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My stomach has been hard and bloated and I've been breathless for the last three days . I have acid reflux & frequent constipation?What could it be?

My stomach has been hard and bloated and I've been breathless for the last three days . I have acid reflux & frequent constipation?What could it be?

Visit your doctor: Your symptoms could be either manifestation of functional bowel disease or it could organic mucosal disease. You should see your Gastroenterologist at the earliest. Probably you should not try to treat yourself at the moment. Thanks ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Seen by dentist no oral problems, also ENT found nothing finally a GI says acid reflux & chronic constipation will probiotics eliminate feces breath?

Try tongue scraping: Most oral malodor comes from the coating on most people's tongue. We have a scanning device which makes this visible. We provide all necessary oral care devices for our patients without charge. ...Read more

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Excessive loud stomach noise, acid reflux/lpr , constipation, fatty stool when wipe, slight abdominal discomfort and anxiety. Could it be crohns?

Excessive loud stomach noise, acid reflux/lpr , constipation, fatty stool when wipe, slight abdominal discomfort and anxiety. Could it be crohns?

Highly unlikely: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease within the category of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with the following classic symptoms: abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. You don't have blood in stool or diarrhea so its unlikely that you have Crohn's disease. You have loud noises, fatty stool and discomfort, which suggests irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which can come from anxiety. See Doc for ?'s. ...Read more

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Is there any relation betn constipation/partial bowel obstruction and acid reflux?Wht relieves constipation?Tried fiber, plenty of water w/o much help.

Is there any relation betn constipation/partial bowel obstruction and acid reflux?Wht relieves constipation?Tried fiber, plenty of water w/o much help.

Constipation: Constipation can cause partial obstruction. The partial obstruction could lead to easy fullness and worsen reflux. Increased activity, fluids, fiber, stool softners and laxatives are main treatment. Evaluation to rule out mechanical obstruction including colonoscopy may be indicated in some cases. ...Read more

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What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in. Fortunately there are good treatments available. Take care. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole (prilosec) or proton pump inhibitor helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and in turn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more