them this question now since they should know more about your daughter's clinical profile than anyone online; further online wondering will surely prove to be more baffling and annoying than helping. To do there correctly, follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Clinically, she may suffer from ?ileus... ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain outta no where a lot of belching passing gas and bowl movements with a strange taste in mouth ?

Upper abdominal pain outta no where a lot of belching passing gas and bowl movements with a strange taste in mouth ?

Likely reflux: You should speak with your doctor this sounds like reflux but other things need to be considered like gallbladder. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach upset, upper abdominal pain, tender abdomen and passing gas. I am 3 weeks postpartum. It hurts also when I take deep breaths. Is this normal?

I am experiencing  stomach upset, upper abdominal pain, tender abdomen and passing gas. I am 3 weeks postpartum. It hurts also when I take deep breaths. Is this normal?

Exam needed: These symptoms warrant an abdominal examination by a physician urgently. They could be due to acute gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder or pancreatic inflammation. Irritation/inflammation of the diaphragm explains the discomfort with a deep breath. Examination in the emergency room is advised as prompt evaluation and testing is available. ...Read more

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I have pain in lower abdomen, and hardness in the stomach, pain, hard stool, i think I have a gas problem or swelling in my stomach. Plz give answer?

I have pain in lower abdomen, and hardness in the stomach, pain, hard stool,  i think I have a gas problem or swelling in my stomach.  Plz give answer?

High fiber: You may have irritable bowel syndrome or simple constipation. In either case, you can get better by increasing your dietary fiber. An easy way to do that is to eat at least one cup of high fiber (meaning at least 5 grams of fiber per cup) cereal each day. Example: 1 cup of raisin bran every day. Other good ones are kashi cereals, all bran, any of the fiber one products. ...Read more

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Hello Doc, I've been having stomach pain at night with gas, when I wake up in the morning and start my day it slowly goes away as I eat but then when I lay down again to sleep it returns. I hear gas movement noises in my lower abdomen. I've had anxiety si

Hello Doc, I've been having stomach pain at night with gas, when I wake up in the morning and start my day it slowly goes away as I eat but then when I lay down again to sleep it returns. I hear gas movement noises in my lower abdomen. I've had anxiety si

Anxiety: I understand your concern. “It is NOT what you eat It IS what is eating you!” At age 36, stressors of marriage, relationships, parenting, children out of home, work, and unresolved conflicts can cause Anxiety and physical symptoms. Avoid foods with fiber as those foods can cause gas. See a psychiatrist for diagnosis and Treatment including Psychotherapy, Meditation, Yoga and Medication . ...Read more

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Normal bm with gas and abdominal pain. Pretty consistent last 3 months. Thoughts? Just gas?

See doctor : In spite of you are young you should see your doctor , you have normal bm so take is good. Still need to find out what is the cause of pain. Physical exam by doctor and certain radio imaging study is necessary. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain and passing gas. What to do?

Abdominal pain and passing gas. What to do?

Flatulence problem?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital.Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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